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MX 17.1 : what can be called "success"

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Re: MX 17.1 : what can be called "success"

#21 Post by richb » Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:32 pm

k_sz wrote:
anticapitalista wrote:
k_sz wrote:What would be your MX definition ? What make it exceptional ?
You are moving the goal posts.
Possibly.
I'm still looking for an answer about "what can be called 'success'" concerning MX.
(currently watching eznix's YTvid)
Simplistic answer.

The satisfaction of those who use it. I have no answer how to measure that globally in the Linux world.
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Re: MX 17.1 : what can be called "success"

#22 Post by malspa » Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:35 pm

richb wrote:Simplistic answer.

The satisfaction of those who use it. I have no answer how to measure that globally in the Linux world.
Maybe that's the only important thing.

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Re: MX 17.1 : what can be called "success"

#23 Post by k_sz » Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:36 pm

richb wrote:
k_sz wrote:
anticapitalista wrote:
You are moving the goal posts.
Possibly.
I'm still looking for an answer about "what can be called 'success'" concerning MX.
(currently watching eznix's YTvid)
Simplistic answer.

The satisfaction of those who use it. I have no answer how to measure that globally in the Linux world.
Hehe ! nice one.
(btw i do stick with it, i just don't understand why i haven't discovered/used these distros years ago/what makes it special))
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Re: MX 17.1 : what can be called "success"

#24 Post by richb » Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:41 pm

k_sz wrote:
richb wrote:
k_sz wrote:Possibly.
I'm still looking for an answer about "what can be called 'success'" concerning MX.
(currently watching eznix's YTvid)
Simplistic answer.

The satisfaction of those who use it. I have no answer how to measure that globally in the Linux world.
Hehe ! nice one.
(btw i do stick with it, i just don't understand why i haven't discovered/used these distros years ago/what makes it special))
AS Forum Admin I am biased. The Forum of course. :bighug:
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Re: MX 17.1 : what can be called "success"

#25 Post by k_sz » Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:45 pm

You deadbrain proselyte ! Hahaha ! Now do I understand : MX is a cult and you're one of the 3rd Circle protogurus, you vile richb.

The § above intends to be a joke. Since it seems that it can be misunderstood and for the trouble i cause, please accept the following *slightly modified* poem (all hail the memory of John M. Fitzgerald) :
As for the talking,
if I wanted something said,
it would be here.

These lines exist as they do for the falling,
for the unrevealed hurt,
for codes to cry and devs fear

at my corruption,
at my shaking,
at my ctrlaltbackspace.

I need time to get away,
but present daemons love me worse,
and figure ways to pose as .d uses.

They point to where my inits wither.
They bruise the heights and stir the lows
with longing threads that ever crave to scream:

Let me come back!
No voice is greater than this.
What happened to the blasted silence?

No one should believe I'm real.
I disclaim myself for ascii,
or I'd be bawling.

The poem is over,
I used to feel.
But now who knows?
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Re: MX 17.1 : what can be called "success"

#26 Post by richb » Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:13 pm

What makes it special?

I think that is a matter of individual perception and quite different than success although it informs success.

Some would say the MX Tools, others, the ubiquitous presence of the developers on the Forum answering questions and responding to user suggestions. Still others would like the integration of XFCE, appearance and ease of use. We have heard all these praised on social media and the Forum by individual users picking the features they like.
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Re: MX 17.1 : what can be called "success"

#27 Post by azrielle » Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:21 pm

What made it special enough for me to promote it every chance I got for the last 2 years? The fact that it JUST WORKS. Has done so on EVERY desktop, laptop, notebook, and netbook I've ever tried it on, from an ancient 1.75GB AMD Athlon XP1700+ based desktop to relatively modern Lenovo x131e thinkpad with an i3-3227u and 8GB RAM. And about 22 other systems in between. Can't say that about any other distros, though there's about 10 that come reasonably close. Been watching it climb on Distrowatch from circa 110 to 11 in approximately 14 months. To me--THAT is SUCCESS!
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Re: MX 17.1 : what can be called "success"

#28 Post by asqwerth » Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:36 am

anticapitalista wrote:Have a look at this very (interesting and quite revealing IMO) recent video about MEPIS 2003.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwmhlK8ESQI
Warren really knew his stuff, didn't he?

And so good with his user friendly GUI tools.

That 2003 edition still looks like something a newcomer could use and be productive on in the present day.

And that login sound file! Do we still have that somewhere?
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Re: MX 17.1 : what can be called "success"

#29 Post by Jerry3904 » Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:12 am

And that login sound file! Do we still have that somewhere?
It must be on the CD, though I don't have that.
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Re: MX 17.1 : what can be called "success"

#30 Post by richb » Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:17 am

asqwerth wrote:
anticapitalista wrote:Have a look at this very (interesting and quite revealing IMO) recent video about MEPIS 2003.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwmhlK8ESQI
Warren really knew his stuff, didn't he?

And so good with his user friendly GUI tools.

That 2003 edition still looks like something a newcomer could use and be productive on in the present day.

And that login sound file! Do we still have that somewhere?
Nice to see an old friend. I used the second version that came out in October of 2003 and stayed with it pretty much throughout its iterations, with a brief foray into Kubuntu at some point. Warren really did a great job with Mepis. And in the installer you can still see his influence today on MX. Thanks for posting anti and asqwerth.
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