antiX
OS familyLinux (Unix-like)
Working stateCurrent
Source modelOpen source
Latest releaseantiX 23.1 "Arditi del Popolo"[1] / February 22, 2024; 3 months ago (2024-02-22)
Update methodLong-term support LTS
Package managerAPT
PlatformsIA-32, x64
Kernel typeMonolithic (Linux kernel)
UserlandGNU
Default
user interface
Rox-IceWM, Fluxbox, IceWM, JWM, herbstluftwm[2]
LicenseGPL version 2
Official websiteantixlinux.com

antiX (/ˈæntɪks/) is a Linux distribution, originally based on MEPIS, which itself is based on the Debian stable distribution.[3] antiX initially replaced the MEPIS KDE desktop environment with the Fluxbox and IceWM window managers, making it suitable for older, less powerful x86-based systems. Unlike Debian, antiX does not use the systemd init system, instead, antiX provides images in which either SysVinit or Runit are set as the default init system.[4]

It is lightweight and suitable for older computers, while also providing cutting edge kernel and applications, as well as updates and additions via the apt-get package system and Debian-compatible repositories.[5]

Window managers

antiX comes with a default Desktop built on top of ROX or Zzzfm File Managers, GTK library and IceWM as a Window Manager.[7] antiX-full and antiX-base include these window managers:

Running the ROX or Zzzfm variants provides a desktop icons and drag-and-drop function. Conky provides system monitor availability.

Versions

antiX is available for IA-32 (32-bit) and x86-64 (64-bit) architectures, and comes in four versions:[8][1]

These four AntiX versions were joined by MEPIS in 2014, developed in cooperation with the MEPIS Community to form MX Linux.[9] MX Linux uses Xfce as the default desktop environment,[10] is based directly on Debian Stable, is highly stable and gives solid performance from a medium-sized footprint. As of November 2016, MX Linux is now listed as a separate distro on DistroWatch.[11]

Releases

System requirements
Minimum Recommended
Shared specs[12]
CPU IA-32 ("i386")x64
Memory 192 MB256 MB
antiX Full[12]
Free space 5 GB
antiX Base[12]
Free space 3.5 GB
antiX Core[12]
Free space 1.0 GB
antiX Net[12]
Free space 0.7 GB
Network Ethernet

The releases of antiX are named after prominent left-wing figures, groups and revolutionaries.

Version[13] Codename Date
6.5[14] Spartacus 9 July 2007
7.0[15][16] Lysistrata 30 October 2007
7.2[17][18] Vetëvendosje 16 May 2008
7.5[19][20] Toussaint Louverture 24 August 2008
8.0[21][22] Intifada! 14 February 2009
8.2[23][24][25] Tȟašúŋke Witkó 24 July 2009
8.5[26] Marek Edelman 12 April 2010
M11[27][28] Jayaben Desai 3 May 2011
12[29][30][31] Edelweißpiraten 7 August 2012
13[32][33] Luddite 2 July 2013
MX-14.4 Symbiosis 23 March 2015
15[34][35] Killah P 30 June 2015
MX-15 Fusion 24 December 2015
16[36] Berta Cáceres 26 June 2016
17[37] Heather Heyer 24 October 2017
17.1[38] 18 March 2018
17.2[39] Helen Keller 05 October 2018
17.4.1[40] 28 March 2019
17.5[41] 9 January 2022
19[42] Marielle Franco 17 October 2019
19.1[43] 23 December 2019
19.2[44] Hannie Schaft 28 March 2020
19.3[45] Manolis Glezos 16 October 2020
19.4[46] Grup Yorum 21 May 2021
19.5[47] 25 January 2022
21[48] 31 October 2021
22[6] 19 October 2022
23[49] Arditi del Popolo 28 August 2023
23.1[1] Arditi del Popolo 22 February 2024

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d anticapitalista (22 February 2024). "antiX-23.1 released – antiX Linux". antixlinux.com. Thessaloniki, Greece: antiX Linux. Retrieved 22 February 2024.
  2. ^ "antiX-FAQ antiX-FAQ". download.tuxfamily.org. November 7, 2019. Retrieved 2 October 2021.
  3. ^ "about antiX page". about antiX. antiX. Retrieved 26 May 2021.
  4. ^ "About antiX – antiX Linux". antixlinux.com. Retrieved 2019-05-14.
  5. ^ Storey, Robert. "Review: antiX M11". DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 434, 5 December 2011. DistroWatch.com. Retrieved 15 July 2012.
  6. ^ a b anticapitalista. "antiX-22 released – antiX Linux". antixlinux.com. antiX. Retrieved 19 October 2022.
  7. ^ "antiX-FAQ antiX-FAQ". download.tuxfamily.org. Retrieved 2021-11-01.
  8. ^ "About antiX – antiX Linux". antixlinux.com. Retrieved 30 September 2021.
  9. ^ "About Us – MX Linux". mxlinux.org. Retrieved 30 September 2021.
  10. ^ "MX Linux – Midweight Simple Stable Desktop OS". mxlinux.org. Retrieved 30 September 2021.
  11. ^ "DistroWatch.com: MX Linux". distrowatch.com. Retrieved 30 September 2021.
  12. ^ a b c d e "So what are the minimum and suggested requirements to run antiX?". AntiX-FAQ. November 7, 2019.
  13. ^ AntiX announcements on DistroWatch.com
  14. ^ "Distribution Release: antiX 6.5 (DistroWatch.com News)". July 9, 2007.
  15. ^ "Distribution Release: antiX 7.0 (DistroWatch.com News)". October 30, 2007.
  16. ^ Daniel Voicu (October 29, 2007). "AntiX Lysistrata 7.0 Available Now!".
  17. ^ "Distribution Release: antiX 7.2 (DistroWatch.com News)". May 16, 2008.
  18. ^ Daniel Voicu (May 16, 2008). "AntiX 7.2 Revives Your Antique Computer".
  19. ^ "Distribution Release: antiX 7.5 (DistroWatch.com News)". August 24, 2008.
  20. ^ Mihai Mircea (August 24, 2008). "AntiX 7.5 Released".
  21. ^ adminguy (February 8, 2009). "Fast and Light AntiX (8) is Released - MEPIS Linux". Archived from the original on April 20, 2018.
  22. ^ Daniel Pop-Silaghi (February 16, 2009). "Available Now: AntiX MEPIS 8.0 (Intifada)".
  23. ^ Antix Team does it again with AntiX 8.2 Final | MEPIS Linux
  24. ^ Distribution Release: antiX 8.2 (DistroWatch.com News)
  25. ^ AntiX MEPIS 8.2 Released
  26. ^ Distribution Release: antiX 8.5 (DistroWatch.com News)
  27. ^ antiX-M11 'Jayaben Desai' released - antiX Forum
  28. ^ DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 434, 5 December 2011
  29. ^ "Old News - antiX". Archived from the original on 2018-09-03. Retrieved 2018-04-19.
  30. ^ Distribution Release: antiX 12 (DistroWatch.com News)
  31. ^ A distribution for less-powerful systems: antiX-12 [LWN.net]
  32. ^ Distribution Release: antiX 13.2 (DistroWatch.com News)
  33. ^ Give that old computer a boost with antiX Linux Archived 2018-06-17 at the Wayback Machine, Everyday Linux User
  34. ^ Distribution Release: antiX 15 (DistroWatch.com News)
  35. ^ DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 622, 10 August 2015
  36. ^ Distribution Release: antiX 16 (DistroWatch.com News)
  37. ^ antiX-17 released – antiX Linux
  38. ^ antiX-17.1 released – antiX Linux
  39. ^ "antiX-17.2 released – antiX Linux". antixlinux.com. Retrieved 2018-11-07.
  40. ^ anticapitalista (28 March 2019). "antiX-17.4.1 now out". antixlinux.com. Retrieved 2019-05-14.
  41. ^ anticapitalista (9 January 2022). "antiX-17.5 point release update". antiX-forum. AntiX. Retrieved 20 September 2022.
  42. ^ "antiX-19 isos available. – antiX Linux". antixlinux.com. 17 October 2019. Retrieved 2019-11-12.
  43. ^ anticapitalista (23 December 2019). "antiX-19.1 bug-fix/upgrade isos available". antiX-forum. antiX. Retrieved 20 September 2022.
  44. ^ anticapitalista (28 March 2020). "antiX-19.2 (Hannie Schaft) bug-fix/upgrade isos available". antiX-forum. antiX. Retrieved 20 September 2022.
  45. ^ anticapitalista (16 October 2020). "antiX-19.3 (Manolis Glezos) bug-fix/upgrade isos available – antiX Linux". antixlinux.com. Retrieved 2020-10-18.
  46. ^ anticapitalista (22 May 2021). "antiX-19.4 (Grup Yorum) available – antiX Linux". antixlinux.com. Retrieved 2021-05-21.
  47. ^ anticapitalista. "antiX-19.5 (Grup Yorum) available – antiX Linux". antixlinux.com. Retrieved 2022-01-25.
  48. ^ anticapitalista; Thessaloniki (31 October 2021). "antiX-21 (Grup Yorum) released". antixlinux.com. antiX Linux. Retrieved October 31, 2021.
  49. ^ anticapitalista (August 28, 2023). "antiX-23 (Arditi del Popolo) released – antiX Linux". antixlinux.com. antiX Linux. Retrieved August 30, 2023.