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Interesting Distrowatch ranking update

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Gordon Cooper
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Re: Interesting Distrowatch ranking update

#41 Post by Gordon Cooper » Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:14 am

Thanks for the details Chris. It is years since I moved from Kubuntu and have no wish to move back again, also LMDE to me is an unknown.Am more than happy to remain here
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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.
Dell9010, MX-17.1, Win7

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Re: Interesting Distrowatch ranking update

#42 Post by malspa » Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:20 am

Lol. Kubuntu 18.04 is one of the installations I'm running here. Very nice, IMO. Good example of why I don't take DW rankings seriously.

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Re: Interesting Distrowatch ranking update

#43 Post by Artim » Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:27 am

I started with the Ubu family and then Mint, Linux Lite, all Ubuntu based, and all except Mint got messed up by updates. Not frequently, but regularly. I added an adaptation of Mint's safe Updater to Linux Lite, which helped me avoid harmful updates, but I was always a little bothered that an add-on "to make updating safe" was necessary to begin with! So I wanted to get away from the whole 'buntu thing, even though all of them are awesome. Debian Stable is - well, completely stable and updates rarely if ever break anything. Now add "the magic" that MX provides! Simplicity, beauty, and functionality on top of Debian Stable and wow, it just doesn't get any better!

For a time I explored completely outside the Debian/Ubuntu sphere and played around with a few others, like SalixOS (wonderful, Slackware-based and fully compatible with it's parent distro, rock-stable, easy to use), PCLinuxOS which was awesome, rolling, has a fantastic community and monthly magazine! But even the Xfce respin was "heavy" and the all-or-nothing updates scared me off.

I'm a busy boy and don't have lots of time to play around with distros anymore, and I've settled on MX and have it on both my computers, probably for life.
Greetings from the Bakoo!

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Re: Interesting Distrowatch ranking update

#44 Post by oops » Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:24 am

Artim wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:27 am
... Now add "the magic" that MX provides! Simplicity, beauty, and functionality on top of Debian Stable and wow, it just doesn't get any better!
Right, +1
$ inxi -S : System: Host:XEON Kernel: 4.16.0-xeon-01.efi x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 - Distro: MX-17.1_x64 Horizon


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