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2018-03-15 NEWDistribution Release: MX Linux 17.1
The MX Linux project has announced the release of MX Linux 17.1, a desktop distribution based on Debian and featuring the Xfce desktop environment. This version delivers a recent Linux kernel, new and improved "MX apps" and updated applications, including Firefox 58 and LibreOffice 6: "MX LInux 17.1 released. This release is a roll-up of all updates since the initial release and features the following highlights: 4.15 kernels for both 32-bit and 64-bit ISO images (the 64-bit ones are patched for the Meltdown/Spectre issues)l the 32-bit ISO image has a PAE kernel for RAM usage above 4 GBl easily change kernels, e.g to the latest Liquorix kernel or downgrade to Debian Stable kernel (4.9) via the MX package installer; the latest updates from Debian, antiX and MX repositories; updated packages - Firefox 58.0.2 (59 hitting repository soon), VLC 2.2.8 (3.0 in test repository), Clementine 1.3.1; Thunderbird 52.6.0, LibreOffice 6.0.1, LuckyBackup 0.4.9, Passwords and Keys 3.20.0, Xfce Terminal 0.8.3; MX-Updater now has an 'auto-update' option in preferences that enables unattended upgrades...." Read the rest of the release announcement for further information. Download (MD5): MX-17.1_x64.iso (1,262MB, pkglist), MX-17.1_386.iso (1,279MB). Also available from OSDisc.
2018-03-06 NEWDevelopment Release: MX Linux 17.1 RC1
MX Linux is a medium-weight Linux distribution based on antiX and Debian's Stable branch which features the Xfce desktop environment. The MX developers have published a release candidate for the upcoming launch of MX Linux 17.1. The release candidate features updated kernels, Firefox 58 and the option to automatically install software updates. "MX-Updater now has an 'Auto-update' option in preferences that enables unattended upgrades. MX-Live-USB-Maker is a new, more functional frontend to the antiX live-usb-maker CLI utility. It also offers a 'copy image to USB (dd)' mode for non-antiX/MX family ISOs. MX-Tweak adds a "Config Options" tab for resetting LightDM and Thunar custom actions to the distro defaults. Almost all MX-apps received translation updates (we love translators). Updates to MX Package Installer, including faster performance. Improved localization: localization of the Thunar custom actions menu. Additional translations of our MX-manual (including German, French, Russian, Italian and now Spanish!)" Additional details can be found in the distribution's release announcement. Download (MD5): MX-17.1-RC1_x64.iso (1,261MB, signature, pkglist).
2017-12-15 NEWDistribution Release: MX Linux 17
The MX team has announced the release of MX Linux 17, a lightweight distribution based on Debian and featuring the Xfce desktop environment. The new release is based on Debian 9.3 and ships with Xfce 4.12. "MX Linux 17 final images are now available for download. This release features the following: 4.13 kernels for both 32-bit and 64-bit ISO images (yes, we still have 32-bit); the 32-bit ISO image has a PAE kernel for RAM usage above 4 GB; easily change kernels, say to the latest Liquorix kernel or downgrade to Debian Stable kernel (4.9) with MX Package Installer; the latest updates from Debian 9.3.0 and Xfce 4.12.3; all the antiX live features, including persistence (up to 20 GB) and remaster tools; automatic selection of appropriate drivers for most Broadcom chipsets (in most cases, no user intervention required); updated packages - Firefox 57.0.2, VLC 2.7, Clementine 1.3.1, Thunderbird 52.5, LibreOffice 5.4.1, LuckyBackup 0.4.9, Passwords and Keys 3.20.0, Xfce4 Terminal 0.8.3...." Further details, an overview of the custom MX tools and key package versions can be found in the distribution's release announcement. Download (MD5): MX-17_x64.iso (1,214MB, torrent, pkglist), MX-17_386.iso (1,239MB, torrent). Also available from OSDisc.
2017-11-06 NEWDevelopment Release: MX Linux 17 Beta 1
MX Linux is a desktop distribution based on Debian's Stable branch. The distribution ships with the Xfce desktop environment and swaps out the systemd init software provided by Debian for the SysV init implementation. The project has released a new development snapshot, MX Linux 17 Beta 1. "MX-17 Beta 1 images are now available for download and testing. The Beta 1 features the following: latest live system changes and fixes from the antiX project; the latest updates from Debian (Stretch); 4.9 Linux kernel; the 32-bit ISO image has a PAE kernel and the non-PAE has been removed; updated packages, including LibreOffice 5.4.1 new and updated mx-apps; mx-tweak replaces mx-defaultlook and provides one-stop spot for simple compositor (Xfce or Compton), panel, and other 'tweak' type changes; mx-conky provides a method for doing simple edits to Conky files (color changes, etc.); mx-network-assistant replaces mx-broadcom-manager as a general purpose network troubleshooting tool; mx-tools now has a larger interface; changes to the update manager (apt-notifier), including new themes available in preferences; misc changes to most of the other mx-apps." Further details can be found in the project's release announcement. Download: MX-17.b1_x64.iso (1,170MB, MD5, signature, pkglist).
2017-06-08 NEWDistribution Release: MX Linux 16.1
The MX Linux team has announced the release of a new version of their Debian-based distribution. The new release, MX Linux 16.1, now supports home directory encryption, offers the Adobe Flash plug-in on the installation media and features LibreOffice 5.2.6. "So what's new in MX-16? 1. Installer improvements: The installer now supports home folder encryption. This is an experimental feature. An issue with partition boot flags that affected certain makes of PC (Dell) has been corrected. Auto-install now works for UEFI systems. 2. We now have new official Adobe Flash included on the ISO, thanks to recently received permission from Adobe. MX-Flash is not on the ISO and is now deprecated. Install/uninstall option via the regular package managers, including MX-Packageinstaller on the 'Popular Apps' tab. Note our Adobe Flash package will work with both Firefox and Chromium (includes original classic NPAPI and the PPAPI plugins ie: pepperflash). 3. Tweaks to default user interface, including a new default theme and new MX-Linux wallpapers..." Further details can be found in the project's release announcement. Download (MD5): MX-16.1_x64.iso (1,154MB, torrent, pkglist).
2016-12-14 NEWDistribution Release: MX Linux 16
MX Linux is a mid-weight, Debian-based Linux distribution which uses Xfce as the project's default desktop environment. The project has announced the release of MX 16, code name "Metamorphosis". While based on Debian's Stable branch, MX Linux uses the SysVInit software rather than the newer systemd init technology. "The development team of MX Linux is pleased to announce the release of MX Linux 16, code named 'Metamorphosis'. Built on the reliable and stable Debian 8.6 'Jessie' base with extra enhancements from the antiX live system, it also comes with numerous up-to-date applications provided by the MX Linux packagers. Just like previous versions of MX, this release defaults to SysVInit. Available in 32-bit and 64-bit variants. Both ISO images weigh in at around 1.2 GB in size. Key default applications: Firefox 50.0.2, VLC 2.2.4, Clementine 1.3.1, Thunderbird 45.5.1, LibreOffice 5.2.2.... The new release is available in 32-bit and 64-bit builds with the 32-bit ISO image featuring a kernel that does not require PAE support to boot. Further information can be found in the project's release announcement. Download: MX-16_x64.iso (1,137MB, MD5, signature, torrent, pkglist).
2016-11-25 NEWDevelopment Release: MX Linux 16 RC1
The first release candidate for MX Linux 16, a Debian-based distribution with Xfce as the preferred desktop, is ready for download and testing: "Ahead of schedule, MX 16 release candidate 1 is available for testing. We have squashed many bugs and added improvements since the first public beta; e.g. horizontal panel now defaults to the bottom rather than the top. It is built on the reliable and stable Debian 8.6 'Jessie' with extra enhancements from the antiX live system and up-to-date applications provided by the MX Linux packagers. Just like previous versions of MX, this release defaults to SysVInit. Applications: Xfce 4.12 is the desktop environment; latest Firefox 50 for browsing and Thunderbird 45.5.0 for email; VLC 2.2.4 caters for videos and Clementine 1.3.1 for playing and managing your music; full LibreOffice 5.2.2 suite; Shotwell 0.24.1 digital photo organizer; Pepper Flash player browser plugin...." Read the rest of the release announcement for further information. Download: MX-16-public-rc1_x64.iso (1,130MB, MD5, signature, torrent, pkglist).
2016-11-02 NEWDevelopment Release: MX Linux 16 Beta 1
MX Linux, formerly known as antiX Linux "MX" edition, is now included in the DistroWatch database as a separate distribution, rather than an edition of antiX (the project developers has recently set up their own website and project infrastructure). The first beta of the upcoming version 16, based on Debian's "stable" branch, is now available for testing: "The MX Linux team is pleased to announce the first public beta release of MX-16 (code name 'Metamorphosis'). It is built on the reliable and stable Debian 'Jessie' (8.6) with extra enhancements from the antiX live system and up-to-date applications provided by the MX Linux packagers. Just like previous versions of MX, this release defaults to SysVInit. What's new? Aesthetic changes include a newer theme, new wallpapers and icons as well as improvements to the look of the installer. Applications: Xfce 4.12 is the desktop environment; latest Firefox 49 for browsing and Thunderbird 45.4.0 for email; VLC 2.2.4 caters for videos and Clementine 1.3.1 for playing and managing your music...." Continue to the release announcement for full details. Download: MX-16-public-beta1_x64.iso (1,120MB, MD5, signature); MX-16-public-beta1_386.iso (1,203MB, MD5, signature, pkglist).
2015-12-24 NEWDistribution Release: MX Linux 15
The MX Linux project has released a new version of the antiX-based distribution. The new release, MX Linux 15, is based on Debian's Stable (Jessie) branch and is designed to work on a variety of hardware, including low-resource computers. "We are extremely pleased to announce the release of MX-15 (code name Fusion) based on the reliable and stable Debian Jessie (8.2) with extra enhancements and up to date applications provided by our packaging team. Just like MX-14, this release defaults to sysVinit (though systemd is available once installed). Available in 32- and 64-bit. The 32-bit version ships with two stable 3.16 Debian kernels (PAE and non-PAE), while the 64-bit comes with the more recent 4.2 Debian backports kernel to cater for newer hardware." The new release offers users version 4.12 of the Xfce desktop environment, Firefox 43 and LibreOffice 4.3. Further information can be found on the antiX News page. Downloads (MD5) (pkglist): MX-15.01_386.iso (1,081MB), MX-15_x64.iso (985MB).
2015-11-08 NEWDevelopment Release: MX Linux 15 Beta 1
The MX Linux project has announced the availability of a new development release. It is based on antiX and Debian's Stable branch, features software from the MEPIS community and ships with Xfce as the default desktop environment. The new beta release, MX Linux 15 beta 1, features up to date applications, experimental support for booting on computers featuring UEFI and a range of kernels for old and new hardware alike. "We are pleased to announce the first public beta of MX-15 (codename 'Fusion') based on the reliable and stable Debian Jessie (8.2) with extra enhancements from our packaging team. Just like MX-14, this release defaults to sysVinit (though systemd is available once installed for those that prefer to use it). Available in 32-bit and 64-bit variants. The 32-bit edition ships with two stable 3.16 Debian kernels (PAE and non-PAE), while the 64-bit comes with the more recent kernel 4.2 'liquorix' kernel to cater for newer hardware." Further information on this beta release can be found on the project's news page. Download (MD5): MX-15-b1_x64-mx.iso (1,003MB, torrent, pkglist).
2015-03-24 NEWDistribution Release: MX Linux 14.4
MX Linux 14.4 has been released. This is the latest update of the project's distribution developed in collaboration with the MEPIS Community and featuring the Xfce desktop. "MX 14.4 'Symbiosis' available. Upgraded bug-fix editions (PAE and non-PAE) of MX 14 are now available. This version has fixed some bugs found in MX 14.3 and Debian upstream. MX 14.4 is based on Debian 'Wheezy' uses SysVInit so MX 14.4 offers a rock-solid systemd-free experience for those who would prefer to stick with SysVInit. MX is designed to be fast, stable and light on resources. The MX 14 series will be supported until the end of life of Debian 'Wheezy'. Bug-fix and upgrade release including quite a few new enhancements. What applications are used? Clementine for music, VLC for video, full LibreOffice suite, Iceweasel for web browsing, Claws-Mail for email, Mirage for image viewing, Minitube for watching YouTube videos...." Visit the project's wiki page to read the rest of the release announcement. Download: MX-14.4-pae.iso (694MB, MD5), MX-14.4-non-pae.iso (697MB, MD5).
2014-12-04 NEWDistribution Release: MX Linux 14.3
MX Linux 14.3 is a bug-fix update of the earlier release, an antiX-based distribution developed in collaboration with the MEPIS Community and featuring the Xfce desktop: "Upgraded bug-fix versions (PAE and non-PAE) of MX-14 are now available. This version has fixed some bugs found in MX-14.2 and Debian upstream. Major applications have been upgraded. We have added some new features, e.g. MX-Tools. MX-14.3 is based on Debian 'Wheezy' and therefore uses SysVInit. Now that Debian has frozen 'Jessie' and has moved to systemd, MX-14.3 offers a rock-solid systemd-free experience for those that would prefer to stick with SysVInit. The MX-14 series will be supported until the end of life of Debian 'Wheezy'. Features and changes since MX-14.2: in order to fit on a CD, Java has been removed; upgraded to Linux kernel 3.14; new MX-findshares; new libparted2; galculator upgraded to version 2.1.3; Iceweasel upgraded to version 31.2.0esr...." See the project's home page to read the full release announcement. Download: MX-14.3-pae.iso (679MB, MD5), MX-14.3-non-pae.iso (678MB, MD5).
2014-07-01 NEWDistribution Release: MX Linux 14.2
A bug-fix release of MX Linux 14, a variant of antiX developed in collaboration with the MEPIS Community and featuring the Xfce desktop, has been released: "MX-14.2 'Symbiosis' bug-fix upgrade release available. Upgraded bug-fix versions (PAE and non-PAE) of MX-14 are now available. This version has fixed some bugs found in MX-14.1.1 and Debian upstream. LibreOffice updated to the 4.2.5 version; Google search engine bug fixed; toned down faulty hard drive error when installing; image files open with mirage; wl modules for Broadcom wireless now on the CD image; updated documentation." Visit the project's home page to read the brief release announcement. Download: MX-14.2-pae.iso (699MB, MD5), MX-14.2-non-pae.iso (698MB, MD5). Besides the "MX" edition, the antiX project also announced the availability of the second alpha release of antiX 14; here is the quick download link: antiX-14R-alpha2_386-full.iso (697MB, MD5).
2014-03-25 NEWDistribution Release: MX Linux 14
MX Linux 14, a Debian and antiX-based distribution developed in collaboration with the MEPIS Community, has been released for the 32-bit architecture: "MX Linux 14 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. The base depends on the excellent upstream work by Linux, Debian and Xfce. MX Linux 14 also incorporates the independent and innovative development products - Whisker Menu, simsu and gottet, QupZilla Browser, smxi and inxi. We think you will enjoy it! MX Linux 14 is based on Debian 7 'Wheezy' and is enhanced with more up-to-date applications from the Debian Backports and MEPIS Community repositories...." The release announcement can be found on antiX's news page, and screenshots as well as a video introduction are available MEPIS Community's on the MX project page. Download (MD5) the live CD image from SourceForge: MX-14.iso (696MB). Update: a non-pae version of MX-14 was also made available on March 28: MX-14-non-pae.iso (694MB).


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