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Richard
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Re: Say hi and stop lurking :)

#71 Post by Richard » Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:34 am

Welcome, AkselVerg.

Yes, Linux is like that.
Lots of paths, lots of choices.
I like to find a distro that requires the fewest changes.
With MX Linux I can set it up my way and make a snapshot.
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Re: Say hi and stop lurking :)

#72 Post by kingocounty » Wed May 09, 2018 5:13 pm

This seems like a good place to jump in! I've been a Linux user since around 2006, a paid Linux engineer/admin for around 5 years, and a recent convert to Debian for the desktop. The Debian forums led me to try MX and I'm sold! It's a great distro that has obviously had a lot of thought put into it and this also appears to be a very supportive and friendly community. I make regular contributions to the FOSS projects I use but I'm hoping to be able to contribute some time in the near future as I start to work less.

Anyway, enough about me. What's new with everyone here? :biggrin:

Martin

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Re: Say hi and stop lurking :)

#73 Post by Eadwine Rose » Thu May 10, 2018 2:27 am

Welcome to the forum!!
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Re: Say hi and stop lurking :)

#74 Post by JeffA » Wed May 16, 2018 8:50 pm

Say hi and stop lurking :)
Used Windows since Windows98. Windows got too heavy for my 10 year or so old laptop. Loaded it with Mint Cinnamon, and it sold me on Linux. Used Mint for about three months, then finally broke down and got a new desktop a couple weeks ago. Loaded it with Mint, and then broke it. Don't think it was Mint's fault, apparently I broke dependencies installing software and couldn't seem to recover. Decided to try MX Linux instead of reinstalling Mint. Glad I did. Despite being lighter it seems to have more of the software I prefer loaded as default, and even seems more resistant to my mistakes (more idiot proof).

Having no major problems, but wanted to get registered in case I need help or can help. So far all my questions have been answered with a search.

Thanks!

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Re: Say hi and stop lurking :)

#75 Post by rich » Wed May 16, 2018 9:48 pm

Welcome Jeff! One of the great things about MX is you'll rarely need to install something that might mess up your system - if there's a package you want that not in the repositories, just submit a request to see if it can be included!
I read a book about Narcissism
And I loved it cuz
It was all about me.

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Re: Say hi and stop lurking :)

#76 Post by Gordon Cooper » Wed May 16, 2018 9:53 pm

Welcome to MX Jeff. I started with the Win before 95 and moved to Linux when Win was about to move on from XP. You should enjoy it here, I have!

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Re: Say hi and stop lurking :)

#77 Post by JeffA » Wed May 16, 2018 10:51 pm

Thanks for the welcomes!
rich wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 9:48 pm
Welcome Jeff! One of the great things about MX is you'll rarely need to install something that might mess up your system - if there's a package you want that not in the repositories, just submit a request to see if it can be included!
I never even thought of that, but I see the Community Repository section of the forum now. That's good service! For now I have everything I want, and I think I'll try to leave well enough alone for a little while to make sure everything continues to go so well as it is now.
Gordon Cooper wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 9:53 pm
Welcome to MX Jeff. I started with the Win before 95 and moved to Linux when Win was about to move on from XP. You should enjoy it here, I have!

Gordon.
I wonder how many hours in my years of Windows I spent trying to get things to work that worked in the previous version, and installing and tweaking security software. The one smart thing I did was gravitate toward cross-platform open source software almost from the beginning, which made my move to Linux relatively pain free.

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Re: Say hi and stop lurking :)

#78 Post by spidermouse » Thu May 31, 2018 6:43 am

Welcome kingocounty and JeffA. Have fun setting your mx xfce4 desktops.

I'm here not using my ussual nick for the linux forums.

If you check all the forums there is another "spidermouse" and seems like there is one Italian using the same nick on the archlinux forums https://archlinux.it/forum/viewtopic.php?t=16911.

If he's reading this, I apologise for taking his/her nickname. :bagoverhead:

I used the nick only for a couple of posts (27 but who's counting anyway :lol:) and a few jokes with the biker from Texas :tumbleweed: that's moderating the forum.

As far as testing mx 17 it has really usefull tools like mx-tweaks, mx user manager... on the positive side.
One negative, MX can can be more polished and better integrated into xfce. It has two places for settings, one is xfce4 settings and the other is mx-tweaks.
And, almost forgot, the guys should work on skeleton /etc/skel files.

It's going in the good direction overall.

M. ;)

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Re: Say hi and stop lurking :)

#79 Post by Richard » Thu May 31, 2018 6:51 am

And, almost forgot, the guys should work on skeleton /etc/skel files.
I wonder what changes you have in mind?
Would be helpful if you would elaborate your ideas.
Otherwise, the devs are left guessing.
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Re: Say hi and stop lurking :)

#80 Post by turtlebay777 » Thu May 31, 2018 8:27 am

I started using MX 17 as an occasional distro hopper foray, having used Mint for many years (started with Linux Mint 4 Daryna dual boot with XP!). I bought a new Dell laptop a year or so later and within 2 minutes of powering it on when brand new, Win 7 was history and it was powering along on Mint.
Switched to MX early this year, first on a gifted old broken laptop (Dell Studio 1537 - keyboard faulty) and am in the process of saving important files to external drives and about to dump Mint 18 Mate in favour of MX 17 on my main PC.

I've asked a few questions on the forum and received very helpful replies, so thanks you guys and gals.

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