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MX Linux is a cooperative venture between the antiX and former MEPIS communities, using the best tools and talents from each distro. It is a midweight OS designed to combine an elegant and efficient desktop with simple configuration, high stability, solid performance and medium-sized footprint.
MX Linux relies on the excellent upstream work by Linux and the open-source community, deploying Xfce4 as Desktop Environment on top of a Debian Stable base. We draw from the core antiX system and and include work and ideas used by Warren Woodford for his MEPIS project. Ongoing backports and outside additions to ourRepos serve to keep components current with developments.
MX-16.1 What's New
Kernels (secured against known vulnerabilities)
32bit: Linux kernel 3.16 PAE or non-PAE. Very stable kernel for many machines.
64bit: linux-image-4.7.0-0.bpo.1-amd64 (version 4.7.8-1). Recent stable kernel for newer machines.
Easy upgrade or downgrade with Package Installer
Debian Stable "Jessie" (8.6), upgraded by ongoing backports
core antiX systems
Automatic enabling of most Broadcom drivers
UEFI installer (64bit)
Details: type in terminal inxi -F
Key default applications
The versions listed refer to the release date of MX-16: December 13, 2016; they will be continually upgraded as time goes on.
Browser: Firefox 50.0.2
Video Player: VLC 2.2.4
Music Manager/Player: Clementine 1.3.1
Email client: Thunderbird 45.5.1
Office suite: LibreOffice 5.2.2
Backup: LuckyBackup 0.4.8
Security: Passwords and Keys 3.14.0
Terminal: Xfce4 Terminal 0.6.2
Easy and flexible installation
Excellent hardware recognition
Automatic configuration for most users
One-click change of panel orientation and default theme
One-click enabling of Event sounds
Important applications updated regularly by Community
MX Tools dashboard for easy access to MX apps
Localization for MX apps in many languages
Great help through video set
Full Users Manual onboard and online
Excellent support on a friendly forum
MX Original Apps to make common tasks easier
Create Live USB
Check Apt GPG
Debian Backports installer
Test Repo installer
One-click Extras with Package Installer
The MX Package Installer includes 1) popular applications from the Debian Stable repos; 2) packages brought in from Debian Testing/Sid and properly configured; 3) packages not found in Debian repos at all but pulled from developers' websites or other distro-specific repos and also properly configured.
Children: Preschool, Primary, etc.
Graphics: ImageMagik, Inkscape, etc.
Network: Skype, Dropbox, etc.
Office: GnuCash, Adobe Reader, Calibre, etc.
System: KDE, LXDE, MATE, etc.
Audio: Audacity, DeaDBeeF, Pithos, etc.
Video: DVDStyler, MPlayer, OpenShot, etc
Many new Live boot options
Run in Live mode in 10 languages
Easy Live-remaster to make a custom LiveUSB or your own version to distribute as an ISO
Three forms of Live persistence (i.e., what files are kept on the LiveUSB)
Easy "frugal" installation option
Simple creation of custom snapshots (as easy as: add/remove packages, change settings, take a snapshot)
Automatic check of LiveUSB file systems for integrity