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« on: April 28, 2019, 09:24:04 AM »
well according to distrowatch mx-linux is the new king of the hill. knocking manjaro too #2, and mint too #3.
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Re: mx-linux
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2019, 10:25:07 AM »
I've noticed that too. They've been there for a month or two. It seemingly happened out of no where, good for them.

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Re: mx-linux
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2019, 10:48:50 AM »
Maybe because I switched to Arch Linux? Unlikely... The shape of Linux is constantly evolving and changing... 5 years from now, who knows, maybe Puppy Linux will steal the Royal Crown!
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Re: Re: mx-linux
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2019, 01:01:32 PM »
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Maybe because I switched to Arch Linux? Unlikely... The shape of Linux is constantly evolving and changing... 5 years from now, who knows, maybe Puppy Linux will steal the Royal Crown!

You're getting my hopes up Spatry. I want that to happen.

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Re: mx-linux
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2019, 10:16:31 AM »
Yes, there's been a couple of videos on YouTube raving about MX Linux.  It is certainly an ideal distro for beginners, but for those of us that have done a lot of distro hopping over the years, MX Linux is lacking in some areas.

I've switched from Manjaro to MX Linux a few days ago and I've had a few problems with graphics.  To be honest Manjaro wins hands down when it comes to the wider choice of applications on offer, although MX Linux has some nice features.

It turns out my reasons for leaving Manjaro after it being my one and only distro for over a year were not based on sound judgement.  MX Linux is ok, but if Ubuntu was not so commercialised these days, it would have been my preferred replacement for Manjaro, looking at it from a 'user' point of view.

I think you guys know where this is heading........


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Re: mx-linux
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2019, 01:53:58 PM »
well the one thing to remember tinkerer is what may work for one may not work for another lol. like i've used manjaro and had issues with it so i use antergos with plasma and have no issues with it. as spatry would say your mileage will vary.  ;D
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Re: mx-linux
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2019, 03:49:50 PM »
I have used Mx-Linux before and thought it was a very good disto.  However I biggest complaint with Debian distro's is the repositories.  Most of the software are really old and out of date.  It takes way to long for software in the repositories to get updated.  For beginners who only use it for social media, surfing the web and playing simple games, it would be fine.  I used Manjaro for two years but finally left because of the almost constant breakage problems.  I moved to Antergos KDE and XFCE and have had no problems as of yet.

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Re: mx-linux
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2019, 07:03:32 AM »
well cage is when i use debian i use pure debian and just change the repo's to testing which puts you right up to date with ubuntu's latest.
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Re: mx-linux
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2019, 08:58:51 AM »
I recently installed MX on my laptop. Linux is all I have used sence 2011.
It has greatly improved, but doesn't seem to gain any market share on Windows.
That's a puzzle to me?

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Re: mx-linux
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2019, 07:29:32 AM »
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I recently installed MX on my laptop. Linux is all I have used sence 2011.
It has greatly improved, but doesn't seem to gain any market share on Windows.
That's a puzzle to me?
Linux is not sold on store shelves with the exception of Chrome (and Android on mobiles... Linux dominates everywhere EXCEPT the desktop) most people will buy a windows machine and do not have the skills to swap out the OS. Linux will never gain any real momentum because Microsoft has deals with most of the PC developers... In order to be Microsoft Compliant, they cannot sell machines with Linux on store shelves. I could be wrong but my instinct tells me there is a lot of truth in that statement knowing Microsoft's shady past.
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Re: Re: mx-linux
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2019, 01:18:54 PM »
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Linux is not sold on store shelves with the exception of Chrome (and Android on mobiles... Linux dominates everywhere EXCEPT the desktop) most people will buy a windows machine and do not have the skills to swap out the OS. Linux will never gain any real momentum because Microsoft has deals with most of the PC developers... In order to be Microsoft Compliant, they cannot sell machines with Linux on store shelves. I could be wrong but my instinct tells me there is a lot of truth in that statement knowing Microsoft's shady past.

Honestly, it wouldn't surprise me considering everything else that they've done. I'm actually wondering if that if that is in fact the case with Dell and why they no longer sell their developer edition XPS anymore? Was discontinued some time ago, but featured Ubuntu 18.04.

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In either case though, I don't purchase laptops at any physical box store. I get everything online with a focus on Linux compatibility. I no longer game, so spec-wise I'm pretty flexible. As long as it is going to provide long-term value to me, (good screen res, decent processor, SSD) I'm usually ok with it. I managed to inherit a few Lenovo ThinkPads recently with a quad core i7 & SSD so I don't think I'm going to be buying a laptop anytime soon.

Sad, though, that despite all of the positive aspects of using Linux, that it hasn't gained more traction. I'll keep hoping regardless that something will come up in the future that will open a lot of people's eyes to the fact that it is an available option. Until then, it will be kind of a niche segment for those that are more focused on freedom of choice on distro and desktop environment, vast selection of great software, and a focus on privacy. I apologize if that offends anyone, but that's my perspective. A great majority of the population still uses Windows despite all the data collection or is caught in the walled garden that is Apple's products. Even though I have an iPhone and MacBook, I don't use the Mac exclusively. I find that the experience (especially with Linux) with the ThinkPad line is a lot better.
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Re: mx-linux
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2019, 05:39:02 PM »
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despite all of the positive aspects of using Linux, that it hasn't gained more traction.
The only way Linux will dominate on the desktop is if Microsoft transitions Windows to use the Linux kernel... I imagine their variant will be locked down much the same way Android is when you buy a new device.

And now that we have had our clever little diversion, we go back to the ORIGINAL Topic on MX-Linux...
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Re: mx-linux
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2019, 08:57:50 PM »
An interesting discussion going on there re Windows. I'm tempted to add my opinion on the way Microsoft has dominated the market.....but let's get back to MX Linux. :)


I've ran MX Linux for a few days now on my Lenovo E431 laptop (what a bargain from eBay!) and my old Compaq G3 130UK Tower PC. Although I am impressed by the easy installation and MX Tools, it caused issues because it was installing the older Debian stable applications.  I recently mentioned this when trying to run Wine games that ran flawlessly in Manjaro.

Normally I would never consider uninstalling Manjaro on my PC, but I've not being doing any projects recently and wanted to see how MX Linux would run on it.  The older MX kernals caused issues and of course the older version of PlayOnLinux didn't help either.  I did upgrade some packages from source, but decided to go back to Manjaro on the PC and leave the Lenovo to run MX Linux. (I tend to use the laptop for testing full installs of distros, as opposed to using VMs).

Yes, MX Linux is a nice distro and is ideal for those users who want try something other than Windows 10 or the Mac. It is certainly chugging along nicely on my laptop.


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