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MX 17.1 : what can be called "success"

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Re: MX 17.1 : what can be called "success"

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Post by anticapitalista » Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:19 am

asqwerth wrote:
anticapitalista wrote:Have a look at this very (interesting and quite revealing IMO) recent video about MEPIS 2003.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwmhlK8ESQI
Warren really knew his stuff, didn't he?

And so good with his user friendly GUI tools.

That 2003 edition still looks like something a newcomer could use and be productive on in the present day.

And that login sound file! Do we still have that somewhere?

From that video, one can easily detect how antiX and MX (to a much greater degree) have continued what WW/MEPIS started back then.
Then, very few distros had custom tools, were easy to install and use and offered so much flexibility. Ubuntu had only just begun and was no where near as good as MEPIS.
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Re: MX 17.1 : what can be called "success"

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Post by Jerry3904 » Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:25 am

Thanks, anti! Fun and interesting to see that--maybe we can link it from the website somewhere.
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Post by asqwerth » Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:47 am

Jerry3904 wrote:...maybe we can link it from the website somewhere.
That's a good idea. Nice to see where the MX/AntiX DNA came from originally.
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Post by Jerry3904 » Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:10 am

Did it, putting the link behind "his MEPIS Project" on the Products page instead of the dead mepis.org that was there.
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Post by Richard » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:55 am

I really enjoyed Mepis-2003 and the following until the announcement to change to using Ubuntu base.

There must have been reason in what I perceived as madness. Probably attracted more users than left because of it.

Returned to the Mepis forum in 2008 and again in 2014 looking for the old Mepis goodness and found it in MX-14. It just worked OOTB, and like fine wine has only improved with age. I am thankful and grateful to all those who have contributed in the design, building and direction of MX Linux.
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Post by Adrian » Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:53 am

Oh, I remember those times, at that time Debian didn't have their xxxxxxx straight, nowadays (because of Ubuntu pressure) they release more often and more predictable, at that time it was very uncertain when the would release something, and they were like "use Debian Testing if you want something new" but Testing was breaking stuff pretty regularly, obviously Warren could not base a user distro on such a base if he wanted to provide similar stuff as Ubuntu. But also switching to Ubuntu made a lot of problems, I remember Warren saying something along the lines of "these people don't know what they are doing, from one release to another you need to build anything anew"

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Re: MX 17.1 : what can be called "success"

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Post by richb » Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:04 am

Warren did not stay with Ubuntu for very long as I recall. It was Mepis 6.0 and as I recall the next version went back to Debian, if memory serves right.
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Post by Eadwine Rose » Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:04 am

Yep.. I remember it was VERY short lived.
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Re: MX 17.1 : what can be called "success"

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Post by GuiGuy » Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:51 am

richb wrote:Warren did not stay with Ubuntu for very long as I recall. It was Mepis 6.0 and as I recall the next version went back to Debian, if memory serves right.
My memory says 6.5 was Ubuntu as well as 6.0.

P.S. Posting now from M7: M7 is debian.
But M6.5 sources.list confirms M6.5 was ubuntu
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Re: MX 17.1 : what can be called "success"

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Post by asqwerth » Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:18 am

GuiGuy wrote:
richb wrote:Warren did not stay with Ubuntu for very long as I recall. It was Mepis 6.0 and as I recall the next version went back to Debian, if memory serves right.
My memory says 6.5 was Ubuntu as well as 6.0.
Yes, because that was my first working and installed Linux distro.
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