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Old 12-21-2017, 12:19 PM   #1
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antiX 17 and MX-17 - two EXCELLENT distributions!


For those interested in antiX and MX, two distributions that grew and evolved from the old MEPIS days - but not necessarily in SIZE - these distributions are- within the general bloat that we see across most applications, a pleasant move (about as far as they can go, given the upstream code inherited) toward modest size and efficiency, and they are also models of stability and usefulness.

Distribution Release: antiX 17 release is announced on DistroWatch at https://distrowatch.com/?newsid=10004 (2017-10-25 release notice)

Distribution Release: MX Linux 17 release is announced on DistroWatch at https://distrowatch.com/?newsid=10063 (2017-12-15 release notice)
 
Old 12-22-2017, 10:55 AM   #2
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They're still around? With 32-bit being faded out? Great! I have some rigs that need an update/new OS...all 32-bit...thanks for posting
Melissa
 
Old 01-16-2018, 01:16 AM   #3
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Absolutely loving mx-17 amd64. b43 broadcom wireless works out of the box. I use the xfce(ish) desktop and the menu seems a bit like cinnamon desktop. Thunar right click file sharing is a blessing. mx is fast, easy on resources and breaths new life into an old Dell 1521 inspiron. I like it so much, I installed it to my quad core phenom2 asus board. The only thing missing is google-earth. can't get it to run properly, but it isn't a show-stopper. I have a tri-boot scenario going with win7, slackware64-current, and mx linux. Great Job guys an gals.. kudos to the developers
 
Old 01-16-2018, 07:20 AM   #4
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I've been using AntiX for several years now, always been reliable, & I see no reason not to keep on using it, unless something drastic happens to Linux, then I have my back up plan - OpenBSD.
 
Old 01-16-2018, 11:56 AM   #5
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I use 32-bit AntiX-17 on oldboy upstairs (500 MB ram) and I've installed the 64-bit version on a friend's computer. No complaints from either of us. It's systemd-free too, for those who care about that sort of thing.
 
Old 01-16-2018, 07:11 PM   #6
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AntiX 17 works well on my Intel Atom N270 Touchscreen netbook. It detects the touch screen out of the box .

MX 17 works just fine on single core P4 AMD Emachine Shop computer.

Both of my installs are covered in the antix forum under the hardware section.
 
Old 03-08-2018, 10:37 AM   #7
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i totally agree, i installed mx17 on 2 old laptops with no issues at all, and the support from the community is truly awesome
 
Old 04-28-2018, 04:31 PM   #8
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Installed google-earth through mx tools > mx package installer and it works great. It's an old google-earth build but it works just fine for me
 
Old 04-29-2018, 08:11 AM   #9
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I got a 1980 xl sportster that gets me around just as well as a 2017 xl sportster.

Quote:
It's an old
Sometimes you get what what your need.

Code:
harry@biker:~
$ pinxi -zv8 -y85
<snip>
System:
  Host: biker Kernel: 4.9.83-antix.1-686-smp-pae i686 bits: 32 compiler: gcc 
  v: 4.9.2 Desktop: IceWM 1.3.8 wm: IceWM 1.3.8 (Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64/i686) dm: slim 
  Distro: antiX-15-V_386-full Killah P 30 June 2015 
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 2347DS2 v: ThinkPad T430 serial: N/A 
  Chassis: type: 10 serial: N/A 
  Mobo: LENOVO model: 2347DS2 serial: N/A UEFI [Legacy]: LENOVO v: G1ET41WW (1.16 ) 
  date: 05/25/2012 
<snip>
CPU:
  Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i5-3320M bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  arch: Ivy Bridge rev: 9 L2 cache: 3072 KiB bogomips: 20752 
  Speed: 1204 MHz min/max: 1200/3300 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1204 2: 1211 3: 3101 
  4: 1209 
  Flags: acpi aes aperfmperf apic arat arch_perfmon avx bts clflush cmov 
  constant_tsc cx16 cx8 de ds_cpl dtes64 dtherm dts eagerfpu epb ept erms est f16c 
  flexpriority fpu fsgsbase fxsr ht ida lahf_lm lm mca mce mmx monitor msr mtrr 
  nonstop_tsc nx pae pat pbe pclmulqdq pdcm pebs pge pln pni popcnt pse pse36 pts 
  rdrand rdtscp sep smep smx ss sse sse2 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 tm tm2 tpr_shadow tsc 
  tsc_deadline_timer vme vmx vnmi vpid x2apic xsave xsaveopt xtopology xtpr 
<snip>
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 41.0 C mobo: N/A 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 0 
Repos:
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/antix.list 
  1: deb http://repo.antixlinux.com/jessie jessie main nosystemd
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list 
  1: deb http://ftp.gr.debian.org/debian/ jessie main contrib non-free
  2: deb http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates main contrib non-free
  No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mx.list 
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/palemoon.list 
  1: deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/stevenpusser/Debian_8.0/ /
  No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/siduction.list 
  No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/various.list 
Processes:
  CPU top: 5 
  1: cpu: 16.7% command: firefox-esr pid: 2750 mem: 329.0 MiB (2.0%) 
  2: cpu: 7.8% command: x pid: 2310 mem: 36.2 MiB (0.2%) 
  3: cpu: 0.6% command: roxterm pid: 6346 mem: 18.6 MiB (0.1%) 
  4: cpu: 0.2% command: python pid: 2314 mem: 10.9 MiB (0.0%) 
  5: cpu: 0.2% command: bash pid: 6349 mem: 4.26 MiB (0.0%) 
  Memory top: 5 
  1: mem: 329.0 MiB (2.0%) command: firefox-esr pid: 2750 cpu: 2.0% 
  2: mem: 36.2 MiB (0.2%) command: x pid: 2310 cpu: 0.2% 
  3: mem: 25.8 MiB (0.1%) command: python pid: 2704 cpu: 0.1% 
  4: mem: 22.8 MiB (0.1%) command: spacefm pid: 2628 cpu: 0.1% 
  5: mem: 20.5 MiB (0.1%) command: volumeicon pid: 2705 cpu: 0.1% 
<snip>
Info:
  Processes: 168 Uptime: 38m Memory: 15.56 GiB used: 372.0 MiB (2.3%) 
  Init: SysVinit v: 2.88 runlevel: 5 default: 5 Compilers: gcc: 4.9.2 alt: 4.8/4.9 
  Shell: bash v: 4.3.30 running in: roxterm pinxi: 3.0.04-11
All snips are troubleshooting readouts for the pinxi team which are too numerous to meet the forum requirements text limitations in a thread. Hence the snips.

But in case you are curious.

Here is what I left out.

 
  


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