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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: 20 (458), 6 months: 17 (531), 3 months: 11 (741), 4 weeks: 11 (704), 1 week: 14 (726)

Average visitor rating: 9.63/10 from 182 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: DedoimedoDistroWatch
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...

  Headlines:
 •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 (4.4.12) 4.4 4.3
bind (9.11.2-P1) -- --
chromium (63.0.3239.132) -- --
cups (2.2.6) 2.2.1 1.7.5
dhcp (4.3.6) 4.3.5 4.3.1
e2fsprogs (1.43.8) 1.43.4 1.42.12
firefox (57.0.4) 57.0.2 53.0.3
freetype (2.9) 2.6.3 2.7
gcc (7.2.0) 6.3.0 4.9.2
gimp (2.8.22) 2.8.18 2.8.18
glibc (2.26) 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+ (3.22.26) 3.22.11 2.24.25
httpd (2.4.29) -- --
inkscape (0.92.2) -- --
k3b (17.12.1) -- --
kmod (25) 23 18
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.32.1 2.32.1
libreoffice (5.4.4) 5.4.1 5.2.6
linux (4.14.14) 4.13.13 4.7.8
Package 17 16.1
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- --
mariadb (10.2.12) -- --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- --
mesa (17.3.2) 13.0.6 12.0.3
mysql (5.7.21) -- --
nautilus (3.26.2) -- --
NVIDIA (387.22) -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- --
openjdk (8u151) 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 (7.2.1) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.11.5) -- --
postfix (3.2.4) -- --
postgresql (10.1) -- --
Python (3.6.4) 2.7.13 2.7.9
qt (5.10.0) 5.7.1 4.8.6
samba (4.7.4) 4.5.12 4.2.14
systemd (236) 232 215
thunderbird (52.5.2) 52.5.0 52.1.1
vim (8.0) 8.0 7.4
vlc (2.2.8) 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: 9
Date: 2018-01-16
Votes: 0


Very good, but 9, because no one can be good as debian.


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Version: 17
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-01-14
Votes: 4


It installed and runs on my (very) old 1000HE EeepPC (2GB Ram) without a hitch. There are some scaling problems with some windows due to the odd 1024x600 screen. I use ALT+Left mouse button to move those apps.
Initial install had Conky badly distorted but (oddly) changing the date/time color fixed that. Trying to change Conky from the MX app does not work - themes are blank!
Runs quickly enough for me (I'm not a gamer) for streaming videos.
I'm glad that MX17 has not dropped support for the older 32-bit systems, they still work and are still useful for general purposes.
Thanks guys.

Dave G.


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Version: 17
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-01-14
Votes: 3


I have been using windows all my life. Since December last year I started experimenting with 3 linux distros. I tried Solus but it won't install. I then tested Lubuntu but it wasn't stable then I tried MX Linux.

I installed it on a desktop hp 8200 elite core i5 with onboard intel graphics but I ended buying a cheap used nvidia graphics card ($10) since I was a struggle getting high resolutions with the intel onboard graphics. After research I found out that if you are using old graphics card then you need to create an xorg.conf file if its not set up.

I been using Linux MX version 17 for the past 3 weeks and its excellent. I use it as my main operating system. It takes sometime to get used to the terminal. Updates/upgrades does not break the system.



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