Version 19.4 Release Date: May 21, 2021
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antiX is a fast, lightweight and easy to install Linux live CD distribution based on Debian Stable for Intel-AMD x86 compatible systems. antiX offers users the "antiX Magic" in an environment suitable for old and new computers. So don't throw away that old computer yet! The goal of antiX is to provide a light, but fully functional and flexible free operating system for both newcomers and experienced users of Linux. It should run on most computers, ranging from 256MB old PIII systems with pre-configured swap to the latest powerful boxes. 256MB RAM is recommended minimum for antiX. The installer needs minimum 2.7GB hard disk size. antiX can also be used as a fast-booting rescue cd.
Most users will be happy to use antiX-full as it offers a full desktop experience on legacy and modern computers.
If you have a very old desktop/laptop with 512MB RAM or less (PII, PIII), or you want a desktop with "the basics", it is probably best to use antiX-base.
If you want complete control over what applications to install and know the Debian system fairly well, then use antiX-core or antiX-net since both these do not include X.
antiX-19.4 (Grup_Yorum) is based on Debian Buster and is fully systemd-free.
As usual we offer the following systemd-free flavours for both 32 and 64 bit architecture, running sysvinit or runit.
antiX-full (c1.2GB) – 4 windows managers – IceWM (default), fluxbox, jwm and herbstluftwm plus full libreoffice suite.
antiX-base (<700MB – fits on a cd) – 4 windows managers – IceWM (default), fluxbox, jwm and herbstluftwm.
antiX-core (c400MB) – no X, cli-installer without UEFI support nor encryption, but should support most wireless.
antiX-net (c165MB)- no X, cli-installer without UEFI support nor encryption. Just enough to get you connected (wired) and ready to build.
The 32 bit versions use a non-pae kernel.
Note: runit editions are set up the Debian way, which is different from Void linux and Artix.
Future runit editions will be more similar to the Void/Artix way.
* more options in the installer
* SeaMonkey browser included on full and base editions
* mps-tube removed (it seems to be broken)
* ytfzf included. It opens/downloads YouTube clips using mpv/youtube-dl
* improved and updated localisation
* newer 4.9.0-264 kernel
* firefox-esr (78.10.0esr)
* libreoffice 7.0.4~rc2
* IceWM upgraded to latest upstream version (2.3.4)
* latest firmware backported from Debian sid.
* various upstream Debian security upgrades
* base edition fits on a cd
* iso-snashot-cli replaces iso-snapshot (gui) on base edition
* removed Package Installer from base edition
* removed smtube from base edition
* removed virtualbox-guest apps from base
* frugal install to encrypted partition supported
* After installation, networking may need setting up again and removing/reinstalling resolvconf
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