MX Linux It is an operating system based on stable Debian versions and uses core components of antiX, with additional software created and packaged by the MX community, it is basically an operating system that combines a sleek and efficient desktop with simple configurations, high stability, stable performance, and minimal space.
It is developed as a cooperative company between the antiX and former MEPIS communities, with the aim of using the best tools each of these distributions.
The goal declared of the community is “combine a sleek and efficient desk with a simple setup, high stability, solid performance and medium size ”
MX Linux has its own repository, your own application installer, as well as original MX specific tools and this already allows it as a complete distribution, but the main, if not unique, feature of MX Linux is the ability to transfer absolutely all modifications to the hard disk.
Live environments run before running the installer. In other words, you can work with the system first without installing it on your hard drive.
Other Features and Capabilities:
- Two editions - 32 and 64 bit
- to create a fast and light Xfce used working environment (the setting of this environment can fully control the mouse)
- Besides your own repository, the official Debian repository and its mirrors are available (you can easily add other repositories if you want with the help of Synaptic distribution)
- a separate 'control panel', containing all original MX tools
- good hardware support, including availability of Broadcom drivers built into the system (for Wi-Fi)
- detailed user manuals in Russian (see link on our download page);
- RAM consumption after system boot is less than 200MB.
About the new version of MX Linux 18.2
The MX Linux development team announced a few days ago the release of the new version 18.2.
This new version is based on Debian 9.8 (Stretch) and includes all basic system updates, as well as new versions of the applications that make up this Linux distribution and the antiX and MX repositories including Firefox 66.0.2, VLC 3.0.6 and many more.
Within the main novelties that can be highlighted in this new version of the district is the installer "mx-installer" (based on gazelle-installer) which received corrections to fix bugs during grub installation.
Along with the installer improvements, the developers also made efforts to significantly improved UEFI boot capabilities live system, especially for 64-bit UEFI systems.
For 32-bit UEFI, users may need to make a full-featured live-USB with our tool to have the best chance of booting.
As well as bug fixes and improvements to MX-PackageInstaller & MX-Conky. The MX manual was updated with new sections, screenshots, etc.
Autoinstall also received fixes for partition alignment, mx-repo-manager now lists even more repository mirrors and all antiX live-USB features, including persistence up to 20GB.
Download and test MX Linux 18.2
The default desktop is Xfce. Sets of 32 and 64 bits are available for download, with a size of 1.3 GB.
Minimum system requirements:
- Intel or AMD i686 processor
- 512 MB of RAM
- 5 GB of free hard disk space
- Sound Blaster, AC97, or HDA-compatible sound card
- DVD drive
In order to download this new version of the distribution can go directly to the website official of the project in which in its download section you can find the image of the system.
You can save the image with the help of Etcher on a USB
If you are already running any version of MX Linux 18.x, you do not need to download this ISO, you just have to run the update commands and with that you will get all these updates.
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade -y