MX-18 Continuum Now Available

MX-18 Continuum Official Release

–direct download
mirror sites (these may take some time to populate)
32 bit Linuxtracker
64 bit Linuxtracker

We are pleased to offer MX-18 Continuum.
MX-18 offers the following features.

Updated packages

The latest updates from Debian 9.6 (stretch), antiX and MX repos.

GIMP 2.10 (with plugins)
MESA 18.2.6
updated firmware
4.19.5 kernel (with blk-mq file system corruption patch)
The new kernels feature meltdown/spectre mitigation, even on the 32 bit kernel.
The 32 bit iso has a PAE kernel for RAM usage above ~4GB
Easily change kernels, say to the latest liquorix kernel or downgrade to Debian Stable Kernel (4.9) with MX Package Installer

Browser: Firefox 64.0
Video Player: VLC 3.0.3
Music Manager/Player: Clementine 1.3.1
Email client: Thunderbird 52.9.1
Office suite: LibreOffice 6.0.1
Some Xfce components updated (Xfce-settings, Thunar, etc…)

–New and updated mx-apps

selectable themes for installed system grub boot menu and plymouth boot-splash via mx-boot-options
system-keyboard and system-locale options allow easy access to configuration of system default keyboard and locales management
updates to MX Package Installer, including faster performance, flatpaks, and Popular Apps entries, including many popular 3rd party applications (Google Chrome, skype, discord, etc…)
mx-installer (based on gazelle-installer) now includes LUKS encrypted root, home, and swap partition options.
mx-codecs updated to install updated S3 texture packs (important for Valve/Steam games in particular)
many, many, many additional package and ISO repository mirrors via mx-repo-manager
(most mx-apps have already updated thru the standard update channel)

The antiX live-USB system

All the antiX live-USB features, including persistence (up to 20GB!) and remaster.

Improved localization

almost all mx-apps received translation updates (we love translators!)


Automatic selection of appropriate driver for most broadcom chipsets (in most cases, no user intervention required)
light-locker used for screen locking (xscreensaver is available in mx-packageinstaller)
new conky configs (conky-manager for selections and location, mx-conky for color modification)
new ability to use grub themes via mx-boot-options, with set of choices available
lightdm-gtk-greeter (the login screen) now has locale selection options
Thunar custom actions updates:
use default text editor for “Edit as Root” rather than a hard-coded editor
add sha hash verification option
removed “Change Owner to…” actions

New art work

Many thanks to the artists and contributors who provided the wallpapers, icons, and bootloader screens for this release
antechdesigns, clicktician, tek10, ChrisUK, Auro Kumar Sahoo and ghost67, as well as many other who submitted to our community wallpapers website.
hdpi and xhdpi arc-themes
updated Greybird themes
additional themes provided in MX Package Installer
preconfigured conky display by default
several pre-packaged conky configurations (see Conky-Manager to change and select)
boot splash (plymouth) themes selectable in mx-boot-options (only works on installed systems, not live)
grub themes available via mx-boot-options

Note: Testers who installed MX-18 RC1 do not need to reinstall. Re-installation is recommended for people who installed Betas.

So many people have worked on this release. Thank you to all the testers, promoters, content creators, critics, developers, and cheer leaders.

Special thanks to

adrian for managing and updating the mx-apps, including MX-Package Installer
timkb4cq for mx-iDevice-mounter
kmathern for checkaptgpg and mx-updater
Old Giza and the Translations crew for keeping our translations up to date (this is a huge task and a great place to volunteer)
Jerry3904 for the conky config management, as well as the herculean effort of keeping up with documentation and the mx-manual
asqwerth for heading up the Art team and keeping us consistent
aledie (new member!), who single-handedly expanded our worldwide mirrors for MX and antiX threefold.
fehlix (new member!) for the crazy amount of trouble-shooting expertise and many paper-cuts improvements around the system
auro (new member!) for providing much new art this release, and joining our Art Team!
richb, Eadwine Rose, chrispop99, skiddoo, entropyfoe, m_pav, tascoast, Gaer Boy, Gordon Cooper, and all the other beta testers and comment-ers.
peregrine for keeping our website operating
the package team (stevo, timkb4cp, and mmikeinsantarosa) for the insane amount of packaging and repo management that has gone into this release (more to come, another great place to volunteer!)
anticapitalista and BitJam for the antiX integration and build support, and not to mention the antiX live-USB system.

and to all of you that have read this far in the release announcement. Thank you for your support!

Please report bugs to the new bugzilla bugtracker Bug Manager

If posting hardware issues, please post the output of the terminal command “inxi -Fxrz” or use our “Quick-system-info” from the menu, at a minimum.

If posting nvidia-installer issues, please post the contents of /var/log/ddm.log.

If posting remaster issues, please include the contents of /var/log/live/live-remaster.log

If posting issues with MX-PackageInstaller “Popular Apps”, please post contents of /var/log/mxpi.log or /var/log/mxpi.log.old (whichever contains the log of your issue).

Thank you!

Dolphin Oracle (on behalf of the MX Dev Team)

MX Linux