Will the pupil surpass the master?

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Will the pupil surpass the master?

#1 Postby arjaybe » Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:20 am

Has anyone else noticed that antiX is catching up to Mepis on Distrowatch? Over six months Mepis is now at 39 and antiX is at 46.

Good show anticapitalista!
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Re: Will the pupil surpass the master?

#2 Postby megatotoro » Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:39 am

I did notice it, and I feel very happy because I'm both a MEPIS and an antiX user. Good job Anticapitalista!

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Re: Will the pupil surpass the master?

#3 Postby Danum » Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:53 am

Try looking at 30 days, Mepis 55, Antix 56,
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Re: Will the pupil surpass the master?

#4 Postby Adrian » Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:26 pm

It doesn't surprise me, antiX is a great distribution.

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Re: Will the pupil surpass the master?

#5 Postby PhantomTramp » Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:37 pm

"Snatch the pebble from my hand."

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Re: Will the pupil surpass the master?

#6 Postby uncle mark » Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:45 pm

My guess -- and that's all it is -- is the increased interest is due to more and more XP grade machines being obsoleted and people are looking for ways to keep them usable.
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Re: Will the pupil surpass the master?

#7 Postby ko » Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:51 pm

I'm running antiX (M12-test2) too, on my quad core desktop-testsystem. antiX runs very fine, along with (64bits) M11.0.12, Kubuntu 11.10. Debian KDE Testing, Mepis Roadblock-B, Siduction 11.1 and Mint KDE 12.
I installed and upgraded KDE to 4.7.4 and the default kernel to version 3.3.1-antix1-smp. Very fast and very snappy.

I do however get an error message [popup] about a missing Soprano plugin, presumably needed for Nepomuk. I just ignore it.....:-)

It's an excellent distro! Well done
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Re: Will the pupil surpass the master?

#8 Postby m_pav » Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:53 pm

All that Antix needs now is a 64-bit version and a little more publicity about its ability to scale up to almost anything you want it to be. If it was available in 64-bit, I would be using it instead of Mepis.

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Re: Will the pupil surpass the master?

#9 Postby anticapitalista » Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:41 pm

Thanks for all the positives.

antiX-64-bit has been discussed in previous posts, but without a bigger dev team, it is unlikely to happen.
Also, I should mention, antiX has been moving away from MEPIS for a while now and the latest version (undergoing testing) is 99.8% Debian Testing, 0.199999% antiX and the rest is MEPIS. ie next to nothing, in reality it is only the (adapted) installer.
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Re: Will the pupil surpass the master?

#10 Postby Adrian » Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:13 pm

And to be fair, beside the quality of the distro, one important factor is how accessible is the maintainer...


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