MX-15 review - Highway to rad

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Mrkvonic, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Leap years are good. We can squeeze another article into February, and 'tis a fine and happy article. We have a long, thorough, positive review of MX Linux MX-15 64-bit edition with the Xfce desktop environment, a Debian-based distribution, covering live session, setup and post-install use on a laptop with UEFI, Secure Boot, GPT, 16 partitions, and several Windows and Linux installations, including look & feel, networking - Wireless, Bluetooth, Samba sharing and printing, smartphone support - Ubuntu Phone and iPhone, multimedia support - HD video and MP3, installation wizard pros and cons, package management and updates, applications and extras, highly useful MX Tools, hardware support, suspend & resume, stability, responsiveness, performance, resource usage, phenomenal battery life, customization, small problems, other observations, and more. Have fun.

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/mx-15.html


    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  2. Rules

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    Thanks for the review, interesting, i m going to give it a try.

    Rules.
     
  3. Joxx

    Joxx Registered Member

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    Thanks for the review.

    With Xfce's panel options there's no such problem, but I see from the snapshots that the distro has its own tool (MX Panel Orientation), much less configurable than the DE's original, interesting.
     
  4. inka

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    Too often reviewers of linux distros inanely fuss over petty little details.
    Further, this particular (er, peculiar) reviewer, across various reviews, isn't even consistent.

    Case in point: In this review we find babbling and grumbling about "Not enough bling... too bland... yucky color... "
    yet, inline within the review, we find a link pointing to http://www.ocsmag.com/2015/10/14/smplayer-what-is-love/
    in which this same reviewer lamented
    As ever, certainly many of the nits picked by dodo in this review simply amount to
    PEBKAC https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/PEBCAK

    Clearly, the reviewer has used xfce previously, extensively...
    yet could not figger howta change da panel orientation or adjust da volume?
    Seriously?
     
  5. amarildojr

    amarildojr Registered Member

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    I don't think that's the case. See:

    "At some point, I decided to play with the panel and re-orient it horizontally, the way I like it."

    And I think he knows how to change the volume. He stated that the volume control didn't work (which is a problem).

    In fact, he only stated some of the OS's problems.

    "The touchpad was a little too touchy"
    . Not all Fn buttons work
    - the volume cannot be controlled,
    but then, the system area icon for the volume also did not work for me."
     
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