Reviews

MX17.1 | Why MX Linux Is the Windows Alternative You’ve Been Waiting For

Posted by Ryan Dube on October 12, 2018 on the MakeUseOf website. Very helpfulreview from the perspective of a long-time Windows user for enticing other Windows users to look at a Linux alternative. Covers installation, the Welcome screen, Package Installer and customization. He concludes: "MX Linux brings a brand new OS about as close to a Windows environment as you could ask for, at zero cost." 

MX17.1 | Hands on with MX Linux: a pleasant easy-to-install Linux distribution

Published by J. A. Watson on September 6, 2018 in his blog on ZDNet. The author reviews MX-17.1 (the August snapshot), both from a general perspective and with detailed attention to certain features. He examines the Installer screen-by-screen, explaining what each does and adding thoughtful critique along the way. He then provides the first review of the new version of the Package Installer, spelling out its utility and expressing his appreciation. Nice conclusion: "Using MX17 Linux is very pleasant. It reminds me a lot of MEPIS, in that it just all works, and everything fits together nicely."

MX17.1 | MX Tools - A year later, the toolbox got better
Posted May 25, 2018 by Dedoimedo on his website. This detailed look at MX Tools in MX-17 begins by noting the improvements in the look of the dashboard: organization, legibility, etc. He pays articular attention to Snapshot ("probably one of the most useful aspects of MX Tools") and iDevice Mounter, which he tested on his own phone when it wouldn't mount in Thunar. Finishes with some useful suggestions about future directions that might be taken.
MX17.1 | MX Tools, Backup, and Systemback

Published on May 6, 2018, by Artim in his blog Confessions of a Technophobe. Looks at using LuckyBackup and MX Live USB Maker to archive an image of the running system, concluding that it is easy and works better than his previous method.  Concludes: "No bloat, plenty of speed, rock-stable, awesome cool tools. What else does a technophobic Ba’ku boy need?"

MX17.1 | MX Linux 17.1

Review by Shashank Sharma in Linux Format, June 2018 (LXF237), page 20 (requires subscription). Subtitle: "Shashank Sharma's expectations of a modern-day distribution is a lumbering Goliath, which makes this distro fall squarely into the David camp." This review is very positive, and the 'Verdict' box-out gives 10/10 for every element! Finishes with this great statement: "This speedy, fully featured distribution, complete with solid support on- and offline, is a masterclass in user-friendliness."

MX17.1 | My Desktop

Posted by Artim on April 28, 2018, in his Blog: Confessions of a Technophobe. We love the opening: "MX-17 is simply gorgeous right out of the box!" Author examines the interesting question of upgrades, reliability and bloat, concluding that he has no interest in replicating the legacy OS he just abandoned. Finishes with this great sentence: "MX-17 is my favorite Linux now, because it’s got the newbie-friendly stuff going on (enough of it to make it suitable for competent newbies – not enough to protect them from being irresponsibly stupid), but inherently much safer with it’s Debian Stable base than any of the [others]."

MX17.1 | MX Linux: A Mid-Weight Distro Focused on Simplicity
A cursory and curious look at MX-17.1 (unnamed) published by Jack Wallen on April 6, 2018 on Linux.com. After praising "that antiX installer MX Linux uses" (originally from Warren Woodford with his MEPIS), the author then provides a lengthy description on how to move the Panel using Xfce's dialog box (no mention of MX Tools) and finishes with a lesson on setting up Samba. Concludes: "This flavor of Linux can make anyone feel right at home on Linux."
MX17.1 | Linux Mint vs. MX Linux: What's Best for You?
A comparison of these two Linux OS's posted by Matt Hartley on April 4, 2018 on Datamation.com that focuses on personal preferences instead of trying to say one is better than the other. Both have advantages, but the author concludes: "if I was to introduce one of these distros to someone who has never used Linux before, I once again think I'd choose MX Linux."
MX17.1 | MX Linux 17.1 | A YOUNG & PROMISING LINUX DISTRO
A video tour by XPSTECH published March 27, 2018. Although the author says he did not expect very much when he began, he concludes after checking it out that the MX Team has done a really great job. It could become one of the top distros, he says, but it all gets down to how long they can survive.
MX17.1 | Look @ MX Linux 17.1 - The Continuing Story of MX Linux
Video review by eznix on March 16, 2018. It takes a detailed look at installation, the Forum and Help, the last two not usually covered. Concludes: "MX Linux is a fantastic distro for the new user and the seasoned professional, and anyone in between."

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