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Re: MX-16 Final feedback

#111 Post by richb » Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:26 am

Nice complimentary review.

Curious about this comment. He really does not fully explain it.

Me alegra tener una alternativa alejada de systemd, pero extraño no tener algunas aplicaciones mucho más actualizadas al usar Debian (estable), aunque vale la pena destacar que por lo menos el navegador y LibreOffice si está bastante actualizado.

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Glad to have a remote alternative systemd, but strange not to have some more updated applications using Debian (stable), although it is worth noting that at least the browser and LibreOffice if quite updated.
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Re: MX-16 Final feedback

#112 Post by Shay2 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:32 am

May not know Jesse is the latest version.
I know I get all messed up at times.

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Re: MX-16 Final feedback

#113 Post by richb » Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:36 am

Shay2 wrote:May not know Jesse is the latest version.
I know I get all messed up at times.
Ahh yes. He may be referring to later versions in Debian Testing, unaware that our excellent packagers have brought many in.
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Re: MX-16 Final feedback

#114 Post by dolphin_oracle » Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:46 am

Aloysius1725 wrote:
There are only a couple of issues I have. The first is that the dark theme makes it so that hexchat's input field is unreadable (dark on dark). I would not bring this up except that hexchat and the dark theme are included by default, and you folks have found a wonderful fix to a similar problem with firefox.
there is now a hexchat tweak available in mx-defaultlook, as of 1/4/2017 updates
http://www.youtube.com/runwiththedolphin
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Re: MX-16 Final feedback

#115 Post by Jerry3904 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:59 am

Great that you included that now!
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Re: MX-16 Final feedback

#116 Post by asqwerth » Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:17 am

richb wrote:
Shay2 wrote:May not know Jesse is the latest version.
I know I get all messed up at times.
Ahh yes. He may be referring to later versions in Debian Testing, unaware that our excellent packagers have brought many in.
If you look at MX's description of the MXPI here: https://mxlinux.org/one-click-extras-package-installer

there is no indication that the PI is anything more than a simpler way to get packages found in standard debian stable repos. Perhaps it should be made clearer that some items/entries in MXPI:

1. are packages brought in from Debian testing/sid and properly put together to work in Deb Jessie. These might therefore be even more up-to-date than currently found in Debian backports; or
2. might be packages not even found in Debian at all, e.g. applications originally made for Ubuntu distros, and packaged to work in MX, or
3. are pulled directly by MXPI from the developer's own website, e.g. Virtualbox, Google Chrome, for installation.

People will more likely read the "Features" page before trying this new distro, rather than plough through the whole Manual.
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Re: MX-16 Final feedback

#117 Post by tascoast » Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:00 pm

I looked at Mint's software thingy and while they have some nicer graphical browsing and descriptions that look simpler than say Synaptic's presentation, MXPI offers a lot more than a nice friendly front end. Live USB and snapshot capabilities also get overlooked a bit I suspect.
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Re: MX-16 Final feedback

#118 Post by vinzv » Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:08 pm

My impression is that many other distros' tools offer less but have a more shiny look. E.g. Antergos or Manjaro only have cli-based tools for special tasks but better looking gui package managers. Or Mint with their X-Apps series. There's nothing wrong with all these approaches, buy having such a strong feature base like MX is something which deserves to be more polished.
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Re: MX-16 Final feedback

#119 Post by richb » Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:18 pm

vinzv wrote:My impression is that many other distros' tools offer less but have a more shiny look. E.g. Antergos or Manjaro only have cli-based tools for special tasks but better looking gui package managers. Or Mint with their X-Apps series. There's nothing wrong with all these approaches, buy having such a strong feature base like MX is something which deserves to be more polished.
I downloaded Mint Mate earlier to see what some reviewers are praising. I agree their gui package installer is visually very nice. Perhaps a task for MX next release. In fact the whole distro is visually pleasing.
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Re: MX-16 Final feedback

#120 Post by pentax » Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:38 am

Merry Christmas!
I would like to thank the creators of the MX for the excellent work.
I would also like to give you advice ..
The MX is so different from hundreds of other Linux desktop or from Windows?
That contrasts sharply with Mac on the other.
Why would you make such a difference.
It is necessary to install and configure two things:
1.Compiz desirable 0.8 with a rotating cube when you switch from one table to another
2.Cairo-Dock beautiful cover like a Mac, but it's better
I can tell you, the user can do it
Most users do not know how it is, and can not
Why do not you make a beautiful MX-17
Your MX transformed ..... Linux is a beauty
Thank you

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