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Old 01-15-2017, 08:09 AM   #1
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Thumbs up MX-16 is simply fantastic!


Congratulations to anticapitalista and helpers.

I thought MX-15 was very good but MX-16 is simply outstanding.

It is without doubt “one of the best Linux distros that you have never heard of”!

Oh that more people knew about it.

It is an ideal weight ideal for much hardware whether new or old and the installation process is both easy and fast.

As has been mentioned on other threads, the name MX Linux should be used on these LQ forums just as on Distrowatch:
https://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=mx

I have just installed MX-16 64 bit on an old desktop PC which naturally had no wifi card.

I plugged in a D-Link N150 USB wifi adapter:

https://www.cclonline.com/product/11...aptor/NET0927/

https://www.amazon.co.uk/D-Link-Wire...=DLink+Go+N150

and then booted from the DVD.

The D-Link wifi adapter was automatically recognised and all I had to do was give the name of my wifi network and the wifi password.

I then continued with the installation which was flawless.

The actual installation time from loading the DVD was 10 minutes.

After a reboot, the software updates took 8 minutes.

Posts #10 and #12 relate to a member with wifi card problems:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...55#post5655255

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Old 01-15-2017, 01:05 PM   #2
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Also just reviewed by Dedoimedo: http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/mx-16.html

He gave it 9.5 out of 10.
 
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Old 01-15-2017, 02:57 PM   #3
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hydrurga,

MX-16 looks very attractive, in my opinion, with a dark theme and smart-looking icons, but then again beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

I know that they are only small details, but MX-16 comes with two of my preferred items already set by default, namely single clicks and Times New Roman font in LibreOffice Writer.

With the latter there is no need to use:

Code:
 sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer
As Dedoimedo says about MX-16:

Quote:
A most worthy combo. All in all, 9.5/10. Warmly recommended for testing and sampling.
I thoroughly agree.
 
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Old 01-16-2017, 07:23 AM   #4
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I am constantly advocating AntiX, & by default MX Linux.

(I've been using it since the demise of #!)
 
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Old 01-16-2017, 07:34 AM   #5
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It is Debian
 
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Old 01-16-2017, 10:44 AM   #6
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It is Debian
Yes, but systemd free, almost completely.
 
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Old 01-16-2017, 11:46 AM   #7
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I have just installed MX-16 64 bit on an old desktop PC which naturally had no wifi card.
Hi...

Out of curiosity, what are the hardware specs for this system and what has resource usage been like with MX-16 on it?

Regards...
 
Old 01-16-2017, 12:09 PM   #8
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Yes, but systemd free, almost completely.
well then that changes things to this :|
 
Old 01-16-2017, 12:20 PM   #9
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ardvark71,

RAM: Dell 2GB 6400DDR2
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 4600 x2 (2.4 Ghz)(rated at 1365)
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-MA770-DS3
GRAPHICS: XFX nvidia 7600GS
PSU: Seasonic S12 430w

For anybody who may be interested, the system requirements for MX-15/MX-16 are in Section 1.3 on:
https://mxlinux.org/user_manual_mx15...Subsection-1.3

I never bother monitoring resource usage.

I have never had a problem with any of my desktops, laptops or netbook running various Linux distros, including MX-15/MX-16.

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Old 01-16-2017, 12:39 PM   #10
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well then that changes things to this :|
Funny
 
Old 01-16-2017, 12:42 PM   #11
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I never bother monitoring resource usage.

I have never had a problem with any of my desktops, laptops or netbook running various Linux distros, including MX-15/MX-16.
Hi...

Thank you! So you're not experiencing any kind of sluggishness with 2 GB's of memory? If not, I might have to check this distribution out...

Regards...
 
Old 01-16-2017, 02:38 PM   #12
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ardvark71,

If it behaved sluggishly I would not use it.

512MB is the minimum RAM according to the manual and 1GB is recommended for MX-16, so my 2GB makes it feel very contented.

What do you have to lose?

Give it a try.

I don't think you will be disappointed.
 
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ardvark71,

If it behaved sluggishly I would not use it.

512MB is the minimum RAM according to the manual and 1GB is recommended for MX-16, so my 2GB makes it feel very contented.

What do you have to lose?

Give it a try.

I don't think you will be disappointed.
Thank you, I might just do that.

Regards...
 
Old 01-17-2017, 10:39 AM   #14
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ardvark71,

I have just installed MX-16 on my Samsung N220 netbook which has 2GB of RAM and an Intel Atom N450 CPU rated at a lowly 296. This rating is only 22% of that for the AMD Athlon 64 4600 x2.

MX-16 runs fine but I think antiX would probably be more suitable in view of the weak Atom CPU.
 
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ardvark71,

I have just installed MX-16 on my Samsung N220 netbook which has 2GB of RAM and an Intel Atom N450 CPU rated at a lowly 296. This rating is only 22% of that for the AMD Athlon 64 4600 x2.

MX-16 runs fine but I think antiX would probably be more suitable in view of the weak Atom CPU.
Hi...

Thank for sharing this, I'm always on the lookout for good lightweight distributions to use as an option for clients who are unable to afford a copy of Windows.

Regards...
 
  


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