antiX

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antiX
OS family Unix-like (based on Debian)
Working state Current
Source model Open source
Latest release antiX 17.1 "Heather Heyer" / March 18, 2018; 3 months ago (2018-03-18)
Update method APT
Package manager dpkg
Platforms IA-32, x86-64
Kernel type Monolithic (Linux kernel)
Userland GNU
Default user interface Fluxbox, IceWM, JWM, herbstluftwm, xfce
License GPL version 2
Official website antixlinux.com

antiX is a Linux distribution built directly on Debian Stable.[1] 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.[2]

System requirements[edit]

  • 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[3].

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.

Versions[edit]

antiX, Version 15, "Killah P", in use on a Tatung TWN-5213 CU.

antiX is available for IA-32 and x86-64 architectures, and comes in 3 versions[4]:

  • 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.[5]

Release history[edit]

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] Codename Date
6.5[7] Spartacus 9 July 2007
7.0[8][9] Lysistrata 30 October 2007
7.2[10][11] Vetëvendosje 16 May 2008
7.5[12][13] Toussaint Louverture 24 August 2008
8.0[14][15] Intifada! 14 February 2009
8.2[16][17][18] Tȟašúŋke Witkó 24 July 2009
8.5[19] Marek Edelman 12 April 2010
M11[20][21] Jayaben Desai 3 May 2011
12[22][23][24] Edelweißpiraten 7 August 2012
13[25][26] Luddite 2 July 2013
MX-14.4 Symbiosis 23 March 2015
15[27][28] Killah P 30 June 2015
MX-15 Fusion 24 December 2015
16[29] Berta Cáceres 26 June 2016
17[30] Heather Heyer 24 October 2017

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wiki antiX". antiX official website. antiX. Archived from the original on 29 May 2013. Retrieved 20 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Storey, Robert. "Review: antiX M11". DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 434, 5 December 2011. DistroWatch.com. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  3. ^ 10 Best Lightweight Linux Distributions For Older Computers In 2018 With System Requirements
  4. ^ Main Page - antiX
  5. ^ History | MX Community
  6. ^ AntiX announcements on DistroWatch.com
  7. ^ Distribution Release: antiX 6.5 (DistroWatch.com News)
  8. ^ Distribution Release: antiX 7.0 (DistroWatch.com News)
  9. ^ AntiX Lysistrata 7.0 Available Now!
  10. ^ Distribution Release: antiX 7.2 (DistroWatch.com News)
  11. ^ AntiX 7.2 Revives Your Antique Computer
  12. ^ Distribution Release: antiX 7.5 (DistroWatch.com News)
  13. ^ AntiX 7.5 Released
  14. ^ Fast and Light AntiX is Released | MEPIS Linux
  15. ^ Available Now: AntiX MEPIS 8.0 (Intifada)
  16. ^ Antix Team does it again with AntiX 8.2 Final | MEPIS Linux
  17. ^ Distribution Release: antiX 8.2 (DistroWatch.com News)
  18. ^ AntiX MEPIS 8.2 Released
  19. ^ Distribution Release: antiX 8.5 (DistroWatch.com News)
  20. ^ antiX-M11 'Jayaben Desai' released - antiX Forum
  21. ^ DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 434, 5 December 2011
  22. ^ Old News - antiX
  23. ^ Distribution Release: antiX 12 (DistroWatch.com News)
  24. ^ A distribution for less-powerful systems: antiX-12 [LWN.net]
  25. ^ Distribution Release: antiX 13.2 (DistroWatch.com News)
  26. ^ Give that old computer a boost with antiX Linux, Everyday Linux User
  27. ^ Distribution Release: antiX 15 (DistroWatch.com News)
  28. ^ DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 622, 10 August 2015
  29. ^ Distribution Release: antiX 16 (DistroWatch.com News)
  30. ^ antiX-17 released – antiX Linux

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