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antiX 13
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1 16335 06-16-2013
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100% of reviewers None indicated 8.0

Description: "Ten months on from the release of antiX 12 series, we are pleased to announce the release of our antiX 13, code name 'Luddite'. What's new? 64-bit flavours; Iceweasel 22.0 browser, LibreOffice 4, improved boot times, particularly when running live; safer and faster shutdown, especially in live use; customised live boot menu; SpaceFM desktop integration; live remaster scripts improved; improvements to the antiX snapshot application; dynamic fstab when running live; XFS, JFS, ext2, Btrfs file systems available in installers; MuPDF, a very fast and light PDF reader, included; more options in meta installer; all ISO files built using antiX build scripts to enable consistency and freshness."
Keywords: Debian-based Luddite Iceweasel LibreOffice MuPDF

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Old 06-16-2013, 09:01 AM   #1
Registered: Jul 2006
Distribution: CentOS, Xubuntu
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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 8


Most of my review of AntiX 12 still applies, so I shanít repeat it. For those who donít have an old computer, but just like the distro, there is now a 64-bit version, but I tested the 32-bit one.

AntiX now defaults to using the Debian Stable repository, but Testing or Unstable can be selected during installation. An improvement is that the version of the Flash plugin is now the one that works with AMD CPUs. On the negative side, USB sticks donít automount and Gigolo ignores them. Also, the ability to switch to USB sound devices has gone, and one is left with the Debian nonsense of having to edit a modprobe file and re-boot.

Although not always beginner-friendly, this is still one of the best options for a 128MB (or even 64MB) computer.


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