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antiX
OS familyLinux (Unix-like)
Working stateCurrent
Source modelOpen source
Latest releaseantiX 23.1 "Arditi del Popolo"[1] / February 22, 2024; 4 months ago (2024-02-22)
Update methodLong-term support LTS
Package managerAPT
PlatformsIA-32, x64
Kernel typeMonolithic (Linux kernel)
UserlandGNU
Default
user interface
Rox-IceWM, Fluxbox, IceWM, JWM, herbstluftwm[2]
LicenseGPL version 2
Official websiteantixlinux.com

antiX (/ˈæntɪks/) is a Linux distribution, originally based on MEPIS, which itself is based on the Debian stable distribution.[3] antiX initially replaced the MEPIS KDE desktop environment with the Fluxbox and IceWM window managers, making it suitable for older, less powerful x86-based systems. Unlike Debian, antiX does not use the systemd init system, instead, antiX provides images in which either SysVinit or Runit are set as the default init system.[4]

It is lightweight and suitable for older computers, while also providing cutting edge kernel and applications, as well as updates and additions via the apt-get package system and Debian-compatible repositories.[5]

  • AntiX 23.1 using IceWM
    Starting with version 19 antiX offers sysVinit and runit as a choice for the init system.
  • Starting with version 22 antiX is offered elogind-free for both 32-bit and 64-bit architecture.[6]
  • Starting with version 23.1 antiX has new apps: antiX TV, antiX Radio, Finder, antiX SAMBA manager, and several others.[1]

Window managers

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antiX comes with a default Desktop built on top of ROX or Zzzfm File Managers, GTK library and IceWM as a Window Manager.[7] antiX-full and antiX-base include these window managers:

  • Lightweight: Rox-IceWM (default), IceWM and ZzzFM-IceWM. (Stacking WM)
  • Minimalist: Rox-Fluxbox, Fluxbox and ZzzFM-Fluxbox. (Stacking WM)
  • Very minimalist: Rox-JWM, JWM[8] and ZzzFM-JWM. (Stacking WM)

Running the ROX or Zzzfm variants provides desktop icons and a drag-and-drop function. Conky provides system monitor availability.

Versions

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antiX is available for IA-32 (32-bit) and x86-64 (64-bit) architectures, and comes in four versions:[9][1]

  • Full, Includes X Windows, 4 window managers, LibreOffice suite, and a 'Package Installer' which allows installation of a full range of applications (1.7 GB)
  • Base, Includes X Windows, 4 window managers, and a 'Package Installer' which allows the user to choose their own application suite (1 GB)
  • Core, No X Windows, command-line installer without encryption, which enables the user to have total control over the install (520 MB)
  • net, No X Windows, command-line installer without encryption, which enables the user to have total control with no desktop environment by default (220 MB)

These four AntiX versions were joined by MEPIS in 2014, developed in cooperation with the MEPIS Community to form MX Linux.[10] MX Linux uses Xfce as the default desktop environment,[11] is based directly on Debian Stable, is highly stable and gives solid performance from a medium-sized footprint. As of November 2016, MX Linux is now listed as a separate distro on DistroWatch.[12]

Releases

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System requirements
Minimum Recommended
Shared specs[13]
CPU IA-32 ("i386")x64
Memory 192 MB256 MB
antiX Full[13]
Free space 5 GB
antiX Base[13]
Free space 3.5 GB
antiX Core[13]
Free space 1.0 GB
antiX Net[13]
Free space 0.7 GB
Network Ethernet

The releases of antiX are named after prominent left-wing figures, groups and revolutionaries.

Version[14] Codename Date
6.5[15] Spartacus 9 July 2007
7.0[16][17] Lysistrata 30 October 2007
7.2[18][19] Vetëvendosje 16 May 2008
7.5[20][21] Toussaint Louverture 24 August 2008
8.0[22][23] Intifada! 14 February 2009
8.2[24][25][26] Tȟašúŋke Witkó 24 July 2009
8.5[27] Marek Edelman 12 April 2010
M11[28][29] Jayaben Desai 3 May 2011
12[30][31][32] Edelweißpiraten 7 August 2012
13[33][34] Luddite 2 July 2013
MX-14.4 Symbiosis 23 March 2015
15[35][36] Killah P 30 June 2015
MX-15 Fusion 24 December 2015
16[37] Berta Cáceres 26 June 2016
17[38] Heather Heyer 24 October 2017
17.1[39] 18 March 2018
17.2[40] Helen Keller 05 October 2018
17.4.1[41] 28 March 2019
17.5[42] 9 January 2022
19[43] Marielle Franco 17 October 2019
19.1[44] 23 December 2019
19.2[45] Hannie Schaft 28 March 2020
19.3[46] Manolis Glezos 16 October 2020
19.4[47] Grup Yorum 21 May 2021
19.5[48] 25 January 2022
21[49] 31 October 2021
22[6] 19 October 2022
23[50] Arditi del Popolo 28 August 2023
23.1[1] Arditi del Popolo 22 February 2024

See also

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References

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  1. ^ a b c d anticapitalista (22 February 2024). "antiX-23.1 released – antiX Linux". antixlinux.com. Thessaloniki, Greece: antiX Linux. Retrieved 22 February 2024.
  2. ^ "antiX-FAQ antiX-FAQ". download.tuxfamily.org. November 7, 2019. Retrieved 2 October 2021.
  3. ^ "about antiX page". about antiX. antiX. Retrieved 26 May 2021.
  4. ^ "About antiX – antiX Linux". antixlinux.com. Retrieved 2019-05-14.
  5. ^ Storey, Robert. "Review: antiX M11". DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 434, 5 December 2011. DistroWatch.com. Retrieved 15 July 2012.
  6. ^ a b anticapitalista. "antiX-22 released – antiX Linux". antixlinux.com. antiX. Retrieved 19 October 2022.
  7. ^ "antiX-FAQ antiX-FAQ". download.tuxfamily.org. Retrieved 2021-11-01.
  8. ^ Wingbermuehle, Joe. "JWM (Joe's Window Manager)". joewing.net. St. Louis, Missouri. Retrieved 1 June 2024.
  9. ^ "About antiX – antiX Linux". antixlinux.com. Retrieved 30 September 2021.
  10. ^ "About Us – MX Linux". mxlinux.org. Retrieved 30 September 2021.
  11. ^ "MX Linux – Midweight Simple Stable Desktop OS". mxlinux.org. Retrieved 30 September 2021.
  12. ^ "DistroWatch.com: MX Linux". distrowatch.com. Retrieved 30 September 2021.
  13. ^ a b c d e "So what are the minimum and suggested requirements to run antiX?". AntiX-FAQ. November 7, 2019.
  14. ^ AntiX announcements on DistroWatch.com
  15. ^ "Distribution Release: antiX 6.5 (DistroWatch.com News)". July 9, 2007.
  16. ^ "Distribution Release: antiX 7.0 (DistroWatch.com News)". October 30, 2007.
  17. ^ Daniel Voicu (October 29, 2007). "AntiX Lysistrata 7.0 Available Now!".
  18. ^ "Distribution Release: antiX 7.2 (DistroWatch.com News)". May 16, 2008.
  19. ^ Daniel Voicu (May 16, 2008). "AntiX 7.2 Revives Your Antique Computer".
  20. ^ "Distribution Release: antiX 7.5 (DistroWatch.com News)". August 24, 2008.
  21. ^ Mihai Mircea (August 24, 2008). "AntiX 7.5 Released".
  22. ^ adminguy (February 8, 2009). "Fast and Light AntiX (8) is Released - MEPIS Linux". Archived from the original on April 20, 2018.
  23. ^ Daniel Pop-Silaghi (February 16, 2009). "Available Now: AntiX MEPIS 8.0 (Intifada)".
  24. ^ Antix Team does it again with AntiX 8.2 Final | MEPIS Linux
  25. ^ Distribution Release: antiX 8.2 (DistroWatch.com News)
  26. ^ AntiX MEPIS 8.2 Released
  27. ^ Distribution Release: antiX 8.5 (DistroWatch.com News)
  28. ^ antiX-M11 'Jayaben Desai' released - antiX Forum
  29. ^ DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 434, 5 December 2011
  30. ^ "Old News - antiX". Archived from the original on 2018-09-03. Retrieved 2018-04-19.
  31. ^ Distribution Release: antiX 12 (DistroWatch.com News)
  32. ^ A distribution for less-powerful systems: antiX-12 [LWN.net]
  33. ^ Distribution Release: antiX 13.2 (DistroWatch.com News)
  34. ^ Give that old computer a boost with antiX Linux Archived 2018-06-17 at the Wayback Machine, Everyday Linux User
  35. ^ Distribution Release: antiX 15 (DistroWatch.com News)
  36. ^ DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 622, 10 August 2015
  37. ^ Distribution Release: antiX 16 (DistroWatch.com News)
  38. ^ antiX-17 released – antiX Linux
  39. ^ antiX-17.1 released – antiX Linux
  40. ^ "antiX-17.2 released – antiX Linux". antixlinux.com. Retrieved 2018-11-07.
  41. ^ anticapitalista (28 March 2019). "antiX-17.4.1 now out". antixlinux.com. Retrieved 2019-05-14.
  42. ^ anticapitalista (9 January 2022). "antiX-17.5 point release update". antiX-forum. AntiX. Retrieved 20 September 2022.
  43. ^ "antiX-19 isos available. – antiX Linux". antixlinux.com. 17 October 2019. Retrieved 2019-11-12.
  44. ^ anticapitalista (23 December 2019). "antiX-19.1 bug-fix/upgrade isos available". antiX-forum. antiX. Retrieved 20 September 2022.
  45. ^ anticapitalista (28 March 2020). "antiX-19.2 (Hannie Schaft) bug-fix/upgrade isos available". antiX-forum. antiX. Retrieved 20 September 2022.
  46. ^ anticapitalista (16 October 2020). "antiX-19.3 (Manolis Glezos) bug-fix/upgrade isos available – antiX Linux". antixlinux.com. Retrieved 2020-10-18.
  47. ^ anticapitalista (22 May 2021). "antiX-19.4 (Grup Yorum) available – antiX Linux". antixlinux.com. Retrieved 2021-05-21.
  48. ^ anticapitalista. "antiX-19.5 (Grup Yorum) available – antiX Linux". antixlinux.com. Retrieved 2022-01-25.
  49. ^ anticapitalista; Thessaloniki (31 October 2021). "antiX-21 (Grup Yorum) released". antixlinux.com. antiX Linux. Retrieved October 31, 2021.
  50. ^ anticapitalista (August 28, 2023). "antiX-23 (Arditi del Popolo) released – antiX Linux". antixlinux.com. antiX Linux. Retrieved August 30, 2023.
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