MX 17 Beta 1

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MX-17 beta 1 images are now available for download and testing. 

direct download:


32-bit ... rent&key=0
64-bit ... rent&key=0

The beta 1 features the following :

  • latest live system changes and fixes from the antiX project
  • the latest updates from debian (stretch)
  • 4.9.0-4 kernels (alphas featured 4.9.0-3)
  • the 32 bit iso has a PAE kernel.  The non-pae has been removed.
  • updated packages, including libreoffice 5.4.1
  • new and updated mx-apps
    • mx-tweak replaces mx-defaultlook and provides one-stop spot for simple compositor (Xfce or Compton), panel, and other "tweak" type changes
    • mx-conky provides a method for doing simple edits to conky files (color changes, etc...)
    • mx-network-assistanct replaces mx-broadcom-manager as a general purpose network troubleshooting tool.
    • mx-tools now has a larger interface
    • changes to the update mananger (apt-notifier), including new themes available in preferences
    • misc. changes to most of the other mx-apps
  • the applications menu now has a mx-tools submenu to help organize the menu a little bit.
  • gthumb replaces shotwell and mirage (both still available in mx-packageinstaller)
  • featherpad, a qt-based text editor with tabbed interface and code markup, replaces leafpad.
  • new art work and icons (current wallpaper is not final, just being used for beta 1 release)
  • several pre-packaged conky configurations (see conky-manager to change and select)

Known Issues

  • The manual has not yet been updated for MX-17.
  • Translations are not yet complete for the new mx-apps and some are still being updated.
  • Some testers during alpha reported shutdown problems when using the encrypted home option.  We have included a fix, but it has received limited testing.


Please post conky comments here:

Please post beta 1 feedback, bug reports, and comments here:

If posting hardware issues, please post the output of the terminal command "inxi -F" 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


Thank you!


Dolphin Oracle (on behalf of the MX dev team).