Video review by Sudo Reboot, published May 28, 2017. Enthusiastic and detailed look at the beta, with particular attention to the changes in MX Tools, especially Package Installer.
Video review by quidsup, published February 23, 2017. Says that MX is one of the most requested for review, and that he has had no issues, finds it very stable and concludes that it does what he expected it to do. Sees a limiting factor when trying to run it on brand new hardware, but otherwise it should be fine. "Why is MX so good? I don't know. Perhaps because it works, does its job and keeps out of the way."
Blog post by DarkDuck on LinuxBlog, published February 7, 2016. Tested Live and found that everything worked out of the box, including: wireless networking, samba browsing of network drives, mp3s, videos, and YouTube. Did not like the gloomy theme and found the fonts blurry at times, but otherwise very positive: "It would be an ideal distribution for me, if it were not for [those] two very small issues."
Review by Enrique Bravo published in Colaboratorio, February 1, 2017. A thorough look at MX-16 with many useful comments. Does not like the retro look, but admits he is coming from Plasma 5. Praises the attention to making things easier for users, and comments about the Users Manual that it is "a clear example of a committed project with clear ideas."
Video review by Chris Were, published January 14, 2017. Thoughtful look at various features, along with many judgments based on personal preferences. "I think this is filling a very much-desired demographic: people who love Debian, but don't always have patience with the Debian way...Solid distribution, definitely one to watch."
Blog post by Dedoimedo, January 14, 2017. Careful look at Live and Installed sessions, finding much positive. Identifies a number of smaller problems to be worked on: multimedia, icons, etc. Concludes: "MX-16 is a great choice for a lightweight desktop. Xfce has come a long way, and you get all the essentials you expect from a home system. It's all there, plus good looks, plus speed that rivals anything out there, among the best battery life numbers, great stability, and even some extra unique features like the live session save and MX Tools. A most worthy combo. All in all, 9.5/10. Warmly recommended for testing and sampling."
Video review by Silicon Nubian, published January 8, 2017. A good tour with helpful commentary, very appreciative of MX Tools. Says perhaps not best for a brand new user, but is impressed: "two thumbs up, very good performance and very feature complete, I like it a lot."
Video review by Linux Quest, published December 29, 2016. Detailed and informed examination of MX-16 that focuses on MX Tools, leading him to call it "the Dremel of Linux distributions." Praises the forethought and attention to detail throughout, concluding that it's as if the Devs said to themselves: "let's not just give directions, let's put it in place."
Blog post by lagarto, published December 28, 2016. Good overview of MX-16, looking at downloading, installation and use. Concludes: "If you want a Linux distribution that is pretty light but very functional I recommend you try MX-16. The performance is simply fantastic and visually it is pretty and efficient."
Video review by Sudo Reboot, published December 18, 2016. Follow-up on his MX16 = peppermint 7 killer, published December 14, 2016. Using criteria of quick and ideal for new users, gives an enthusiastic and excited tour of MX-16 (starting about 20 mins in), spending a lot of time on MX Tools. He concludes that MX-16 is the best Debian distro "bar none" and his #1 choice for the year.