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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: 11 (715), 6 months: 7 (988), 3 months: 7 (1,192), 4 weeks: 6 (1,268), 1 week: 4 (1,452)

Average visitor rating: 9.58/10 from 272 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#MirrorsLinuxTracker.org
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:
 •2018-04-11 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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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 (1.1.6) 1.1.3 1.0.28
ati-driver (16.40) -- --
bash (4.4.18) 4.4 4.3
bind (9.12.1) -- --
chromium (66.0.3359.181) -- --
cups (2.2.7) 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 (60.0.1) 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 (18.04.1) -- --
kmod (25) 23 18
krita (4.0.3)    
libreoffice (6.0.4) 6.0.1 5.2.6
linux (4.16.11) 4.15.4 4.7.8
Package 17.1 16.1
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- --
mariadb (10.2.15) -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.1) -- --
mesa (18.1.0) 13.0.6 12.0.3
mysql (8.0.11) -- --
nautilus (3.28.1) -- --
NVIDIA (390.48) -- --
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 (7.2.5) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.12.5) -- --
postfix (3.3.1) -- --
postgresql (10.4) -- --
Python (3.6.5) 2.7.13 2.7.9
qt (5.10.1) 5.7.1 4.8.6
samba (4.8.2) 4.5.12 4.2.14
systemd (238) 232 215
thunderbird (52.8.0) 52.6.0 52.1.1
vim (8.1) 8.0 7.4
vlc (3.0.2) 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: 2018-05-21
Votes: 18


THE best Linux distribution of all current ones, hands down. The MX-Linux group pays attention to the details and quality of their product, which attention has sadly become bothersome to other distributions...and it shows.


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Version: 17.1
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-05-21
Votes: 4


This distro is way under valued by the community, it is lightning fast at boot, but also pulling up programs, Firefox included. The update tools are very functional and work! I am a prior Ubuntu user that takes ages to boot, and sluggish performance with a huge foot print on resources. MX is much lighter and uses much less resource. Not all Linux packages are available, but has more than sufficient for everyday work load. Definitely thumbs up!


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Version: 17.1
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-05-21
Votes: 11


It works really great for my old notebook Asus Eee PC purchased in 2012, with 2 gig RAM, Intel Atom N570, 1000 MHz. All the apps can be run smoothly!

I really appreciate to MX Linux developer team for creating this awesome distro.. thank you so much!!

I strongly recommend for new Linux user, particularly for old computer owner, to install MX Linux!


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