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Thank you MX team

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seretse
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Thank you MX team

#1 Post by seretse » Tue May 02, 2017 3:12 pm

Just waiting for a download to finish so I thought I'd stop by the forum and leave a mark: I started dual-booting ubuntu back in 2014 but only made the switch to linux as a full time OS at the tail end of last year. At the same time, I rented a VPS and decided to set it up as a Debian/iredmail project, in the optimistic hope that I could launch a business. Well, the business launch is turning out to be a bit of a damp squib, but the server is powering on regardless...

So when ubuntu started flaking out on me, I knew I wanted to upgrade to full-bore Debian, and I started out spinning up stretch in a VM. I was impressed, and I was planning to pull the trigger, but I thought it would be a good idea to try out some other distros at the same time, just to say that I did. Gecko SuSe got a 10 minute appraisal. KDE Neon actually got installed to bare metal before being purged a day later after I realised my mistake :)

MX-16 was the answer, the only answer it turns out. Why? Because it achieved something not even ol' 15gb driver-laden Windows could manage: a working Sierra MC7700 mobile broadband card that I installed a year ago and never managed to get working on any OS come hell or high water. So you can imagine how pleased I was to finally find some software that could power this thing! Thank you so much Mepis/antiX Linux crew, you've got my hearty recommendation, and keep up the great work!

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Re: Thank you MX team

#2 Post by dolphin_oracle » Tue May 02, 2017 5:56 pm

Thanks, and your welcome :happy:
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FYI: mx "test" repo is not the same thing as debian testing repo.

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Re: Thank you MX team

#3 Post by Adrian » Tue May 02, 2017 6:11 pm

You are welcome and welcome to the forum. Don't hesitate to hang out and ask questions, the forum is probably one of the best feature of our distro.

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Re: Thank you MX team

#4 Post by whell » Tue May 02, 2017 7:17 pm

Adrian wrote:You are welcome and welcome to the forum. Don't hesitate to hang out and ask questions, the forum is probably one of the best feature of our distro.
+1 for hitting the nail on the head.

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Re: Thank you MX team

#5 Post by Gordon Cooper » Wed May 03, 2017 1:33 am

Adrian wrote:You are welcome and welcome to the forum. Don't hesitate to hang out and ask questions, the forum is probably one of the best feature of our distro.
Have to disagree slightly Adrian. It is the people that monitor the forum and answer all of the questions, that are better.

Many thanks for all that you do for the rest of us.
Homebrew64 bit Intel duo core 2 GB RAM, 120 GB Kingston SSD, Seagate1TB.
Primary OS : MX-17.1 64bit. Also MX17, Kubuntu14.04 & Puppy 6.3.
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Re: Thank you MX team

#6 Post by linexer2016 » Wed May 03, 2017 6:22 am

seretse, your comments find resonance I am certain with members of this forum and are echoed regularly enough such that MX is fairly viewed as nothing short of a standout distro.

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Re: Thank you MX team

#7 Post by BillJay » Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:35 pm

Having just activated my forum membership I think this is where I ought to start, with a thank you to the Mepis/antiX veterans who have made this Debian-based variant perhaps the very best. It is smartly done and it brings its own identity to the Linux party. Some years ago when I got into Linux I encountered Brian Masinick who encouraged me to get into Debian and then antiX and Mepis. Solid choices to be sure and to this day no one, in my opinion, has done KDE so well as WW did it. Debian stable has always been on my HD while other distros came and went. Go down the top ten on Distrowatch and I have used it. They all work and they work well.

MX-17 is now the only other system on my machine other than Debian Stable. Windows is gone on my machines because I do not need it. I anticipate MX being my "daily driver". Non-technical though I may be if there is something I can do to help I certainly will do it. My thanks to all the people who have produced such a polished OS. :number1:

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#8 Post by Jerry3904 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:52 pm

Welcome, BillJay! We look forward to your participation here.
Production: 4.15.0-1-amd64, MX-17.1, AMD FX-4130 Quad-Core, GeForce GT 630/PCIe/SSE2, 8 GB, Kingston SSD 120 GB and WesternDigital 1TB
Testing: AAO 722: 4.15.0-1-386. MX-17.1, AMD C-60 APU, 4 GB

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#9 Post by uncle mark » Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:51 pm

BillJay wrote:...and to this day no one, in my opinion, has done KDE so well as WW did it.
Boy, ain't that the truth. Preach it, Brother.
Desktop: Custom build Asus/AMD/nVidia -- MEPIS 11
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Re: Thank you MX team

#10 Post by sunrat » Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:08 pm

uncle mark wrote:
BillJay wrote:...and to this day no one, in my opinion, has done KDE so well as WW did it.
Boy, ain't that the truth. Preach it, Brother.
Took me a minute to twig that WW means Mepis and yes, it was a great implementation at the time.
I reckon siduction's KDE is nice currently but that's partly due to the KDE developers. Plasma 5.10 is noticeably better than the 5.8 used in Stretch. KDE4 wasn't really good until the 4.10 version either.

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