Current Release Features



Basic traits

  • Kernels (secured against known vulnerabilities)
    • 32bit: Linux kernel 4.15.0-1 PAE (non-PAE kernel: antiX). Very stable kernel for many machines.
    • 64bit: linux-image-4.15.0-1-amd64. Recent stable kernel for newer machines.
    • Easy kernel upgrade or downgrade with MX Package Installer
  • Foundation
    • Debian Stable 9.4 (Stretch), augmented by ongoing backports and additions
    • Xfce 4.12.3
    • core antiX systems
  • Automatic enabling of most Broadcom drivers
  • UEFI installer (64bit)
Package Installer
Package Installer: kernels

User Experience

  • Stable
  • Easy and flexible installation
  • Excellent hardware recognition
  • Automatic configuration for most users
  • One-click change of panel orientation and default theme
  • One-click enabling of Event sounds
  • Hibernation now enabled by default
  • Important applications updated regularly by Community
  • Significant upgrades to MX Tools
  • Localization for MX apps in many languages
  • Great help through video set
  • Full Users Manual onboard and online
  • Excellent support on a friendly forum
Panel orientation
Panel orientation tool

Tools to make common tasks easier

Many of these Tools were developed specifically for MX, while some were forked from existing antiX apps or are existing antiX apps; a couple were imported with permission from outside sources.

  • Live
    • Create Live USB
    • Live USB maker
    • Live-usb kernel updater
    • Remaster tool
    • Snapshot
  • Maintenance
    • Boot repair
    • Menu editor
    • User manager
  • Setup
    • Nvidia driver installer
    • Codecs installer
    • Conky
    • Network Assistant
    • Select sound
    • System sounds
    • Tweak
    • Welcome
  • Software
    • Apt notifier
    • Fix GPG keys
    • Package installer: now includes Debian Backports, MX Test, and Debian Stable repos
    • Repo manager
  • Utilities
    • Quick System Info
    • Switch user
    • iDevice Mounter
mx tools
MX Tools dashboard

One-click Extras with Package Installer

The MX Package Installer has undergone a major rewrite for MX-17.1. It is much faster and has a built-in console. It includes 1) popular applications from the Debian Stable repos; 2) packages brought in from Debian Testing/Sid and properly configured; 3) packages not found in Debian repos at all but pulled from developers' websites or other distro-specific repos and also properly configured.

  • Audio: Audacity, DeaDBeeF, Pithos, Spotify, etc.
  • Browser: Palemoon, Qupzilla, etc.
  • Children: Preschool, Primary, etc.
  • Graphics: ImageMagik, Inkscape, etc.
  • Docks: Docky, Plank, etc.
  • Icons: Faba, Moka, etc.
  • Kernels: various patched options
  • Language: language packs for Firefox, Thunderbird, etc.
  • Media Center: Kodi, Plex, etc.
  • Messaging: Pidgin, Skype, etc.
  • Misc: Google Earth, VirtualBox, etc.
  • Network: Dropbox, Tor and Privoxy, etc.
  • Office: GnuCash, Adobe Reader, Calibre, etc.
  • Themes: Adapta, Obsidian1, etc.
  • Video: DVDStyler, MPlayer, OpenShot, etc
  • Window managers: Budgie Desktop, Compiz, MATE, etc.
Package installer
Package Installer: Children

Advanced LiveUSB (antiX)

  • Many new Live boot options inherited from antiX Linux
  • Run in Live mode in 10 languages
  • Live kernel upgrader
  • Easy Live-remaster to make a custom LiveUSB or your own version to distribute as an ISO
  • Three forms of Live persistence (i.e., what files are kept on the LiveUSB): details (video)
  • Easy "frugal" installation option
  • Simple creation of custom snapshots (as easy as: add/remove packages, change settings, take a snapshot)
  • Automatic check of LiveUSB file systems for integrity
Snapshot
Snapshot tool