If you don’t mind the Linux ‘Nanny‘ looking over your shoulder whilst you work, then MX Linux 21.2.1 is for you. If you don’t mind the Linux ‘Nanny‘ tossing nonstop annoying “Authenticate” popups at you whilst you try to work, then MX Linux 21.2.1 is for you. If you don’t mind the Linux ‘Nanny‘ constantly tossing Error popups at you, which slow down and/or stop your workflow, then MX Linux 21.2.1 is for you.
Last post on MX Linux was MX Linux 21 Wildflower – Cinnamon – ‘*EXCELLENT* Linux OS and also well-suited for Newbies‘ written on 12/11/2021.
- Warning: This post isn’t going to be one of my Rave Reviews on ‘n about MX Linux.
Spending ‘Da Day wid MX Linux 21.2.1
As most of my readers know, I am a Fulltime Linux Root User on all my *OWN* computers, or I won’t use that ‘Password Dependent‘ Linux ‘Nanny‘ controlling OS. One password at the Login screen, like Sparky Linux or the Chrome OS for example, and then no more password demands after that is acceptable.
- “Warning: you are using the root account. You may harm your system.”
Hey, MX Linux, I could harm the system using that ridiculous “normal user” account your Linux ‘Nanny‘ installer forced me to create, e.g., by clicking on the GParted app, and then being greeted by this annoying “Authenticate” popup:
Then enter my “normal user” password, delete the MX Linux drive’s fat32 boot partition & Swap partition (just for fun), and then turn those two partitions into new ext4 partitions. Why was there no “Warning: you are using the root account. You may harm your system.” – *OR* – ‘Warning: you are using the normal user account. You may harm your system‘?
My Chromebooks had never asked me for more than a password at the Login screen. None of my Windows OSes force me to use a password…it’s optional. Android has never asked me for a password. Those three OSes are much more secure than any Linux OS. Fact is, an Open Source Linux OS is not secure at all. See the *Linux Security Issues* page.
I tested both the MX-21.2.1_x64 KDE.iso & MX-21.2.1_ahs_x64.iso downloads.
Used Etcher for the KDE and Rufus for the Xfce. The KDE version didn’t even offer the root login option. Xfce allowed the root user login, but had pestering “Warning” & “Error” messages the entire time that I used it.
Here is a pic of what the MX Linux “normal user” did to the OS drive:
- NOTE: pic of that drive harmed by the “normal user” was taken afterwards from the Porteus OS.
MX Linux 21.2.1 was no longer able to boot after the “normal user” used GParted on the drive, and MX Linux had totally neglected warning the poor ‘n innocent “normal user” that: ‘Warning: you are using the normal user account. You may harm your system‘.
MX Linux had always offered me the option of being the root user (even the KDE version), without pestering “Warning” & “Error” messages, but MX Linux now reverts back to the archaic ages of Linux, at a time when the future of Desktop/Laptop OSes is Passwordless.
Will add this post to the MX Linux page…
LINUX IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES – you never know what you’re gonna get!