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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by colin_b » Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:09 am

Version: 18
Rating: 4
Date: 2019-01-05
Votes: 0

I use MX 18 on a USB stick for a portable backup/rescue pruposes. It runs great that way but for me it is not suitable for a permanent installation on my main PC because the current stable version of WINE is not available. I found this out after installing MX on the hard drive. I tried to install winehq-stable using using Debian Stretch repo on winehq.org and it failed. This was a deal breaker for me so I went back to Xubuntu.

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by Zeh » Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:46 am

It's a known fact that not everybody can deal healthily with other people's success... Besides the above shown transcriptions there are also these:
Version: 18
Rating: 2
Date: 2019-01-02
Votes: 32
Only another Xfce distro with some extra tools. There's no need to make such a big excitement. Xfce layout too bad.
Version: 18
Rating: 1
Date: 2019-01-04
Votes: 1
its a great distro...
but alot of bloatware
and unfortunately Distrowatch doesn't care about doing something about this kind of nonsense 'reviews' and ratings...

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by Adrian » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:57 am

When I hear "bloatware" about anything to me it's just a sign of how clueless is the person who is talking, if a 1.3GB operating system with Xfce DE is "bloatware" I don't know what kind of hardware they run, do they use 20 years old harddrives for which 20 MB extra or less is 50% of the disk space? For Jeebus' sake, you can get a SSD with 120 GB for $20 https://www.amazon.com/Silicon-Power-12 ... B07GHJDX5V and a regular rotational harddisk probably bigger than that from trash for free and for 120 GB which is pretty much the smallest SSD you can buy online if you save let's say some hundreds of MB if you could it's still only 0.1% more space... geez, big deal!!!

As for RAM consumption and speed people constantly praised MX, so it's definitely not that. My suspicions is that people who talk about bloatware in Linux world are two category of people: clueless Windows users who are used with the idea that the more programs you install the slower your system gets and people who prefer command line tools, the second group has a bit of a claim, but for them there are other distros... I don't think they will ever be our target market, we constantly refer them to antiX which is much more appropriate for this kind of audience. For me as I said, I won't even try to save 0.1% space on my disk and lose a lot of functionality.
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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by anticapitalista » Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:04 am

How can anyone write 'great distro, but ...' and score it 1.

The other review seems even more suspicious.

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Version: 18
Rating: 2
Date: 2019-01-02
Votes: 32
Only another Xfce distro with some extra tools. There's no need to make such a big excitement. Xfce layout too bad.
32 votes !? - suggests a deliberate attempt by X distro fanbois to discredit MX.
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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by Jerry3904 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:11 am

Yeah, that's how I see it too. And the wording is nearly identical to one of the comments to that LinuxGuides video I posted in the German Forum, so I bet that's where it came from.
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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by BitJam » Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:06 pm

anticapitalista wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:04 am
How can anyone write 'great distro, but ...' and score it 1.
Not just a great distro, the number one distro! :number1: ;)
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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by Stevo » Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:41 pm

colin_b wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:09 am
Version: 18
Rating: 4
Date: 2019-01-05
Votes: 0

I use MX 18 on a USB stick for a portable backup/rescue pruposes. It runs great that way but for me it is not suitable for a permanent installation on my main PC because the current stable version of WINE is not available. I found this out after installing MX on the hard drive. I tried to install winehq-stable using using Debian Stretch repo on winehq.org and it failed. This was a deal breaker for me so I went back to Xubuntu.
Yeah, sorta like "I didn't like the panel on the left, so I'm going to give it a 1".
Not that the fanboi troll attacks are unexpected, now that we approach the top of the hit parade. Haters gotta hate.

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by colin_b » Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:59 pm

Version: 18
Rating: 3
Date: 2019-01-05
Votes: 20

A very buggy distro! I'll stick with Linux Mint MATE and Ubuntu MATE.
What a crock!

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by Stevo » Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:02 pm

Thus, from these small flames sprang the great conflagration now known as the great Distrowatch rating wars of 2019.

Many were the fanbois that lost their innocence in that conflict, many were the distros that were unfairly trashed and died before their time, and the Linux world ended up even more divided than before.*

*Though historians can't understand how the last was even possible. WTF.

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Re: Distrowatch reveiw grumbles

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Post by Stevo » Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:08 pm

colin_b wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:59 pm
Version: 18
Rating: 3
Date: 2019-01-05
Votes: 20

A very buggy distro! I'll stick with Linux Mint MATE and Ubuntu MATE.
What a crock!
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