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MX Linux

Last Update: 2018-12-09 10:43 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: 4 (1,570), 6 months: 3 (2,055), 3 months: 2 (2,367), 4 weeks: 2 (2,730), 1 week: 2 (3,068)

Average visitor rating: 9.42/10 from 467 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:
 • 2018-12-03: Development Release: MX Linux 18 Beta 1
 • 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
 • 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...

Table Notes and Explanations

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  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "plasma-desktop" package and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • 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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Linux Mint 19$5.95
Ubuntu 18.10$5.95
Debian 9.6.0$5.95
openSUSE 15.0$5.95
Manjaro 18.0$5.95
Fedora 29$5.95
MX Linux 17.1$5.95
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Feature 18-beta1 17.1 16.1
Release Date 2018-12-03 2018-03-14 2017-06-08
End Of Life      
Price (US$) Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1300-1400 1200-1300 1100-1300
Free Download ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Xfce Xfce Xfce
Package Management DEB DEB DEB
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64
Init Software SysV SysV SysV
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS 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 en, ca, cs, de, es, fr, hu, nl, pt_br
Asian Language Support -- -- --
Full Package List 18-beta1 17.1 16.1
Package 18-beta1 17.1 16.1
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.7) 1.1.3 1.1.3 1.0.28
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- --
bash (4.4.18) 4.4 4.4 4.3
bind (9.13.5) -- -- --
chromium (71.0.3578.98) -- -- --
cups (2.2.10) 2.2.1 2.2.1 1.7.5
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.3.1
e2fsprogs (1.44.5) 1.43.4 1.43.4 1.42.12
firefox (64.0) 63.0.3 58.0.2 53.0.3
freetype (2.9.1) 2.8.1 2.6.3 2.7
gcc (8.2.0) 6.3.0 6.3.0 4.9.2
gimp (2.10.8) 2.10.8 2.8.22 2.8.18
glibc (2.28) 2.24 2.24 2.19
gnome-shell (3.30.2) -- -- --
gnucash (3.3) -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.44) -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02beta3 2.02beta3 2.02beta2
gtk+ (3.24.2) 3.22.11 3.22.11 2.24.25
httpd (2.4.37) -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.3) -- -- --
k3b (18.12.0) -- -- --
kmod (25) 23 23 18
krita (4.1.7) -- -- --
libreoffice (6.1.3) 6.0.1 6.0.1 5.2.6
linux (4.19.9) 4.19.5 4.15.4 4.7.8
Package 18-beta1 17.1 16.1
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- -- --
mariadb (10.3.11) -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) -- -- --
mesa (18.3.1) 18.2.6 13.0.6 12.0.3
mysql (8.0.13) -- -- --
nautilus (3.30.5) -- -- --
NVIDIA (415.18) -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- --
openjdk (10.0.2) 8u181 8u151 8u121
openssh (7.9p1) 7.4p1 7.4p1 6.7p1
openssl (1.1.1a) 1.1.0j 1.0.2l 1.0.1t
perl (5.28.0) 5.24.1 5.24.1 5.20.2
php (7.3.0) -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.14.4) -- -- --
postfix (3.3.2) -- -- --
postgresql (11.1) -- -- --
Python (3.7.1) 2.7.13 2.7.13 2.7.9
qt (5.12.0) 5.7.1 5.7.1 4.8.6
samba (4.9.3) 4.5.12 4.5.12 4.2.14
systemd (239) 232 232 215
thunderbird (60.3.3) 52.9.1 52.6.0 52.1.1
vim (8.1) 8.0 8.0 7.4
vlc (3.0.4) 3.0.3 2.2.8 2.2.5
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.12.3 4.12.3 4.12.2
xorg-server (1.20.3) 1.19.2 1.19.2 1.16.4

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Version: 18-beta1
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-12-12
Votes: 10


I downloaded the beta version to my computer. And I continue to enjoy it as much as I did on version 17.1. And Yes, there is also a Flatpack to download some new programs.


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Version: 18-beta1
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-12-11
Votes: 15


Was waiting for the disk encryption option! Installed a few days ago and so far it's just as fast and stable as v17. Testing to use as a host for Whonix, especially now that encryption is available. By far my favorite distro because of it's speed, ease of use, and stability. Can't believe this sin't number 1 on distrowatch.?.?


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Version: 17.1
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-12-08
Votes: 7


It have all that my grandma need! Runs fast as lighthing on old i5 gen1 notebook with 3gb ram. Even better then Mint



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