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Mauser
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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

#131 Post by Mauser » Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:50 pm

colin_b wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:56 pm
Version: 17.1
Rating: 3
Date: 2018-11-23
Votes: 0

Pros: fluid, low energy consumption, snapshot.

Cons: unstable and fragile in depth; problems periodically.
I spend my time adjusting the booties, which degrades my productivity.

I advise you to come by for a rkhunter from time to time to see what I'm talking about...

N.B.: Firewall activated and well adjusted. Clamav, no downloads outside Synaptic, well secured firefox (Noscript, HTTPSeverywhere, UBlock Origin, Privacy Badger), Apparmor active.

I have not had any security problems elsewhere (Mint, Ubuntu, Fedora, CenOS). Fluidity is certain, but not at the expense of essential things. There you go.
I have got no idea what this is review is talking about.

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The review sounds like it was written by someone who is 6 beers short of a 6 pack.

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

#132 Post by skidoo » Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:28 pm

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

#133 Post by Stevo » Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:33 pm

I went by that reviewer's place to pick up the rkhunter as invited, but they wouldn't answer the door.

"Where's my free rkhunter?" I shouted while pounding the door. "I can hear you in there! You can't just post
I advise you to come by for a rkhunter from time to time to see what I'm talking about...


and then not deliver!" I screamed as I rammed into the door with my shoulder, breaking the lock. Like Venom in that movie, I fluidly slipped through the five cm gap opened up, and spied the OP as he tried to escape out the back door. That effort was doomed to fail, as his ill-fitting booties, part of the onesie he was wearing, slipped off his feet and he tumbled headlong down the stairs.

"Dammit!" he screamed as he ripped the booties off and flung them at me. "I kept adjusting those, now where's my productivity?" Then his eyes opened wide as my symbiote's tentacles whipped around his neck and we loomed over him.

"Now can we have our rkhunter?" we rumbled. "And then we'll talk about that Distrowatch review..."



(to be continued)

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

#134 Post by Stevo » Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:46 pm

The OP writhed free and ran around the street in front of his house, but froze as the neural toxin that the tentacles had injects paralyzed everything below his neck. He stared at the van driver with a mute appeal for aid crawling across his face. We then stunned the van and cart drivers with sonic waves to avoid any witnesses. The OP's face was a masque of horror as, without his volition, his body marched backwards to where we awaited.

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

#135 Post by Stevo » Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:03 pm

Hmmm...another one that seems to spread FUD without providing any specifics, IMO. What's messy? Can you provide examples so those can be fixed? Nope...just gonna provide a poor review at DW.
Version: 17.1
Rating: 7
Date: 2018-11-26
Votes: 0


MXLinux is good for laptops with basic linux users who want something
that looks decent and runs fast. But once you get into the advanced customization,
you'll find that MXLinux is very messy.

I started using MXLinux hoping it would be the perfect os, as customizable
and sane as gentoo, but already configured for desktops. MXLinux did not live up
to my expectations.

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

#136 Post by asqwerth » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:00 pm

Hard to know if they are referring to visual customisation or generally tweaking the system (since he says that Gentoo is very customisable and sane!).

Could be general dissatisfaction with xfce, or just a Debian vs Gentoo thing?
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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

#137 Post by PPC » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:03 am

@Stevo - your posts about the way you and your simbiont dealt with the "bootie" poster was as priceless has that DW review.
I'm glad it's not just me wondering about what he/she refered as "booties". Maybe the Grub "boot"(ie) menu? I'm not a native English speaker, so I'm aware how easy it sometimes is to make a monumental mistake writing in anything other than my native language... So I'll give the guy (or gal) some slack... Once you post a DW review it's set in stone, you can't edit it...
At least it provided a fun read

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

#138 Post by rich » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:48 am

Stevo wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:33 pm
I went by that reviewer's place to pick up the rkhunter as invited, but they wouldn't answer the door...
Stevo wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:46 pm
...his body marched backwards to where we awaited.
Very moving.

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

#139 Post by j2mcgreg » Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:32 am

Pros: fluid, low energy consumption, snapshot.

Cons: unstable and fragile in depth; problems periodically.
I spend my time adjusting the booties, which degrades my productivity.

I advise you to come by for a rkhunter from time to time to see what I'm talking about...

N.B.: Firewall activated and well adjusted. Clamav, no downloads outside Synaptic, well secured firefox (Noscript, HTTPSeverywhere, UBlock Origin, Privacy Badger), Apparmor active.

I have not had any security problems elsewhere (Mint, Ubuntu, Fedora, CenOS). Fluidity is certain, but not at the expense of essential things. There you go.
Near as I can tell, this reviewer has muddled a critique of linux with one on laxatives. Someone should tell him not to toke and type at the same time.

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

#140 Post by Ghost67 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:30 pm

j2mcgreg wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:32 am
Someone should tell him not to toke and type at the same time.
...that is good advice for all reviewers of all things, booties or no. :)
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