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MX Linux 16.1 - 64GB USB Flash Drive (64-bit)

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Product Details
Contents: 1 USB Flash Drive
Platform: 64-bit (x86-64, amd64)
Media Type: Install, Live
Categories: Desktop, Old Computers Rank: #19
Date Added to June 8, 2017
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Persistence: Yes
Capacity: 64GB
Drive Model: Samsung MUF-64BA/AM (USB 3.0/2.0)
Transfer Speed: 150MB/s read; 40MB/s write
Drive Features: Unique and Sophisticated Metallic Design
Drive Features: Water Proof, Shock Proof, Temperature Proof, Magnetic Proof, and X-Ray Proof
Dimensions: 1.57" x 0.48" x 0.43" (40mm x 12.2mm x 10.9mm)
Warranty: 5-year Manufacturer Warranty
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Product Description

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



Basic traits

  • 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
  • Foundation
    • Debian Stable "Jessie" (8.6), upgraded by ongoing backports
    • Xfce 4.12.2
    • 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


User Experience

  • Stable
  • 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

  • Live
    • Create Live USB
    • Remaster tool
    • Snapshot
  • Maintenance
    • Boot repair
    • Flash manager
    • Menu editor
    • User manager
  • Setup
    • Broadcom manager
    • Codecs installer
    • Default look
    • Panel orientation
    • Select sound
    • System sounds
    • Welcome
  • Software
    • Apt notifier
    • Check Apt GPG
    • Debian Backports installer
    • Package installer
    • Repo manager
    • Test Repo installer
  • Utilities
    • Find shares
    • Switch user
    • USB unmounter


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


Advanced LiveUSB

  • 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