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
MX-16_x64 64 bit
MX-16_386 32 bit
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
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
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
Check Apt GPG
Debian Backports installer
Test Repo installer
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
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.
-- Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities
-- Change in MX sources
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-- Mepis support still here
-- MX-17.1 Final release info here
-- antiX-17 release info here
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