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Old 04. Dec 2018, 08:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This distro is now beginning to evolve.

Gone is the installer no one could understand and now there's also a light version although this still pulls in at 2.2G.

Designed by a group of dynamic Italian IT pro's and used in their business you would expect this to continue as a project and not die off like so many others before it.

With so many other great Xfce distros around it's hard to see how Modicia can break through in terms of numbers but if you have Italian heritage (or wish you had) a patriotic dabble with this won't disappoint.

https://www.modiciaos.cloud/
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I note that you have to pay a subscription fee of €25 iper annum in order to get any technical support you might need. Also, you are required to sign up/in to view or post on their forums. Still, it looks interesting!
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I note that you have to pay a subscription fee of 25 iper annum in order to get any technical support you might need. Also, you are required to sign up/in to view or post on their forums. Still, it looks interesting!
They are a business after all but still not so in your face as RoboLinux was with their paid services or Elementary is now with constant nagging to 'donate'. The system though is totally free to try and install which makes it a viable option.
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The Alfa Romeo is super beautiful!

2.2G iso? that is huge!

Have you taken it out for a spin MC?

Would you suggest dedicating swap partition on an SSD?
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The Alfa Romeo is super beautiful!

2.2G iso? that is huge!

Have you taken it out for a spin MC?

Would you suggest dedicating swap partition on an SSD?
I believe the full multimedia system download is 4G.

I did run with it for a time and it seems fine although if I really wanted to keep Xfce I'd prefer MX-18 which is currently in Beta.

Yes, I do use swap on an SSD. Because of possible install errors with some distros I keep one permanently on this drive that is rock solid, this being Neptune. If something else does not then boot rather than use fix-it tools I just F2 to the boot menu, shift Neptune to the top, boot that and then upgrade Grub to find the misbehaving system and add an entry for it.
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Yup.
Think i'll pass on this Italian job.
MX 18 beta is really a huge improvement (at least for me) over previous versions.
Startup speed for one has like doubled there!
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What with all the other mini distributions buzzing about.........!!
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