Reviews

MX-18 | And the best distro of 2018 is …

Dedoimedo selects the best Linux distro of the year from among 5 finalists in this blog post on December 31, 2018. In increasing of preference: Manjaro 17.1.6, Linux Mint 19, Kubuntu 18.10, Kubuntu 18.4 and…MX-17! “From the very start, MX Linux behaved beautifully. It was elegant, robust and stable. It comes with many unique features and applications, including its MX Tools combo…You get blazing performance, excellent battery life, all the fun out of the box, and it’s constantly, continuously improving, with great momentum by the team and the community.” Pretty neat.

MX-18 | Best Linux Distros for Beginners

Video review published on YouTube February 20, 2019 by Matt Hartley, Author at Freedom Penguin. He goes through the distro, praising its retention of 32bit and discussing its advantages to a new user. He notes: “It’s stable…not the prettiest distro out there…but it’s very straightforward.” He spends quite a bit of time on the Users Manual, which he finds the greatest advantage for the new user (a couple of broken links seem to drive him crazy).

MX-18 | Checking out MX 18 beta 1

Published by Linux & Other Stuff on Dec 4, 2018.

MX-18 | MX Linux | Review from an openSUSE User

An interesting “biased” look at MX-18 from CubicleNate published on his blog on December 28, 2018. After going the installation, he looks at the features he likes, from MX Tools (especially Package Manager) to low memory usage. Finishes with useful suggestions for the future include: allow for direct install without going through a Live session, change some Installer wording (“remove disk”), 

MX-18 | MX Linux 18 “Continuum” First Impressions

A video review published by LearnLinux.tv on December 30, 2018. A very substantial look, both general and detailed. Covers topics not normally seen such as games, (dark) theming, flatpaks, etc. Comments: “I’m blown away by some of the settings I’m seeing here.” A good addition to the reviews that are out so far.

MX-18 | MX Linux 18 Continuum basée sur Debian – Bureau XFCE

A well-informed review of MX-18 posted (in French) on the Blog JetesteLinux. The author mostly covers installation and configuration, and concludes: “This is a complete distribution, a pleasure to use.” Author knows MX Linux well, having reviewed MX-17 in the past, including a lengthy video. Recently moreover he examined the recent point point release 18.1.

 

MX-18 | MX Linux MX-18 Continuum – Time x Space x Fun

A careful review of the current MX-18 posted by Dedoimedo on January 14, 2019. Covers strong and weak points in detailed fashion and summarizes his findings with subtlety: “MX-18 comes with a solid blend of modern and archaic, pretty and reserved, Xfce pure and hybrid, giving you good font clarity, decent spatial awareness, fast productivity, and only a few glitches here and there, most of which are inherent to the desktop environment.” A useful document for MX Devs as they move forward.

MX-18 | MX Tools revisited – A Swiss Army knife of penguins

Published by Dedoimedo on February 1, 2019 on his website. Based on solid experience, author reviews MX Tools again, adding valuable insight and useful critique. Concludes: “All in all, MX Tools is a great feature. I haven’t tested everything to the last detail, but from what I did do, I can say that the utilities are rather intuitive and safe, and they work reliably. Even experienced users will benefit from the toolbox, on top of already friendly defaults that Continuum has.”

MX-18 | My MX Linux 18 On Real Hardware

A video by Charlie Henson about his own “out of the box experience,” published on his channel on January 1, 2019. After trouble trying to set up a BlueTooth dongle, goes through what he calls “really good stuff” by which he means all the tools and settings apps. Concludes: “This is really an ass-kicking distro…super responsive, good to go.”

MX-17.1 | Best Xfce distro of 2018

A review posted by Dedoimedo on December 5, 2018 in OCS Mag. Author looks at 6 distros–two of which are MX Linux!–and rates MX as the winner. Concludes with the nice comment that it is “honest, unique, fast and elegant.”

MX-17.1 | Five Reasons to use MX Linux

Video by Switched to Linux, published on Dec 3, 2018

MX-17.1 | Frederic Bezies blogs on MX-17.1

This blog post accompanies his video on post installation setup for French users. He summarizes the release as “un grand cru” (a great vintage) and “du pur bonheur” (pure joy). He rightfully points to the difficulties now presented by Firefox to switch languages.

MX-17.1 | Frederic Bezies reviews MX-17.1

Great look at the new point release, showing how to localize for France. Concludes: “très très bien conçu, du pur bonheur.”

MX-17.1 | 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.”

MX-17.1 | 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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