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MX Linux

Last Update: 2018-01-01 15:33 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: 19 (500), 6 months: 13 (616), 3 months: 11 (785), 4 weeks: 11 (795), 1 week: 10 (944)

Average visitor rating: 9.62/10 from 197 review(s).


MX Linux Summary
Distribution MX Linux
Home Page https://mxlinux.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums https://forum.mxlinux.org/
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
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: OpenSource.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:
 • 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
 • 2014-07-01: Distribution Release: MX Linux 14.2
 • 2014-03-25: Distribution Release: MX Linux 14
 • More MX Linux releases...

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 •2017-03-16 Fixing an expired GPG signature
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Feature 17 16.1
Release Date 2017-12-15 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 16.1
Package 17 16.1
abiword (3.0.2) -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.5) 1.1.3 1.0.28
ati-driver (16.40) -- --
bash (4.4.18) 4.4 4.3
bind (9.12.0) -- --
chromium (64.0.3282.167) -- --
cups (2.2.6) 2.2.1 1.7.5
dhcp (4.4.0) 4.3.5 4.3.1
e2fsprogs (1.43.9) 1.43.4 1.42.12
firefox (58.0.2) 57.0.2 53.0.3
freetype (2.9) 2.6.3 2.7
gcc (7.3.0) 6.3.0 4.9.2
gimp (2.8.22) 2.8.18 2.8.18
glibc (2.27) 2.24 2.19
gnome-shell (3.26.2) -- --
gnucash (2.6.19) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.38) -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02beta3 2.02beta2
gtk+ (3.22.28) 3.22.11 2.24.25
httpd (2.4.29) -- --
inkscape (0.92.2) -- --
k3b (17.12.2) -- --
kmod (25) 23 18
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.32.1 2.32.1
libreoffice (6.0.1) 5.4.1 5.2.6
linux (4.15.4) 4.13.13 4.7.8
Package 17 16.1
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- --
mariadb (10.2.13) -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.0) -- --
mesa (17.3.5) 13.0.6 12.0.3
mysql (5.7.21) -- --
nautilus (3.26.2) -- --
NVIDIA (390.25) -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- --
openjdk (8u161) 8u151 8u121
openssh (7.6p1) 7.4p1 6.7p1
openssl (1.1.0g) 1.0.2l 1.0.1t
perl (5.26.1) 5.24.1 5.20.2
php (7.2.2) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.12.1) -- --
postfix (3.2.5) -- --
postgresql (10.2) -- --
Python (3.6.4) 2.7.13 2.7.9
qt (5.10.1) 5.7.1 4.8.6
samba (4.7.5) 4.5.12 4.2.14
systemd (237) 232 215
thunderbird (52.6.0) 52.5.0 52.1.1
vim (8.0) 8.0 7.4
vlc (3.0.0) 2.2.7 2.2.5
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.12.3 4.12.2
xorg-server (1.19.6) 1.19.2 1.16.4

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Version: 17
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-02-18
Votes: 9


MX Linux provides a lightweight Debian experience that's systemd-free and had a great UI (Xfce and whisker menu)

Works flawlessly on my ThinkPad X220, great for productivity, would recommend


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Version: 17
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-02-18
Votes: 2


A thing of beauty.. It just works. I'm using it for Audio Production and it's one of the few distributions where the real time kernel works perfectly with the Nvidia drivers. I love it. They did a great job on this one.


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Version: 17
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-02-17
Votes: 6


This is a surprisingly nice distribution. My 8-year old Dell machine had Ubuntu and Mint distributions installed before. Typically, I start adding components as necessary, and after a while the whole system starts feeling heavy (unresponsive). Bored, I burned MX-17 "Horizon" (64 bit) to a USB stick and ran it. Results were impressive, so I pressed "Install" option and chose to preserve the /home folder (thanks!). To my surprise, after I rebooted everything was working very well with existing files. So I did a clean install. This is my resolution: to start clean, and MX-17 seems to provide that option. Finding my way around the OS was not difficult: so far apps look pretty familiar and everything works nicely with minimum effort. Great job, guys, you have produced a nice OS. Keep it nice and elegant!


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