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DistroWatch.com: MX Linux

MX Linux

Last Update: 2017-08-17 23:12 UTC


MX Linux, a desktop-oriented Linux distribution based on Debian's "stable" branch, is a cooperative venture between the antiX and former MEPIS Linux communities. Using Xfce as the default desktop, it is a mid-weight operating system designed to combine an elegant and efficient desktop with simple configuration, high stability, solid performance and medium-sized footprint.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 31 (330), 6 months: 24 (384), 3 months: 21 (430), 4 weeks: 30 (301), 1 week: 33 (307)

Average visitor rating: 9.7/10 from 105 review(s).


MX Linux Summary
Distribution MX Linux
Home Page https://mxlinux.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums https://forum.mxlinux.org/
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation https://www.mxlinux.org/user_manual_mx16/mxum.html
https://www.mxlinux.org/wiki
Screenshots https://mxlinux.org/screenshotsDistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts https://youtu.be/9lyJV5DdRnA
Download Mirrors https://mxlinux.org/download-links#Mirrors
Bug Tracker https://mxlinux.org/bugs-features
Related Websites http://mxrepo.com/snapshots/
Reviews 16: DarkDuckDistroWatchDedoimedo
15: DedoimedoOCS-MagLinux-Community (German)
14.x: DedoimedoDedoimedoBlogspot
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2017-06-08: Distribution Release: MX Linux 16.1
 • 2016-12-14: Distribution Release: MX Linux 16
 • 2016-11-25: Development Release: MX Linux 16 RC1
 • 2016-11-02: Development Release: MX Linux 16 Beta 1
 • 2015-12-24: Distribution Release: MX Linux 15
 • 2015-11-08: Development Release: MX Linux 15 Beta 1
 • 2015-03-24: Distribution Release: MX Linux 14.4
 • 2014-12-04: Distribution Release: MX Linux 14.3
 • 2014-07-01: Distribution Release: MX Linux 14.2
 • 2014-03-25: Distribution Release: MX Linux 14
 • More MX Linux releases...

  Headlines:
 •2017-03-16 Fixing an expired GPG signature
 • More MX Linux headlines...

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Feature 16.1
Release Date 2017-06-08
End Of Life  
Price (US$) Free
Image Size (MB) 1120-1203MB
Free Download ISO
Installation Graphical
Default Desktop Xfce
Package Management DEB
Release Model Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice
Processor Architecture i386, x86_64
Init Software SysV
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS
Multilingual en, ca, cs, de, es, fr, hu, nl, pt_br
Asian Language Support --
Full Package List 16.1
Package 16.1
abiword (3.0.2) --
alsa-lib (1.1.4.1) 1.0.28
ati-driver (16.40) --
bash (4.4) 4.3
bind (9.11.2) --
chromium (60.0.3112.101) --
cups (2.2.4) 1.7.5
dhcp (4.3.6) 4.3.1
e2fsprogs (1.43.5) 1.42.12
firefox (55.0.2) 53.0.3
freetype (2.8) 2.7
gcc (7.2.0) 4.9.2
gimp (2.8.22) 2.8.18
glibc (2.26) 2.19
gnome-shell (3.24.3) --
gnucash (2.6.17) --
gnumeric (1.12.35) --
grub (2.02) 2.02
gtk+ (3.22.19) 3.14.5
httpd (2.4.27) --
inkscape (0.92.2) --
k3b (17.08.0) --
kmod (24) 18
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.32.1
libreoffice (5.4.0) 5.2.6
linux (4.12.8) 4.7.8
Package 16.1
lxde-common (0.99.2) --
mariadb (10.2.8) --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) --
mesa (17.1.7) 12.0.3
mysql (5.7.19) --
nautilus (3.24.2.1) --
NVIDIA (384.69) --
openbox (3.6.1) --
openjdk (8u144) 8u121
openssh (7.5p1) 6.7p1
openssl (1.1.0f) 1.0.1t
perl (5.26.0) 5.20.2
php (7.1.8) --
plasma-desktop (5.10.5) --
postfix (3.2.2) --
postgresql (9.6.4) --
Python (3.6.2) 2.7.9
qt (5.9.1) 4.8.6
samba (4.6.7) 4.2.14
systemd (234) 215
thunderbird (52.3.0) 52.1.1
vim (8.0) 7.4
vlc (2.2.6) 2.2.5
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.12.2
xorg-server (1.19.3) 1.16.4

Reader Ratings
Reader supplied reviews for MX Linux

Average rating
9.7
from 105 review(s)



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Version: 16.1
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-08-19
Votes: 2


PROS:
Stable and fast. Easy administration and intuitive. An important advantage: it does not implement systemd so it is more secure and avoids problems although systemd provides centralized management.

The use of XFCE provides a minimalist and elegant desk but perhaps a bit retro.

CONS: There are no tutorials in Spanish (as in most distributions).

Currently my favorite distro.


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Version: 16.1
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-08-15
Votes: 9


Clean, Fast, Stable ... I've been using MX for 2 years, after switching from Ubuntu, Mint, Manjaro, Kali, Debian, Elementary, HazeOS ... This is THE distribution I'll keep for a long time I thing....
This distribution is user friendly and powerful in the same time, a very low memory usage, works on most computers... It has the stability, the community and the packages of Debian, and the advantages of a rolling-release !


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Version: 16.1
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-08-11
Votes: 9


I switched to MX from Mint, after Mint adopted systemd. I've been using it for several months now and have no complaints. Feels clean, snappy, polished, & robust. Balanced. Highly recommended.


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