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MX-14 Review

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Richard
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Re: MX-14 Review

#161 Post by Richard » Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:59 pm

Curious.

On a newer AA1,
I tried
Xubuntu and it wouldn't do wireless out of the box.
Didn't notice how fast it was.
So, I erased it.
then
I tried
MX-14 and it wouldn't do wireless out of the box.
Didn't notice how fast it was.
So, I fixed it.

I don't really understand. Maybe the blue wallpaper?
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Re: MX-14 Review

#162 Post by kmathern » Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:10 pm

I have Xubuntu 14.04 on another partition, it doesn't seem to boot all that fast to me.

One thing I don't like about Xubuntu is when I log out of Xfce, it takes about 1-1/2 to 2 minutes for the lightdm greeter to appear.

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Re: MX-14 Review

#163 Post by fu-sen » Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:12 pm

The Boy Wonder wrote:Pardon my newbie-ish ignorance then, but if Plymouth slows everything down, how is it that Xubuntu boots up to a desktop in under 9 seconds on my old hardware? MX takes nearly 45 seconds.
I am worried about what boot of MX needs for 45 seconds.
I try MX in some old PC, but do not take the boot time so much.
This feels like raising time-out by some kind of searches.

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Re: MX-14 Review

#164 Post by karieho » Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:29 pm

Sprechen sie deutch...

Here is a review:

http://adopters.de/145/antix-mx-14-symbiosis-xfce/

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#165 Post by Jerry3904 » Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:43 pm

Ja, ich spreche Deutsch und werde es lesen. Vielen Dank.
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#166 Post by gmagar » Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:56 pm

Ich studiert Deutsch an dem Universitat so ich kanne singe Deutsch. Und ich lernt just enough to get me into trouble, but not enough to get me out.
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#167 Post by Coastie » Thu Aug 21, 2014 4:05 pm

karieho wrote:... Here is a review: http://adopters.de/145/antix-mx-14-symbiosis-xfce/
My German was never that good to read that even after living there three times for a total of 7 years. Just could shop, read menus and order food and drink; and most important pick up Frauleins. 8)

Can be translated here https://translate.google.com/. If you have never used it, just copy article and paste in box on left and click translate above box on right. She will even read it to you if you click the speaker on bottom of translation.
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#168 Post by Jerry3904 » Thu Aug 21, 2014 4:46 pm

Review is over 2 months old, and focuses on standard elements. Some highlights:
Perfect for older hardware, but runs perfectly on current hardware as well. Can easily be made to look like the standard Xfce, and most will like to have the panel in its usual place on the bottom. Theme can hardly be called modern and fresh, but easy to change.

Boot process is quick, installation very easy, and resource usage very low. Good implementation of software and tools, with others easily installable. Individual software choices may be easily changed using the available repos through Synaptic.

Absolutely stable and without bugs that I could find.
Production: 4.15.0-1-amd64, MX-17.1, AMD FX-4130 Quad-Core, GeForce GT 630/PCIe/SSE2, 8 GB, Kingston SSD 120 GB and WesternDigital 1TB
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Re: MX-14 Review

#169 Post by nats007 » Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:51 pm

Hello Mepis community,

It's been a while since I've posted (a few years actually :eek:), and something triggered me to check out the mepiscommunity.org website since I'm know starting to think about updating my Mepis 11 install on my desktop (actually still runs Mepis 11 24/7 :number1: ). I figured that there wouldn't be much updates, but to my surprise I see you guys have been working on a new distro with the antiX team. This immediately sparked some interest and I quickly read through some of the reviews written on MX Linux and now I'm sold to give it a try!

First off, I applaud you all for keeping the magic of Mepis alive despite the slowing or lack thereof development! I'll admit, that was part of the reason why I kind of fell off (not to mention having 2 kids under the age of 3 and working on swapping a motor into my car). It was this community that really got me into Linux and I must say that I've missed posting here. Thankful that I decided to visit and provide feedback in the coming weeks on MX.

I do have one question... Is this a 3rd version or is it a merger of Mepis and antiX as a "special edition" release? I'm trying to follow if there is still a separate antiX release alongside MX Linux.

Very Respectfully,
Nats007
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Re: MX-14 Review

#170 Post by Jerry3904 » Wed Sep 24, 2014 2:06 pm

Welcome back!
Is this a 3rd version or is it a merger of Mepis and antiX as a "special edition" release? I'm trying to follow if there is still a separate antiX release alongside MX Linux.
You will be glad to know that antiX is very much alive on its own, and anti and the crew are working now on the antiX 14 release. Check out their website to see how things are going.

The collaborative MX Linux project is doing well, and in a few months will begin to think about MX-15 development, at least some of which will depend on how antiX 14 ends up.
Production: 4.15.0-1-amd64, MX-17.1, AMD FX-4130 Quad-Core, GeForce GT 630/PCIe/SSE2, 8 GB, Kingston SSD 120 GB and WesternDigital 1TB
Testing: AAO 722: 4.15.0-1-386. MX-17.1, AMD C-60 APU, 4 GB

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