When comparing MX-Linux vs Anarchy Linux, the Slant community recommends MX-Linux for most people. In the question“What are the best Linux distributions for desktops?” MX-Linux is ranked 11th while Anarchy Linux is ranked 32nd.
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Pro Easy install
Pro Easy to use
Pro Based on Debian
Pro Supports non-free drivers
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
Pro No systemd
Pro The end result is a well configured standard Archlinux system
Pro Saves a lot of time to set up an Archlinux system
Once you had your experience to set up an Archlinux system manually from scratch this distro saves a lot of setup time.
Pro Many preconfigured Desktop environments supported
Pro Everything you need in a small and fast Arch distro
Pro Full access to Arch repositories as well as Aur
Pro Looks good by default
Pro Low setup time
Even a person without prior knowledge will figure out how to set it up quite quickly.
Pro Good for gaming
Smooth and cool. Easy to get going.
Pro LVM on LUKS encryption of whole disk possible
It works! Whereas neither the calamares installer used by arcolinux or manjaro nor the archlabs installer produces a working result.
Pro Friendly community
The community and developers are willing to solve any kind of inconvenience.
Pro Supports 32-bit architecture
Use ArchLinux32 instead of the traditional Arch Linux to support 32-bit architectures.
Pro Fully developed in Bash
Being programmed entirely in Bash, it is relatively easy to find and solve errors or propose improvements.
Con Remixed debian testing
It's mainly a debian stable with some recompiled/backported debian testing packages.
Con Too much preinstalled applications
Con Too much customization
Con 10s of media players preinstalled
Con More than 50 tweaking softwares pre-installed
Con Includes non-free drivers
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 Old software
Many software aplications are older
Con Longer boot time
Con Installer and configuration tools are different
Installer and configuration tools are different and can take some time getting used to.
Con The installer has many bugs
Especially during the manually partitioning and the additional software installing procedure. If you do the automatic partitioning and you don't install additional softwares it's ok.