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#1 2020-05-23 17:14:17

cosmo666
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Registered: 2019-08-10
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XFCE 'Well-integrated' Open-Source Linux Distro, other than Xubuntu

After many years of productive use, I've decided to try and find an alternative to Xubuntu. Primary reason: the imposition of opaque, bug-ridden systemd & snapd, which have polluted the application install space. My main prerequisites include thorough, time-tested integration with XFCE, as well as a legitimately open-source Linux foundation. (In other words, it must be reasonably easy to build the distro from sources based on complete build-docs.)

Currently considering VoidLinux & Debian. Comments on either of those much appreciated. Any other suggestions welcome. Thanks to all for taking the time to respond.

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#2 2020-05-23 17:33:29

Jerry3904
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Registered: 2013-11-09
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Re: XFCE 'Well-integrated' Open-Source Linux Distro, other than Xubuntu

MX Linux


MX-19 (based on Debian Stable) with Xfce 4.14.
My little collection: Xfce Tidbits

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#3 2020-05-23 18:55:22

cosmo666
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Re: XFCE 'Well-integrated' Open-Source Linux Distro, other than Xubuntu

Jerry3904: Thanks very much, especially for the tidbits!.

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#4 2020-05-23 19:10:37

alcornoqui
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Registered: 2014-07-28
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Re: XFCE 'Well-integrated' Open-Source Linux Distro, other than Xubuntu

Another vote for MX. The most user friendly distro I've ever used.

And speedy, too.

Congratulations, Jerry & Co.!

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#5 2020-05-23 19:17:16

eriefisher
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From: ON, Canada
Registered: 2008-10-25
Posts: 220

Re: XFCE 'Well-integrated' Open-Source Linux Distro, other than Xubuntu

Yes! Jerry and the folks at MX have done a real nice job. Big advantage is that they have Xfce4.14 running on a Buster base. Sweet distro for sure.


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Debian Sid
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#6 2020-05-23 19:43:50

Jerry3904
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Re: XFCE 'Well-integrated' Open-Source Linux Distro, other than Xubuntu

Thanks for the good words, people! Nice to know somebody notices...


MX-19 (based on Debian Stable) with Xfce 4.14.
My little collection: Xfce Tidbits

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#7 2020-05-24 19:25:41

cosmo666
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Re: XFCE 'Well-integrated' Open-Source Linux Distro, other than Xubuntu

Thanks again Jerry. Impressive distro, and just getting started. (what a relief!).
Also, an outstanding user community. Apropos...

https://forum.mxlinux.org/viewtopic.php … 21#p576921

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#8 2020-05-24 20:16:07

Jerry3904
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Posts: 803

Re: XFCE 'Well-integrated' Open-Source Linux Distro, other than Xubuntu

And two of those responding are Devs...


MX-19 (based on Debian Stable) with Xfce 4.14.
My little collection: Xfce Tidbits

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#9 2020-05-26 05:13:33

cosmo666
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Re: XFCE 'Well-integrated' Open-Source Linux Distro, other than Xubuntu

Jerry, earlier today I got MX-19 to a point where, at a minimum, I'm confident I can port most if not all of what I was doing with Xubuntu 16.04 to MX-19. Had a few minor GUI issues with 'themes and color-schemes', but a helpful MX-19 member explained the problems, so no worries. Very impressed with all of it, in particular the wisdom of the systemd accommodation strategy. I'm calling it: "One OS, Two Systems...". (and all that portends !;)

The best part? Just finished installing antiX-19 on another box, and even more excited about the potential synergy between the two. As I see it, MX-19 provides a solid mainstream Linux platform, from which to deliver stable, near-term solutions to going concerns. Meanwhile, antiX facilitates 'app-zone innovation', at a time of maximum app-zone turmoil here on Planet Earth.

Pleasantly surprised to find: after discovering that many in the traditional lineup of 'themes' on MX-19 were in need of updating, antiX appears to have created a very robust, new-fangled theme-library of its own -- where seemingly, everything works!

Not going to pester you anymore, just wanted to provide a little testimonial, FBO anyone else looking for a modern Linux distro & community which fully realizes the mature potential of what Linus created.
(Ted in Portland, Oregon -- a neighbor of his you might say !;)

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#10 2020-05-26 10:00:25

Jerry3904
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Re: XFCE 'Well-integrated' Open-Source Linux Distro, other than Xubuntu

Thanks for the feedback, Ted. antiX is a great distro, and the two of us share Devs and lots of apps--though I have not seen their theme-library.


MX-19 (based on Debian Stable) with Xfce 4.14.
My little collection: Xfce Tidbits

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