First, it looks like DistroWatch is ‘Playing Favorites’ again ‘n it’s not the first time they have been involved with cheating:

This was prompted by a continuous abuse of the counters by a handful of undisciplined individuals who had confused DistroWatch with a poll station. The counters are no longer displayed on the individual distributions pages, but all visits are logged. Only one hit per IP address per day is counted.

That was the way they ‘Weaseled Out’ that time, i.e. by blaming others. Just *BEWARE* of what you read at DistroWatch , IMHO, and their Jesse Smith knows what I am talking about.

OK…a lot is happening at Windowsfx/Linuxfx, due to their continued accelerated popularity ‘n growth, I suspect. Clearly some language barrier problems are also showing up, as people from all over the world have been checking Windowsfx/Linuxfx out, so have Google Translate handy if you decide to check them out.

Windowsfx/Linuxfx is going thru some transition turmoil during all this popularity ‘n growth, which can be viewed by some of the rapid changes that seem to be going on at times, e.g. their Windowsfx Free Edition version now sends you to the “Telegram” website where you need to install that app. However, I don’t do a lot of apps, so instead chose to pay $1.00 for the Windowsfx Founders Edition 10.6 version. Downloaded the 3.99GB linuxfx-10.6.106-founders-edition iso file. SourceForge is still involved, but apparently with just the paid Founders Edition…BTW, it’s a minimum of $1.00 to purchase it, and you get sent back to SourceForge for that download. Am not sure what that “Telegraph” app does with the free version…was worth the $1.00 to avoid another app, IMHO!

I will add this post to the Windowsfx/Linuxfx page…like with any Linux Distro, changes happen ‘n it may take a few tries to get it right, so check out all the posts on that page. Some previous installations were done without an internet connection, but today I connected to the internet.

Used Rufus to create the ‘Live’ USB installation medium, and did the install to a test 120GB SSD. It’s a quick install and rebooted (it’ll tell you to remove the USB)…booted right into the newly installed desktop…here’s system info:

Was greeted by the Helloa assistant (their Cortana) and a popup telling me to check my video driver. I don’t use Cortana so turned Helloa off also. Here’s the popup:

Launched Driver Manager:

Installed the Nvidia 450-server version for the GeForce GTX 1660 to get it out of the way, then did a system update. It had spotted the Pantum printer during the ‘Live’ USB session, so I installed the driver for it at this point and easily printed out a test page. About the same as the previous versions I have tested, i.e. excellent hardware recognition ability, quick ‘n easy installation, and no problems once again for the #6 ranked Distro on Karmi’s Top 10 Linux Distros page.