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DistroWatch.com: MX Linux

MX Linux

Last Update: 2016-12-14 17:35 UTC


MX Linux, a desktop-oriented Linux distribution based on Debian's "stable" branch, is a cooperative venture between the antiX and former MEPIS Linux communities. Using Xfce as the default desktop, it is a mid-weight operating system designed to combine an elegant and efficient desktop with simple configuration, high stability, solid performance and medium-sized footprint.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 62 (201), 6 months: 27 (402), 3 months: 32 (328), 4 weeks: 32 (372), 1 week: 29 (382)

Average visitor rating: 9.82/10 from 62 review(s).


MX Linux Summary
Distribution MX Linux
Home Page https://mxlinux.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums https://forum.mxlinux.org/
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation https://www.mxlinux.org/user_manual_mx16/mxum.html
https://www.mxlinux.org/wiki
Screenshots https://mxlinux.org/screenshotsLinuxQuestions.orgDistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts https://youtu.be/9lyJV5DdRnALinuxQuestions.org
Download Mirrors https://mxlinux.org/download-links#Mirrors
Bug Tracker https://mxlinux.org/bugs-features
Related Websites http://mxrepo.com/snapshots/
Reviews 16: DarkDuckDistroWatchDedoimedo
15: DedoimedoOCS-MagLinux-Community (German)
14.x: DedoimedoDedoimedoBlogspot
Where To Buy OSDisc.com (sponsored link)

Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2016-12-14: Distribution Release: MX Linux 16
 • 2016-11-25: Development Release: MX Linux 16 RC1
 • 2016-11-02: Development Release: MX Linux 16 Beta 1
 • 2015-12-24: Distribution Release: MX Linux 15
 • 2015-11-08: Development Release: MX Linux 15 Beta 1
 • 2015-03-24: Distribution Release: MX Linux 14.4
 • 2014-12-04: Distribution Release: MX Linux 14.3
 • 2014-07-01: Distribution Release: MX Linux 14.2
 • 2014-03-25: Distribution Release: MX Linux 14
 • More MX Linux releases...

  Headlines:
 •2017-03-16 Fixing an expired GPG signature
 • More MX Linux headlines...

Table Notes and Explanations

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  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "kdelibs" and "plasma-desktop" packages and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.

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Feature 16
Release Date 2016-12-13
End Of Life  
Price (US$) Free
CDs 1 DVD
Free Download ISO
Installation Graphical
Default Desktop Xfce
Package Management DEB
Office Suite LibreOffice
Processor Architecture i386, x86_64
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS
Multilingual en, ca, cs, de, es, fr, hu, nl, pt_br
Asian Language Support --
Full Package List 16
Package 16
abiword (3.0.2) --
alsa-lib (1.1.3) 1.0.28
ati-driver (16.40) --
bash (4.4) 4.3
bind (9.11.1) --
chromium (58.0.3029.81) --
cups (2.2.3) 1.7.5
dhcp (4.3.5) 4.3.1
e2fsprogs (1.43.4) 1.42.12
firefox (53.0) 50.0.2
freetype (2.7.1) 2.7
gcc (6.3.0) 4.9.2
gimp (2.8.20) 2.8.18
glibc (2.25) 2.19
gnome-shell (3.24.1) --
gnucash (2.6.16) --
gnumeric (1.12.34) --
grub (2.02) 2.02beta2
gtk+ (3.22.12) 2.24.25
httpd (2.4.25) --
inkscape (0.92.1) --
k3b (17.04.0) --
kmod (24) 18
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.32.1
libreoffice (5.3.2) 5.2.2
linux (4.10.13) 4.7.8
Package 16
lxde-common (0.99.2) --
mariadb (10.1.22) --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) --
mesa (17.0.5) 12.0.3
mysql (5.7.18) --
nautilus (3.24.1) --
NVIDIA (378.13) --
openbox (3.6.1) --
openjdk (8u131) 8u102
openssh (7.5p1) 6.7p1
openssl (1.1.0e) 1.0.1t
perl (5.24.1) 5.20.2
php (7.1.4) --
plasma-desktop (5.9.5) --
postfix (3.2.0) --
postgresql (9.6.2) --
Python (3.6.1) 2.7.9
qt (5.8.0) 5.3.2
samba (4.6.3) 4.2.10
systemd (233) 215
thunderbird (52.0.1) 45.5.1
vim (8.0) 7.4
vlc (2.2.4) 2.2.4
xfdesktop (4.12.3) 4.12.2
xorg-server (1.19.3) 1.16.4

Reader Ratings
Reader supplied reviews for MX Linux

Average rating
9.8
from 62 review(s)



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Version: 16
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-04-28
Votes: 0


Now my main operating system. Stable and easy to customize with many options.


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Version: 16
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-04-25
Votes: 10


hesitated between regural Debian and MX16 and MX16 is the winner for me. Smooth installation, stability, scalability, community (runwithdolphin), MX tools and a lot of very useful tools already baked into it - are making this the superior distro for me based on my needs. After a long long time finally the distro that doesn' t require a lot of tweaking, troubleshooting - like Apple says "it just works"

MX16 replaced Windows10 on my desktop and I'm perfectly happy with it.


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Version: 16
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-04-24
Votes: 0


I like more the community kde version. It is very good and stable.


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