MX Linux 18.2 released, Debian-based Linux distribution

MX Linux

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 include work and ideas used by Warren Woodford for his MEPIS project. Ongoing backports and outside additions to our repos serve to keep components current with developments.

MX Linux began in a discussion about future options among members of the MEPIS community in December 2013. Developers from antiX then joined them, bringing the ISO build system as well as the Live-USB/DVD technology. The name “MX” was chosen to combine the first letter of Mepis with the last of antiX, thus symbolizing their collaboration.

MX Linux

The MX-18.2 image is now available for download.


Updated packages

The latest updates from Debian 9.7 (stretch), antiX and MX repos.

Firefox 65.0
vlc 3.0.6

and many more

New and updated mx-apps

mx-installer (based on gazelle-installer) received fixes to address crashes during grub install
mx-repo-manager now lists many many more repository mirrors (thanks aledie)
misc. bug fixes and improvements to MX-PackageInstaller & MX-Conky

The MX Manual

Updated mx-manual with revised sections, screenshots, etc…

The antiX live-USB system

All the antiX live-USB features, including persistence (up to 20GB!) and remaster.
Significant improvement to the UEFI boot capabilities of the live system, especially for 64 bit UEFI systems.
(For 32 bit UEFI, users might need to make a “full-featured” live-USB with our tool for the best chance of booting.)

Special thanks to fehlix & BitJam for integrating the new UEFI boot features into our build system.

Improved localization

Thanks to Old Giza and the Translation team, almost all mx-apps received translation refreshes (we love translators!)