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Distrowatch ranking

#1 Postby linexer2016 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:30 am

As at week of April 17 2017 - MX16 is now 28 on the "top of the pops" chart at Distrowatch see https://distrowatch.com/. A well deserved reflection of what's unquestioningly one of the best distros (if not the best) that's ever been :happy:

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Re: Distrowatch ranking

#2 Postby qwertyblahblah » Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:57 am

You can see MX has momentum too, with the four higher trending down. And that's after I haven't clicked through to MX from Distrowatch for a few weeks. I'll have to do my part and pick it up again both at home and work to try to rig the vote, haha.

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Re: Distrowatch ranking

#3 Postby KBD » Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:33 pm

I imagine when new Stable arrives and MX is released in new Stable there will be a big bump. But 28th is pretty impressive considering Jessie has been out for almost two years now and some may be waiting to install or update.
BTW Stretch is looking good in RC3. I've done two installs based on it--KDE & MATE--and it must be very close to release based upon how solid things look already. The next MX release based on it should be incredible.

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Re: Distrowatch ranking

#4 Postby linexer2016 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:52 am

The next MX release based on it should be incredible

KBD .... yes, no doubt it will be however, for me, MX in its current guise reminds me so much of the old chestnut .... "if it ain't broke..."
I can't sing MX's praises enough having explored Linux distros over some 20 years and it for me is the best distro that I have seen in all of those years and I believe it should be particularly attractive to anyone migrating from Windows.
MX is so stable and intelligently put together that its slogan could simply be "MX ... it works".

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Re: Distrowatch ranking

#5 Postby Gordon Cooper » Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:21 am

@ linexer2016. You make a point that concerns me. Does MX-16 really need improving? To use a local idiom "MX-16 is built like a brick chicken house" extremely solid, and as you say " ...it works". Why change things? Unless there is to be a significant gain without any loss of stability, the developers could take a holiday and leave things as they are.
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Re: Distrowatch ranking

#6 Postby cyrilus31 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:38 am

@Gordon: I agree totally with you
It' a kind of sustainable distro ;) friendly with old hardware, easy to use. And (in my opinion) we live in a society where we are forced to change even if it's completely useless. MX doesn't need to change for futility.
(for people speaking french and interested in sustainable IT greenIT.fr is a website to take a look at. Typical subject : doubling hardware lifespan thanks to linux/

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Re: Distrowatch ranking

#7 Postby linexer2016 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:32 am

You make a point that concerns me. Does MX-16 really need improving? To use a local idiom "MX-16 is built like a brick chicken house" extremely solid, and as you say " ...it works". Why change things?


Gordon I think you missed my meaning entirely :confused:

I wrote that if it ain't broke .... meaning it is not broke and indeed in my opinion, there's no compelling reason to change much at all. Of course however, nothing remains constant and so improvements however minor should always be explored. Hope this clarifies?

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Re: Distrowatch ranking

#8 Postby Jerry3904 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:40 am

Not sure where you two are headed, but here is The Basic Syllogism:

a. MX Linux is based on Debian Stable
b. Debian Stable is changing to Stretch
c. MX-17 will change
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Re: Distrowatch ranking

#9 Postby asqwerth » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:53 am

I thought maybe they were talking about 2 different things:
1. whether a user happy with MX16 had any need to install MX17 when it came out;
2. whether MX itself needed change.
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Re: Distrowatch ranking

#10 Postby linexer2016 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:19 am

Just to clarify again ... I wrote to say that whilst I thought the OP was looking forward to an even better distro come the next iteration, for me, I am convinced that the way MX stands today is just fine. At the same time (as I've further clarified in response to Gordon's post) I see that improvements however, minor are evolutionary and not something to be dismissed in and of themselves. As asqwerth writes in point number 1, if one is happy with one's current setup, there may not be any reason to upgrade however, I reckon I will go to MX17 just as quickly as I went to 16 and if 17 is as good as 16/15 then it's only a win win win.


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