Two things, there is access to various repos and to flatpacks, and I have set it on browser so you can see it all the usual browsers plus Waterfox and LibreWolf .
That is what I have jumped at so far. Other things, like the File Manager (Thunar) are entirely conventional
I am just putting it here to let people see that MX is a slightly unusual twist to Debian. I did not choose it for that. I desperately needed the “ahs”(Advanced Hardware Support) version to drive my new graphics card. What I got was a very nice mix of old Debian and new ideas…
There are about 40 of these apps called MX Utilities, I cant mention all of them, but one of the most interesting is the ‘bootable iso maker’.
Yes, it has that option. I was also able to use pre-made partitions. It seems quite a safe installer.
If you choose to install grub, you can click on uefi or legacy… it doesnt try to guess what you want.
I avoided telling it about swap partitions, and by doing that I seem to have avoided having the uuid of my swap partitions changed. It came up without any swap, then I added swap partitions to /etc/fstab.
That seems to be the best way to handle swap partitions.
Just to add my 2 cents here. Not really a guess, but how you boot up the installer.
If you boot the installer in leagacy/BIOS mode, the install goes in that way, but if you boot the installer in EFI mode, the install will be an EFI install. This is the case with Debian, Ubuntu and I think most derivatives, surely including Linux Mint.
No doubt, having such a choice seems to be comfortable.
Yes, Mint Cinnamon has that option and it works great.
I have MX loaded (dual boot) as a guest Linux on my desktop. MX would be the my choice if something happen to Mint. Who knows, I may one day switch to MX.
I let Mint and MX use the same swap partition.
Well, the MX Waterfox package is a disappointment. It is G3 and incompatable with itsFOSS. So I shall install my own and get G5. Meanwhile I am exploring LibreWolf. It works with FOSS… thats a good test BTW.
At least MX has browsers as packages.
Yep I have backup ISO’s of MX dating back to 2017. Nice to have a nostalgic look from time to time. MX is the only one I know offering to make ISO’s of your installed system? Mint has Time Shift, which is alright if you have another drive that is formatted to ext4 to backup your system, but would prefer a ISO backup, as it’ll save time after the install, of either customising or installing apps.