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 Post subject: Re: How did you get here?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 6:22 pm 
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I'm here to learn about a new, clear and smart system for my old notebook dell 510.

I'm trying to install it on a usb pendrive because the system disk is only 40Gb and it is full of data and of an old Win-Xp Sp3 system


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 Post subject: Re: How did you get here?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2016 1:02 pm 
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Google for 'wipe' and 'shred'
Grml Linux (live cd) has both of them, just burn the short version, you don't need to get into the X system. Execelent tools to clean up your lappy. Do it by partitions.

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 Post subject: Re: How did you get here?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:40 pm 
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Have run Antix on my old Compaq laptop since version 13 with default iceWM/Rox. Was running MX14/15 on my old Dell P4 that I use as a media server (used to run Ubuntu 9.XXX) I was getting weird mouse cursor behavior in MX14/15 so installed Antix 15 and pulled in XFCE and now have a "sorta" MX 15 I guess. I like the speed and stability of Antix and the friendliness of the admin/boards. No one at either the Mepis/MX boards or here will try to belittle you for asking questions.


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 Post subject: Re: How did you get here?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 3:51 pm 
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zarg2 wrote:
No one at either the Mepis/MX boards or here will try to belittle you for asking questions.


Sure we will, if you ask :P


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 Post subject: Re: How did you get here?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:16 am 
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Hello.Im very happy to be there.My way was-Sinclair-windows-Ubuntu-Debian-Antix.Now war in my country.Too much peoples havent PC or have retroPC.My goal is-TRUE FREE operating system to all familys.Its right way to information.education and communication with peoples from another countries.My PC havent hard disk.its cost too much for me.Booting Antix from usb flash memory 8GB.And very happy.Best wishes for all.Long live Ukraine!


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 Post subject: Re: How did you get here?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:58 pm 
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It is getting hard to find a distro that runs on a non-pae old time laptop. The hardware is in good condition and I can't just throw it away. I had Netrunner on it but it seemed a little too memory hungry running KDE and I had problems. I put several distributions on Virtual Box on my main one with settings like this laptop. That quickly eliminated distributions that failed to run with my resources. AntiX ran pretty good, seemed lots faster. The hardest part was setting up the printer. Frankly I expected the wireless (Broadcom) to be the problem. Network worked fine, without first hard-wiring it to the network. The printer worked after providing a PPD file from the installation CD.

Thanks for providing a distro with the tools needed to get running fast and easy. Looks like the laptop has a few more years now. This thing has run Kubuntu, Rosa, PCLinuxOS, ArchBang and Netrunner in it's life. (it is old and I don't do Windows) Editing Grub was interesting but necessary as it defaults to 686 mode w/PAE.


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 Post subject: Re: How did you get here?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 3:40 pm 
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It is getting hard to find a distro that runs on a non-pae old time laptop


Can you humor me and post a

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inxi -F


in this thread?
what-specs-are-you-running-antix-on-t1756.html

Seeing as I have a non-sse2 cpu laptop myself.

Howdy and Welcome everyone. 8)

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 Post subject: Re: How did you get here?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 5:55 am 
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My first laptop experience was with a Company owned Compaq 8086 based model with twin 1.44 MB floppy drives, no HDD, green blue and gray screen, running DOS 4.1. But it DID run WordPerfect 5.1 and that was all that mattered! I was writing the first edition of the Nevada [nuclear] Test Site Radiation Safety Manual...
My first Linux experience was installing Debian on a generic 64 MB RAM computer that I built from scratch as part of an introductory computer class required by my "2nd time around" major in 2001. Even got a GUI to work, though back then there wasn't much you could do on it. So, I kind of forgot about Linux after that. Successfully installed Easy Peasy 1.6 onto an eMachines em250 N270 based netbook around 2011, but nearly bricked it by not allotting enough space to successfully install some options; ended up with less than 50 KB of space on the partition!
Fast forward to about 2 months ago, on full disability, and recovering from emergency gall bladder removal, and decided to teach myself Linux "in my dotage", though only 63. I don't remember how I ran across MX-15.01, but I installed it, first on an Acer V5-171 11.6" i5 notebook (8 GB RAM), then the aforementioned em250 (2 GB RAM), then on an ancient 32 bit Athlon based desktop I built from scratch in 2002 (with 1792 MB RAM). And finally on an ASUS Eeee 1025 HA that I bough on ebay for $56 with a wiped HDD (because it was pink!). I've experimented with several other distros, the most useful, e.g. the ones that recognize my broadcom wifi, are Porteus 3.1 custom built from their website, LXLE 12.05 and 14.04, Manjaro XFCE 15.12, and Kali Light 2.0 but NOT 2016. And Point Linux too. They all run nicely on the N270 netbooks too. But I still keep returning to MX. I like that sidebar! Yes I know I can move it. I can also make Manjaro look like MX! One of the FIRST things I did was install my much beloved Opera web browser. And Calibre. Both installs were a PITA, I might add. Would be nice if MX would default them, but I dealt with it. Thanks for a beautiful functional base distro to begin from!


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 Post subject: Re: How did you get here?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:33 pm 
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One of the FIRST things I did was install my much beloved Opera web browser. And Calibre. Both installs were a PITA, I might add. Would be nice if MX would default them, but I dealt with it. Thanks for a beautiful functional base distro to begin from!
It already does: they are both available as a one-click installation in the MX Package Installer.


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 Post subject: Re: How did you get here?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 3:15 pm 
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recovering from emergency gall bladder removal, and decided to teach myself Linux "in my dotage", though only 63.


Just a brother from another mother saying Howdy. You would be surprised at what I get done after I retired ,(1st SSN check is about 30 days away) . I'm pulling fence posts (in 90 F heat) after I post this.

Yay. My pecker head and meter box gets mounted on the shop tomorrow. No more extension cords.

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 Post subject: Re: How did you get here?
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At the time I installed it in late January, Jerry, I was doing good just to figure out how to get to the applications menu--it was like trying to figure out how to get something done on an Apple when you've used Windoz all your life. I did not know about or, at least, pay attention to the MX tools. I think I got one installed with Synaptic, and the other by tar'ing a previously downloaded tar.xz, after looking up how to do it on the Internet in Win7.


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 Post subject: Re: How did you get here?
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After a fairly long time using Linux and FreeBSD (used most of the popular distros and many many arcane ones as well), I have narrowed down my active distros to (drum roll):

Slackware/Salix and antiX. 8)

Keep up the great work.


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 Post subject: Re: How did you get here?
PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2016 1:44 am 
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Guess I'm a little late coming to this topic, but I've been meaning to say "howdy" anyway.

I started my Linux experience with Mint MATE 17 on our family desktop (still there dual booting with MS Vista!). I quickly found out I liked Linux and installed Mint on an old Dell Latitude laptop I had been given. Then started the distro hopping, as I am retired, have the time, and have liked computers since I first programmed an IBM 1620 with Gotran (a simplified variant of Fortran that existed before Basic was invented) in the mid-60's.

Using a Gateway LT40 notebook and a second laptop I "rescued" from a pawn shop, I experimented with several distros, including AntiX 15 and Mepis MX15 right after they came out. Others that got installed for a while included Manjaro XFCE, Arch Linux, Mint XFCE, pure Debian, LXDE, Lubuntu, and Linux Lite. As I learned more about Linux I found myself configuring for more and more simple desktop environments.

After using a basic Arch Linux install with only Openbox for a front end I found openboxubuntu.com and learned how to create a customized distro using Openbox on top of a minimal Ubuntu install (we're talking just a terminal at the end of the initial install from a mini.iso). I had this Openbox Ubuntu working well on my pawn shop laptop (Dell Latitude E6410 with an I5 processor that had been beat to hell as a lease unit) and my Gateway notebook, but I got restless.

Enter AntiX15 again. The first time I tried AntiX I wasn't ready for it. But after the experience I'd gained while distro hopping I found that AntiX was, to quote Goldielocks, JUST RIGHT for me. I found that AntiX included much of the lighter software that I'd discovered earlier using Arch and Ubuntu. It has the lean front end that I'd evolved to with the solid foundation of Debian. So after after selling my Gateway notebook and getting a used HP Mini 210 to replace it, I installed AntiX15 on it. I've been very satisfied ever since.

I'm using Fluxbox for the WM. I've set up several hot keys for common applications and window wrangling. I prefer urxvt for my terminal program. I have developed several custom desktop files for playing a few internet radio streams plus Al Jazera and TWIT TV video using mpv. For Youtube viewing I use SMTube (which I had discovered with a previous distro) and sometimes Streamlight. I have a number of simple games that the HP Mini 210 hardware can handle. For web browsing I go to Dillo first, Iceweasel second. For listening to music I use cmus. (Side note: The speakers on the HP Mini 210 sound quite good, with decent bass response.)

Well, that's how I got to AntiX. I'm very happy to have re-discoverd it.

Andy N1KSN
Menasha, WI


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 Post subject: Re: How did you get here?
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Howdy and Welcome one and all. Good reading for me from all you folks. Keep em coming.

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 Post subject: Re: How did you get here?
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Was responding to a thread in linuxquestions.org and saw antiX mentioned by anticapitalista. Saw that the distro is systemd free. Went all in, grabbed a copy of MX-15.01_386, installed it on an old laptop and loving it...

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