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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, or run "live" on a USB stick, with or without persistent file storage.

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 • 2018-03-18: Distribution Release: antiX 17.1
 • 2017-10-25: Distribution Release: antiX 17
 • 2017-10-07: Development Release: antiX 17 RC1
 • 2017-07-29: Development Release: antiX 17 Beta 2
 • 2017-07-01: Development Release: antiX 17 Beta 1
 • 2017-06-16: Distribution Release: antiX 16.2
 • 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
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 •2017-12-16 antiX spin based on Debian Sid
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  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.

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Feature 17.1 16.3 15
Release Date 2018-03-18 2017-12-21 2015-06-30
End Of Life      
Price (US$) Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 100-900 700-800  
Free Download ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop IceWM IceWM IceWM
Package Management DEB DEB DEB
Release Model Fixed, Semi, Rolling Fixed, Semi, Rolling Fixed, Semi, Rolling
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture i486, x86_64 i486, x86_64 i486
Init Software SysV SysV SysV
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS
Multilingual en, ca, cs, de, es, fr, hu, nl, pt_br en, ca, cs, de, es, fr, hu, nl, pt_br en, ca, cs, de, es, fr, hu, nl, pt_br
Asian Language Support -- -- --
Full Package List 17.1 16.3 15
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Version: 17.1
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-03-23
Votes: 1

I've popped in and out of Linux use since the early Red Hat days. After not toying with Linux for the past few years, I must say that MX and antiX have blown me away.

I have installed the full distro of antiX on an old MSI Wind Box with 2 GB ram and the base distro of antiX on an old Dell Latitude 1150 with only 1 GB ram. Both machines work better than I had ever hoped for. Both work better with antiX than they ever did with their original OS, Win XP.

My 8th grader is using the old Dell laptop for his homework. It requires researching subjects, logging into his school's database system, accessing online textbooks, and using Google Drive's server side applications.

The best way to describe antiX is say it is fast, easy to set up, and simple to use.

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Version: 17.1
Rating: 6
Date: 2018-03-18
Votes: 5

AntiX was unable to offer wifi support for my old HP laptop which uses a Broadcom chip. Other distros offer support and are running very well on that machine (Peppermint, Linux Lite, LXLE, SolydX and Archman).
Oh well......I do have MX Linux running on another laptop and I like it very much.

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Version: 17
Rating: 5
Date: 2018-03-13
Votes: 3

This distro is quick, nice looking, stable BUT for a left-handed person it's not usable. Tried everything to change my mouse to left-hand. In control you must set right-hand for left-hand to work!?!? And after re-boot it's back to right-hand.

Another problem was with wi-fi, you set it to automatic connect and it ignores you (like when I used windows years ago doing what it wants!).

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