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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.
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.
Well my adventures with UEFI date back about 6 years when I first was playing with Linux on my then new desktop. As I recall I was eager at the time to try UEFI out and GRUB was still a little funky when it came to EFI booting. So I used rEFInd and that was great.
When I installed LM on an SSD I seem to recall it went with a legacy msdos format. Since I was then reformatting my HDD (1TB) I saw no need to keep it GPT and just went back to legacy. The motherboard doesn't care.