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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.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 6 (1,280), 6 months: 4 (1,663), 3 months: 4 (1,918), 4 weeks: 3 (1,876), 1 week: 3 (2,189)

Average visitor rating: 9.46/10 from 417 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
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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...

  Headlines:
 •2018-09-14 Making it easier to get Flatpaks
 •2018-09-13 Workaround for Chromium password prompts
 •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...

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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 16.1
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
Package 17.1 16.1
abiword (3.0.2) -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.7) 1.1.3 1.0.28
ati-driver (18.30) -- --
bash (4.4.18) 4.4 4.3
bind (9.13.3) -- --
chromium (70.0.3538.67) -- --
cups (2.2.8) 2.2.1 1.7.5
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.5 4.3.1
e2fsprogs (1.44.4) 1.43.4 1.42.12
firefox (63.0) 58.0.2 53.0.3
freetype (2.9.1) 2.6.3 2.7
gcc (8.2.0) 6.3.0 4.9.2
gimp (2.10.6) 2.8.22 2.8.18
glibc (2.28) 2.24 2.19
gnome-shell (3.30.1) -- --
gnucash (3.3) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.43) -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02beta3 2.02beta2
gtk+ (3.24.1) 3.22.11 2.24.25
httpd (2.4.35) -- --
inkscape (0.92.3) -- --
k3b (18.08.2) -- --
kmod (25) 23 18
krita (4.1.5)    
libreoffice (6.1.2) 6.0.1 5.2.6
linux (4.19) 4.15.4 4.7.8
Package 17.1 16.1
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- --
mariadb (10.3.10) -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) -- --
mesa (18.2.3) 13.0.6 12.0.3
mysql (8.0.13) -- --
nautilus (3.30.2) -- --
NVIDIA (410.66) -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- --
openjdk (10.0.2) 8u151 8u121
openssh (7.9p1) 7.4p1 6.7p1
openssl (1.1.1) 1.0.2l 1.0.1t
perl (5.28.0) 5.24.1 5.20.2
php (7.2.11) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.14.1) -- --
postfix (3.3.1) -- --
postgresql (11.0) -- --
Python (3.7.1) 2.7.13 2.7.9
qt (5.11.2) 5.7.1 4.8.6
samba (4.9.1) 4.5.12 4.2.14
systemd (239) 232 215
thunderbird (60.2.1) 52.6.0 52.1.1
vim (8.1) 8.0 7.4
vlc (3.0.4) 2.2.8 2.2.5
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.12.3 4.12.2
xorg-server (1.20.2) 1.19.2 1.16.4

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Average rating
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Version: 17.1
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-10-19
Votes: 46


More stable than Debian stable (Stretch) because of the tools provided that let you fix repos and authentication keys and such. Very well done and maintained distro. Keep this one, Debian 9, Ubuntu, and you have a good go-to collection of Linux distros.


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Version: 17.1
Rating: 4
Date: 2018-10-19
Votes: 0


Basically definitely not for newcomers to Linux unless it is used from a USB flash drive to learn how to use linux. Tools that are supposed to make life easier can be catastrophic for a newcomer, if misused and often will be. Just as Jo or Jane (newbies) should not venture to use Slackware, Gentoo, Arch and their derivatives. It is better to recommend a distro like Fedora Xfce because it is more intuitive, more up-to-date, easier to install, more stable, yes more stable and more secure (firewall, Selinux) from the first use. there are also the (X)Ubuntu's LTS and the mega help community on the net.

Cons:
Several dependencies (for example, you can't completely delete Samba, Flatpak if you don't want it). Problems at one time or another that only an experienced person can solve without causing damage. example, a package that blocks in synaptic and doesn't want to leave; state output error 1, etc. The 4.15 kernel that lasts while it is at the end of its life. The feeling that we're in a draft distro.


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Version: 17.1
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-10-16
Votes: 52


MX Linux is undoubtedly the finest distribution Linux has to offer, lean, fast and the best designed distribution all built around the user.

Systemd-free, absent from unnecessary bloat and hidden binary. Run both antiX and MX on my main machine, always stable and low on consuming memory. All and all it's an incredible distro.

Looks great OOTB, do tend to like dark-themes but have to admit the default theme is quite attractive.
MX has gone to relative obscurity five years ago to DW top 5 Linux distributions. MX is doing everything right and glad I came aboard!

Give it a test drive!


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