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MX Linux

Last Update: 2019-12-03 23:52 UTC


MX Linux, a desktop-oriented Linux distribution based on Debian's "stable" branch, is a cooperative venture between the antiX and former MEPIS Linux communities. Using Xfce as the default desktop, it is a mid-weight operating system designed to combine an elegant and efficient desktop with simple configuration, high stability, solid performance and medium-sized footprint.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 1 (4,599), 6 months: 1 (4,600), 3 months: 1 (4,640), 4 weeks: 1 (4,295), 1 week: 1 (4,446)

Average visitor rating: 8.88/10 from 1088 review(s).


MX Linux Summary
Distribution MX Linux
Home Page https://mxlinux.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums https://forum.mxlinux.org/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation https://mxlinux.org/manualshttps://www.mxlinux.org/wiki
Screenshots https://mxlinux.org/screenshotsDistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts https://mxlinux.org/videoshttps://youtu.be/9lyJV5DdRnA
Download Mirrors https://mxlinux.org/download-links#Mirrors
Bug Tracker https://us-bz3.devzing.com/mx_antix/
Related Websites http://mxrepo.com/snapshots/
Reviews 19: DedoimedoDistroWatch
18: CMS CriticDedoimedo
17: Linux.comCMS CriticOpenSource.comDedoimedoDedoimedoDistroWatch
16: DarkDuckDistroWatchDedoimedo
15: DedoimedoOCS-MagLinux-Community (German)
14.x: DedoimedoDedoimedoBlogspot
Where To Buy

Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2019-10-22: Distribution Release: MX Linux 19
 • 2019-10-05: Development Release: MX Linux 19 Beta 3
 • 2019-09-08: Development Release: MX Linux 19 Beta 2.1
 • 2019-08-26: Development Release: MX Linux 19 Beta 1
 • 2019-05-28: Distribution Release: MX Linux 18.3
 • 2019-04-08: Distribution Release: MX Linux 18.2
 • 2019-02-10: Distribution Release: MX Linux 18.1
 • 2018-12-20: Distribution Release: MX Linux 18
 • 2018-12-18: Development Release: MX Linux 18 RC1
 • 2018-12-03: Development Release: MX Linux 18 Beta 1
 • 2018-03-15: Distribution Release: MX Linux 17.1
 • 2018-03-06: Development Release: MX Linux 17.1 RC1
 • More MX Linux releases...

  Headlines:
 •2019-12-15 MX Linux introduces MX-Fluxbox
 •2019-04-29 MX asks for help maintaining systemd-shim
 •2019-01-18 MX launches new bug tracker
 •2018-09-14 Making it easier to get Flatpaks
 •2018-09-13 Workaround for Chromium password prompts
 •2018-06-01 MX-14 reaches end of life
 •2018-04-11 MX's new FAQ page
 •2018-02-26 Improvements in MX 17.1
 •2017-03-16 Fixing an expired GPG signature
 • More MX Linux headlines...

Table Notes and Explanations

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  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "plasma-desktop" package and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.
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Feature 19 18.3 17.1 16.1
Release Date 2019-10-22 2019-05-27 2018-03-14 2017-06-08
End Of Life        
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1400-1500 1300-1500 1200-1300 1100-1300
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce
Package Management DEB DEB DEB DEB
Release Model Semi-Rolling Semi-Rolling Semi-Rolling Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64
Init Software SysV SysV SysV SysV
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS
Multilingual en, ca, cs, de, es, fr, hu, nl, pt_br en, ca, cs, de, es, fr, hu, nl, pt_br en, ca, cs, de, es, fr, hu, nl, pt_br en, ca, cs, de, es, fr, hu, nl, pt_br
Asian Language Support -- -- -- --
Full Package List 19 18.3 17.1 16.1
Package 19 18.3 17.1 16.1
abiword (3.0.4) -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.2.1.2) 1.1.7 1.1.3 1.1.3 1.0.28
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- --
bash (5.0) 5.0 4.4 4.4 4.3
bind (9.15.6) -- -- -- --
chromium (79.0.3945.79) -- -- -- --
cups (2.3.1) 2.2.10 2.2.1 2.2.1 1.7.5
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.4.1 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.3.1
e2fsprogs (1.45.4) 1.44.5 1.43.4 1.43.4 1.42.12
firefox (71.0) 69.0.3 66.0.2 58.0.2 53.0.3
freetype (2.10.1) 2.9.1 2.8.1 2.6.3 2.7
gcc (9.2.0) 8.3.0 6.3.0 6.3.0 4.9.2
gimp (2.10.14) 2.10.12 2.10.8 2.8.22 2.8.18
glibc (2.30) 2.28 2.24 2.24 2.19
gnome-shell (3.34.2) -- -- -- --
gnucash (3.7) -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.46) -- -- -- --
grub (2.04) 2.04 2.02beta3 2.02beta3 2.02beta2
gtk (3.24.13) 3.24.5 3.22.11 3.22.11 2.24.25
httpd (2.4.41) -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.4) -- -- -- --
k3b (19.12.0) -- -- -- --
kmod (26) 26 23 23 18
krita (4.2.8.2) -- -- -- --
libreoffice (6.3.4) 6.1.5 6.0.1 6.0.1 5.2.6
linux (5.4.3) 4.19.67 4.19.37 4.15.4 4.7.8
Package 19 18.3 17.1 16.1
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.4.11) -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.22.2) -- -- -- --
mesa (19.3.0) 18.3.6 18.2.6 13.0.6 12.0.3
mysql (8.0.18) -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.34.2) -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (440.44) -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- --
openjdk (13.0.1) 11.0.5u1 8u212 8u151 8u121
openssh (8.1p1) 7.9p1 7.4p1 7.4p1 6.7p1
openssl (1.1.1d) 1.1.1d 1.1.0j 1.0.2l 1.0.1t
perl (5.30.1) 5.28.1 5.24.1 5.24.1 5.20.2
php (7.4.0) -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.17.4) -- -- -- --
postfix (3.4.8) -- -- -- --
postgresql (12.1) -- -- -- --
Python (3.8.0) 2.7.16 2.7.13 2.7.13 2.7.9
qt (5.14.0) 5.11.3 5.7.1 5.7.1 4.8.6
samba (4.11.3) 4.9.5 4.5.16 4.5.12 4.2.14
systemd (244) 241 232 232 215
thunderbird (68.3.0) 60.9.0 52.9.1 52.6.0 52.1.1
vim (8.2) 8.1 8.0 8.0 7.4
vlc (3.0.8) 3.0.8 3.0.6 2.2.8 2.2.5
xfdesktop (4.14.1) 4.14.1 4.12.3 4.12.3 4.12.2
xorg-server (1.20.6) 1.20.4 1.19.2 1.19.2 1.16.4

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Version: 19
Rating: 8
Date: 2019-12-07
Votes: 17


Solid distro. Great if you're a fan of XFCE or want a newbie friendly distro. One great feature is that the distro has great hardware support without the need to install any drivers. This makes it good for anyone getting into linux as you don't have to tinker around in the graphical settings let alone the terminal to get hardware such as broadcom adapters to work.


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Version: 17.1
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-12-05
Votes: 85


I installed this on a Dell Inspiron 1318 (from 2006), EVERYTHING WORKED OUT OF THE BOX. Sound, wifi (even though it is a broadcom chip, no issues there). Solid.


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Version: 19
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-12-05
Votes: 56


J'utilise MX depuis plusieurs années pour sa simplicité, sa solidité, sa stabilité, sa clarté, je l'ai installé sur un petit ssd 120g et il tourne à merveille ! Mon proc est un Ryzen 5 2600, CM Gaming et 16go de ram et une Radeon RX 580 Armor facilite largement sa rapidité d'execution. Au démarrage il ne consome QUE 500mo de ram tres bien aussi pour les petites machines. C'est un excellent OS, je recommande. Merci.


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