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MX Linux

Last Update: 2019-02-12 14:56 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: 2 (2,430), 6 months: 2 (3,329), 3 months: 1 (4,126), 4 weeks: 1 (3,994), 1 week: 1 (3,950)

Average visitor rating: 9.26/10 from 659 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 18: Dedoimedo
17: Linux.comCMS CriticOpenSource.comDedoimedoDedoimedoDistroWatch
16: DarkDuckDistroWatchDedoimedo
15: DedoimedoOCS-MagLinux-Community (German)
14.x: DedoimedoDedoimedoBlogspot
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 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
 • 2017-12-15: Distribution Release: MX Linux 17
 • 2017-11-06: Development Release: MX Linux 17 Beta 1
 • 2017-06-08: Distribution Release: MX Linux 16.1
 • 2016-12-14: Distribution Release: MX Linux 16
 • 2016-11-25: Development Release: MX Linux 16 RC1
 • 2016-11-02: Development Release: MX Linux 16 Beta 1
 • More MX Linux releases...

  Headlines:
 •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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Manjaro 18.0$5.95
Fedora 29$5.95
MX Linux 18.1$5.95
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Feature 18.1 17.1 16.1
Release Date 2019-02-10 2018-03-14 2017-06-08
End Of Life      
Price (US$) Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1300-1400 1200-1300 1100-1300
Free Download ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Xfce Xfce Xfce
Package Management DEB DEB DEB
Release Model Semi-Rolling Semi-Rolling Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64
Init Software SysV SysV SysV
Journaled File Systems 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
Asian Language Support -- -- --
Full Package List 18.1 17.1 16.1
Package 18.1 17.1 16.1
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.8) 1.1.3 1.1.3 1.0.28
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- --
bash (5.0) 4.4 4.4 4.3
bind (9.14.0) -- -- --
chromium (73.0.3683.86) -- -- --
cups (2.2.11) 2.2.1 2.2.1 1.7.5
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.3.1
e2fsprogs (1.45.0) 1.43.4 1.43.4 1.42.12
firefox (66.0.1) 65.0 58.0.2 53.0.3
freetype (2.10.0) 2.8.1 2.6.3 2.7
gcc (8.3.0) 6.3.0 6.3.0 4.9.2
gimp (2.10.8) 2.10.8 2.8.22 2.8.18
glibc (2.29) 2.24 2.24 2.19
gnome-shell (3.32.0) -- -- --
gnucash (3.4) -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.44) -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02beta3 2.02beta3 2.02beta2
gtk+ (3.24.7) 3.22.11 3.22.11 2.24.25
httpd (2.4.38) -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.4) -- -- --
k3b (18.12.3) -- -- --
kmod (26) 23 23 18
krita (4.1.8) -- -- --
libreoffice (6.2.2) 6.0.1 6.0.1 5.2.6
linux (5.0.4) 4.19.5 4.15.4 4.7.8
Package 18.1 17.1 16.1
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- -- --
mariadb (10.3.13) -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.22.0) -- -- --
mesa (19.0.0) 18.2.6 13.0.6 12.0.3
mysql (8.0.15) -- -- --
nautilus (3.32.0) -- -- --
NVIDIA (418.56) -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- --
openjdk (12) 8u181 8u151 8u121
openssh (7.9p1) 7.4p1 7.4p1 6.7p1
openssl (1.1.1b) 1.1.0j 1.0.2l 1.0.1t
perl (5.28.1) 5.24.1 5.24.1 5.20.2
php (7.3.3) -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.15.3) -- -- --
postfix (3.4.4) -- -- --
postgresql (11.2) -- -- --
Python (3.7.2) 2.7.13 2.7.13 2.7.9
qt (5.12.2) 5.7.1 5.7.1 4.8.6
samba (4.10.0) 4.5.12 4.5.12 4.2.14
systemd (241) 232 232 215
thunderbird (60.6.0) 52.9.1 52.6.0 52.1.1
vim (8.1) 8.0 8.0 7.4
vlc (3.0.6) 3.0.6 2.2.8 2.2.5
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.12.3 4.12.3 4.12.2
xorg-server (1.20.4) 1.19.2 1.19.2 1.16.4

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
9.3
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Version: 18.1
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-03-24
Votes: 0


I've been using MX for a while now and 18.1 is great. I have a few tips though. Click on MX tweaks and click compositor and choose Compton, it seems to run a lot smoother than the xfce one. Also don't forget to activate your firewall. I also found the gthumb is much better image viewer for me than Nomacs. The OS on a usb3 stick is even faster running than an SSD installed OS. As for stability I have run over 10 days without a reboot and this is in ram so that is outstanding in my book and the only reason I rebooted was because of an update where the system asked to be rebooted. I've got 4 tabs open on Waterfox, 3 Thunar windows open with multiple tabs, and I'm watching Netflix and will resume once I'm done writing this review. I can't say enough about this OS. I was using Antergos with Cinnamon DE on and SSD, but after using MX Linux for a week I rarely even go to Antergos anymore. I did a couple of days ago but just to update the system and then right back to MX. If you are curious just try it out. Its better than most XFCE desktops that you may have tried in the past. The MX team has made this OS a thing of beauty that is super stable, super fast even the boot is fast and you can install whatever you can fit on your USB stick and use another drive to store files like video's and music and stuff. You must try this. I have to reinstall once "My stupidity screwed it up" and it took less than an hour including settings and getting all my programs reinstalled. Lastly install Synaptic installer because it's great and will be faster finding programs to install you use all the time.


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Version: 18.1
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-03-24
Votes: 3


Really impressive, easy to install but just as good from a USB stick. Debian based so huge software base available. Boot is fast stability in my experience impeccable on both older and quite new hardware.
The MX snapshot tool is fantastic, I installed on my desktop PC, installed the additional software which I prefer, customized my desktop then setup claws mail with my accounts, claws was anchient so updated from debian backports. Then I made a backup and a snapshot.
The snapshot which I put on a on usb stick not only runs on my desktop PC it even booted and ran on my T420 Laptop. I was amazed as the hardware is totally different..

Wishes, Claws Mail in newer Version. Reminder to activate Firewall on welcome screen. Firefox as delivered with Data Reporting opt in.

Try it I think you will be very impressed.


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Version: 18.1
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-03-24
Votes: 7


I use it with kernel 4.20.
I can't imagine something better for an ordinary user. All you dreamed before, you get now. The public enthusiasm for MXLinux is only justice for the work of the team. I'm very happy for them.
Thanks


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