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danielson 17. Dec 2018 06:12 PM

MX Linux 18 rc1 most worthy!
Have taken out the latest MX rc1 for a spin and it is a gem!

Sure, it's only a release candidate but already a huge improvement over its previous beta.

Took less than 5 min. to install via usb.
Loads in less than a min.
The new graphics are all around, just super nice! :)

Of course, there might still be some bugs, but it's too bad Dedoimedo will probably wait until next year to review. IMO, this should be no.1 for innovation in its category for the year 2018.

MidnightCowboy 18. Dec 2018 08:53 AM

Just keeps getting better.

No wonder MX is now third in the Distrowatch rankings.

Tried a live session and everything works including Compiz, Emerald themes, desktop cube and Skydome.

Will definitely install this as soon as the final release comes out.

danielson 18. Dec 2018 08:58 PM

For whatever reason, MX 17 was giving me issues.
Not so with this recent iteration!

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-Solus would be my fav. but it doesn't go well with some of my peripherals.
-Manjaro would be another good contender, but as with Michael Moore, it always breaks at some point or another.
-Q4OS and LinuxMint Cinnamon are my next favs. (with no real issues) but MX 18rc1 has been the quietest on my laptop (something Window 10 can't beat either) and until i get a newer computer, it will do just fine.

MidnightCowboy 22. Dec 2018 08:02 AM

Got a chance to look at the final release yesterday. It's very fast with no glitches I could find but it's still Xfce which like MATE looks to be what it is, old and tired.

KDE5, Cinnamon and especially Deepin are the DE's that have truly evolved leaving the likes of Xfce way behind.

danielson 22. Dec 2018 02:35 PM

Do agree that KDE and Cinnamon are much more modern but tweaking MX to the dark, black side gives it a good look too!

Don't like to say this, but have a few quirks or complaints to make about MX 18:
1. there's screen tearing even (although much less) with compton disabled.
2. coming out of standby mode fails to bring the OS back.

So, i went back to Q4OS Centaurus RC:
1. no screen tearing
2. no issues with waking up from standby mode but...

-can't install HP printer (getting a root with p.w. request which never seems to be satisfied).

Win some, lose some.

MidnightCowboy 22. Dec 2018 03:09 PM


Originally Posted by danielson (Post 124854)

Win some, lose some.

Very true and also applicable to Windows. :D

There's (potentially) a good one here that is different enough to make it viable with multiple DE options.

I've tried twice to install this but both times it failed downloading packages.

Maybe install it without additional packages above the default selection and then pull in the other stuff later.

Currently no time for a third attempt.

Panzer 24. Dec 2018 10:34 AM

MidnightCowboy 29. Dec 2018 07:52 AM

MX is about to kick Mint out of second spot in the Distrowatch rankings.

danielson 29. Dec 2018 02:31 PM

The last 7 days in drop-down menu show it to be second.

danielson 03. Jan 2019 10:58 PM

MX Linux 18 is a superb distro!

Have one issue i reported to their forum but is buried somewhere in a thread with no response (solution)... Problem? Can't get MX to wake up from suspend mode. A default screen shows up but no mouse response, nothing can be done except press power button to shutdown.

Usually just install on / in dual boot with Windows but don't think that to be the problem.

George.J 18. Jan 2019 05:59 AM

Sorry, but I think I have been living under a rock.

How did Manjaro shoot so high in Distrowatch rankings? What makes it so special compared to Linux Mint which was my favorite.

MidnightCowboy 18. Jan 2019 06:50 AM


Originally Posted by George.J (Post 124918)

How did Manjaro shoot so high in Distrowatch rankings? What makes it so special compared to Linux Mint which was my favorite.

A few things really.
  • It brings Arch to the masses in an easy to use format with some updates held back to avoid potential issues (not always successful but the end result is probably more stable than other rolling releases).
  • Excellent aesthetics especially for the KDE version.
  • Large active community with assorted community spins.
  • Excellent modern approach to product marketing (compare the Manjaro site with Mint and you'll see when I mean)

Panzer 13. Feb 2019 01:53 PM

danielson 13. Feb 2019 03:18 PM

MX team is really doing an excellent job and their support system is second to none!

Panzer 27. Mar 2019 09:39 AM

danielson 27. Mar 2019 02:36 PM

They did a very good job! :)

Installed latest snapshot on a friends' new refurbished Dell and it is well behaving.
(He didn't want Windows 10).
Had tried Solus first but it couldn't "see" the Wifi.
HP printer was still an issue to install on MX but with the help of a bit of personal experience, finally made it work, yay!

Three cheers to MX!!!

Panzer 15. Apr 2019 05:34 PM

Panzer 06. Sep 2019 06:27 AM

danielson 09. Sep 2019 02:00 PM

MX19b2.1 is out and it is super fast to boot on my laptop with SSD! :)

danielson 13. Sep 2019 09:37 PM

Loaded with XFCE 4.14.1 really made a huge difference in GUI.

No more screen tearing either!

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Stearing away from Manjaro (temptation is strong) since i've always had various issues with it.

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