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MX Linux Reinvents Computer Use

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MX Linux Reinvents Computer Use

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Post by Fast-Game » Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:28 pm

Another glowing review on MX Linux. http://tuxmachines.org/node/124612

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Re: MX Linux Reinvents Computer Use

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Post by KBD » Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:11 pm

MX keeps hitting it out of the park :)

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Post by turtlebay777 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:41 pm

KBD wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:11 pm
MX keeps hitting it out of the park :)
So it's illegal and out of bounds?

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Post by j2mcgreg » Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:21 pm

turtlebay777 wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:41 pm
KBD wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:11 pm
MX keeps hitting it out of the park :)
So it's illegal and out of bounds?
No. 'Hitting it out of the park' is baseball speak for a 'home run' which is a very good thing if the hitter is on your team and a woeful thing best forgotten if the hitter is on the opposing side.
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Post by KBD » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:01 pm

turtlebay777 wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:41 pm
KBD wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:11 pm
MX keeps hitting it out of the park :)
So it's illegal and out of bounds?
I keep forgetting not everyone here is 'merican' :)

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Post by rs55 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:34 pm

turtlebay777 wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:41 pm
KBD wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:11 pm
MX keeps hitting it out of the park :)
So it's illegal and out of bounds?
Well I was hit once when I was out of the park. haahah.

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Post by JayM » Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:42 pm

Good review but I spotted a couple of minor inaccuracies and omissions. He says that MX doesn't offer a rolling release. While that's technically correct he failed to mention that it's a semi-rolling release. Later he says that users will have version updates automatically pushed to them so there's no need to reinstall (which sounds like the definition of a rolling release to me) but doesn't mention that that's only true for updates that are based on the same branch of Debian Stable (Stretch), and new versions based on later Debian Stable branches like Buster will require a complete reinstallation. He also didn't mention the option to preserve one's home directory (or directories for multi-user systems) during reinstallations. I didn't want to register on Linux Insider to post a comment telling him so, but maybe someone else will.
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Post by Gordon Cooper » Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:37 am

j2mcgreg wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:21 pm
turtlebay777 wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:41 pm
KBD wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:11 pm
MX keeps hitting it out of the park :)
So it's illegal and out of bounds?
No. 'Hitting it out of the park' is baseball speak for a 'home run' which is a very good thing if the hitter is on your team and a woeful thing best forgotten if the hitter is on the opposing side.

In cricket speak, out of the park means just that, with six runs to the batter. Happened on Wednesday during a cricket World Cup game
in England. Only sad news was that the ball landed in the adjacent river and was lost. Under cricket's rules, any replacement ball must have the
same amount of use and wear as the lost one, so the umpires had to search through a box of old balls to get one that matched.
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Post by asqwerth » Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:59 am

I agree with the article that MX is not semi rolling at all.

If you look at pclinuxos and chakra, which are often held up as examples of semi rolling distros, they essentially roll indefinitely. Their key difference with full rolling distros is that while normal user apps get regular upgrades , they hold back big upgrades of new versions of base packages like gtk+ (Qt, gcc, glib, that kind of stuff) for maybe months until everything's smoothened out and all their user applications are able to run on the upgraded base , then the big base upgrade happens.

MX doesn't do that. Base never changes in a version of Debian stable. Gtk3 remains at version 3.22 for Stretch, for instance. Pclinuxos will move up gtk3 versions eventually, just slower than in Arch.

The mx packaging team backports newer apps so long as they can be rebuilt against the older bases. The base itself does not change.

Once backporting can't be done any longer for an app, the updates of that app come to a halt.

So there's no rolling or semi rolling.
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Re: MX Linux Reinvents Computer Use

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Post by masterpeace » Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:11 am

I personally not agree YET , since im still learning and still a newbie in Linux to judge how accurate the review is ...

But i can vouch for MX's ability to revive broken 18 yo dual core laptop and make it working without any issues whatsoever .

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