Version 19.2 release date: June 2, 2020
NOTE: Please ensure that your system has USB 2.0 + ports before ordering. MX Linux will come on a name brand USB 3.0 drive that is backwards compatible with USB 2.0.
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.
What's New in 19.2
MX-19.2 is the second refresh of our MX-19 release, consisting of bugfixes and application updates since our original release of MX-19. If you are already running MX-19, there is no need to reinstall. Packages are all available thru the regular update channel.
The standard MX-19.2 releases (32 bit and 64 bit) feature the latest debian 4.19 kernel and unlike in the past the kernel will now auto-update along with debian sources by default.
The AHS (Advanced Hardware Support) iso features a debian 5.6 kernel, mesa 20, as well as a new updated firmware package.
As usual, this release includes the latest updates from debian 10.4 (buster) and MX repos.
- Xfce 4.14
- GIMP 2.10.12
- MESA 18.3.6 (20.0.7 ahs)
- updated firmware
- Latest debian 4.19 kernel (5.6 ahs)
- Browser: Firefox 76
- Video Player: VLC 3.0.10
- Music Manager/Player: Clementine 1.3.1
- Email client: Thunderbird 68.6.1
- Office suite: LibreOffice 6.1.5 (plus security fixes) (6.4 available in MX-Packageinstaller->Popular Apps)
- and more in the MX repositories.
New and updated mx-apps since 19.1. Highlights include:
- mx-installer (based on gazelle-installer) – new – -oem commandline switch for OEM style installations. When you specify – -oem, user accounts will be set up on the first reboot rather than during install. This feature is a little experimental right now but you can specify it from the commandline. (minstall-pkexec – -oem). There is also a new “live-log” tab in the gui so you can see the background commands being run real time.
- mx-packageinstaller – new confirmation dialogs added to installs and removal operations for both apt and flatpak installations.
- conky-manager – updated so that conky configs can be saved on a per Desktop Environment/Window Manager basis. You can have a different conky on fluxbox than you have on Xfce, no muss, no fuss.
- mx-conky-data: our collection of pre-built conky configurations received a ton of bug fixes and enhancements.
- MX-Fluxbox – MXFB got a whole ton of updates, including localized default menus, updated art work, new vertical launcher bar, updated docs, and a new mx tool to manage the idesk desktop settings.
Many mx-apps received translation updates (we love translators)