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Old 07. Mar 2017, 03:06 PM   #21 (permalink)
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it may be worth voting in this poll:
https://forum.mxlinux.org/viewtopic....05aa7&start=10
or on TW or on FB - as well.

they're raising a interesting point:
How many of you need a 32 bit distro?
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Old 16. Mar 2017, 02:09 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Quite a lot considering that Linux has tried to sell itself on being the best solution for older machines.
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Old 31. Mar 2017, 02:17 PM   #23 (permalink)
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My thoughts on MX-16 thus far: I'm gradually finding my way round the 'ecosystem' but would still consider myself a Linux novice.

A recent update meant that I couldn't run Firefox because the installed version was 64 bit and my system is only 32 bit. A search on their forums resulted in a link to download the correct version - phew!

After installing Google Earth, MX completely froze on me every time I attempted to use the software; uninstalled via Synaptic.

Upon running MX for the first time I deleted the vertical task bar (don't ask why!) and set up a new horizontal version, to which I then added the appropriate icons. However, I cannot get the MX update notifier icon (the one that looks like an empty white cardboard box) to install, simply because I can no longer find it. I get my updates by logging off and then logging on as another user; this works fine but is a bit of a pain in the proverbial.

When viewing photos in Mirage, I inadvertently clicked on a video and the software went into meltdown: a reboot sorted things and the video played no problem, but for some strange reason my wallpaper had disappeared!

Besides the above-mentioned hiccups, I'm really enjoying Linux and now spend 90% of my PC time on it and the only time I go back to XP is when I need to do some photo retouching or need to run a particular Windows based software.

Hardly a Dedoimedo review, but one day who knows...?!
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MX-16 is getting great reviews and not just from Dedoimedo.

http://linuxblog.darkduck.com/2017/0...-to-ideal.html

No, I won't ask why you deleted the vertical panel when it's easy enough to change its orientation. There are ways to restore a default Xfce panel by deleting the config file and logging out/in but success depends very much on the individual distro and custom icons, like the MX updater, might be one of the casualties. You can always use Synaptic to update.

For me, Google Earth has been pretty unstable on whatever I've tried it on.

For browser, I recommend SlimJet (Linux & Windows - 32bit & 64bit for both). It's faster than Chromium certainly, has built in ad-blocker, is supposedly more secure and has a ton of other stuff included.

https://www.slimjet.com/
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Old 31. Mar 2017, 06:48 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Thanks for the links MC. I've just installed Vivaldi but slimjet is definitely another option I might try.

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There are some more privacy oriented browsers for Linux you can try:

"... Inox patchset tries to provide a minimal Chromium based browser with focus on privacy by disabling data transmission to Google ...":
https://github.com/gcarq/inox-patchset

"... ungoogled-chromium - modifications to Google Chromium for removing Google integration and enhancing privacy, control, and transparency ...":
https://github.com/Eloston/ungoogled-chromium

"... The iridiumbrowser is based on the Chromium code base. All modifications enhance the privacy of the user and make sure that the latest and best secure technologies are used. Automatic transmission of partial queries, keywords, metrics to central services is prevented and only occurs with the approval of the user ...":
https://iridiumbrowser.de/
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I followed the forum link instructions posted above for MX-16 after enabling the test repo and Compiz/Emerald installed without any glitches and all the effects work as expected. It is necessary to switch off the default MX compositor (if enabled) though first, before switching over to Compiz.
Hi MC how do I enable the test repo in mx-16 ?
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Hi MC how do I enable the test repo in mx-16 ?
You should see it already listed under 'settings' - 'repositories' in Synaptic, but it won't be ticked. Just tick it and then reload Synaptic.
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I have Compiz and Emerald installed, but cannot run Compiz Start or Compiz Fusion icon from Accessories. However, I can run CompzConfig Settings Manager and Emerald Theme Manager from Settings.

The rotate cube and snow effects don't work. The only thing that is working is the Beryl Red theme within Emerald.

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... It is necessary to switch off the default MX compositor (if enabled) though first, before switching over to Compiz.
I tried to switch off the compositor (Compton?) but the terminal informed there was no such software. I can't find anything listed under MX Compositor in either Settings or System and so I'm completely stumped.
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I tried to switch off the compositor (Compton?) but the terminal informed there was no such software. I can't find anything listed under MX Compositor in either Settings or System and so I'm completely stumped.
You will find the setting to choose Compiz thus:

Menu
Control Panel
Appearance & Themes
Window Decorations
Window manager

If you can't see this option it means you have not yet run this:

$ sudo kcmodules --unlock

Doing so unlocks the optional settings.

As a point of interest, I have also installed Q4OS x64 into a fairly ancient Samsung RV415 laptop that runs with an AMD E350 1.6GHz and 1MB RAM, and it's still blazingly fast, and Emerald themes + the rotating cube and other effects all work.
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