Updating on mepis

23 May

Unfortunately, there is no default Internet messenger tool.To be honest, I would replace GNOME PPP with Pidgin or its equivalent.The MX Linux distribution is a relatively new name in the Linux world. MX-16 is the name of the latest principal release of this operating system. There are also monthly sub-releases for those who want to have a fresher version of the ISO, which will require fewer updates after installation.However, its predecessors MEPIS and anti X were both popular some time ago. I downloaded the 64-bit ISO of "MX-16 original", which is 1.2 GB in size and available for downloading either via torrent or via half a dozen mirrors around the world. The initial boot menu of MX-16 64-bit operating system gives you a choice of three options: Live boot, memory check and boot from hard drive.There are dozens and dozens of various applications in the System and Accessories sections, and some of them are MX-specific, like MX Boot Repair, MX Package installer, MX Default Look, MX Tools and so on.

The same menu section also has Orage calendar, Shuffle PDF viewer, E-book reader, Dictionary and some more.

In other words, the process of browsing a remote file server is not any different from browsing local drives. I tried to open couple of audio and video files from that drive, and experienced no issues at all. If you remember, there is a selection of different languages at the boot screen of MX-16.

I selected English UK there, and the system booted with the relevant keyboard layout, unlike many other distributions, for example Gecko Linux. However, if you need to use more than one layout in your system, you need to configure them.

Usual location of the panel in Xfce distributions is either the top or bottom part of the screen. Next down follows the set of icons for currently open applications.

The active button is highlighted with black, which does not give very good distinction on an otherwise dark-grey panel.