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MX Linux Facebook group

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Post by chrispop99 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:44 pm

A short time ago a Facebook group for MX Linux users was set up. There was some doubt as to whether it would get enough support to warrant it, but I'm pleased to say that today we welcomed out 2,000th member.

The group is very active, with multiple posts daily, and has members from all over the world.

Chris
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Re: MX Linux Facebook group

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Post by Jerry3904 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:49 pm

Thanks, Chris.

It has surprised me, I must say. I thought it would be just a glorified chat room, but a lot of support is provided to a lot of people. Think: if it did not exist, all those people would either be here--can you imagine?!--or be left flapping in the breeze.
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Re: MX Linux Facebook group

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Post by Eadwine Rose » Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:50 pm

Nice indeed!
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Re: MX Linux Facebook group

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Post by Jerry3904 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:59 pm

The group is very active, with multiple posts daily, and has members from all over the world.
I often get on early in the morning EDT,and a question or comment that had been posted less than an hour ago will already have 1-15 comments.

For those worrying about the lack of someone to give "the" correct answer, think "bazaar" and not "cathedral." I truly believe that ESR, who was talking about development and not consumption, would be very much in favor of it.
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Re: MX Linux Facebook group

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Post by chrispop99 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:34 pm

I was unsure how it would develop. It seems that folk who would not be confident to post here are the main users, with a small but growing number of more experienced users gradually helping out with support.
I spend a fair bit of time there as I am active in a number of unrelated Facebook groups. I have one virtual desktop with Facebook open on it all the time.
My teenage granddaughter finds it somewhat amusing!

Chris
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32-bit non-PAE - Thinkpad T41, 1.6GHz Pentium M, 1GB RAM.
32-bit PAE - DELL Latitude D610, 1.73GHz Pentium M, 2GB RAM.
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Re: MX Linux Facebook group

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Post by Adrian » Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:09 pm

That's nice, that being said I left Facebook 6 years ago and didn't look back, they are the scummiest of the scummiest companies. But whatever floats people's boats...

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Re: MX Linux Facebook group

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Post by Jerry3904 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:26 pm

I don't like Facebook, but I like this group.
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Re: MX Linux Facebook group

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Post by dolphin_oracle » Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:02 pm

That's fantastic!
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Re: MX Linux Facebook group

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Post by KBD » Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:15 pm

Must admit I cringe when I see the words "MX Linux Facebook group". But I'm glad someone is willing to get into the slime to help those interested in MX.

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Re: MX Linux Facebook group

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Post by richb » Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:20 pm

KBD wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:15 pm
Must admit I cringe when I see the words "MX Linux Facebook group". But I'm glad someone is willing to get into the slime to help those interested in MX.
Actually no slime there. It is not your normal Facebook. Over 200 members and very active and helpful.
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