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Old 04-12-2010, 02:52 PM   #1
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AntiX-M8.5 released


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antiX-M8.5 'Marek Edelman' released

9 months since the release of antiX-M8.2, the antiX-team announce that antiX MEPIS 8.5 'Marek Edelman' - a fast, light, flexible and complete desktop and livecd based on SimplyMEPIS and Debian Testing - is now available in full and base versions (686 and 486 kernel). This release defaults to a fully customised icewm desktop (fluxbox, wmii and dwm are also installed) using a SimplyMEPIS 2.6.32-11 kernel, tweaked MEPIS Assistants for better compatibility in antiX and the usual range of applications for desktop use. Iceape for internet needs, Abiword and gnumeric for office use, xmms and goggles music manager for audio, gxine, mplayer and gnome-mplayer for video, wicd and ceni for network connection, pidgin for chat. Many cli apps are also included such as Alpine for email, moc for audio, links2 for browsing, abcde and ripit for cd ripping and much more. New features include live with persistence, 'remaster on the fly', new boot cheatcodes for setting dpi and desktop windows manager, antix2usb to easily install to usb stick. 12 languages are fully supported out of the box with the language chosen at live CD boot carrying over to install.

antiX works on computers with as little as 64 MB RAM, though 128MB RAM is the recommended minimum and the 486 kernel version should work on AMD K5/k6. antiX is fast and has low RAM usage running live or installed.
antiX-M8.5 and antiX-M8.5-base (486 and 686) are finally available, at the moment, here (thanks carlops):

http://www.mepisimo.com/antix/Released/


Full Release notes for 'Marek Edelman' (antiX-M8.5) available on antiX main page here:

http://antix.mepis.com/index.php/Main_Page#News
 
Old 04-14-2010, 01:21 AM   #2
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I really like antiX-M8.2. I use it often on one of my older laptops and the first EeePC 2g Surf. The DSL and Wireless always works but still can't get my AT&T 3G Broadband to work. Does this new release address that? I'll check it out and maybe you might be able to fill me in on what I may be doing wrong. I live in a remote area and 3G is often the only way I can connect.

Thanks

I'm going to download the new version tonight.
 
Old 04-14-2010, 04:38 PM   #3
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You might want to bookmark this page after install in IceApe.

http://www.sblinux.org/antix/index.html

Forum Link

More info

Bugs

I don't run 3g. I live in the sticks also but i run Wireless N and G off of Windstream and Free Wifi Hotspots like Texas Rest areas (in the sticks).

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Old 04-14-2010, 04:52 PM   #4
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My adventures so far with 8.5 and dealing with dual drive EEEPC 900. Since you have a surf.

http://antix.freeforums.org/dealing-...8-5-t2328.html
 
  


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