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antiX

Last Update: 2017-01-17 07:09 UTC


antiX is a fast, lightweight and easy-to-install Linux live CD distribution based on Debian's "Stable" branch for x86 compatible systems. antiX offers users the "antiX Magic" in an environment suitable for old computers. The goal of antiX is to provide a light, but fully functional and flexible free operating system for both newcomers and experienced users of Linux. It should run on most computers, ranging from 256 MB old PIII systems with pre-configured swap to the latest powerful boxes. 256 MB RAM is recommended minimum for antiX. The installer needs minimum 2.7 GB hard disk size. antiX can also be used as a fast-booting rescue CD. A special Xfce edition made in collaboration with the MEPIS Community called "MX" is also available.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 26 (406), 6 months: 25 (411), 3 months: 29 (346), 4 weeks: 37 (312), 1 week: 36 (310)

Average visitor rating: 9.3/10 from 20 review(s).


antiX Summary
Distribution antiX
Home Page http://antix.mepis.com/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://antix.freeforums.org/
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation http://www.mepiscommunity.org/user_manual_mx15/mxum.html
http://download.tuxfamily.org/antix/docs-antiX-15/FAQ/index.html
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://antix.mepis.com/index.php/Main_Page#DownloadsLinuxTracker.org
Bug Tracker --
Related Websites  
Reviews 15: DistroWatchDedoimedo
14.x: DedoimedoDedoimedoBlogspot
13.x: Everyday Linux UserBlogspotBlogspotLinux Za Sve (Croatian)
12.x: LWN
11.x: BlogspotDistroWatch
8.x: IT Lure
7.x: Blogspot
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2017-01-17: Distribution Release: antiX 16.1
 • 2016-06-27: Distribution Release: antiX 16
 • 2015-06-30: Distribution Release: antiX 15
 • 2015-06-21: Development Release: antiX 15 RC1.1
 • 2015-06-02: Development Release: antiX 15 Beta 3
 • 2015-03-17: Development Release: antiX 15 Beta 1
 • 2013-11-06: Distribution Release: antiX 13.2
 • 2013-06-20: Distribution Release: antiX 13.1
 • 2013-06-02: Distribution Release: antiX 13
 • 2013-04-28: Development Release: antiX 13 Beta 3
 • 2013-03-25: Development Release: antiX 13 Beta 2
 • 2013-02-08: Development Release: antiX 13 Beta 1
 • More antiX releases...

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Feature 16.1 15 13.2 12 11 8.5
Release Date 2017-01-17 2015-06-30 2013-11-05 2012-08-07 2011-05-02 2010-04-12
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CDs 1 1 1 1 1 1
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Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
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Full Package List 16.1 15 13.2 12 11 8.5
Package 16.1 15 13.2 12 11 8.5
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- 2.8.6 2.8.2
alsa-lib (1.1.4) 1.0.28 1.0.28 1.0.25 1.0.25 1.0.23 1.0.22
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- -- -- --
bash (4.4) 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.1
bind (9.11.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
chromium (58.0.3029.110) -- -- -- -- -- --
cups (2.2.3) 1.7.5 1.7.5 1.5.3 1.5.3 1.4.6 1.4.2
dhcp (4.3.5) 4.3.1 4.3.1 4.2.2 4.1.1-P1 4.1.1-P1 3.1.3
e2fsprogs (1.43.4) 1.42.12 1.42.12 1.42.5 1.42.4 1.41.12 1.41.11
firefox (53.0.3) 45.6.0 31.7.0 22.0b1 10.0.6 -- --
freetype (2.8) 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.4.9 2.4.9 2.4.4 2.3.11
gcc (7.1.0) 4.9.2 4.9.2 4.7.2 4.7.1 4.5.2 4.4.2
gimp (2.8.22) -- -- -- -- -- --
glibc (2.25) 2.19 2.19 2.13 2.13 2.11.2 2.10.2
gnome-shell (3.24.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
gnucash (2.6.16) -- -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.34) -- -- -- -- 1.10.14 1.10.1
grub (2.02) 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97
gtk+ (3.22.15) 3.14.5 3.14.5 3.4.2 3.2.4 2.24.4 2.18.9
httpd (2.4.25) -- -- -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
k3b (17.04.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
kmod (24) 18 18 9 8 -- --
libgnome (2.32.1) -- -- -- 2.32.1 2.30.0 2.28.0
libreoffice (5.3.3) 4.3.3 4.3.3 4.0.3 3.5.4 -- --
linux (4.11.2) 4.4.10 4.0.5 3.7.10 3.5 2.6.36 2.6.32
Package 16.1 15 13.2 12 11 8.5
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.2.6) -- -- -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
mesa (17.1.0) 10.3.2 10.3.2 8.0.5 8.0.3 7.10 7.7
mysql (5.7.18) -- -- -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.24.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (381.22) -- -- -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
openjdk (8u131) -- -- -- -- -- --
openssh (7.5p1) 6.7p1 6.7p1 6.0p1 6.0p1 5.5p1 5.3p1
openssl (1.1.0e) 1.0.1t 1.0.1k 1.0.1e 1.0.1c 1.0.0d 0.9.8n
perl (5.24.1) 5.20.2 5.20.2 5.14.2 5.14.2 5.10.1 5.10.1
php (7.1.5) -- -- -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.9.5) -- -- -- -- -- --
postfix (3.2.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
postgresql (9.6.3) -- -- -- -- -- --
Python (3.6.1) 2.7.9 2.7.9 2.7.3 2.7.3rc2 2.6.6 2.5.4
qt (5.8.0) 5.3.2 4.8.6 4.8.2 4.7.4 4.7.2 4.5.3
samba (4.6.4) -- 4.1.17 3.6.6 3.6.6 3.5.8 --
systemd (233) -- -- 44 44 -- --
thunderbird (52.1.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
vim (8.0) 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.2
vlc (2.2.6) -- -- -- -- -- --
xfdesktop (4.12.3) -- -- -- -- -- --
xorg-server (1.19.3) 1.16.4 1.16.4 1.12.4 1.12.3 1.9.5 1.6.5

Reader Ratings
Reader supplied reviews for antiX

Average rating
9.3
from 20 review(s)



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Version: 16.1
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-05-19
Votes: 0


A true hidden gem.

Pros:
-IceWM focused, my sweet, sweet, flexible IceWM.
-Rolling release
-SystemD free
-A good selection of lightweight Desktop Environments
-Not bloated

Okays:
Like Debian, it doesn't focus on user friendliness TOO much, but is relatively easy.

Cons:
I absolutely HATE it when they give you a little desktop simulation, and you have to click an "install" program to actually install the system, I don't know why, it just always feels unneeded to me. (You have to wait for it to load up, and wait for the program to launch.)



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Version: 16.1
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-04-04
Votes: 8


It is a well thought out Debian based distro that ends up in many ways better than the parent, many Debian based distros are simply a reskining and a few different choices from the vast repositories. This is so much more, a rethink and a rework.

Works well right out of the box with anything I tried it with.
I avoid any distro with systemd entanglement and it is good to have this one to count on.



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Version: 16.1
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-04-02
Votes: 2


It works, out of the box, also on hardware where named distros (Mint, Ubuntu, Debian) fail in making components (especially wifi) work.

We have already said all.

The best out here.


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