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Why is MX Linux so successful and popular?

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Re: Why is MX Linux so successful and popular?


Post by Mauser » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:02 pm

KBD wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:27 pm
Mauser wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:48 pm

I have to use the ESR version of Firefox ever since the Mozilla developers broke the regular version by coming out with 60.4.
Yep. It was around 60 that I started having serious issues on Linux with Firefox.
Now on Windows Firefox was almost always flawless for me. What's wrong with this picture? It should be just the opposite, yet it felt like FF on Linux was the Windows' version's ugly cousin.
The dimension we are in has become dyslectic.
I am command line illiterate. :confused:

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Re: Why is MX Linux so successful and popular?


Post by JayM » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:14 am

Because it's quite fast in operation, it's easy and fast to install, it still supports older hardware even including 32-bit systems, it's mostly trouble-free, and its look and feel is enough like the classic Windows interface (starting with Win95, not Windows 3.x) that those coming from a Windows background will find it familiar. It isn't all that beautiful to look at but it works very well. It's like a plain-looking and simple but very reliable car that does everything you need it to do for transportation. I can't comment on the level of support because I haven't had to avail of it yet.
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Re: Why is MX Linux so successful and popular?


Post by Artim » Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:18 am

Because it's stable and updates don't (well, rarely) break things! Because it still supports older hardware. Because it's systemd-free (if you wish). Awesomeness.

That said, the next step is,

Donate to this project! Let's keep it around for awhile and help the devs do their work producing this wonderful distro. Some of the great distros in the past are gone simply because people didn't pitch in with a little financial gift to maintain repositories and servers and keep things going. It's awesome because people care enough to help keep it that way!

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Re: Why is MX Linux so successful and popular?


Post by asqwerth » Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:30 am

You could also offer to contribute, if you have skills and knowledge, in other areas, e.g.

- translation (check with Old Giza)
- packaging (check with Stevo)
- helping with tech support on the forum
- artwork (examples - can you create icons? Are you skilled in creating or modifying gtk themes? creating wallpapers?)
- writing manual, wiki and tutorial entries (check with Jerry3904)
- development (check with Dolphin_Oracle)
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