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MX Linux

Last Update: 2018-03-24 02:03 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: 5 (1,397), 6 months: 4 (1,833), 3 months: 3 (2,118), 4 weeks: 2 (2,439), 1 week: 2 (2,706)

Average visitor rating: 9.43/10 from 437 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://mxlinux.org/bugs-features
Related Websites http://mxrepo.com/snapshots/
Reviews 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:
 • 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
 • 2015-12-24: Distribution Release: MX Linux 15
 • 2015-11-08: Development Release: MX Linux 15 Beta 1
 • 2015-03-24: Distribution Release: MX Linux 14.4
 • 2014-12-04: Distribution Release: MX Linux 14.3
 • More MX Linux releases...

  Headlines:
 •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 17.1 16.1
Release Date 2018-03-14 2017-06-08
End Of Life    
Price (US$) Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1200-1300 1100-1300
Free Download ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Xfce Xfce
Package Management DEB DEB
Release Model Fixed Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64
Init Software SysV SysV
Journaled File Systems 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
Asian Language Support -- --
Full Package List 17.1 16.1
Package 17.1 16.1
abiword (3.0.2) -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.7) 1.1.3 1.0.28
ati-driver (18.30) -- --
bash (4.4.18) 4.4 4.3
bind (9.13.3) -- --
chromium (70.0.3538.102) -- --
cups (2.2.9) 2.2.1 1.7.5
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.5 4.3.1
e2fsprogs (1.44.4) 1.43.4 1.42.12
firefox (63.0.1) 58.0.2 53.0.3
freetype (2.9.1) 2.6.3 2.7
gcc (8.2.0) 6.3.0 4.9.2
gimp (2.10.8) 2.8.22 2.8.18
glibc (2.28) 2.24 2.19
gnome-shell (3.30.2) -- --
gnucash (3.3) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.43) -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02beta3 2.02beta2
gtk+ (3.24.1) 3.22.11 2.24.25
httpd (2.4.37) -- --
inkscape (0.92.3) -- --
k3b (18.08.3) -- --
kmod (25) 23 18
krita (4.1.5)    
libreoffice (6.1.3) 6.0.1 5.2.6
linux (4.19.2) 4.15.4 4.7.8
Package 17.1 16.1
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- --
mariadb (10.3.10) -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) -- --
mesa (18.2.4) 13.0.6 12.0.3
mysql (8.0.13) -- --
nautilus (3.30.3) -- --
NVIDIA (410.66) -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- --
openjdk (10.0.2) 8u151 8u121
openssh (7.9p1) 7.4p1 6.7p1
openssl (1.1.1) 1.0.2l 1.0.1t
perl (5.28.0) 5.24.1 5.20.2
php (7.2.12) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.14.3) -- --
postfix (3.3.1) -- --
postgresql (11.1) -- --
Python (3.7.1) 2.7.13 2.7.9
qt (5.11.2) 5.7.1 4.8.6
samba (4.9.2) 4.5.12 4.2.14
systemd (239) 232 215
thunderbird (60.3.0) 52.6.0 52.1.1
vim (8.1) 8.0 7.4
vlc (3.0.4) 2.2.8 2.2.5
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.12.3 4.12.2
xorg-server (1.20.3) 1.19.2 1.16.4

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
9.4
from 437 review(s)



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Version: 17.1
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-11-13
Votes: 5


The best Debian based distro, I have used so far! Don't intend on using others anymore.

-Simple, sensibly pretty without glassy shiny win look as some other distros do to atract
-very fast (even claimed to be midweight), modest iso download size,
-concentrated just on XFCE (most simple, stable and established DE) instead of wasting resources on satisfying undecided DE-hopers (if there is ever tux Apocalypse to come, it will be called segmentation)
-having own extremely useful tools for any thinkable purpose
-suitable for use as a persistent liveusb
-friendly and helpful forum
-many other pros I couldn't remember

Cons: none


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Version: 17.1
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-11-13
Votes: 1


My working horse for some months now on 2 machines.
Stable, intuitive, easy to manage and sys-V-init!

Only one drawback here, but on both machines: suspend/resume does not work as expected. Sometimes I get logged out on resume (on both machines). This is frustrating if you have some work open.
Other distros did not have these problems on these machines.


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Version: 17.1
Rating: 1
Date: 2018-11-11
Votes: 0


Well. I really liked how the distro looks. Like a set of programs. It features my favorite XFCE desktop environment but... This is an incredible piece of sh*t! It hangs every now and then.

The first time I encountered a hang, was during installation from bootable USB when manually partitioning a hard drive, after pressing an Apply button the system did not respond for 10 minutes and I had to press reset.

A second time was when I updated the system and decided to put nvidia drivers. That was a bad idea as I got a bricked device. The system just did not start after that. I had to tweak GRUB go to terminal and type a special ddm-mx command to remove nvidia drivers.

A third time, I just left the system in login screen for 30mins. When I was back and started typing my password, the system suddenly hung just after I typed a half of my password and no response or any reaction from it. Pressing RESTART again! :(

To sum it up. It is very unstable. No way I am putting it now on my computer.


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