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MX Linux

Last Update: 2020-06-02 01:22 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: 1 (4,570), 6 months: 1 (4,514), 3 months: 1 (4,348), 4 weeks: 1 (4,115), 1 week: 1 (3,936)

Average visitor rating: 8.81/10 from 1240 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://us-bz3.devzing.com/mx_antix/
Related Websites http://mxrepo.com/snapshots/
Reviews 19: DedoimedoDistroWatch
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15: DedoimedoOCS-MagLinux-Community (German)
14.x: DedoimedoDedoimedoBlogspot
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2020-06-02: Distribution Release: MX Linux 19.2
 • 2020-02-16: Distribution Release: MX Linux 19.1
 • 2019-10-22: Distribution Release: MX Linux 19
 • 2019-10-05: Development Release: MX Linux 19 Beta 3
 • 2019-09-08: Development Release: MX Linux 19 Beta 2.1
 • 2019-08-26: Development Release: MX Linux 19 Beta 1
 • 2019-05-28: Distribution Release: MX Linux 18.3
 • 2019-04-08: Distribution Release: MX Linux 18.2
 • 2019-02-10: Distribution Release: MX Linux 18.1
 • 2018-12-20: Distribution Release: MX Linux 18
 • 2018-12-18: Development Release: MX Linux 18 RC1
 • 2018-12-03: Development Release: MX Linux 18 Beta 1
 • More MX Linux releases...

  Headlines:
 •2019-12-15 MX Linux introduces MX-Fluxbox
 •2019-04-29 MX asks for help maintaining systemd-shim
 •2019-01-18 MX launches new bug tracker
 •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...

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Feature 19.2 18.3 17.1 16.1
Release Date 2020-06-01 2019-05-27 2018-03-14 2017-06-08
End Of Life        
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1500-1700 1300-1500 1200-1300 1100-1300
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce
Package Management DEB DEB DEB DEB
Release Model Semi-Rolling Semi-Rolling Semi-Rolling Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64
Init Software SysV SysV SysV SysV
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS 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 en, ca, cs, de, es, fr, hu, nl, pt_br
Asian Language Support -- -- -- --
Full Package List 19.2 18.3 17.1 16.1
Package 19.2 18.3 17.1 16.1
abiword (3.0.4) -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.2.2) 1.1.7 1.1.3 1.1.3 1.0.28
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- --
bash (5.0) 5.0 4.4 4.4 4.3
bind (9.17.1) -- -- -- --
chromium (83.0.4103.97) -- -- -- --
cups (2.3.3) 2.2.10 2.2.1 2.2.1 1.7.5
dhcp (4.4.2) 4.4.1 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.3.1
e2fsprogs (1.45.6) 1.44.5 1.43.4 1.43.4 1.42.12
firefox (77.0.1) 76.0.1 66.0.2 58.0.2 53.0.3
freetype (2.10.2) 2.9.1 2.8.1 2.6.3 2.7
gcc (10.1.0) 8.3.0 6.3.0 6.3.0 4.9.2
gimp (2.10.18) 2.10.12 2.10.8 2.8.22 2.8.18
glibc (2.31) 2.28 2.24 2.24 2.19
gnome-shell (3.36.3) -- -- -- --
gnucash (3.10) -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.47) -- -- -- --
grub (2.04) 2.04 2.02beta3 2.02beta3 2.02beta2
gtk (3.24.20) 3.24.5 3.22.11 3.22.11 2.24.25
httpd (2.4.43) -- -- -- --
inkscape (1.0) -- -- -- --
k3b (20.04.1) -- -- -- --
kmod (27) 26 23 23 18
krita (4.2.9) -- -- -- --
libreoffice (6.4.4) 6.1.5 6.0.1 6.0.1 5.2.6
linux (5.7) 4.19.118 4.19.37 4.15.4 4.7.8
Package 19.2 18.3 17.1 16.1
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.4.13) -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.24.0) -- -- -- --
mesa (20.1.0) 18.3.6 18.2.6 13.0.6 12.0.3
mysql (8.0.20) -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.36.3) -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (440.82) -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- --
openjdk (14.0.1) 11.0.7 8u212 8u151 8u121
openssh (8.3p1) 7.9p1 7.4p1 7.4p1 6.7p1
openssl (1.1.1g) 1.1.1d 1.1.0j 1.0.2l 1.0.1t
perl (5.30.3) 5.28.1 5.24.1 5.24.1 5.20.2
php (7.4.6) -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.18.5) -- -- -- --
postfix (3.5.2) -- -- -- --
postgresql (12.3) -- -- -- --
Python (3.8.3) 3.7.3 2.7.13 2.7.13 2.7.9
qt (5.15.0) 5.11.3 5.7.1 5.7.1 4.8.6
samba (4.12.3) 4.9.5 4.5.16 4.5.12 4.2.14
systemd (245) 241 232 232 215
thunderbird (68.9.0) 68.8.1 52.9.1 52.6.0 52.1.1
vim (8.2) 8.1 8.0 8.0 7.4
vlc (3.0.9.2) 3.0.10 3.0.6 2.2.8 2.2.5
xfdesktop (4.14.2) 4.14.2 4.12.3 4.12.3 4.12.2
xorg-server (1.20.8) 1.20.4 1.19.2 1.19.2 1.16.4

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Version: 19.2
Rating: 10
Date: 2020-06-02
Votes: 15


Switching from Windows to Linux and trying about 20 different Linux Distros for a couple of month now, for me the outstanding one is MX Linux it is fast easy to install and yes it picks up WIFI without a problem .Good enough for me to make it my favorite distro.


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Version: 19.2
Rating: 10
Date: 2020-06-02
Votes: 9


Ill try MX Linux on a usb key with persistence, and it's work really well compare to Kali or other distribution i try with persistence, maybe i install MX on my hard drive when i get bored of manjaro.

Good work MX linux team!


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Version: 19.1
Rating: 9
Date: 2020-05-30
Votes: 4


For me using MX 19.1 on System 76 laptop Darter Pro 6 is fast and reliable. So far no major negatives. There's some learning curve to follow but I'm planning to settle down in this distribution after going through a host of other options and distros.


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