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by Evan
14 Jul 2017, 10:22
Forum: General chat
Topic: What would you use if Porteus was not available?
Replies: 87
Views: 11152

Re: What would you use if Porteus was not available?

Pressed update, it said, 1 GB download and several hours for replacing modules, cancelled the update, but found it has silently updated Kernel to 3.2. LOL , Ubuntu's 'we will update everything' approach annoys the crap out of Mint users so they have a different update manger that numbers things fro...
by Evan
14 Jul 2017, 00:50
Forum: General chat
Topic: What would you use if Porteus was not available?
Replies: 87
Views: 11152

Re: What would you use if Porteus was not available?

We seem to be having two separate conversations , how you want to use linux as opposed to what is easiest and least time consuming for the average user..... Point and click will always win which is why Ubuntu has 40 million users and Mint gets over $10,000 per month in donations........ As Tonio poi...
by Evan
14 Jul 2017, 00:05
Forum: General chat
Topic: What would you use if Porteus was not available?
Replies: 87
Views: 11152

Re: What would you use if Porteus was not available?

@Evan, take a look: 'While microcode can be updated through the BIOS, the Linux kernel is also able to apply these updates during boot'. ( source ). So in this regard we're better served with Porteus than Debian based distros ;) Ubuntu / mint and others update through the kernel instead of the Bios...
by Evan
13 Jul 2017, 10:53
Forum: General chat
Topic: What would you use if Porteus was not available?
Replies: 87
Views: 11152

Re: What would you use if Porteus was not available?

fully working Intel micro codes What kind of micro codes? Could we use it on Porteus too? I'm asking because I'm not familiar with this. https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Ubuntu-15.04-CPU-Microcode Not sure if AMD is supported yet but for the last couple of years Ubuntu has suppor...
by Evan
13 Jul 2017, 08:26
Forum: Intermediate/Advanced User Questions
Topic: [Solved] TCP/IP DNS file
Replies: 24
Views: 3947

Re: [Solved] TCP/IP DNS file

https://github.com/antiX-Linux/advert-block-antix
https://github.com/antiX-Linux/advert-b ... -advert.sh

@ Bogomips »

I just noticed that antiX-Linux uses a host block list script , don't know if it's worth looking at for anything to add to your script..........
by Evan
13 Jul 2017, 06:36
Forum: General chat
Topic: What would you use if Porteus was not available?
Replies: 87
Views: 11152

Re: What would you use if Porteus was not available?

Doesn't surprise me to be honest as Alien Bob has no interest in stripping down slackware for his Live Disks , just use it as intended without wasting all your time repairing the very thing you have just broken. If Brokenman was to ever announce a full fat version of Porteus we might have to keep fu...
by Evan
13 Jul 2017, 06:28
Forum: General chat
Topic: Fedora 27 might drop 32-Bit builds
Replies: 2
Views: 622

Re: Fedora 27 might drop 32-Bit builds

Google Chrome dropped support for all 32-bit Linux distros last year , i'm surprised Firefox didn't do the same.
by Evan
12 Jul 2017, 09:58
Forum: General chat
Topic: What would you use if Porteus was not available?
Replies: 87
Views: 11152

Re: What would you use if Porteus was not available?

as matter of pure curiosity, what fats Linux like Mint provide of extras when compared to Porteus? :) If i went through the entire list it would sound like i was a Porteus Hater when i'm not. :) A couple of things that come to mind Modern Linux desktops like Mint / Ubuntu look better on High DPI in...
by Evan
12 Jul 2017, 07:25
Forum: General chat
Topic: What would you use if Porteus was not available?
Replies: 87
Views: 11152

Re: What would you use if Porteus was not available?

Size is no big deal on modern hardware as i have a 1.6gb Mint ISO that i made with Refracta tools for a full fat live desktop and apart from it taking an extra 20 seconds to boot everything else unpacks and loads exactly the same as is does with Porteus , Clicking FireFox In Mint Custom Live is the ...
by Evan
12 Jul 2017, 06:48
Forum: General chat
Topic: What would you use if Porteus was not available?
Replies: 87
Views: 11152

Re: What would you use if Porteus was not available?

http://bear.alienbase.nl/cgit/liveslak/tree/make_slackware_live.sh Alien Bob has his own script for creating a slackware live disk though i get the impression it's for creating your own generic image that you then customise with modules rather than taking a hardisk snapshot and converting it to a li...
by Evan
12 Jul 2017, 06:41
Forum: General chat
Topic: From almost no privacy to private information to be sold
Replies: 39
Views: 6461

Re: From almost no privacy to private information to be sold

Russia, China vow to kill off VPNs https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/07/11/russia_china_vpns_tor_browser A second law that also passed its first reading this month will require mobile phone operators to: Identify specific users Block messages if requested to do so by the state Allow the authorities...
by Evan
11 Jul 2017, 11:24
Forum: General chat
Topic: What would you use if Porteus was not available?
Replies: 87
Views: 11152

Re: What would you use if Porteus was not available?

Having just read that you need to patch the Kernel for Aufs i'm no longer tempted either. :(

Apparently it works out of the box for Ubuntu based distro's so i might have a play with one of those instead.
by Evan
11 Jul 2017, 10:22
Forum: General chat
Topic: What would you use if Porteus was not available?
Replies: 87
Views: 11152

Re: What would you use if Porteus was not available?

https://www.linux-live.org Linux Live Kit is a set of shell scripts which allows you to create your own Live Linux from an already installed Linux distribution. The Live system you create will be bootable from CD-ROM or a disk device, for example USB Flash Drive. When i get some spare time i'm going...
by Evan
08 Jul 2017, 06:37
Forum: General chat
Topic: From almost no privacy to private information to be sold
Replies: 39
Views: 6461

Re: From almost no privacy to private information to be sold

fulalas wrote:This is so predictable! So open source :D
He's getting nearly as good Torvalds for stirring people up.
by Evan
07 Jul 2017, 22:07
Forum: General chat
Topic: From almost no privacy to private information to be sold
Replies: 39
Views: 6461

Re: From almost no privacy to private information to be sold

Is Linux Deepin Spyware? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9eiErGo6u0 Funded by the Chinese Government and people are now also suspicious of Ubuntu Kylin ubuntu.com/desktop/ubuntu-kylin Ubuntu Kylin is an official flavour of Ubuntu. It is a free PC operating system created for China and complies with...