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by chrispop99
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: HDD or SDD [SOLVED]
Replies: 23
Views: 498

Re: HDD or SDD

SSD without question. It's the single biggest improvement you can make to a machine's performance. Early SSDs suffered some reliability issues with age, but that's been resolved years ago. All they need now to keep them functioning prophetly is for 'Trim' to be run occasionally, and MX is already se...
by chrispop99
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Which door do I take?
Replies: 28
Views: 753

Re: Which door do I take?

JayM wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:57 am
What about us blokes with "fried chicken cemeteries" aound our middle areas? Neither of those figurines seems to match.
Or those like me with a shape like a matchstick!

Chris
by chrispop99
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is Flash Necessary?
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Re: Is Flash Necessary?

Only you can decide if you don't need it. Fewer websites use it, but some still do.

You can use the Package Installer to remove it to see if you don't need it; it's an easy job to reinstall it in you miss it.

Chris
by chrispop99
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: [RESOLVED]vlc updates today
Replies: 31
Views: 819

Re: vlc updates today

Looks like it's something on your system I'm afraid:

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Chris
by chrispop99
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: MX-Linux or antiX on Pinebook Pro?
Replies: 5
Views: 286

Re: MX-Linux or antiX on Pinebook Pro?

Welcome Uridalum. I've been tracking Pinebook Pro for a while, and it is not generally available yet. When it is, I intend to get one just to play around with it. If the developers here manage to make an ARM version of MX, I will definitely give it a try, but I understand the work involved is far fr...
by chrispop99
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: [RESOLVED]vlc updates today
Replies: 31
Views: 819

Re: vlc updates today

I accepted that update today, and have no issues. It was primarily a security update, so unless there is a good reason that so far id unidentified, updating seems a good idea to me.

https://www.videolan.org/security/sb-vlc308.html

Chris
by chrispop99
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: [Resolved] Installing the latest version of KiCad (why are packages so old, at times)
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Re: Installing the latest version of KiCad (why are packages so old, at times)

The reason why MX LInux packages are not always the latest is that it uses the Debian Stable base. That is very conservative in updating, and so gives great stability. Often updates bring little that is new; where that is the case, a package request can be made, and if possible it will be added to t...
by chrispop99
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: Genealogy Software
Replies: 20
Views: 788

Re: Genealogy Software

I've been using a proprietary software on Windows, RootsMagic. I was able to import the gedcom file from that into Ancestris, and it worked perfectly. I recommend it.

Chris
by chrispop99
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Does MX Support Sending Faxes from the Computer
Replies: 2
Views: 231

Re: Does MX Support Sending Faxes from the Computer

Open the Package Installer, click the Stable Repo tab, then type fax in the search box. There are a few things listed there that might help you.

Chris
by chrispop99
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SoftMaker Free Office now available
Replies: 43
Views: 2706

Re: SoftMaker Free Office now available

Blimey. Done it! So, inside the Softmaker folder there's one called hunspell. BUT inside the folder called Settings there's another folder called hunspell. The dictionary files need to be in both. Then when you go through the options, it detects the dictionary. Phew. Not sure what you guys are doin...

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