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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
 
  


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