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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: 9 (871), 6 months: 6 (1,208), 3 months: 5 (1,391), 4 weeks: 4 (1,530), 1 week: 4 (1,677)

Average visitor rating: 9.53/10 from 325 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...

 •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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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 (9.13.2) -- --
chromium (67.0.3396.99) -- --
cups (2.2.8) 2.2.1 1.7.5
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.5 4.3.1
e2fsprogs (1.44.3) 1.43.4 1.42.12
firefox (61.0.1) 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 (2.10.4) 2.8.22 2.8.18
glibc (2.27) 2.24 2.19
gnome-shell (3.28.3) -- --
gnucash (3.2) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.41) -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02beta3 2.02beta2
gtk+ (3.22.30) 3.22.11 2.24.25
httpd (2.4.34) -- --
inkscape (0.92.3) -- --
k3b (18.04.3) -- --
kmod (25) 23 18
krita (4.1.1)    
libreoffice (6.0.5) 6.0.1 5.2.6
linux (4.17.8) 4.15.4 4.7.8
Package 17.1 16.1
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- --
mariadb (10.3.8) -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) -- --
mesa (18.1.4) 13.0.6 12.0.3
mysql (8.0.11) -- --
nautilus (3.28.1) -- --
NVIDIA (396.24) -- --
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 (5.28.0) 5.24.1 5.20.2
php (7.2.8) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.13.3) -- --
postfix (3.3.1) -- --
postgresql (10.4) -- --
Python (3.7.0) 2.7.13 2.7.9
qt (5.11.1) 5.7.1 4.8.6
samba (4.8.3) 4.5.12 4.2.14
systemd (239) 232 215
thunderbird (52.9.1) 52.6.0 52.1.1
vim (8.1) 8.0 7.4
vlc (3.0.3) 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: 2018-07-18
Votes: 22

I have been playing with MX linux since MX-14 and it just keeps getting better with each release. 17.1 is the one that finally got me interested enough to use as my main system. There are a few reasons I prefer MX:
It has just worked on every machine I ever installed it on. No problems with video, wireless, or any other hardware. Seriously!
It has an amazing collection of tools already installed. I've played around with many other distros and I haven't seen a collection like this anywhere else.
The community repos are awesome! If you are looking for a package, there is a very good chance it is in there. If not, just ask on the Forums, which, by the way, is the best I've ever seen.
It is FAST! Fast to boot, and fast running! I installed it on an old ASUS 1025c with 1G ram and a SSD and it is amazingly fast. MX will breathe new life into your old machine!
Only one complaint...there is no official KDE version, my favorite DE. Not really a problem, though, as it is easily installed using the MX package installer.
I recommend MX to everyone, noobs to experienced users!

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Version: 17.1
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-07-17
Votes: 13

Everything is said in the comments, if you want to make someone discover Linux install MXLinux for him with everything he needs. Put him Firefox with several profiles (default, bank, emails), well configured the firewall and see his reaction some time later.

Just seven worlds: The best Operating System i ever seen

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Version: 17.1
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-07-16
Votes: 20

Pros: If you hate the bugs plaguing the more popular distros, MX Linux is for you. I don't care about having or not having SYSTEMD, but this flexibility is much appreciated. Also, thanks for making it easy to install Palemoon, my favorite browser at the moment.

Cons: The desktop customization experience with the 32-bit version is not as refined as the 64-bit MX-17. This should not be an issue, but I have to put something under the "Cons". If you need 32-bit Linux for your very old laptops, I would rather recommend antix for that.

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