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].”
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.”
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.”
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
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.”
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.
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.
Review by Sam Bocetta in Opensource.com 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.”
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.”
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 Linux Review of MX-17 – For The Record. Matt Hartley, February 15, 2018.
- MX Linux with Compiz + XFCE GUI. Joel Frese, January 1, 2018,
- MX Linux 17 Maybe This Should Be Number 1?. Total OS Today, January 1, 2018.
- My Top 10 Distros Of 2017……Nice. Sneekylinux, December 27, 2017.
- MX Linux 17 Horizon……….A Keeper. Silicon Nubian, December 29, 2017.
- Year end best Linux distro, My Top 5 Picks. Linux & Other Stuff, December 22, 2017.
- MX-17 Linux….A New Contender In The Ring..??. Sneekylinux, December 16, 2017.
- Checking out MX Linux 17 final release. Linux & Other Stuff, December 16, 2017.
- MX Linux 17 (MX-17) Installation + Overview on Oracle VirtualBox . Linux Video Tutorials, December 16, 2017.
- Look @ MX Linux 17 – The Power & The Glory Of Debian & MX. Eznix, December 15, 2017.
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.« First ‹ Previous 1 2 3 4 5 Next › Last »