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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by colin_b » Tue May 14, 2019 8:00 pm

Version: 18.2
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-05-14
Votes: 7

I only wish the installer included more modern file system options like F2FS or NILFS.

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by Stevo » Tue May 14, 2019 10:33 pm

We aren't a bleeding-edge distro where you can get possibly buggy file systems, though I think those are built into the newer kernels anyway, AFAIK. We just don't have them in the installer.

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by JayM » Wed May 15, 2019 12:09 am

For me it is the best Distibution off all time because:

Pro
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1. The Choice, systemd or SysVinit in Grub. (By Default systemd is deaktivated but you can change that after the boot with the MX Boot Options easily if you needed.
2. MX Packet-Installer: Many populare Programs you can find there (debian stable, mx testing, debian backports and flatpaks (from flathub)
4. All the other MX Tools and the decision to install XFCE by the default.
3. Stable!

Cons
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It is very boring now because everything works :)
Rating: 10
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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by Paul.. » Wed May 15, 2019 7:39 am

It's good to be boring...ahhhh...nice.

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by colin_b » Sun May 19, 2019 8:11 pm

Version: 18.2
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-05-19
Votes: 0

This is quite a good distro. I am not giving it a 10 because it does tno support UEFI boot at all. I tried installing on PBR (Partition Boot Record) and ESP and neither managed to be boot up, one even with Legacy boot turned on instead of UEFI. I finally got MX Linux to boot by switching to Legacy boot. But once booted, everything works well. All my hardware is detected and working, and I was able to install Chrome and access my files with no problem.

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by sunrat » Sun May 19, 2019 8:37 pm

... I am not giving it a 10 because it does tno support UEFI boot at all...
I guess my machine missed the memo about that! :p ;)

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by Stevo » Wed May 29, 2019 12:22 am

Version: 18.3
Rating: 7
Date: 2019-05-29
Votes: 0


18.2

Excellent distro if not the problem of rkhunter which is not up to date (revision) as at Fedora30.
Indeed, on MXLinux, Xubuntu and some other distros like CentOs a supposed false positive (Suspicious Shared Memory segments) makes us paranoid. (In my case it is: xfce4-terminal which is incriminated and if I replace it with another terminal, it is the turn of policykit...)

I address MXLinux because I admire it for its fast reactivities, especially the security problems (example spectrum & meltdown and recently "zombieload" in MX 18.3)

Pro:
Solidity, fluidity, safety, stability, ease of use, Plume Creator (which I can't find on Fedora)
- Xfce well integrated without bugs unlike in "Fedora30 Xfce" (which I also like).

Thank you.
Ahem: https://repology.org/project/rkhunter/versions

It's been in main for close to four weeks, so I don't get why this review thinks it's not 1.4.6. :confused:

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by PPC » Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:16 am

I found 2 "precious" reviews (or reveiws) I have to share here:

1-
"Works good. Tried out several non-systemd distros, MX is middle of the pack. Void and Devuan are better. However, came to complain about one thing: conky. Both antiX and MX put conky on the desktop by default. Who wants this monstrosity on their desktop? The only way I could uninstall it was by zeroing out everything in the config file. "

-Remark: Because, well, toggling conky off from the menu was too complicated, I guess?

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"Work in progress, at best! Easy looking, but incomplete installation (just try to change the default English language!), which needed fixes to boot up reasonably fast, followed by very unreliable operation in my experience (particularly USB).
This distro is meant to impress the geeky part in everyone of us, with that pointless, but very conspicuous 'conky' on the desktop. Apart from that, the xfce desktop is not bad at all, and is actually the best part of the experience.
Not to be recommended to convert a windows user to linux! There are much better distributions for that in my opinion. "

-Remark: Not suspicious at all, another complaint about conky??? oh, and yes, I do change the language, and the translation is very near 100% complete in my own language. What language is the poster trying to use?

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by manyroads » Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:57 am

People will complain about any & everything. :eek:
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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by sunrat » Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:40 pm

manyroads wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:57 am
People will complain about any & everything. :eek:
Especially about things they don't understand and can't be bothered learning.
"If all else fails, read the instructions". :snail:

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