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DistroWatch.com: MX Linux

MX Linux

Last Update: 2017-12-02 14:09 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: 23 (419), 6 months: 20 (437), 3 months: 18 (523), 4 weeks: 12 (673), 1 week: 17 (670)

Average visitor rating: 9.65/10 from 143 review(s).


MX Linux Summary
Distribution MX Linux
Home Page https://mxlinux.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums https://forum.mxlinux.org/
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation https://www.mxlinux.org/user_manual_mx16/mxum.html
https://www.mxlinux.org/wiki
Screenshots https://mxlinux.org/screenshotsDistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts https://youtu.be/9lyJV5DdRnA
Download Mirrors https://mxlinux.org/download-links#MirrorsLinuxTracker.org
Bug Tracker https://mxlinux.org/bugs-features
Related Websites http://mxrepo.com/snapshots/
Reviews 16: DarkDuckDistroWatchDedoimedo
15: DedoimedoOCS-MagLinux-Community (German)
14.x: DedoimedoDedoimedoBlogspot
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 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
 • 2014-07-01: Distribution Release: MX Linux 14.2
 • 2014-03-25: Distribution Release: MX Linux 14
 • More MX Linux releases...

  Headlines:
 •2017-03-16 Fixing an expired GPG signature
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Feature 17-beta3 16.1
Release Date 2017-11-29 2017-06-08
End Of Life    
Price (US$) Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1100-1200 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-beta3 16.1
Package 17-beta3 16.1
abiword (3.0.2) -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.5) 1.1.3 1.0.28
ati-driver (16.40) -- --
bash (4.4.12) 4.4 4.3
bind (9.11.2) -- --
chromium (63.0.3239.84) -- --
cups (2.2.6) 2.2.1 1.7.5
dhcp (4.3.6) 4.3.5 4.3.1
e2fsprogs (1.43.7) 1.43.4 1.42.12
firefox (57.0.2) 57.0 53.0.3
freetype (2.8.1) 2.6.3 2.7
gcc (7.2.0) 6.3.0 4.9.2
gimp (2.8.22) 2.8.18 2.8.18
glibc (2.26) 2.24 2.19
gnome-shell (3.26.2) -- --
gnucash (2.6.18-1) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.37) -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02beta3 2.02beta2
gtk+ (3.22.26) 2.24.31 2.24.25
httpd (2.4.29) -- --
inkscape (0.92.2) -- --
k3b (17.08.3) -- --
kmod (24) 23 18
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.32.1 2.32.1
libreoffice (5.4.3) 5.4.1 5.2.6
linux (4.14.5) 4.13.13 4.7.8
Package 17-beta3 16.1
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- --
mariadb (10.2.11) -- --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- --
mesa (17.3.0) 13.0.6 12.0.3
mysql (5.7.20) -- --
nautilus (3.26.2) -- --
NVIDIA (387.22) -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- --
openjdk (8u151) 8u151 8u121
openssh (7.6p1) 7.4p1 6.7p1
openssl (1.1.0g) 1.0.2l 1.0.1t
perl (5.26.1) 5.24.1 5.20.2
php (7.2.0) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.11.4) -- --
postfix (3.2.4) -- --
postgresql (10.1) -- --
Python (3.6.3) 2.7.13 2.7.9
qt (5.10.0) 4.8.7 4.8.6
samba (4.7.3) 4.5.12 4.2.14
systemd (235) 232 215
thunderbird (52.5.0) 52.5.0 52.1.1
vim (8.0) 8.0 7.4
vlc (2.2.8) 2.2.7 2.2.5
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.12.3 4.12.2
xorg-server (1.19.5) 1.19.2 1.16.4

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
9.7
from 143 review(s)



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Version: 17-beta3
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-12-09
Votes: 0


Excellent stable distro, got just about everything right and a breeze to use and modify its look if you choose.


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Version: 17-beta3
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-12-07
Votes: 1


This distro just gets better and better. I love the little tweaks the developers are making. MX-17 should impress people who are looking for a stylish, light weight and feature rich distro. It's fast and stable too.


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Version: 17-beta3
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-12-05
Votes: 6


Debian wouldn't install on my X220 due to it needing proprietary drivers and I don't have an ethernet cable to install those drivers, so...

🤔

MX Linux time! I personally love Debian based distributions and dislike Ubuntu, so I wanted to try out a debian based user friendly (user friendly in english roughly translates to "shit works") distro.

There was peppermint, LMDE or MX Linux.
All three were fine distros but I personally don't care for mint's system tools and the Xfce edition isn't readily supported and peppermint is focused on cloud computing, which I am against.

The logical next step would be to install MX, which I did! Everything runs smoothly, I was actually upset at one point that I didn't have to go into the terminal and fiddle with a bunch of stuff like in Debian. It even has colored text in the terminal by default!!

Bloated? No. Has everything it should but doesn't go too far.

Qt applications work amazing as well as GTK ones. MX tools are absolutely fabulous and have everything you need. As good as YaST on openSUSE? Not as full-featured but get the job done.

Overall the transition from Debian to MX Linux was seemless and I've actually liked it a bit more! Fantastic distro MX team, 10/10.


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