Version 18.3 release date: May 26, 2019
NOTE: This distro comes on a DVD. Please ensure that your system will read from a DVD before ordering.
MX Linux relies on the excellent upstream work by Linux and the open-source community, deploying Xfce4 as Desktop Environment on top of a Debian Stable base. We draw from the core antiX system and include work and ideas used by Warren Woodford for his MEPIS project. Ongoing backports and outside additions to our repos serve to keep components current with developments.
MX-18 offers the following features.
The latest updates from Debian 9.6 (stretch), antiX and MX repos.
GIMP 2.10 (with plugins)
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)
All the antiX live-USB features, including persistence (up to 20GB!) and remaster.
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
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