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MX is really something special

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MX is really something special

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Post by SUSEconvert » Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:51 am

I've been using openSUSE because I was under the impression that YaST was the best control center for Linux and that it would be the best distro to learn how stuff works. I have tried MX Linux and it blows this right out of the water. I think the GUI controls that this particular distro offers is way more streamlined, faster, and more educational as many of the GUI tools incorporate the terminal as an easy way to do terminal-level adjustments if needed. Super cool distribution and I hope it stays around!

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Post by Richard » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:26 am

Welcome to the forum.

Debian, actually Mepis, saved me from the dependency problem many years ago. :)
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Post by skidoo » Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:36 am

Richard, FYI, openSUSE YaST (and Zypper commandline tool) do provide dependency management
https://en.opensuse.org/Package_management

Software are distributed through Packages that are linked to metadata which contain additionnal information such as a description of the software purpose and a list of dependencies necessary for the software to run properly. They are provided by repositories, either local media (CD, DVD or hard drive) or online repositories. Upon installation, metadata is stored in a local package database which is used to retrieve software packages.

Libzypp is openSUSE implementation of such a package management system and provides YaST Software Management as graphical user interface and Zypper as a command line interface.
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If you glance at the screenshot in the YaST online docs homepage, you'll notice it is remarkably similar to synaptic.
https://en.opensuse.org/YaST_Software_M ... ailability

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Post by Richard » Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:00 pm

@skidoo
Thanks for the heads-up.

I was thinking a few years before.

Yes, it does now but SuSE in 2001, didn't.
And then Mandrake in 2003 was so-so,
but Mepis & Debian did.
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Post by masinick » Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:09 pm

OpenSuSE is actually a good distribution. Like Debian, it offers stable releases, a rolling "Tumbleweed" release ata variety of other alternatives. The SuSE ecosystem is rich, mature, and a reasonable alternative to Debian-based systems.

I still prefer MX and antiX for flexible, ready to use systems, but I generally include a SuSE distribution in my regular collection too.

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Post by seaken64 » Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:41 pm

Yes, I enjoyed OpenSuSE for quite awhile. I used it before I found antiX and MX. But they lost me when they changed the KDE desktop. I felt similar to angry Ubuntu users when Ubuntu changed the interface. I liked the old KDE and hated the new KDE.

I am curious about Trinity and wonder if I can get that on MX. But I'm not very good at modifying the DE on Linux yet. Maybe if someone else puts Trinity in MX I'll check it out. Has that been done yet?

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Post by Gordon Cooper » Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:17 pm

@ Seaken64 trinity is in the main MX repo.
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Post by seaken64 » Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:50 pm

Gordon Cooper wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:17 pm
@ Seaken64 trinity is in the main MX repo.
Oh, cool. I'll check it out. Thanks.
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Post by seaken64 » Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:41 pm

seaken64 wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:50 pm
Gordon Cooper wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:17 pm
@ Seaken64 trinity is in the main MX repo.
Oh, cool. I'll check it out. Thanks.
I checked both PI and Synaptic and couldn't find it.

I did find a page on Trinity Desktop webpage showing how to add the repository to MX. IS that what you were referring to?

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Post by JayM » Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:33 pm

Gordon Cooper wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:17 pm
@ Seaken64 trinity is in the main MX repo.
That trinity's description says "system call fuzz tester". It's not the Trinity desktop environment. There's Budgie, Gnome, KDE5 Plasma, LXDE, Cinnamon and MATE in the repos.

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