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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: 6 (1,159), 6 months: 5 (1,530), 3 months: 4 (1,827), 4 weeks: 4 (2,005), 1 week: 4 (2,118)

Average visitor rating: 9.49/10 from 391 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...

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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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Debian 9.5.0$5.95
openSUSE 15.0$5.95
Manjaro 17.1.11$5.95
Fedora 28$5.95
MX Linux 17.1$5.95
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Feature 17.1 16.1
Release Date 2018-03-14 2017-06-08
End Of Life    
Price (US$) 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 (1.1.6) 1.1.3 1.0.28
ati-driver (18.30) -- --
bash (4.4.18) 4.4 4.3
bind (9.13.3) -- --
chromium (69.0.3497.100) -- --
cups (2.2.8) 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 (62.0.2) 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 (2.10.6) 2.8.22 2.8.18
glibc (2.28) 2.24 2.19
gnome-shell (3.30.0) -- --
gnucash (3.2) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.43) -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02beta3 2.02beta2
gtk+ (3.24.1) 3.22.11 2.24.25
httpd (2.4.35) -- --
inkscape (0.92.3) -- --
k3b (18.08.1) -- --
kmod (25) 23 18
krita (4.1.1)    
libreoffice (6.1.1) 6.0.1 5.2.6
linux (4.18.9) 4.15.4 4.7.8
Package 17.1 16.1
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- --
mariadb (10.3.9) -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) -- --
mesa (18.2.1) 13.0.6 12.0.3
mysql (8.0.12) -- --
nautilus (3.30.0) -- --
NVIDIA (396.54) -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- --
openjdk (10.0.2) 8u151 8u121
openssh (7.8p1) 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 (7.2.10) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.13.5) -- --
postfix (3.3.1) -- --
postgresql (10.5) -- --
Python (3.7.0) 2.7.13 2.7.9
qt (5.11.2) 5.7.1 4.8.6
samba (4.9.1) 4.5.12 4.2.14
systemd (239) 232 215
thunderbird (60.0) 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 (1.20.1) 1.19.2 1.16.4

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Version: 17.1
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-09-24
Votes: 2


Many distros, while usable, have their shortcomings. Installed MX 17.1 on 2014 Imac and 2012 Macbook Pro, both giving a pleasant experience with this linux OS. Of many distros tried, MX has provided the best overall appearance, functionality and support. Not looking elsewhere at this time.


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Version: 17.1
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-09-24
Votes: 4


Easy, seamless and fast install. Just ready to use both in live and installed modes. Excellent set of easy, straightforward tools for admin/configuring (MX Tools). Runs fast even in the old computer I'm using right now. Very stable, everything just works without any problems.
Can't find anything I could point out as a con.


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Version: 17.1
Rating: 3
Date: 2018-09-23
Votes: 2


First opening after fresh install: black screen cause grub was not correctly installed. After fix this bad start, all is fine when it's works. FF freese time to time; an other freeze during an update and other.... Pity. MXlinux seems exactly what i want, but are not stable, alas...


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