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Old 05-12-2015, 03:27 AM   #46
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Here's a couple more MX links:

downloads: http://www.mepiscommunity.org/mx

manual: http://www.mepiscommunity.org/user_m...mx15/mxum.html

forum: http://forum.mepiscommunity.org/index.php

videos: http://www.mepiscommunity.org/videos/mx14
 
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Old 05-12-2015, 04:15 AM   #47
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Gregg Bell and ardvark71,

Those video links are truly excellent and some of the best Linux installation videos I have ever come across.

This is the main installation video for MX14:

http://www.mepiscommunity.org/videos/installing-mx14

The other videos feature customization etc.

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Old 05-12-2015, 05:30 AM   #48
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Use Arch Linux and Vi
 
Old 05-12-2015, 06:24 AM   #49
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standards,

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Use Arch Linux and Vi
I also think Arch is great, but in the right situation.

I don't think Gregg Bell would be enamoured of extensive and intensive use of the command line during installation (see post #35).
Obviously he can answer for himself.

I think he has already found a perfect solution for his particular situation with antiX MX-14.4.

PS Your two videos are a laugh.
 
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Old 05-12-2015, 06:40 AM   #50
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ardvark71,

I have just installed antiX MX-14.4 (the pae version) inside VirtualBox on my main computer and it works a treat. No problems at all with the installation.

Distrowatch:
http://distrowatch.com/?newsid=08858

Arindam Sen has done a very positive review:

http://mylinuxexplore.blogspot.co.uk...iew-truly.html

Extract from AS's review:

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One note here, if you think MX-14 is only good for older systems and may not be suitable for more advanced machines, then you are in for a big surprise. MX-14 runs superb on my Core i7 laptop with NVIDIA graphics - much better than so called big names in the Linux world.

In overall, I am very impressed with MX-14 and is using it right now as my main operating system. antiX has surely come up with a gem which is truly special. I recommend it to all Linux enthusiasts to try it out - just like me you may fall in love with it!
 
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Old 05-12-2015, 08:09 AM   #51
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Basically MX14 is based on Debian Testing,
MX-14 is based on Debian Stable. With Mepis Testing repos called CR (when enabled by you) available with hand built software by the Mepis team. Do not leave CR enabled during upgrades. Use only as 1 time installs for latest packages. Then comment them out again when done.

There. Fixed that for ya.

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Old 05-12-2015, 08:40 AM   #52
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rokytnji,

As you pointed out, MX-14 is indeed based on Debian Stable.

I should have said that antiX is based on Debian Testing.

In MX-13 there was a choice of Debian Stable or Testing or Unstable.
 
Old 05-12-2015, 11:36 AM   #53
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The browser is Iceweasel. I'd never heard of it. Seemed to me to be a little brother to Firefox. If you use Firefox you'll be comfortable with Iceweasel. (But you have to wonder what Einstein came up with that name. ) The search engine is ixquick. Which is great for privacy but if you're used to Google, well, it's not quite there, but certainly adequate.

I loved the UI. Clean. Simple. AND it has an actual clock face (Xubuntu with it's mandatory 24-hour time or just about unreadable analog can be so hard for me to read.) with even a secondhand.
Thanks for the update. I think the first thing I did with xubuntu was to change the clock to non 24 hr time -- I think you just right click it and it's an option -- should not be any "mandatory" 24 hour time.

Also, I thought the MX14 had added a couple of software install choices right in the menu so you can just click on "add codecs" or install flash with one click. Plus I think they added firefox and other browsers for one click install. I could be wrong, but that is one thing that impressed me when I glanced at the features.

Keep us updated on how it works out!
 
Old 05-12-2015, 11:43 AM   #54
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However,synaptic does not have a search box (like Xubuntu does).
You can fix that by installing xapian. It will either be in Synaptic or, if not, perhaps through this method.

Wow, if MX can run smooth on a system with your specs, this looks very promising!

For everyone: Thank you for the information, links and specs you gave me, much appreciated!

Regards...
 
Old 05-12-2015, 12:10 PM   #55
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This is the main installation video for MX14:

http://www.mepiscommunity.org/videos/installing-mx14
I agree, this video was very good. I was impressed with the kind of boot and install options MX provides, particularly which common services to enable or disable.

The only drawback is that a novice user will have no idea what to do with some of the options or even what they mean, so some research and know how will definitely be needed.

Regards...

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Old 05-12-2015, 11:50 PM   #56
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Gregg Bell,

Just to say that synaptic does in fact have a search function.

Its magnifying glass icon is at the top on the right.
 
Old 05-13-2015, 01:01 AM   #57
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Gee, maybe I should've watched the video before I installed! Oh well. I got it done. Thanks for the info about synaptic etc. I'm looking forward to using it.
 
Old 05-13-2015, 07:36 AM   #58
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The browser is Iceweasel. I'd never heard of it. Seemed to me to be a little brother to Firefox. If you use Firefox you'll be comfortable with Iceweasel. (But you have to wonder what Einstein came up with that name. ) The search engine is ixquick. Which is great for privacy but if you're used to Google, well, it's not quite there, but certainly adequate.
Basically, Debian didn't like the trademark restrictions on the Firefox logo. So they eventually reached the decision to simply re-brand Firefox with a different, non-trademarked logo.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozill...ject#IceWeasel

I've been using it for at least a year, and as far as I can tell there is no functional difference. Even the addons are 100% compatible.
 
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Old 05-14-2015, 12:06 AM   #59
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Basically, Debian didn't like the trademark restrictions on the Firefox logo. So they eventually reached the decision to simply re-brand Firefox with a different, non-trademarked logo.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozill...ject#IceWeasel

I've been using it for at least a year, and as far as I can tell there is no functional difference. Even the addons are 100% compatible.
Good to know. Thanks.
 
  


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