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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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 •2018-04-11 antiX flavour based on Debian Sid
 •2017-12-16 antiX spin based on Debian Sid
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  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "kde-workspace" and "plasma-desktop" packages and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • 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: 2018-06-03
Votes: 21

Excellent distribution, working out of the box, wifi was simple to configure. Keep the good work guys.,

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Version: 17.1
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-05-24
Votes: 5

One of the most flawless installations I ever had for a virtualbox guest. Everything worked out of the box.

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Version: 17.1
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-05-24
Votes: 0

I would have given antiX a rating of 5, because I had to jump thru hoops to make the wifi work on my old machine. Also, a built-in tool like "User Management" don't work at all. Try adding a user and it simply forgets what you just did. Similar thing happens when you try changing the desktop tends to forget what you have selected.

On the other hand, antiX is so light and fast on my old machine, I can easily forget the negatives. :)

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