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|OS family||Unix-like (based on Debian)|
|Source model||Open source|
|Latest release||antiX 17 "Heather Heyer" / October 24, 2017|
|Kernel type||Monolithic (Linux kernel)|
|Default user interface||Fluxbox, IceWM, JWM, herbstluftwm, xfce|
|License||GPL version 2|
antiX is a Linux distribution built directly on Debian Stable. It is comparatively 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.
- Preferred: 256 MB of RAM and 1 GB of hard drive space.
- Minimum: 128 MB of RAM and 1 GB of hard drive space.
- Installation: 2.7 GB of hard drive space.
Besides the standard LIVE release, other versions of antiX are available (base and core), allowing installations with even lower amounts of RAM, hard drive space, overall hardware limitations.
antiX is available for both 32 and 64 bit architectures, and comes in 3 versions:
- Full, which installs a full range of applications
- Base, which allows the user to choose their own application suite.
- Core-libre, which enables the user to have total control over the install
These three versions were joined by antiX MX in 2014, developed in cooperation with the MEPIS Community. It uses Xfce as the default desktop environment, 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.
antiX is a Linux distribution, originally based on MEPIS, which itself is based on the Debian stable distribution. It 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 is "proudly systemd-free".[this quote needs a citation] systemd does not support old hardware very well due to its virtualization-based development.
Version 6.5 "Spartacus" was released on 9 July 2007
Version 7.0 "Lysistrata" on 30 October 2007
Version 7.2 "Vetëvendosje" on 16 May 2008
Version 7.5 "Toussaint Louverture" on 24 August 2008
Version 8.0 "Intifada!" on 14 February 2009
Version 8.2 "Tȟašúŋke Witkó" on 24 July 2009
Version 8.5 "Marek Edelman" on 12 April 2010
Version M11 "Jayaben Desai" on 3 May 2011
Version 12 "Edelweißpiraten" on 7 August 2012
Version 13 "Luddite" on 2 July 2013
Version MX-14.4 "Symbiosis" on 23 March 2015
Version 15 "Killah P" on 30 June 2015
Version MX-15 "Fusion" on 24 December 2015
Version 16 "Berta Cáceres" on 26 June 2016
Version 17 "Heather Heyer" on 24 October 2017