antiX

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antiX
07 Multitasking Demo.jpg
OS familyUnix-like (based on Debian)
Working stateCurrent
Source modelOpen source
Latest releaseantiX 19.4 "Grup Yorum" / May 21, 2021; 4 months ago (2021-05-21)
Update methodLong-term support
Package managerAPT
PlatformsIA-32, x64
Kernel typeMonolithic (Linux kernel)
UserlandGNU
Default
user interface
Fluxbox, IceWM, JWM, herbstluftwm
LicenseGPL version 2
Official websiteantixlinux.com

antiX (/ˈæntɪks/) is a Linux distribution based 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] Since version 19 it comes in two init system flavours: sysVinit and runit.

Versions[edit]

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

  • 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.[4]

Release history[edit]

System requirements
Minimum Recommended
Shared specs[5]
CPU IA-32 ("i386") x64
Memory 192 MB 256 MB
antiX Full[5]
Free space 5 GB
antiX Base[5]
Free space 3 GB
antiX Core[5]
Free space 1 GB
antiX Net[5]
Free space 0.7 GB
Network Ethernet


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 systemd-free.[6]

Version[7] Codename Date
6.5[8] Spartacus 9 July 2007
7.0[9][10] Lysistrata 30 October 2007
7.2[11][12] Vetëvendosje 16 May 2008
7.5[13][14] Toussaint Louverture 24 August 2008
8.0[15][16] Intifada! 14 February 2009
8.2[17][18][19] Tȟašúŋke Witkó 24 July 2009
8.5[20] Marek Edelman 12 April 2010
M11[21][22] Jayaben Desai 3 May 2011
12[23][24][25] Edelweißpiraten 7 August 2012
13[26][27] Luddite 2 July 2013
MX-14.4 Symbiosis 23 March 2015
15[28][29] Killah P 30 June 2015
MX-15 Fusion 24 December 2015
16[30] Berta Cáceres 26 June 2016
17[31] Heather Heyer 24 October 2017
17.1[32] 18 March 2018
17.2[33] Helen Keller 05 October 2018
17.4.1[34] 28 March 2019
19[35] Marielle Franco 17 October 2019
19.1 23 December 2019
19.2 Hannie Schaft 28 March 2020
19.3[36] Manolis Glezos 16 October 2020
19.4[37] Grup Yorum 21 May 2021

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "about antiX page". about antiX. antiX. Retrieved 26 May 2021.
  2. ^ Storey, Robert. "Review: antiX M11". DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 434, 5 December 2011. DistroWatch.com. Retrieved 15 July 2012.
  3. ^ "Main Page - antiX". Archived from the original on 2013-05-29. Retrieved 2011-08-19.
  4. ^ "History". MX Community. Archived from the original on 2019-02-07. Retrieved 2018-07-04.
  5. ^ a b c d e http://download.tuxfamily.org/antix/docs-antiX-19/FAQ/index.html
  6. ^ "About antiX – antiX Linux". antixlinux.com. Retrieved 2019-05-14.
  7. ^ AntiX announcements on DistroWatch.com
  8. ^ Distribution Release: antiX 6.5 (DistroWatch.com News)
  9. ^ Distribution Release: antiX 7.0 (DistroWatch.com News)
  10. ^ AntiX Lysistrata 7.0 Available Now!
  11. ^ Distribution Release: antiX 7.2 (DistroWatch.com News)
  12. ^ AntiX 7.2 Revives Your Antique Computer
  13. ^ Distribution Release: antiX 7.5 (DistroWatch.com News)
  14. ^ AntiX 7.5 Released
  15. ^ Fast and Light AntiX is Released | MEPIS Linux
  16. ^ Available Now: AntiX MEPIS 8.0 (Intifada)
  17. ^ Antix Team does it again with AntiX 8.2 Final | MEPIS Linux
  18. ^ Distribution Release: antiX 8.2 (DistroWatch.com News)
  19. ^ AntiX MEPIS 8.2 Released
  20. ^ Distribution Release: antiX 8.5 (DistroWatch.com News)
  21. ^ antiX-M11 'Jayaben Desai' released - antiX Forum
  22. ^ DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 434, 5 December 2011
  23. ^ Old News - antiX
  24. ^ Distribution Release: antiX 12 (DistroWatch.com News)
  25. ^ A distribution for less-powerful systems: antiX-12 [LWN.net]
  26. ^ Distribution Release: antiX 13.2 (DistroWatch.com News)
  27. ^ Give that old computer a boost with antiX Linux Archived 2018-06-17 at the Wayback Machine, Everyday Linux User
  28. ^ Distribution Release: antiX 15 (DistroWatch.com News)
  29. ^ DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 622, 10 August 2015
  30. ^ Distribution Release: antiX 16 (DistroWatch.com News)
  31. ^ antiX-17 released – antiX Linux
  32. ^ antiX-17.1 released – antiX Linux
  33. ^ "antiX-17.2 released – antiX Linux". antixlinux.com. Retrieved 2018-11-07.
  34. ^ "antiX-17.4.1 now out". antixlinux.com. Retrieved 2019-05-14.
  35. ^ "antiX-19 isos available. – antiX Linux". antixlinux.com. Retrieved 2019-11-12.
  36. ^ "antiX-19.3 (Manolis Glezos) bug-fix/upgrade isos available – antiX Linux". antixlinux.com. Retrieved 2020-10-18.
  37. ^ "antiX-19.4 (Grup Yorum) available – antiX Linux". antixlinux.com. Retrieved 2021-05-21.

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