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Magazine's approval!

#1 Post by chrispop99 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:19 am

Linux Format, the UK's leading Linux magazine, has published an article in its latest release showing the top five distros in each of four categories. MX is top of the lightweights, with antiX at number two!

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32-bit non-PAE - Thinkpad T41, 1.6GHz Pentium M, 1GB RAM.
32-bit PAE - DELL Latitude D610, 1.73GHz Pentium M, 2GB RAM.
64-bit - Lenovo T61, 2GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM
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Re: Magazine's approval!

#2 Post by Richard » Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:41 am

That's weird. :)
Maybe there is no longer a distinction between of lightweight distros
and use on older computers? Although antiX does run fine on new boxes.
MX171: Lenovo T430: Intel Ivy Bridge i5-3320M, 8GB RAM, 4.18.0-2-amd64, 119GB SSD
MX171: AA1/EeePC: DualCore N270, 1GB RAM, 4.9.126-antix.1-686-smp-pae, 150GB HDD
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Re: Magazine's approval!

#3 Post by chrispop99 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:48 am

The four categories were:

Beginner
Rolling
Lightweight
Business

so I guess lightweight is the best fit for MX if those are the choices.

Chris
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32-bit non-PAE - Thinkpad T41, 1.6GHz Pentium M, 1GB RAM.
32-bit PAE - DELL Latitude D610, 1.73GHz Pentium M, 2GB RAM.
64-bit - Lenovo T61, 2GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM
64-bit - Gigabyte Z77P-D3, Intel i3-3220, GeForce 8400 GS, 4GB PC3-12800.

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Re: Magazine's approval!

#4 Post by Richard » Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:53 pm

Now I understand. Thanks. :)

PS: Always enjoyed Linux Format, when it was available here in Venezuela.
MX171: Lenovo T430: Intel Ivy Bridge i5-3320M, 8GB RAM, 4.18.0-2-amd64, 119GB SSD
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Re: Magazine's approval!

#5 Post by Stevo » Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:21 pm

Let's see if we get an increase in downloads and torrent traffic from this!

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Re: Magazine's approval!

#6 Post by ChrisUK » Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:03 pm

Onwards and upwards...

Although I'd probably favour Antix over MX for limited hardware; I see no reason MX shouldn't be up in the "Beginner" category as well. And thinking about it... the way the devs "work their socks off" keeping packages up-to-date (backporting from Buster etc), it could probably fit in the Rolling category at a pinch (although not a true rolling package base) ;)
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Re: Magazine's approval!

#7 Post by Raitsa » Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:43 pm

Beginner friendly, lightweight & almost a rolling release.
MX Linux.

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Re: Magazine's approval!

#8 Post by clicktician » Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:54 pm

Richard wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:53 pm
Now I understand. Thanks. :)

PS: Always enjoyed Linux Format, when it was available here in Venezuela.
All issues of Linux Format are available as PDFs from the publisher's archive and as an electronic emag of some sort they call the "digital copy." In fact, new issues appear as PDFs in the archives long before they hit my mailbox here in the US. All subscribers have access to them.
Personally, I would prefer to have only the PDFs and not get the paper copy and companion DVD at all, but I can't find an option for that type of subscription. Lol.
Venezuela. Wow. You guys are in the news a lot these days. :-)
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Re: Magazine's approval!

#9 Post by Stevo » Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:24 pm

Is that issue 242? I guess we have to wait a few days for it to hit the Intertubes--linuxformat.com still shows 241.

Edit: Ahh, must be 242--here's a legal "sampler" of some pages. Too bad MX and antiX didn't make the cover even though taking the top spots in class... https://issuu.com/futurepublishing/docs/lxf242.issuu

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