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Makeuseof review

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Post by chrispop99 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:12 pm

One of our Facebook regulars has just posted the link to this:

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/mx-linux- ... ternative/

Pretty good review, I felt.

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Re: Makeuseof review

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Post by richb » Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:29 pm

Thanks for posting here Chris. Good review to "entice" Windows users. Too bad he did not use MX Tweak to move the panel.
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Re: Makeuseof review

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Post by Gordon Cooper » Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:33 pm

Some of the commentators may have been blindfolded?
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Re: Makeuseof review

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Post by manyroads » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:29 pm

I think it's because I left Win for good right after WinXP that I find articles with a Win focus uninteresting. :( I like MX Linux but not because it looks or behaves 'anything' like Windows. I think it is excellent in its own right. (Just an old opinionated guy... sorry.)
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Re: Makeuseof review

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Post by richb » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:52 pm

manyroads wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:29 pm
I think it's because I left Win for good right after WinXP that I find articles with a Win focus uninteresting. :( I like MX Linux but not because it looks or behaves 'anything' like Windows. I think it is excellent in its own right. (Just an old opinionated guy... sorry.)
Perhaps uninteresting for us. But the point is interesting for disaffected Windows users looking for something else.
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Re: Makeuseof review

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Post by manyroads » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:14 pm

I suppose... but then why have they dallied so long??? ;)
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Re: Makeuseof review

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Post by Artim » Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:57 am

Kinda weird. When I started with Linux I wanted it to be different from Windows as possible! Now lots of distros are all about making Linux look and behave just like Windows. Yuck!

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Re: Makeuseof review

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Post by GuiGuy » Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:45 am

manyroads wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:14 pm
I suppose... but then why have they dallied so long??? ;)
Perhaps they could tolerate MSWindows until W10 arrived with its forced (and frequently botched) upgrades.

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Re: Makeuseof review

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Post by Pierre » Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:16 am

that win-10 is slowly, but surely causing Folks to look for an Alternative System.
:happy:

but, that site can be a bit too Flippant at times, but that review, wasn't too bad, actually.
- a little too brief in it's overview, but nether-less a good appraisal.

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Re: Makeuseof review

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Post by duane » Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:35 am

After using Linux exclusively for a number of years it is hard to put myself in a windows users mindset.
Using Linux since around 2002 I think it was. I just don't think like that anymore.
I purposely left windows because I did not like Microsoft.
So yeah it is hard to remember when I was still tied to Windows because I needed some of their software.
But I have friends and relatives that still use it and I kinda block out that kind of stuff because I am not interested in it anymore.
It is like a habit that I used to have I can't go back to that mindset because I don't do that anymore.

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