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Last Update: 2019-10-17 14:17 UTC

antiX is a fast, lightweight and easy-to-install Linux live CD distribution based on Debian's "Stable" branch for x86 compatible systems. antiX offers users the "antiX Magic" in an environment suitable for old computers. The goal of antiX is to provide a light, but fully functional and flexible free operating system for both newcomers and experienced users of Linux. It should run on most computers, ranging from 256 MB old PIII systems with pre-configured swap to the latest powerful boxes. 256 MB RAM is recommended minimum for antiX. The installer needs minimum 2.7 GB hard disk size. antiX can also be used as a fast-booting rescue CD, or run "live" on a USB stick, with or without persistent file storage.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 12 (695), 6 months: 12 (769), 3 months: 12 (795), 4 weeks: 10 (945), 1 week: 16 (763)

Average visitor rating: 9.16/10 from 143 review(s).

antiX Summary
Distribution antiX
Home Page https://antixlinux.com/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums https://www.antixforum.com/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation http://download.tuxfamily.org/antix/docs-antiX-17/FAQ/index.html
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Download Mirrors https://antixlinux.com/antix/download/
Bug Tracker https://us-bz3.devzing.com/mx_antix/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2019-10-18: Distribution Release: antiX 19
 • 2019-08-18: Development Release: antiX 19 Beta 3
 • 2019-07-13: Development Release: antiX 19 Beta 2
 • 2019-06-13: Development Release: antiX 19 Beta 1
 • 2019-03-07: Distribution Release: antiX 17.4
 • 2018-10-05: Distribution Release: antiX 17.2
 • 2018-03-18: Distribution Release: antiX 17.1
 • 2017-10-25: Distribution Release: antiX 17
 • 2017-10-07: Development Release: antiX 17 RC1
 • 2017-07-29: Development Release: antiX 17 Beta 2
 • 2017-07-01: Development Release: antiX 17 Beta 1
 • 2017-06-16: Distribution Release: antiX 16.2
 • More antiX releases...

 •2018-04-11 antiX flavour based on Debian Sid
 •2017-12-16 antiX spin based on Debian Sid
 • More antiX headlines...

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  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.

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Feature 19 17.4.1 16.3 15 13.2 12 11 8.5 Feature
Release Date 2019-10-17 2019-03-28 2017-12-21 2015-06-30 2013-11-05 2012-08-07 2011-05-02 2010-04-12 Release Date
End Of Life                 End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 1000-1200 100-1000 700-800           Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Installation
Default Desktop IceWM IceWM IceWM IceWM IceWM IceWM IceWM IceWM Default Desktop
Package Management DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB Package Management
Release Model Fixed, Semi, Rolling Fixed, Semi, Rolling Fixed, Semi, Rolling Fixed, Semi, Rolling Fixed, Semi, Rolling Fixed, Semi, Rolling Fixed, Semi, Rolling Fixed, Semi, Rolling Release Model
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice GOffice GOffice Office Suite
Processor Architecture i486, x86_64 i486, x86_64 i486, x86_64 i486 i486, x86_64 i486 i486, i686 i486, i686 Processor Architecture
Init Software SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV Init Software
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, ReiserFS ext3, ext4, ReiserFS ext3, ext4, ReiserFS Journaled File Systems
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Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Asian Language Support
Full Package List 19 17.4.1 16.3 15 13.2 12 11 8.5 Full Package List
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Version: 19
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-10-30
Votes: 42

What I consider perfection:
1) it's a Greek distro - as is MX, the #1 ranked distro - one made by the antiX team and the ex-Mepis team, so a combo Greek / American distro and another distro to definitely take for a spin
2) it WORKS, well
3) it's true to the UNIX philosophy - do one thing and do it well, which it does with flying colors
4) core is perfection, though I'd recommend full for Linux newcomers, though even core is simplicity at its finest and has a fast learning curve
5) as another reviewer said, Openbox is the bomb (to paraphrase)
6) Anything you want, you can have insofar as browsers, development software, etc. - in past releases you could have Firefox ESR or the latest Firefox - now you can have BOTH :)

What I consider imperfection:
1) I've found nothing yet

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Version: 19
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-10-26
Votes: 18

Fantastic distro for old computers AND for old people that dont have a very good learning curve :-)

I installed it on an 11 years old AcerPower desktop (born with XP) 2 Gram, Genuine Intel(R) CPU 2140@1.60GHz, where was previously installed Antix 17.4.1.

The installation process was fast and with no issues.
The wifi works with ndiswrapper on a very old ATX111: no problems.
I like the choice to have Connman instead of Ceni.
I like too the possibility to use Samba client with no tweaks (symply editing the server’s ip address on SpaceFM).

I don’t like the way they handle the Samba server, so I decided to install it in a normal “Debian way” instead of Droopy.

I’ve also find a way to install Plank (in order to have it working with all the features, I discovered that I should activate xcompmgr: it works like a charm).

I don’t like the fact that I was obliged to write by hand the “fstab” in order to have the possibility to work on my “Data” HD (sdc5): for me that’s a bit frustrating and a waste of time.

That's the reason why my evaluation is not 10.

Now everything works like a charm and just after the start the system occupies only 142 Mram.

THIS is a real and complete system that works fine also on very old hw.
It is far more better than Tiny core linux or Slitaz that have a lot of problems.

In this specific segment of linux distro light I think Antix is the #1 ex aequo with Q4OS (over all because the *buntus, after the 18.04 became too much heavy and are compeeting in other areas, but not this one).

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Version: 19
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-10-22
Votes: 10

Excellent job! Much better than previous version 17.4.1
pros: easy to install (Dell Inspiron N5010 4GB RAM), multiple users configuration now working perfecty,
cons: (maybe my fault..) I had some problem to set up a wifi connection by means of the GUI. Solved by CLI

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