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MX-14 Review

#1 Post by NGIB » Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:28 am

Saw the link on Distrowatch this morning and read the review. Why are folks so enamored with Plymouth? Other than the author's personal tastes, the system received outstanding marks...

http://mylinuxexplore.blogspot.com/2014 ... truly.html
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Re: MX-14 Review

#2 Post by Jerry3904 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:02 am

Thanks. People will continue to miss the effect of the size limitation, so want to see GIMP, Firefox, whatever.

That chart at the bottom is very impressive--congrats to anti and his crew!

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Re: MX-14 Review

#3 Post by NGIB » Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:20 am

Personally, not including GIMP is a plus for me as I have never used it, probably never will. I like a distro that includes a relatively small set of applications which lets the end user set it up to their liking, the basics are fine for me.

Bottom line - to produce a full featured distro that fits on a CD and includes the full LibreOffice suite is quite an accomplishment.

Many folks will complain about the no splash screen. Perhaps a tab on the MX-14 docs on installing and configuring Plymouth would be nice? Maybe even a nifty MX-14 Plymouth theme just using the default wallpaper and a status bar?
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#4 Post by Jerry3904 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:28 am

Many folks will complain about the no splash screen. Perhaps a tab on the MX-14 docs on installing and configuring Plymouth would be nice? Maybe even a nifty MX-14 Plymouth theme just using the default wallpaper and a status bar?
People have been looking at that, but I don't believe we're ready to let it out into the wild. Could be wrong...
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#5 Post by dyfi » Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:34 am

A boot splash is only seen briefly (all being well) - text is fine with me.

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#6 Post by NGIB » Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:39 am

dyfi wrote:A boot splash is only seen briefly (all being well) - text is fine with me.
I'm OK with that as well but look at the big deal the reviewer made of it - one of the few negative comments in the review...
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#7 Post by richb » Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:48 am

As with the "sale" of any product, very often the sizzle sells it. Or at least brings people in to take a longer look. In my opinion MX-14 looks great. But others do look for that sizzle.

Regardless of the reviewers issues with aesthetics, (his aesthetics), this was a very positive first review. Encouraging.
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#8 Post by Utopia » Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:05 am

Better than most reviews, they usually talk only about the wallpaper. This reviewer only used one third of his blog to show what he preferred when it comes to art work.
And Plymouth should probably prolong the booting time, can't see why he wants it. Scrolling text is beautiful and fast.
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#9 Post by NGIB » Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:17 am

I actually like the wallpaper and that's rare for me - it's generally the first thing I change. I always load the murrine and xfwm4 themes and I use the silverado window border with one of the light murrine themes...
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#10 Post by dolphin_oracle » Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:28 am

It was a good review. I wish he had tried the metapackage-installer. He listed it in included apps, but he didn't try it, instead going for the "PPA" route, showing his ubuntu roots.

But that niddling. Good review really.
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