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Re: Site describing MX as a 'product'?

#11 Post by qwertyblahblah » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:44 am

Jerry3904 wrote:
I know it's it's just one instance of one word
...and in a menu, never in any text on the site. A MX Linux is indeed a project, a status that IMO is not about to be impugned by a single top menu entry.
Yes, if I'm going to talk about semantic clarity I shouldn't have posted that with the menu entry the site actually 'describes' MX as a product. I was being hyperbolic, of course nothing beyond the menu title does such thing.

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Re: Site describing MX as a 'product'?

#12 Post by Adrian » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:04 am

MX Linux is indeed a project
Yes, and the resulting ISO that you download and install is the product of the project, an object cannot really be a "project".

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Re: Site describing MX as a 'product'?

#13 Post by Jerry3904 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:19 am

Is this "Solved"?
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Re: Site describing MX as a 'product'?

#14 Post by cyrilus31 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:29 am

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Re: Site describing MX as a 'product'?

#15 Post by asqwerth » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:43 am

Also, that dropdown menu contains (among others) links to:

1) distro download sources
2) community-contributed wallpaper (many not found within the downloadable isos)
3) conkies
4) MX artwork like logos and icons

These are 4 different categories of products of people's time/effort/creativity. It's not just the distro that is being referred to under "Products".
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Re: Site describing MX as a 'product'?

#16 Post by mmikeinsantarosa » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:13 pm

asqwerth wrote:Also, that dropdown menu contains (among others) links to:

1) distro download sources
2) community-contributed wallpaper (many not found within the downloadable isos)
3) conkies
4) MX artwork like logos and icons

These are 4 different categories of products of people's time/effort/creativity. It's not just the distro that is being referred to under "Products".
conkies? I thought somebody mentioned cookies :happy:
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Re: Site describing MX as a 'product'?

#17 Post by Old Giza » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:38 pm

Sometimes it takes people from outside to give a different perspective that we don't have. Words carry all kinds of associations. And their context matters. I happen to agree with OP that "Products" on a Linux distro site gives off a vibe we don't intend or want. We glide right by it without a second thought because we know what MX is. But a first time visitor gets a little feeling of dread "Oh, are they about to try to make me pay for this?" Couple this with the "Buy" right under "Download" on the right, and the visitor thinks "It must be one of those distros that has a scaled-down free version and full-featured one I have to pay to get". Immediate turn-off.

I think it's easy to fix. We shouldn't be so literal. Instead of "Products", use "MX Linux". That's what somebody wants to click. And instead of a laundry list of stuff there, just put "Download/Features/Screenshots". Move the other items to new tabs, such as "Media" for "Interviews/Reviews/Testimonials", and so on.

Just my two cents. I think our front page matters tremendously.

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Re: Site describing MX as a 'product'?

#18 Post by Adrian » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:45 pm

I agree with Old Giza.

Also, instead of "Buy" maybe something like "Order DVD or Flashdrive" or something like would be better to make it clear what you "buy".

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Re: Site describing MX as a 'product'?

#19 Post by Eadwine Rose » Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:33 pm

Another agree.
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Re: Site describing MX as a 'product'?

#20 Post by duane » Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:11 pm

I agree as well. The idea that MX is a product just makes me cringe.
The ideology behind MX is quite important to me.
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