October 24, 2020

antiX 19.3 releases, Linux distributions

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antiX is a fast, lightweight, and easy to install Linux live CD distribution based on Debian Testing for Intel-AMD x86 compatible systems. It provides antiX magic with a set of environments suitable for older computers. Its goal is to Linux to the novice and veteran to provide a lightweight but full-featured, flexible free operating system. It should be able to run on the vast majority of computers – from the 64 MB memory but with 128 MB swap partition of the old PII system to the latest high-end machines. The minimum memory configuration recommended for antiX is 128 MB RAM, and the installer requires at least 2.2 GB of hard disk space. AntiX can also be used as a quick start emergency disc to use.


So, why should I use antiX?

* systemd-free!
* fast
* stable
* Flexible
* light on system resources
* Install to the hard drive,
* Set up and run live from an encrypted stick with persistence and remaster
* Frugal install on a partition.
* Option to run bleeding edge Debian Testing (buster) or sid.

Antix 19.3 released.


This series has put on some weight mainly due to the kernel supporting old and new hardware and the inclusion of more firmware (full, base and core editions).

* antiX wifi switch – tool to choose which wifi manager to use. Default is connman, ceni available.
* Improved and updated localisation
* mps-youtube includes another fix for apt_key bug
* A newer 4.9.235 kernel
* firefox-esr (78.3.0esr)
* libreoffice
* IceWM upgraded to latest upstream version (1.8.3)
* latest firmware backported from Debian sid.
* various upstream Debian security upgrades