Video review by Linux and Other Stuff, published December 15, 2016. Does a nice quick overview of how to set up and run MATE on top of MX-16. "Looks real good, runs real good, and those icons are great. Pretty neat.." Follow-up on his earlier more general review: Is MX Linux 16 all that?:"It is all that they say it is!"
Video review by Don't Call Me Lenny, published December 13, 2016. Part of the group MX-16 Debian - 1st Release Candidate - Review, published November 28, 2016; MX-16 Linux Raises the Bar with Debian Nvidia Installs, published December 3; and My Top Linux Distros of 2016 - The Year in Review, published December 29, 2016. Looks first at the driver question, with which he had earlier had problems, and finds that the new NVidia installer is the easiest available. Reviews MX Tools in some detail, then concludes with: "MX-16 is at the top of the Debian list."
Blog article by Frederic Bezies, published November 3, 2016, reviewing MX-16 Beta 1. Text overview includes a 25 miin video of post-installation setup that is well done. Concludes with: "I must say that we are looking at a distribution that was thought out from beginning to end to be usable."
Video review by Don't Call Me Lenny, published August 20, 2016. A close look of the KDE remix of MX-15 created and maintained by Community developer Stevo. Praises the aesthetics, shows the various applications available by default, and ends by saying: "I'm sure this release will gain quite a following once people find out about it."
Video review by Don't Call Me Lenny, published May 9, 2016. Author takes a look at the Linux distros of 2016, and starting around 6'45" turns to MX-15. He highlights MX Tools, the automatic Broadcom pickup, the Save System to ISO--and the general perception that everything works perfectly. Concludes with this: "MX-15 in my opinion is the #1 Linux distribution, the benchmark for everyone else to shoot at...I can't say enough about MX-15, it is far and away the best Debian distribution."
Careful look at MX Tools by Dedoimedo in OCS-Mag on March 9, 2016. After going through the tools individually, making suggestions about functionality and appearance, he finishes with this: "I very much like MX Tools. They are a handy, refreshing addition to the distribution, and they allow users who are not very tech savvy to solve some common problems. True, fixing audio and network drivers is hardly the first thing you want to do when you log in, but then, codecs and shares are an absolute must. Overall, MX Tools work quite well. The GUI isn’t perfect though. It can be visually much nicer, the advanced tools need some rethinking and rework, and I’d like to see more features added, with aided step-by-step wizards that would help new users get comfortable with the distro, and quickly. Anyhow, I warmly recommend you try MX Linux, and then sample from its unique fruit. I believe you will find the experience pleasing, and perhaps we will see more endeavors of this kind crop across the distro phase-space."
Full, balanced review by Dedoimedo, published on his blog February 29, 2016. Looks carefully at aesthetic and technical aspects, making thoughtful commentary as he goes along, and praises the distro for its ongoing improvement. Concludes: "Anyhow, really neat. MX Linux has come a long, long way since its early days. It is shaping up to be a really nice distribution, and my biggest fear at this point is that it will die, like so many other distros have died before reaching that critical mass moment. To sum it up, if you're looking for something different, something less avant-garde, whatever that means, or rather, you're fed up with the love triangle of Ubuntu, SUSE and Fedora plus derivatives, then MX-15 might be what you want. Somewhat of an underdog, and a bit scruffy and mongrely at times, but I like the progress. I like the consistent approach. It's a key to greatness. 9/10. It sure has joined my watch shortlist. Worth testing and whatnot. But my fear of the future always remains, please prove me wrong. However, the present is happy, so start downloading and burning them coasters. Dedoimedo out."
Video review of MX-15 by Don't Call Me Lenny! on February 1, 2016. Review of MX-15, stressing its user-friendliness for people switching to Linux for the first time. Praises the Community for being very responsive to user needs, in development as well as in support. Ends with: "This distribution is a joy to use every day. I cannot recommend MX-15 any higher!"
Video review of MX-15 by AJ Reissig on January 30, 2016. Tour of an installed instance. Objects to the vertical panel and says updates and installs are very slow, but likes the Package Installer and ease of use. He concludes: "Everything is very stable. I'm really, really happy with this distribution."
Published January 21, 2016 in Linux Community. Ferdinand Thommes provides a penetrating and nuanced review of MX-15 that reveals a thorough knowledge and appreciation of its features. "MX-Linux shows itself as a stable and lightweight distribution on a reliable Debian Stable base that collects many pluses for its user-friendliness ... Many areas of the distribution allow one to see the developers' intention to ease system administration without overloading it in the process. The support for older hardware enables it to be appealing in times of excessive insanity about consumption, and makes users happy who keep such computers in use. An accomplished synthesis of antiX and Mepis distributions, MX Linux really deserves more attention than it currently receives" (translated from the German).