AntiX 17.4 releases, Linux distributions


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. It’s 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 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 17.4 released.


  • * new 4.9.160 kernel patched for L1TF/Foreshadow and Meltdown/Spectre and CVE-2019-8912 exploits
  • * all packages upgraded to Debian 9.8
  • * firefox-esr upgraded to 60.5.1 (Quantum)
  • * further improvements to localization of applications
  • * more consistent icon/theme
  • * includes tomb file encryption app.