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by uncle mark
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: a couple of points of clarification please...- solved.
Replies: 7
Views: 128

Re: a couple of points of clarification please...

You've pretty much got it.
by uncle mark
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: thoughts and questions re: 18 and the new 19...
Replies: 25
Views: 556

Re: thoughts and questions re: 18 and the new 19...

no i get the roll up the window and like it. never use a scroll wheel for that function. also I do not use caps due to serious arthritis thoughout my entire body. 2 finger pecking at present is even too much for me. seriously. sorry. just think of me as a coder. they never use caps. Maybe drink som...
by uncle mark
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MX 18.3 review in Forbes
Replies: 14
Views: 942

Re: MX 18.3 review in Forbes

I agree with this part about the "grey" color (in a constructive manner) but especially the background of the left pane: "If I have one complaint, it's simply that the installer itself looks dated. Dull grey color schemes feel like they're from a different era." I get that criticism, but what is th...
by uncle mark
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What have been your best/worst computer deals?
Replies: 24
Views: 1003

Re: What have been your best/worst computer deals?

I guess it depends on what you mean by "best". I paid $700 for my first home computer in 1997(?), a Packard Bell 233Mhz with monitor and keyboard and mouse, running W95. It changed my life. It opened up a new world. I discovered Usenet with it. I courted my (now) wife with it. I made friends all ove...
by uncle mark
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Unable to log into my user
Replies: 13
Views: 1305

Re: Unable to log into my user

I would strongly suggest you forget about using an antivirus in desktop Linux. You don't need it. This isn't Windows. Ok, thanks for the advice, will stay away from antivirus, I was afraid because I receive lots of office documents made on Windows through email, can that be a threat and infect my L...
by uncle mark
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Unable to log into my user
Replies: 13
Views: 1305

Re: Unable to log into my user

wdada wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:22 pm
Thanks for the help, I reinstalled fresh MX Linux 18.3, so far everything is great, will set firewall, and try clam.
I would strongly suggest you forget about using an antivirus in desktop Linux. You don't need it. This isn't Windows.
by uncle mark
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: privacy concerning "MX Linux OS"
Replies: 18
Views: 2218

Re: privacy

I totally agree, I have met people who would get concerned about the government tapping into phones etc, when they splatter their life all over Facebook. Hypocrisy to the core.
Modified Hanlon's Razor:

"Don't attribute to hypocrisy what can be attributed to stupidity."
by uncle mark
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What are your favorite sports to watch - and why
Replies: 27
Views: 3148

Re: What are your favorite sports to watch - and why

I know it might be hard to believe, but for me it's IU football and basketball.
by uncle mark
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: MX-19 and systemd
Replies: 32
Views: 3026

Re: MX-19 and systemd

mx-2018 wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:54 am
I can't really understand people saying they'll ditch MX-19, because it's giving people a choice... a choice they already have in MX-18.x and earlier.
Those would be the uninformed.
by uncle mark
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Debian Buster release today!
Replies: 40
Views: 7385

Re: Debian Buster release today!

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:16 pm
uncle mark wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:14 pm
Secure Boot is not required to run Windows
No but it does provide a useful layer of extra protection against rootkits and the like.
Technically you are correct. But as far as I'm concerned it's a pretense. The whole idea behind (in)Secure Boot is lockdown/lockout.

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