I am in the process of building and uploading an MX Linux 18 Continuum Minimal Install. This snapshot should be tested by someone other than me.
The minimal install is about a 1.2GB image rather than the original 1.4GB. Hooray, but there's a lot less stuff. Remember to add the 'things' you want after installing.
Here is information on lhe MX18 Minimal Install it contains (should contain) all normal:
--- Essential Accessories
--- Development Tools (only Geany)
--- Office Tools (no LibreOffice)
--- Graphics Tools (no Gimp)
--- Multimedia (no VLC)
It is devoid of:
--- Email Tools
The complete list of changes (37 removed packages) made to the basic MX18 Continuum install set follows:
I will keep this online for about 30 days. If the devs would like to host this, make it official, or tell me it's unwanted I'm happy to defer to their greater knowledge and insight.You may obtain the iso here (I will leave it online for about 30 days):
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/w0g0nzahapkx ... NbePa?dl=0
Here is a script template of what I removed; it may be saved as another file and used as a script (should you prefer to run this locally rather than download another iso image).
#-------Save from here down -------
sudo apt-get remove --purge gmtp orage nomacs nomacs-l10n pppoeconf asunder chromium-bsu chromium-bsu-data clipit gnome-ppp gnome-hearts lbreakout2 lbreakout2-data mc mc-data xfce4-notes-plugin xfce4-notes peg-e smtube swell-foop fbreader gscan2pdf feh gimp aisleriot clementine dict fbreader gnome-mahjongg samba samba-libs samba-common samba-common-bin thunderbird vlc lightning
sudo apt-get remove --purge libreoffice*
sudo apt-get autoremove --purge