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antiX

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


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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Average visitor rating: 9.1/10 from 72 review(s).


antiX Summary
Distribution antiX
Home Page https://antixlinux.com/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums https://www.antixforum.com/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation http://antix.mepis.org/index.php?title=Main_Page
http://download.tuxfamily.org/antix/docs-antiX-17/FAQ/index.html
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors https://antixlinux.com/antix/download/
Bug Tracker https://mxlinux.org/bugs-features
Related Websites  
Reviews 15: DistroWatch
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 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
 • 2015-06-02: Development Release: antiX 15 Beta 3
 • 2015-03-17: Development Release: antiX 15 Beta 1
 • More antiX releases...

  Headlines:
 •2018-04-11 antiX flavour based on Debian Sid
 •2017-12-16 antiX spin based on Debian Sid
 • More antiX headlines...

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Feature 17.1 16.3 15 13.2 12 11 8.5 Feature
Release Date 2018-03-18 2017-12-21 2015-06-30 2013-11-05 2012-08-07 2011-05-02 2010-04-12 Release Date
End Of Life               End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 100-900 700-800           Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Installation
Default Desktop IceWM IceWM IceWM IceWM IceWM IceWM IceWM Default Desktop
Package Management DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB Package Management
Release Model Fixed, Semi, Rolling Fixed, Semi, Rolling Fixed, Semi, Rolling Fixed, Semi, Rolling Fixed, Semi, Rolling Fixed, Semi, Rolling Fixed, Semi, Rolling Release Model
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice GOffice GOffice Office Suite
Processor Architecture i486, x86_64 i486, x86_64 i486 i486, x86_64 i486 i486, i686 i486, i686 Processor Architecture
Init Software SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV Init Software
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, ReiserFS ext3, ext4, ReiserFS ext3, ext4, ReiserFS Journaled File Systems
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 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 en, ca, cs, de, es, fr, hu, nl, pt, pt_br Multilingual
Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Asian Language Support
Full Package List 17.1 16.3 15 13.2 12 11 8.5 Full Package List
Package 17.1 16.3 15 13.2 12 11 8.5 Package
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- 2.8.6 2.8.2 abiword (3.0.2)
alsa-lib (1.1.6) 1.1.3 1.0.28 1.0.28 1.0.25 1.0.25 1.0.23 1.0.22 alsa-lib (1.1.6)
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ati-driver (16.40)
bash (4.4.18) 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.1 bash (4.4.18)
bind (9.13.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.13.2)
chromium (67.0.3396.99) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (67.0.3396.99)
cups (2.2.8) 2.2.1 1.7.5 1.7.5 1.5.3 1.5.3 1.4.6 1.4.2 cups (2.2.8)
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.5 4.3.1 4.3.1 4.2.2 4.1.1-P1 4.1.1-P1 3.1.3 dhcp (4.4.1)
e2fsprogs (1.44.3) 1.43.4 1.42.12 1.42.12 1.42.5 1.42.4 1.41.12 1.41.11 e2fsprogs (1.44.3)
firefox (61.0.1) 52.7.1 52.5.2 31.7.0 22.0b1 10.0.6 -- -- firefox (61.0.1)
freetype (2.9.1) 2.6.3 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.4.9 2.4.9 2.4.4 2.3.11 freetype (2.9.1)
gcc (8.1.0) 6.3.0 4.9.2 4.9.2 4.7.2 4.7.1 4.5.2 4.4.2 gcc (8.1.0)
gimp (2.10.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gimp (2.10.4)
glibc (2.27) 2.24 2.19 2.19 2.13 2.13 2.11.2 2.10.2 glibc (2.27)
gnome-shell (3.28.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.28.2)
gnucash (3.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (3.2)
gnumeric (1.12.41) -- -- -- -- -- 1.10.14 1.10.1 gnumeric (1.12.41)
grub (2.02) 2.02beta3 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 grub (2.02)
gtk+ (3.22.30) 3.22.11 3.14.5 3.14.5 3.4.2 3.2.4 2.24.4 2.18.9 gtk+ (3.22.30)
httpd (2.4.34) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.34)
inkscape (0.92.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (0.92.3)
k3b (18.04.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- k3b (18.04.3)
kmod (25) 23 18 18 9 8 -- -- kmod (25)
krita (4.1.1)               krita (4.1.1)
libreoffice (6.0.5) 5.2.7 4.3.3 4.3.3 4.0.3 3.5.4 -- -- libreoffice (6.0.5)
linux (4.17.7) 4.9.87 4.4.10 4.0.5 3.7.10 3.5 2.6.36 2.6.32 linux (4.17.7)
Package 17.1 16.3 15 13.2 12 11 8.5 Package
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxpanel (0.9.3)
mariadb (10.3.8) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.3.8)
mate-desktop (1.20.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.20.3)
mesa (18.1.4) 13.0.6 10.3.2 10.3.2 8.0.5 8.0.3 7.10 7.7 mesa (18.1.4)
mysql (8.0.11) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mysql (8.0.11)
nautilus (3.28.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (3.28.1)
NVIDIA (396.24) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (396.24)
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (10.0.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (10.0.1)
openssh (7.7p1) 7.6p1 6.7p1 6.7p1 6.0p1 6.0p1 5.5p1 5.3p1 openssh (7.7p1)
openssl (1.1.0h) 1.1.0f 1.0.1t 1.0.1k 1.0.1e 1.0.1c 1.0.0d 0.9.8n openssl (1.1.0h)
perl (5.28.0) 5.24.1 5.20.2 5.20.2 5.14.2 5.14.2 5.10.1 5.10.1 perl (5.28.0)
php (7.2.8) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (7.2.8)
plasma-desktop (5.13.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.13.3)
postfix (3.3.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postfix (3.3.1)
postgresql (10.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (10.4)
Python (3.7.0) 2.7.13 2.7.9 2.7.9 2.7.3 2.7.3rc2 2.6.6 2.5.4 Python (3.7.0)
qt (5.11.1) 5.7.1 5.3.2 4.8.6 4.8.2 4.7.4 4.7.2 4.5.3 qt (5.11.1)
samba (4.8.3) -- -- 4.1.17 3.6.6 3.6.6 3.5.8 -- samba (4.8.3)
systemd (239) -- -- -- 44 44 -- -- systemd (239)
thunderbird (52.9.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- thunderbird (52.9.1)
vim (8.1) 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.2 vim (8.1)
vlc (3.0.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- vlc (3.0.3)
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.12.4)
xorg-server (1.20.0) 1.19.2 1.16.4 1.16.4 1.12.4 1.12.3 1.9.5 1.6.5 xorg-server (1.20.0)

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Version: 17.1
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-07-07
Votes: 3


This is a very solid and efficient distro and it feels like a lot of care was put into it.
I've installed this on an old "acer aspire one" netbook (intel atom 1.6Ghz, 512Mb RAM, 8Gb SSD) and everything works right from the beginning. Configuring
the WiFi took less than 2mn, the desktop look and feel is great, OS is light on resources (64Mb RAM usage on logon), browsing the net is smooth as long as you don't keep 10 tabs opened at the same time. Streaming videos is fine : no lags or stuttering. And the software bundled with it was carefully selected.

I warmly recommend Antix to anyone !
;)


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Version: 17.1
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-07-06
Votes: 5


Blows every other light distribution out of the water by miles. I kid you not, 82mb RAM from cold boot while using IceWM, and the incredible thing is AntiX is packed with stuff to keep anyone happy for a long time. Dare is say it, even the mighty Puppy Linux should watch its back!

Everything works out of the box, plus I have found out about pmrp (Poor Mans Radio Player) which is awesome.

Side note: on install choose stable for your repo, choosing testing or sid may give you a bit of a hard time when you "sudo apt-get upgrade".


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Version: 17.1
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-06-03
Votes: 49


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


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