After over 16 years, OSDisc.com has closed. I started OSDisc to spread Linux and help new users get started. But providing DVDs today has little effect on the spread of Linux. I regularly see small distros that provide
tens of thousands of downloads, but few if any DVDs are provided by OSDisc. The vast majority of Linux users are downloading Linux themselves. And that's a great thing to see.
What we've accomplished:
Shipped over 300,000 discs and USB drives
Helped over 110,000 users get started with Linux
Answered over 25,000 tech support tickets
Given back over $200,000 to the open source community
Thank you to everyone for making OSDisc possible for the past 16 years.
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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.
Kernels (secured against known vulnerabilities)
32bit: Linux kernel 4.19.5 PAE (non-PAE kernel: antiX). Very stable kernel for many machines.
64bit: linux-image-4.19.5-amd64. Recent stable kernel for newer machines.
Easy kernel upgrade or downgrade with MX Package Installer
Debian Stable 9 (Stretch), augmented by ongoing backports and additions
core antiX systems
Automatic enabling of most Broadcom drivers
UEFI installer (64bit)
Key default applications
The versions listed refer to the date of release; they will be continually upgraded as time goes on.
Video Player: VLC
Music Manager/Player: Clementine
Email client: Thunderbird
Office suite: LibreOffice 6 (x64)
Security: Passwords and Keys
Terminal: Xfce4 Terminal
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
Hibernation now enabled by default
Important applications updated regularly by Community
Significant upgrades to MX Tools
Localization for MX apps in many languages
Great help through video set
Full Users Manual onboard and online
Excellent support on a friendly forum
Tools to make common tasks easier
Many of these Tools were developed specifically for MX, while some were forked from existing antiX apps or are existing antiX apps; a couple were imported with permission from outside sources.
Live USB maker
Live-usb kernel updater
Boot options, now expanded to install grub themes
Nvidia driver installer
Codecs installer, now includes updated S3 texture packs
Fix GPG keys
Package installer: now includes Debian Backports, MX Test, and Debian Stable repos
Quick System Info
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; 4) applications undergoing evaluation in MX Test Repo; 5) Flatpaks.
Audio: Audacity, DeaDBeeF, Pithos, Spotify, etc.
Browser: Palemoon, Qupzilla, etc.
Children: Preschool, Primary, etc.
Graphics: ImageMagik, Inkscape, etc.
Docks: Docky, Plank, etc.
Icons: Faba, Moka, etc.
Kernels: various patched options
Language: language packs for Firefox, Thunderbird, etc.
Media Center: Kodi, Plex, etc.
Messaging: Pidgin, Skype, etc.
Misc: Google Earth, VirtualBox, etc.
Network: Dropbox, Tor and Privoxy, etc.
Office: GnuCash, Adobe Reader, Calibre, etc.
Themes: Adapta, Obsidian1, etc.
Video: DVDStyler, MPlayer, OpenShot, etc
Window managers: Budgie Desktop, Compiz, MATE, etc.