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Magazine high praise!

#1 Post by chrispop99 » Fri May 04, 2018 4:11 am

The number one Linux magazine in the UK is Linux Format. The latest issue contains a review of MX Linux 17.1. The review is very positive, and mostly accurate, but best of all, the 'Verdict' box-out gives 10/10 for every element! I've been a subscriber to this magazine for perhaps two decades, and don't remember another distribution scoring a perfect 10.

I obviously can't reproduce the article here for copyright reasons, but I hope I'm OK in quoting the final verdict:

This speedy, fully featured distribution, complete with solid support on- and offline, is a masterclass in user-friendliness.

Woo Hoo!

Chris
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32-bit PAE - DELL Latitude D610, 1.73GHz Pentium M, 2GB RAM.
64-bit - Lenovo T61, 2GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM
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Re: Magazine high praise!

#2 Post by m_pav » Fri May 04, 2018 5:19 am

Nice!
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Re: Magazine high praise!

#3 Post by Farcry » Fri May 04, 2018 6:24 am

@chrispop99:
You have said almost exactly the same as I was going to say myself!
Such high praise from Linux Format should encourage many more people to try MX.
It's great to see the MX team's hard work (notably documentation, an Achilles heel for many distros) being recognized in such a public way.
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Re: Magazine high praise!

#4 Post by Jerry3904 » Fri May 04, 2018 6:57 am

chrispop99 wrote:The number one Linux magazine in the UK is Linux Format. The latest issue contains a review of MX Linux 17.1. The review is very positive, and mostly accurate, but best of all, the 'Verdict' box-out gives 10/10 for every element! I've been a subscriber to this magazine for perhaps two decades, and don't remember another distribution scoring a perfect 10.

I obviously can't reproduce the article here for copyright reasons, but I hope I'm OK in quoting the final verdict:

This speedy, fully featured distribution, complete with solid support on- and offline, is a masterclass in user-friendliness.

Woo Hoo!

Chris
Can you provide the citation elements I would need to include it among our reviews: author, issue/number, title?
Production: 4.15.0-1-amd64, MX-17.1, AMD FX-4130 Quad-Core, GeForce GT 630/PCIe/SSE2, 8 GB, Kingston SSD 120 GB and WesternDigital 1TB
Testing: AAO 722: 4.15.0-1-386. MX-17.1, AMD C-60 APU, 4 GB

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Re: Magazine high praise!

#5 Post by chrispop99 » Fri May 04, 2018 7:53 am

Jerry3904 wrote:Can you provide the citation elements I would need to include it among our reviews: author, issue/number, title?
Linux Format magazine, June 2018 edition, issue LXF237, page 20.

Reviewer - Shashank Sharma https://uk.linkedin.com/in/contactshashanksharma

Review title - MX Linux 17.1

Sub-heading - Shashank Sharma's expectations of a modern-day distribution is a lumbering Goliath, which makes this distro fall squarely into the David camp.

Hope this is what you need.

Chris
Test machines:
32-bit non-PAE - Thinkpad T41, 1.6GHz Pentium M, 1GB RAM.
32-bit PAE - DELL Latitude D610, 1.73GHz Pentium M, 2GB RAM.
64-bit - Lenovo T61, 2GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM
64-bit - Gigabyte Z77P-D3, Intel i3-3220, GeForce 8400 GS, 4GB PC3-12800.

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Re: Magazine high praise!

#6 Post by richb » Fri May 04, 2018 7:56 am

The link to Sharma's Linkedin page requires a login or signup. Probably should not include that in the Reviews page.
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Re: Magazine high praise!

#7 Post by Jerry3904 » Fri May 04, 2018 8:02 am

chrispop99 wrote:
Jerry3904 wrote:Can you provide the citation elements I would need to include it among our reviews: author, issue/number, title?
Linux Format magazine, June 2018 edition, issue LXF237, page 20.

Reviewer - Shashank Sharma https://uk.linkedin.com/in/contactshashanksharma

Review title - MX Linux 17.1

Sub-heading - Shashank Sharma's expectations of a modern-day distribution is a lumbering Goliath, which makes this distro fall squarely into the David camp.

Hope this is what you need.

Chris
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Production: 4.15.0-1-amd64, MX-17.1, AMD FX-4130 Quad-Core, GeForce GT 630/PCIe/SSE2, 8 GB, Kingston SSD 120 GB and WesternDigital 1TB
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Re: Magazine high praise!

#8 Post by Jerry3904 » Fri May 04, 2018 8:03 am

richb wrote:The link to Sharma's Linkedin page requires a login or signup. Probably should not include that in the Reviews page.
Would never have even occurred to me!
Production: 4.15.0-1-amd64, MX-17.1, AMD FX-4130 Quad-Core, GeForce GT 630/PCIe/SSE2, 8 GB, Kingston SSD 120 GB and WesternDigital 1TB
Testing: AAO 722: 4.15.0-1-386. MX-17.1, AMD C-60 APU, 4 GB

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Re: Magazine high praise!

#9 Post by chrispop99 » Fri May 04, 2018 8:05 am

richb wrote:The link to Sharma's Linkedin page requires a login or signup. Probably should not include that in the Reviews page.
This is part of the page I see from that link:
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I thought that information about the author's credentials was useful.

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32-bit PAE - DELL Latitude D610, 1.73GHz Pentium M, 2GB RAM.
64-bit - Lenovo T61, 2GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM
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Re: Magazine high praise!

#10 Post by richb » Fri May 04, 2018 8:32 am

It is important but I do not want a Linkedin account and I would assume many others do not either. Jerry can add that biographical information to the reviews page without the link. So thank you for providing it.
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