Few hours ago The release of the new version of the popular MX Linux 19.1 distribution was announced, which comes with a series of updates of its components of which these are updated with the base of the Debian package 10.3.
For whom it is unaware of MX Linux they should know that 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. In addition to being one of the few Linux distributions that still provide and maintain support for 32-bit architecture.
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.
What's new in MX Linux 19.1?
With the release of this new version of MX Linux 19.1 the system base was synced with the Debian 10.3 base packages and with the loan of some packages from the latest antiX and MX repositories.
In addition to the proposed Linux kernel (which was previously Kernel 4.19 and Mesa 18.3 drivers) in this new version Alternate versions of packages were added with improved hardware support to the repository for 64-bit systems, including Linux kernel 5.4, Mesa 19.2 and newer versions of graphics drivers.
Change highlights updated versions of some of the main system components which are: XFCE 4.14, GIMP 2.10.12, Firefox 73, VLC 3.0.8, Clementine 1.3.1, Thunderbird 68.4.0, LibreOffice 6.1.5 (Although LibreOffice 6.4 is also offered through MX-Packageinstaller).
On the other hand the installer mx-installer (based on gazelle-installer), in this new version implements the ability to copy basic user settings from the / home / demo directory in the linuxfs.
Of the other changes that stand out from this new version:
- Also added "–install-recommends" option to mx-packageinstaller to install recommended dependencies.
- Mx-tweak adds support for setting a user or root password for GUI authentication. Scaling settings implemented through xrandr for Xfce 4.14.
- Added brightness tray widget to control screen brightness from systray.
- The main structure includes an alternative MX-Fluxbox window manager.
Download and test MX Linux 19.1
For those interested in being able to test this new version of the system, You can do it by downloading the image of this, in which by default, the XFCE desktop is offered and the 32 and 64-bit versions are available for download.
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. The image is 1,4 GB in size (x86_64, i386).
You can save the image with the help of Etcher on a USB
If you are already on the previous version of MX Linux, it is not necessary to download this ISO, you only have to execute 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