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by azrielle
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: MX Distro for "not new" users
Replies: 80
Views: 7319

Re: MX Distro for "not new" users

I use...AntiX when I feel a need to get "down and dirty" with Linux. It never disappoints! There's no need to go to Arch. And, if I get bored with AntiX, there's always Salix, which is based on Slackware. The ORIGINAL distro.
by azrielle
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Package Requests/Status - MX 17/18
Topic: multibootusb
Replies: 11
Views: 1667

Re: multibootusb

Having noticed that MX uses python 2.x.x, and this uses python 3.x.x, and Pavroo at Sparky replied to my query about it needing systemd in the affirmative, my request might be a pipe dream as it were.
by azrielle
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: How privacy conscious is the MX community?
Replies: 35
Views: 3622

Re: How privacy conscious is the MX community?

I have found that the so called "Security Updates" from Microsoft included a truly annoying amount of nagware to update to Win10. After awhile, the nagware turned into "forceware". I had more to fear from Microsoft than from hackers. Having to spend half my meager Internet bandwidth researching whic...
by azrielle
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Package Requests/Status - MX 17/18
Topic: multibootusb
Replies: 11
Views: 1667

multibootusb

https://sparkylinux.org/multibootusb/ Is it feasible to add this project to Testing? I have been using Easy2boot to accomplish the exact same thing for the last 3 years, but the versions I have used required Windows to create the multi-boot USB stick. Easy2boot claim on their website to have enable...
by azrielle
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: How privacy conscious is the MX community?
Replies: 35
Views: 3622

Re: How privacy conscious is the MX community?

I have had Windows updates turned off since the Fall of 2015, effectively making MY installations of Win7 "unsupported". With the continued annual purchase of Avast for security, I have had ZERO problems. ALL of the applications I use are not connected with Microsoft in any way (other than a Corpora...
by azrielle
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: How privacy conscious is the MX community?
Replies: 35
Views: 3622

Re: How privacy conscious is the MX community?

I fail to see how open source software is inherently any more secure than closed source. ANYBODY can insert a backdoor. I, like my POTUS, am a pragmatist. Which is why I like MX. And Win7SP1 with updates turned OFF, and the PAID version of Avast! I detest Chrome. Much prefer Opera. And Otter over Vi...
by azrielle
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Gaaaah mice!
Replies: 21
Views: 1849

Re: Gaaaah mice!

My cats used to be rather fond of bats, back in the day, though I saw one catch (and later eat) a sparrow in mid-air.
by azrielle
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Package Sharing
Topic: MX18 Continuum Childrens' Education Snapshot
Replies: 36
Views: 6654

Re: MX18 Continuum Childrens' Education Snapshot

You might also look at Fedora's [Sugar on a stick?] version. They may have a kid friendly word processor on it--if you can get past the weird desktop navigational environment. Don't know what it's called now--been a while since I used it last.
https://spins.fedoraproject.org/soas/
by azrielle
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Package Sharing
Topic: MX18 Continuum Childrens' Education Snapshot
Replies: 36
Views: 6654

Re: MX18 Continuum Childrens' Education Snapshot

You might also look at Fedora's [Sugar on a stick?] version. They may have a kid friendly word processor on it--if you can get past the weird desktop navigational environment. Don't know what it's called now--been a while since I used it last.
by azrielle
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Package Sharing
Topic: MX18 Continuum Childrens' Education Snapshot
Replies: 36
Views: 6654

Re: MX18 Continuum Childrens' Education Snapshot

Used to be one of the first programs I installed was mcomix, which I have replaced with yacreader as it not only reads my wonderful collection of Classics Illustrated comic books (originally obtained via torrent download), but pdf files as well. Seems to me that if you set up a printer to work with ...

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