You are now ready to download the new version of antiX 17.2


AntiX is a Linux distribution built directly on Debian Stable. It is comparatively lightweight and suitable for older computers, while providing state-of-the-art kernel and applications, as well as updates and additions through the apt-get package system and Debian-compatible repositories.

antiX offers users "antiX Magic" in an environment suitable for both old and new computers.

The goal of antiX is to provide a lightweight, yet fully functional and flexible operating system, For both newcomers and experienced Linux users.

It should run on most computers, from the 256MB PIII systems with preconfigured shifting to the latest powerful boxes. 256MB RAM minimum is recommended for antiX.

The installer requires a minimum hard disk size of 2.7GB.

AntiX can also be used as a quick-boot rescue CD and works extremely well running 'live' with or without 'persistence' on a USB stick or 'frugal' on a hard drive.

It is possible to customize your own version with the live 'remaster' tools or create 'snapshots' of an installed system.

Being a derivative of Debian gives Antix a large library of applications that can be easily installed using the Debian apt-get package manager statement

What's new in antiX 17.2

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This new release of antiX 17.2 includes various updates and bug fixes for the 17.x series.

This It is an update of anti-17.1 (Heather Heyer) with a new Linux Kernel fixed for L1TF / Foreshadow and Meltdown / Specter bugs, various bug fixes, updated translations, and some updated packages.

As usual, the project offers the following completely free flavors of systemd for 32-bit and 64-bit architectures.

At this time, the antiX-17 "Heather Heyer" comes as a full distribution (c800MB), a base distribution (c620MB), a core distribution (c310MB) and a net distribution (c150MB) for 32-bit and 64-bit computers.

For those who want full control over the installation, use antiX-core or antiX-net. Please note that the network version will require an Ethernet connection.

Basically the new thing that we can highlight of this launch of the distro, we find:

  • New Linux kernel 4.9.126 fixed for L1TF / Foreshadow and Meltdown / Specter vulnerabilities.
  • All packages updated for Debian 9.5.
  • Eudev updated to 3.6.
  • The Firefox-esr has been updated to 60.2.2 (Quantum).
  • Included a non-systemd version of PulseAudio.
  • Non-free debs moved from 'main' to 'nonfree' in antiX repositories.
  • Improved localization.

This version uses antiX-full-gz compression, which makes the ISO live image faster, but larger in size.

Download antiX 17.2

Si want to download this new version of this Linux distro, they must go to the official website of the project in which in your download section you can get the link to this new image. The link is this.

On your download page you will find 32 and 64 bit images labeled net (net-install) base, core and complete.

The distribution is available in four editions: Full, Base, Core, and Net. The first two include graphical environments while Core and Net provide unique, command-line-only interfaces.

AntiX is a distribution that requires very few system resources, so to be able to run it on your computer you just have to have.

  • Minimum: 128 MB of RAM and 1 GB of hard disk space.
  • Preferred: 256 MB of RAM and 1 GB of hard disk space.
  • Installation: 2.7 GB of hard disk space

In addition to the standard LIVE version, there are other versions of antiX available (base and kernel), which allow installations with even smaller amounts of RAM., hard drive space, and general hardware limitations.

The installer is a package that is unlike any other you can find. It is recommended to read the installation instructions on the site and the FAQs before attempting an installation.

Since during the installation process you will find screens of options to customize the installation and grub and various details.

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  1.   White said

    I installed it in an old laptop that couldn't hold anything, with only 1g of RAM and it works perfectly. The browser is slower but I'm happy. I'm going to install it on another very old PC where Windows crashes every two by three. This in Spanish.