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 a 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-19.3 is now available for download.
The standard MX-19.3 releases (32 bit and 64 bit) feature the latest debian 4.19 kernel and unlike in the past the kernel will now auto-update along with debian sources by default.
The AHS (Advanced Hardware Support) iso features a debian 5.8 kernel, mesa 20, as well as a new updated firmware package.
The KDE iso has also been updated, and being based on AHS, also has the 5.8 kernel and updated firmware and mesa packages.
As usual, this release includes the latest updates from debian 10.6 (buster) and MX repos.
Xfce 4.14 or KDE/plasma 5.15
MESA 18.3.6 (20.1.8 ahs)
Latest debian 4.19 kernel (5.8 ahs)
Browser: Firefox 82
Video Player: VLC 3.0.11
Music Manager/Player: Clementine 1.3.1
Email client: Thunderbird 68.12.0
Office suite: LibreOffice 6.1.5 (plus security fixes) (LO 7 is available in MX-Packageinstaller->Popular Apps)
and more in the MX repositories.
–New and updated mx-apps since 19.2. Highlights include:
mx-installer (based on gazelle-installer) fix pertaining to autoinstall and ESP flag setting on UEFI setups.
mx-snapshot – misc. enhancements, including a reset network connections function in the gui.
mx-packageinstaller – updated kernel entries and misc. improvements
misc. improvements to the antiX live system, including live system will no longer set alt+shift by default for keyboard switching.