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MX-16 Release Announcement

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MX-16 Release Announcement


Post by richb » Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:28 am

13 December 2016

MX-16 (Metamorphosis) released

The dev team of MX Linux is pleased to announce the release of MX-16 - code named "Metamorphosis".

Built on the reliable and stable Debian Jessie (8.6) base with extra enhancements from the antiX live system, it also comes with numerous up to date applications provided by the MX Linux packagers. Just like previous versions of MX, this release defaults to sysVinit.

Available in 32 and 64 bit. Both iso files weigh in at around 1.2GB in size.

iso files from here
Links here


MX-16_x64 64 bit
MX-16_386 32 bit

Basic traits:

Kernels (secured against known vulnerabilities)

32bit: Linux kernel 3.16 PAE or non-PAE. Very stable kernel for many machines.
64bit: linux-image-4.7.0-0.bpo.1-amd64 (version 4.7.8-1). Recent stable kernel for newer machines.
Easy upgrade or downgrade with Package Installer


Debian Stable "Jessie" (8.6), upgraded by ongoing backports
Xfce 4.12.2
core antiX systems
Automatic enabling of most Broadcom drivers
UEFI installer (64bit)

Key default applications

Browser: Firefox 50.0.2
Video Player: VLC 2.2.4
Music Manager/Player: Clementine 1.3.1
Email client: Thunderbird 45.5.1
Office suite: LibreOffice 5.2.2
Backup: LuckyBackup 0.4.8
Security: Passwords and Keys 3.14.0
Terminal: Xfce4 Terminal 0.6.2

User Experience

Easy and flexible installation
Excellent hardware recognition
Automatic configuration for most users
One-click change of panel orientation and default theme
One-click enabling of Event sounds
Important applications updated regularly by Community
MX Tools dashboard for easy access to MX apps
Localization for MX apps in many languages
Great help through video set
Full Users Manual onboard and online
Excellent support on a friendly forum

MX Original Apps to make common tasks easier


Create Live USB
Remaster tool


Boot repair
Flash manager
Menu editor
User manager


Broadcom manager
Codecs installer
Default look
Panel orientation
Select sound
System sounds


Apt notifier
Check Apt GPG
Debian Backports installer
Package installer
Repo manager
Test Repo installer


Find shares
Switch user
USB unmounter

One-click Extras with Package Installer

Children: Preschool, Primary, etc.
Graphics: ImageMagik, Inkscape, etc.
Network: Skype, Dropbox, etc.
Office: GnuCash, Adobe Reader, Calibre, etc.
System: KDE, LXDE, MATE, etc.
Audio: Audacity, DeaDBeeF, Pithos, etc.
Video: DVDStyler, MPlayer, OpenShot, etc

Advanced LiveUSB

Many new Live boot options
Run in Live mode in 10 languages
Easy Live-remaster to make a custom LiveUSB or your own version to distribute as an ISO
Three forms of Live persistence (i.e., what files are kept on the LiveUSB)
Easy "frugal" installation option
Simple creation of custom snapshots (as easy as: add/remove packages, change settings, take a snapshot)
Automatic check of LiveUSB file systems for integrity
Live kernel installer
Live usb maker

Enjoy and please post feedback over at the MX Linux forum.


anticapitalista, on behalf of the MX Linux team.

13 December, 2016, Thessaloniki.
Last edited by Jerry3904 on Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:37 am, edited 1 time in total.
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