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MX Linux

Last Update: 2018-03-24 02:03 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.

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Average visitor rating: 9.56/10 from 300 review(s).

MX Linux Summary
Distribution MX Linux
Home Page https://mxlinux.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums https://forum.mxlinux.org/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation https://mxlinux.org/manualshttps://www.mxlinux.org/wiki
Screenshots https://mxlinux.org/screenshotsDistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts https://mxlinux.org/videoshttps://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 17: Linux.comCMS CriticOpenSource.comDedoimedoDedoimedoDistroWatch
16: DarkDuckDistroWatchDedoimedo
15: DedoimedoOCS-MagLinux-Community (German)
14.x: DedoimedoDedoimedoBlogspot
Where To Buy OSDisc.com (sponsored link)

Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2018-03-15: Distribution Release: MX Linux 17.1
 • 2018-03-06: Development Release: MX Linux 17.1 RC1
 • 2017-12-15: Distribution Release: MX Linux 17
 • 2017-11-06: Development Release: MX Linux 17 Beta 1
 • 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
 • More MX Linux releases...

 •2018-06-01 MX-14 reaches end of life
 •2018-04-11 MX's new FAQ page
 •2018-02-26 Improvements in MX 17.1
 •2017-03-16 Fixing an expired GPG signature
 • More MX Linux headlines...

Table Notes and Explanations
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  • To compare the software in this project to the software available in other distributions, please see our Compare Packages page.
  • 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 "plasma-desktop" package 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.

Feature 17.1 16.1
Release Date 2018-03-14 2017-06-08
End Of Life    
Price (US$) Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1200-1300 1100-1300
Free Download ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Xfce Xfce
Package Management DEB DEB
Release Model Fixed Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64
Init Software SysV SysV
Journaled File Systems 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
Asian Language Support -- --
Full Package List 17.1 16.1
abiword (3.0.2) -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.6) 1.1.3 1.0.28
ati-driver (16.40) -- --
bash (4.4.18) 4.4 4.3
bind (9.13.1) -- --
chromium (67.0.3396.87) -- --
cups (2.2.8) 2.2.1 1.7.5
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.5 4.3.1
e2fsprogs (1.44.2) 1.43.4 1.42.12
firefox (60.0.2) 58.0.2 53.0.3
freetype (2.9.1) 2.6.3 2.7
gcc (8.1.0) 6.3.0 4.9.2
gimp (2.10.2) 2.8.22 2.8.18
glibc (2.27) 2.24 2.19
gnome-shell (3.28.2) -- --
gnucash (3.1-1) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.41) -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02beta3 2.02beta2
gtk+ (3.22.30) 3.22.11 2.24.25
httpd (2.4.33) -- --
inkscape (0.92.3) -- --
k3b (18.04.2) -- --
kmod (25) 23 18
krita (4.0.4)    
libreoffice (6.0.5) 6.0.1 5.2.6
linux (4.17.2) 4.15.4 4.7.8
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- --
mariadb (10.3.7) -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) -- --
mesa (18.1.2) 13.0.6 12.0.3
mysql (8.0.11) -- --
nautilus (3.28.1) -- --
NVIDIA (396.24) -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- --
openjdk (10.0.1) 8u151 8u121
openssh (7.7p1) 7.4p1 6.7p1
openssl (1.1.0h) 1.0.2l 1.0.1t
perl (5.26.2) 5.24.1 5.20.2
php (7.2.7) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.13.1) -- --
postfix (3.3.1) -- --
postgresql (10.4) -- --
Python (3.6.5) 2.7.13 2.7.9
qt (5.11.1) 5.7.1 4.8.6
samba (4.8.2) 4.5.12 4.2.14
systemd (239) 232 215
thunderbird (52.8.0) 52.6.0 52.1.1
vim (8.1) 8.0 7.4
vlc (3.0.3) 2.2.8 2.2.5
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.12.3 4.12.2
xorg-server (1.20.0) 1.19.2 1.16.4

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Version: 17.1
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-06-23
Votes: 0

MX Linux entró en mi PC para quedarse un buen tiempo. Rápido, seguro y con todos los aditamentos que uso ya preinstalados. Xfce es un escritorio seguro, ligero pero totalmente configurable. Para el usuario medio con una PC reciclada de 40 u$s hace que sientas como cuando pagas clase turista en el avión y la azafata te invita a que ocupes Bussines Class y te tomas un Wisky gratis. Instalado en diferentes PC nunca tengo que actualizar drivers, el Bluetooth no presenta fallos. Trae por defecto el grub optimizer para realizar correciones y mejoras al doble boot con Windows. La particion de discos no presenta problemas en compañia de Windows 10
Que no tenga Systemd parece ser una buena idea.

MX Linux has entered in my PC to stay a good time. Fast, safe and with all the accessories that I use pre-installed. Xfce is a secure, lightweight but fully configured desktop. For the average user with a recycled PC of 40 u$s,it makes you feel like when you pay tourist class on the plane and the flight attendant invites you to take Bussines Class and you take a free Wisky.Installed on different PCs I never have drivers to update, the Bluetooth does not have failures. It brings by default the grub optimizer to make corrections and improvements to the double boot with Windows. Disk partitioning does not present problems in Windows 10 company Without Systemd it seems to be a good idea.

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Version: 17.1
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-06-18
Votes: 24

I can only confirm other positive reviews. I have been using this much-needed, very-stable, non-systemd distro for the last couple of months at a computer at work and my experience has been very smooth.


-Non-systemd (can't be stressed enough considering most other distros use it)
-Synaptic package manager makes your life easy
-Hardware compatibility
-Rock-solid, stable
-Easy integration with Tor and VPNs.

No cons that I could think of.

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Version: 17.1
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-06-18
Votes: 13

After discovering linux two years ago, my experience has left me quite disillusioned with the low standard and focus on stability and ease of use in many popular distributions. My experience with Ubuntu 16.04 through to 18.04, with it's frequent errors and crashes left me utterly bewildered after experiencing much better stability with Fedora, which is touted as bleeding edge.

Which led me to Debian, which was a much better computing experience but I always felt a bit lost as long as there was more to learn.

Shortly after I discovered Point Linux, just as it is being considered abandoned. For a little known distro, it was #1 on DW ranking's list for the longest time and judging by the enthusiasm and appreciation showed by users around the globe, they were doing something right. Specifically, a stable base, a STABLE VERSION of a desktop environment (unlike the beta quality put out by Ubuntu LTS releases), minimal tweaking to provide sane defaults, and a repository for slightly newer software than what is available in Debian.

This is what I personally appreciate from MX. All of the above, plus a team that focuses on usability and user preference, with only more good to come. What they've been able to accomplish puts those companies with bigger resources to shame.

That the MX Tools are quite handy is an understatement, though even without these, MX holds its own as a contender for the most stable and most pleasing computing experience I've ever experienced.

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