The new version of MX Linux 19 "Ugly Duckling" arrives, based on Debian 10, XFCE 4.14 and more

MX Linux 19

In the past week a new version of one of the distributions that according to the Distrowatch site, has become the most used Linux distribution among Linux users (according to their statistics), we are talking about MX Linux, which comes with its most renewed version "MX Linux 19".

For those unfamiliar with MX Linux, you should know that eThis is an operating system based on the stable Debian versions and that uses core components of antiX, with additional software created and packaged by the MX community, basically is an operating system that combines an elegant and efficient desktop with simple settings, 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.

About MX Linux 19 «Ugly Duckling»

The MX Linux team has released a new version of their Debian and Antix distribution. The latest version of the project, MX Linux 19 «ugly duckling» arrives with various news and big changes regarding the structure of the system.

In the new version of the distribution, as a main novelty it is highlighted that the base of the system has been updated to Debian 10 "Buster" along with some packages from the latest antiX and MX repositories.

On the desktop, it has been updated to XFCE 4.14. ANDn the desktop of this new version, the XFCE panel is on the left side of the screen, in addition to we can find Conky installed by default and configured so that the time and the use of the system resources can be seen on the screen. The clock is also displayed at the top of the left panel.

Regarding desktop customization MX Linux, offers the MX Tweak program which is a customization tool simple created by developers to quickly and easily modify the desktop.

On the other hand we can also find MX Tools, with which the user can install the video and audio codecs with a single click, configure the network, format the USB flash drive, and create a system image.

Regarding the system packaging, the updated versions of applications, including GIMP 2.10.12, Mesa 18.3.6, Linux Kernel 4.19, VLC 3.0.8, Clementine 1.3.1, Thunderbird 60.9.0, LibreOffice 6.1.5 (via mx-packageinstaller, LibreOffice 6.3 from backports is also available).

Another novelty that stands out is that the installer mx-installer (based on gazelle-installer) received improvements as developers resolved issues with automounting and partitioning a disk.

Added a new clock widget, the formatusb application to format USB drives and the bash-config utility to configure the appearance of the command line. The mx-alerts package has been implemented to send urgent notifications to users.

Updated wallpaper (mx19-artwork). Mx-boot-repair adds support for bootloader recovery when using encrypted partitions. A text saver has been added to the Live assembly and an alternate X server boot mode has been implemented if a graphical session cannot be activated.

Download and test MX Linux 19

The default desktop is Xfce. Sets of 32 and 64 bits are available for download, with a size of 1.4 GB.

Minimum requirements to install MX Linux 19

  • • CD / DVD drive and BIOS that supports booting from this drive or Live USB and BIOS that supports booting from USB

    • Intel or AMD i486 processor

    • 512 MB of RAM memory

    • 5 GB of free hard disk space

    • SoundBlaster, AC97 or HDA compatible sound card

    • To use Live USB, 4GB of free space is recommended

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.

The link is this.

You can save the image with the help of Etcher on a USB


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  1.   Marcelo said

    Excellent and amazing distro. I have it as the main OS since the day it came out and the truth never ceases to amaze me. Highly recommended. You deserve the top spot in Distrowatch.
    Special mention for the own tools that it brings: They are a WONDER!

  2.   noobsaibot73 said

    I had Zorin OS in Lite version and the OS itself, it worked very well, but when I opened Firefox in Zorin, everything happened, the OS would hang if I was without touching the mouse for a while, suddenly one of the Firefox tabs it went to a new browsing window ... It started to slow down and respond erratically, with only 4 tabs open and without having another application open ... Total, I told myself to try MX Linux and yesterday I installed it, for now, all good, I I left Firefox open with 4 tabs for several hours, without touching anything and the system did not crash like in Zorin. MX Linux looks good, it comes full of applications and it works fast, I still cannot speak about its stability, but that in principle, do not do the same to me as Zorin with Firefox, it is already a very big point in its favor.
    I recommend? Of course it has, this first contact has been great and, if it continues to work this well, it will stay as my operating system