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Gotta Love MX-Linux

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raymac46

My main desktop is a Windows 10 machine. This plays my train sims, does my Income Tax and keeps my wife happy. But I want to have Linux available there so I run MX-Linux 18 in VirtualBox. I am posting from it now.

I have found that MX-Linux has everything I would want in a Virtual setup. All the Guest Additions work out of the box. It is stable as can be. It's based on Debian. It is easy to update. No unattended-upgrades running in the background. A nice Xfce desktop.

MX-Linux is so nice I have basically given up Virtual distro farming. Life is good.

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securitybreach

Nice :thumbsup:

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sunrat

MX is a great distro and the devs are really active and friendly.

I'm liking their forums less as time goes by though. So many people asking for help without doing any searching or looking in the extremely fine manual. And lots of people helping to answer questions who only have a very vague idea what they are talking about. I know there's a bit of that in every forum (present company excepted) but it's rife at MX. It's the main downside to MX becoming really popular really fast.

Of course there are some really good people on their forums particularly the devs who post regularly and try to help as much as they can. I can't help thinking their time may be better spent actually developing though instead of helping those who can't be bothered helping themselves.

I'm back to using pure Debian Buster with Plasma, or siduction which is closeish to pure. Partly because I much prefer KDE Plasma to Xfce. Still have MX on a micro SD card for Justin. ;)

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raymac46

I've always found a VirtualBox system to be a different beast than one on the rails. For instance Arch Linux has been rock stable for me on actual hardware but I've occasionally had problems after updates in VBox. That must be a problem with VBox itself. MX-Linux seems to have fewer and less kernel based updates. It also doesn't use systemd much.

I've always been a huge Xfce fan and VBox does a nice job of customizing it. I use it in VMs for stability and run it on some old hardware I have here.

When I have better machines I stick to Linux Mint Cinnamon and Debian with Gnome. I agree that KDE Plasma is a nice desktop but it's never "stuck" with me for some reason - probably because I'm satisfied with the other desktops.

I haven't been into the forum much unless I have a problem but when I have been there I noticed that the devs were quick to respond to legitimate concerns.

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abarbarian

MX rocks. 😍

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Mauser

MX Linux is great. I have been using it almost exclusively for the past 4 years. I did stay away from MX Linux for a few months after they became so popular that it attracted a rotten bunch from a distro that consists of at least 99% of the worst of the worst that have changed a few of the developers for the worse. The MX forum became very bias on how it was being run. A lot of favoritism along with the rules don't apply to the trouble makers while lies are allowed and the truth is not allowed because the lies were posted first along with attacks. Upon my return to MX Linux I did find that the forum did improve but it's still bias where some people are more equal than others. I take part less and have skipped a year of donating because of it. The distro is excellent, but the forum needs work.

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V.T. Eric Layton
43 minutes ago, Mauser said:

The distro is excellent, but the forum needs work.

 

That is, unfortunately, often the case.

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securitybreach

Also, the people running such forums are doing this in their free time without any pay whatsoever. Even the ones that gets donations, it is usually not even enough to the keep the site up and running. These people donate their time to provide such a forum. That might be something to think about.

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raymac46

MX-Linux 19.1 is working well on my Lenovo Flex 2 - former Windows machine. I have recycled my daughter's old broken hinge HP Sleekbook. The Lenovo has trailing edge AMD hardware which works great with the FOSS AMD video driver stack. No problems with the processor either. Even the touchscreen works (not that I care about that.)

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V.T. Eric Layton
3 hours ago, securitybreach said:

Also, the people running such forums are doing this in their free time without any pay whatsoever. Even the ones that gets donations, it is usually not even enough to the keep the site up and running. These people donate their time to provide such a forum. That might be something to think about.

 

Indeed. However, as in Real Life®, there are rectal orifices everywhere. You just have to filter them out as you go along.

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