AntiX MX 15 Linux Distro (codename ‘Fusion’) first Beta release is Based on Debian 8.2

antiX development team have just announced the first public beta of MX-15 (codename ‘Fusion’) based on the reliable and stable Debian Jessie (8.2) with extra enhancements from our packaging team. Just like MX-14, this release defaults to sysVinit (though systemd is available once installed for those that prefer to use it).

antiX MX 15 Linux

Available in 32 and 64 bit. The 32 bit version (c1.1GB) ships with 2 stable 3.16 Debian kernels (pae and non-pae), while the 64 bit (c1GB) comes with the more recent kernel 4.2-3 liquorix kernel to cater for newer hardware.

Get them from here:

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So what does it include?

  • Desktop environment: Xfce 4.12
  • Browser: Firefox 42.0
  • Video Player: VLC 2.2.1-2
  • Music Manager/Player: Clementine 1.2.3
  • Email client: Thunderbird 38.3
  • Office suite: LibreOffice 4.3.3.2
  • GIMP
  • MX-Tools – a set of handy tools to simplify many user tasks such as installing codecs, managing user account, installing amongst others.
  • UEFI support (64bit, experimental)

Want to run live?

  • Create a LiveUSB from an ISO file in one easy step
  • Easy Live-remaster to make a custom LiveUSB
  • Three forms of Live persistence
  • Easy “frugal” install option

There’s more:

  • Synaptic package manager
  • Shotwell digital photo organizer
  • smtube – YouTube videos browser
  • asunder – graphical audio CD ripper and encoder
  • Bluetooth support
  • Broadcom Manager
  • freshplayerplugin and pepperflashplugin as an alternative to flashplayer.
  • gscan2pdf
  • gufw – firewall
  • hexchat IRC client

When running live and before installation, download the latest installer via synaptic or apt in a terminal

Known issues:

  • Horizontal panel error on some machines
  • MX Snapshot works, but is not ready for prime time
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