Current Release Features

Basic Traits

  • Three Desktop options:  Xfce, Plasma, Fluxbox
  • Advanced version: “Advanced Hardware Support” (ahs) for support of very recent hardware 
  • Kernels (secured against known vulnerabilities)
    • 32bit: latest Debian 5.10  PAE (non-PAE kernel: antiX). Very stable kernel for many machines.
    • 64bit: latest Debian 5.10. Recent stable kernel for newer machines.
    • ahs: Debian 6.0
    • Easy kernel upgrade or downgrade with MX Package Installer
  • Foundation
    • Debian Stable 11 (Bullseye), augmented by ongoing backports and additions
    • Xfce 4.18/KDE 5.20/fluxbox 1.3.7
    • antiX live system
  • Automatic enabling of most Broadcom drivers
  • Increased support for realtek wifi devices
  • UEFI installer (64bit & 32bit)
  • LUKS encrypted root, home, and swap partition options
Package Installer: kernels

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Key Default Applications

The versions listed refer to the date of release; they will be continually upgraded as time goes on.

  • Browser: Firefox
  • Video Player: VLC
  • Music Manager/Player: Clementine
  • Email client: Thunderbird
  • Office suite: LibreOffice
Libre Office Dashboard

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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
  • MX Tweak now includes tabs for KDE and Fluxbox versions
  • Localization for MX apps in many languages
  • Great help through expanded video set
  • Full Users Manual onboard and online, newly updated to include KDE and Fluxbox versions
  • Excellent support on a friendly forum
Panel Orientation Tool

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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
    Live USB maker
    Live-usb kernel updater
    Remaster tool
  • Maintenance
    Boot options, now expanded to install grub themes
    Boot repair
    Disk Manager
    Menu editor
    User manager
    Samba-Config (usershare configuration)
  • Setup
    Nvidia driver installer
    Codecs installer, now includes updated S3 texture packs
    Network Assistant
    Select sound
    System sounds
    System keyboard
    System locales
  • Software
    Fix GPG keys
  • Package installer: Popular Applications, Debian Stable and Backports, MX Test, Flatpaks
    Repo manager
  • Utilities
    Quick System Info
    iDevice Mounter
MX Tools Dashboard

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One-click Extras With Package Installer

The MX Package Installer is fast 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. 4) applications undergoing evaluation in MX Test Repo; 5) Debian Backports; 6) Flatpaks. 

  • Audio: AudacityDeaDBeeFPithosSpotify, etc.
  • Browser: Palemoon, Falkon, Vivaldi, Opera, Brave, Chrome, Librewolf
  • Children: Preschool, Primary, etc.
  • Graphics: ImageMagikInkscape, GIMP, etc.
  • Docks: Docky, Plank, etc.
  • Icons: Faba, Moka, etc.
  • Language: language packs for Firefox, Thunderbird, etc.
  • Media Center: Kodi, Plex, etc.
  • Messaging: Pidgin, Skype, Zoom, etc.
  • Misc: Google Earth, VirtualBox, etc.
  • Network: Dropbox, Tor and Privoxy, etc.
  • Office: GnuCash, Adobe Reader, Calibre, etc.
  • Themes: Adapta, Obsidian1, etc.
  • Video: DVDStylerMPlayerOpenShot, etc
  • Window managers: Budgie Desktop, Compiz, MATE, etc.
Package installer

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Advanced LiveUSB (antiX)

  • Many new Live boot options inherited from antiX Linux, all selectable right from the boot menus
  • 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 Tool

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