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Why MX Linux is my favorite distro

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Re: Why MX Linux is my favorite distro

#41 Postby phil_n » Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:10 pm

I realized after I posted that that it might be taken as referring to here but that wasn't meant. Just a general thought after many years of trying to use linux (like go to help in an app and all that's there is "About"). Here - I posted a question one day and got an answer the same day that fixed my problem - can't beat that. Think I'll hang around for a while.

Oh, I just noticed the manual today. I usually ignore FOSS manuals (google is usually quicker/better) as it seems a number of programmers are not really interested in documentation but yours does look more comprehensive and complete than most. I will make more effort to look there in the future.

On a sign the other day: Talking to yourself is OK, answering yourself is OK, it's when you start asking yourself to repeat what you just said that might be a problem.

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Re: Why MX Linux is my favorite distro

#42 Postby richb » Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:57 am

Thanks for clarifying. I mis-interpreted your post. We are not immune to mis-information here either. But an effort is made to clean it up and posts do sometimes ramble and get off topic. I hope the difference is that we try to recognize these counter productive impulses and take appropriate action with a velvet glove rather than an iron fist. :comfort:

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Re: Why MX Linux is my favorite distro

#43 Postby linexer2016 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:46 am

take appropriate action with a velvet glove rather than an iron fist.


At the risk of sounding offensive and unappreciative of a) a wonderful distro and b) a great forum, I can't let it go by without saying that my feeling about some of the responses to the posts in the wider forum are indeed less than "velvet glove". Yesterday I saw a post from a newbie forum member viewtopic.php?f=127&t=42530&p=418672&hilit=friendly#p418672 who resolved to quit for the night clearly because he/she claimed that the response he/she received was "not too friendly". This to me is a disappointing development in the forum because from the time I joined the forum in December 2016, I had found the forum anything but non-friendly. I can't nevertheless do other than conclude that things have taken somewhat a turn since then with recent notions that the forum is/should be the last resort for answers. I don't understand that for I have always thought that a strong forum should be one of the first places for answers. Yes, I understand completely that developers, administrators and veteran posters might well feel at times that new migrators/adopters of MX and Linux in general could and even should get their answers first by research. However, you might see that this is in and of itself a little contrary to the overall idea of a forum that is devoted to a particular Linux distro that would do well by itself and its members by acknowledging that new adopters can't be expected to know a) "best practice" in the use of the forum (and I have posted on this in another thread) and b) that they necessarily are equipped to ask the right questions elsewhere than the forum to ensure they get the correct answers.

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Re: Why MX Linux is my favorite distro

#44 Postby richb » Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:59 am

Well of course you are entitled to your opinion as is everyone. I was referring to admins and moderators, but you may disagree with that as well. We often refer people to the manual, wiki and Google searches, not part of the forum to get information from whatever legitimate source they can. So the leadership group does not believe the forum is the only source of information

Secondly in any group of people there will be some who are dissatisfied with answers to posts. Respectfully, someone dissatisfied and choosing not to participate, I believe, is not indicative of a change in policy or a development, as this has happened throughout the history of the MX Forum and the old Mepislovers Forum on rare occasions.
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Re: Why MX Linux is my favorite distro

#45 Postby linexer2016 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:10 am

Respectfully, someone dissatisfied and choosing not to participate, I believe, is not indicative of a change in policy or a development,


Hello Richb, I am not sure if I am reading your words here as meaning that I don't participate? If that is your meaning then I am quite bemused. I am approaching some 300 posts since December 2016 and so what other participation is needed? Again, I come from the perspective that a forum is there (or should be I believe) to coalesce and collate the many and varied needs of its members. Thank you nevertheless for respecting my opinion(s).

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Re: Why MX Linux is my favorite distro

#46 Postby richb » Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:17 am

I was NOT referring to you, but in general those who have chosen to leave the Forum over the years.

But this highlights another problem, the mis-interpretation of the written word.
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Re: Why MX Linux is my favorite distro

#47 Postby Robg » Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:00 am

I also like Debian but never like the installation process, I think that's one of the main reasons I never really used it

Recently I installed Debian 8 on a external hard drive and I was surprised how fast it really was. Mx16 is also very fast so I decided to give it a try and like it very much

I run a number of different distribution including Ubuntu, Ubuntu mate, Fedora25, Manjaro, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, but they don't come close to the speed like MX16. I know it may be a little lighter then Ubuntu but still it's a great os

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Re: Why MX Linux is my favorite distro

#48 Postby richb » Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:25 am

Probably lighter than Ubuntu out of the box, but of course you can add a multitude of packages. Check out the Package Installer in MX Tools.
Our packagers also take requests, or on their own, packaging from Stretch with updated applications. They also make available applications not in the Debian repos upon request.
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Re: Why MX Linux is my favorite distro

#49 Postby linexer2016 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:18 am

this highlights another problem, the mis-interpretation of the written word


Yes richb I concur. I think we've now covered off on our discussion well enough so we should move on I think you would agree.
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Re: Why MX Linux is my favorite distro

#50 Postby i_ri » Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:49 pm

hello jhsu802701
hi Robg. Our attention has gone to the comparison of installers that You began to write. I think mx installer is the best in the business. Will You continue writing with your concluding impressions of the mx installer considering your experience with the named nine systems, and probably more, that you have installed.? Thanks for joining mx.


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