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MX Acronyms (a dictionary or key)??

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Post by manyroads » Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:11 am

Because the confusion I see in the forums involving acronym meaning, use, and clarity, it occurs to me that a key to local MX acronyms (not Linux based, just MX unique acronyms) might be helpful. I personally think they should be linked directly to the Forums, if possible.

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Re: MX Acronyms (a dictionary or key)??

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Post by Stevo » Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:55 pm

manyroads wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:11 am
Because the confusion I see in the forums involving acronym meaning, use, and clarity, it occurs to me that a key to local MX acronyms (not Linux based, just MX unique acronyms) might be helpful. I personally think they should be linked directly to the Forums, if possible.

Ideas, comments, etc.?
That sounds like a good addition to our existing FAQ!

The only ones I can think off offhand are MXPI and maybe ddm-mx...

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Re: MX Acronyms (a dictionary or key)??

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Post by manyroads » Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:40 pm

People are regularly having to describe where MX comes from as well. :blindfold:
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Re: MX Acronyms (a dictionary or key)??

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Post by Stevo » Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:51 pm

As in the name, or in the complete history of the distro?

MX is simple enough. ME̶P̶I̶S̶ ̶+̶ ̶a̶n̶t̶i̶X= MX.

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Re: MX Acronyms (a dictionary or key)??

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Post by manyroads » Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:54 pm

Stevo wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:51 pm
As in the name, or in the complete history of the distro?

MX is simple enough. ME̶P̶I̶S̶ ̶+̶ ̶a̶n̶t̶i̶X= MX.
No more than a sentence... :cool:
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Post by Jerry3904 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:55 pm

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Re: MX Acronyms (a dictionary or key)??

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Post by oops » Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:03 pm

Stevo wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:55 pm
manyroads wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:11 am
Because the confusion I see in the forums involving acronym meaning, use, and clarity, it occurs to me that a key to local MX acronyms (not Linux based, just MX unique acronyms) might be helpful. I personally think they should be linked directly to the Forums, if possible.
Ideas, comments, etc.?
That sounds like a good addition to our existing FAQ!
The only ones I can think off offhand are MXPI and maybe ddm-mx...
Yes a good idea
... And also the related command :

MXPI = MX Package Installer = mx-packageinstaller
INXI / PINXI = ... = inxi
mx-switchuser = Switch User = mx-switchuser
...

And for the standard XFCE (because it is not easy in other language to find the command by name in English)
whiskermenu = whisker menu = xfce4-popup-whiskermenu
settings-manager = xfce4-settings-manager
...
$ inxi -Fxxxz : System: Host:XEON ... Distro: MX-18_x64 Continuum

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Re: MX Acronyms (a dictionary or key)??

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Post by manyroads » Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:07 pm

I agree all these are described around here...

Here are a few people tend to use that confuse newbies (it seems based on their questions etc.); most if not all are in the manual--
MX
mxpi
cli
gpg keys
iso

We might actually just modify the Manual glossary to add those few (?) missing items and provide a link to a copy of the glossary from the forums Blue Welcome Header thingee. :footinmouth: :needcoffee:
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Re: MX Acronyms (a dictionary or key)??

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Post by Richard » Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:17 am

Great observations by
ManyRoads, Stevo, Jerry3904.

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for newcomers to Linux.
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Re: MX Acronyms (a dictionary or key)??

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Post by Artim » Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:27 am

Exactly right! Newbies are totally unfamiliar with weird file names and names of applications. I wouldn't think of Thor's hammer (Thunar) as a file manager, for example, and renaming it "Places" was supposed to be helpful I guess. But to me it doesn't suggest places on or in my computer as much as it does bookmarks - places on the Web! It that just the autism in me (taking words more literally than I should) or have I made a useful point?

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