When comparing Alpine vs MX-Linux, the Slant community recommends MX-Linux for most people. In the question“What are the best Linux distributions for 2019?” MX-Linux is ranked 6th while Alpine is ranked 13th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Extremely user-friendly
Pro Can use the built-in text editor or can be integrated with another text editor
Alpine comes with pico, a lightweight text editor which can also be used as a standalone tool. It can also be integrated with vi, vim, emacs, etc... if the user prefers to do so.
Pro On-screen contextual help
Alpine has contextual help that can be displayed on-screen. Removing the need to consult the man pages every time you forget a command or how to do something inside it.
Pro Easy install
Pro Supports non-free drivers
Pro Easy to use
Pro No systemd
Pro Based on Debian
Pro Good MX Tools and Package Installer
MX Linux comes with its own set of tools called MX Tools, designed to make life easier for users.
Pro Very stable
Con Updates are not frequent
Alpine is not updated frequently. This means that new features, bug fixes or security updates come much later than in other email clients.
Con Remixed debian testing
It's mainly a debian stable with some recompiled/backported debian testing packages.
Con Only one Desktop Environment
Con Causes overheating on some hardwares
Other debian based XFCE distros- Xubuntu, Debian XFCE, Devuan leave small footprint on system whereas MXLinux uses too much CPU resources on same system.
Con Installer and configuration tools are different
Installer and configuration tools are different and can take some time getting used to.