Reviews of Previous Versions

MX-17.1 | 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].”

MX-17.1 | Product Review – MX Linux 17.1 October Snapshot

A video tour by Backyard Tech published on November 4, 2018. Though unfamiliar with the OS in any detail, he goes through it in detail, showing his appreciation with a repeated comment: “I gotta tell you, I like this very much.”

MX-17.1 | The Magnificent Seven unique Linux projects

In an article published in OCS-Mag on March 21, 2018, Dedoimedo looks at desktop innovations that have taken place apart from the usual big distros. He includes MX Linux, and points particularly to MX Tools, concluding: “To the best of my experience and memory, this is the most advanced implementation of the make-desktop-nice functionality.”

MX-17.1 | 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.”

MX-17 | EzeeLinux takes a look at MX-17

Joe Collins makes a knowledgeable, friendly and enthusiastic tour–and falls in love with the cursor! ;-DEzeeLinux Show 18.11

MX-17 | 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 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.”

MX-17 | MX 17 Linux: The Best of 2 Linux Worlds

Review of MX-17 Beta 1 by Jack M. Germain, published in LinuxInsider Nov 16, 2017. Calling The Beta 1 release “an ideal first-look candidate,” the reviewer appreciates the antiX Live system that MX inherits, the combination of standard Xfce tools and software choices, as well as the various MX-specific tools.

MX-17 | MX Linux 17

Review by Jesse Smith in Distrowatch 774(1), published January 1, 2018. Thorough look at MX-17 based on a week of testing. He says that he is very happy with the OS, and that there was little that needed to be changed. His major criticism is that “MX loses out to the big, mainstream Linux distributions is in beginner friendliness,” and he signals apps such as the backup utility, the updater and Synaptic.

MX-17 | MX Linux 17 An Easy To Use Linux Distro For Noobs

Review by LINUXANDUBUNTU, December 25, 2017. Good review of MX-17 with many screenshots that focuses on technical procedures. Concludes that it is an “easy-to-use yet powerful that does decent job without including unnecessary software.” Also available in Spanish.

MX-17 | MX Linux 17: An upgraded distro made for beginners

Review by Sam Bocetta in on February 12, 2018. A thorough look at MX-17: “This powerful operating system’s efficient performance, intuitive interface, and exceptional collection of apps make it a top choice for all users.”

MX-17 | MX Linux MX-17 Horizon – Second test, top notch

A follow-up review on February 9, 2018 by Dedoimedo on a higher-end machine (Lenovo G50 laptop). He covers main concerns from font to software, and concludes: “Good distros are far and few in between, and MX-17 Horizon is truly a magnificent product. Way to go.”

MX-17 | MX Linux MX-17 Horizon – Shaping up beautifully

Review by Dedoimedo, updated January 13, 2018. Very detailed and very positive look at MX-17. Tests it Live and installed on older and newer hardware. Makes a number of useful suggestions, and concludes: “it’s an excellent choice for Linux folks looking for a hassle-free, fun-ready system. 9.9/10.”

MX-17 | MX Linux: Worth a Look

A technically-oriented review posted by Robert Dinse in Eskimo North on March 18, 2018. Looks at the use of SysV as init in comparison with systemd, likes the monthly snapshots, and appreciates the availability of multiple desktops.  He concludees: “They’ve basically taken Debian and fixed all it’s flaws, it’s slow boot, it’s lack of up to date things that are critical, and fixed the boot process to one that is ideal compromise between systemd and system-V init.”

MX-17 | Video reviews, tours and honors–Final

MX-16.1 | La MX Linux 16.1, un ultime hommage à la Debian GNU/Linux Jessie ?

Video and short review by Frederic Bezies, published June 11, 2017. Critical of the use of an old kernel rather than one of the LTS ones available, and of the incomplete localization by default of the major apps such as Thunderbird, Firefox or LibreOffice.

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