MX Linux/AntiX Linux

It seems like these distros needed their own thread, since a few of us here use them as well as AL.

Continued discussion from another thread…

19 has a Base ISO that is a community “respin” here:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/mx-linux/files/Community_Respins/MX-Base/

The dev of AVL/MXE - the multimedia respin of MX that was once the old AV Linux distro but now based on MX - is going to base his 21 version on a MX base ISO (with possibly a more “pure” Openbox ala BL), and I am using MX mostly in anticipation of that update. I too have used @manyroads BL version of both MX and AntiX, and also with the base ISO, and it works wonderfully. It’s kind of an unofficial respin IMO. MX/AntiX are always going to find either on one of my computers/partitions, I have used it for years now (I used an AV one based on 18 that was solid, and solid is what you need when you want to do production work, and ironically that dev who built that respin abandoned it for AV Linux lulz, and now with AV Linux on MX, the circle is complete Obi-Wan), and they are well maintained projects with an ethos behind each. It’s never crashed on me, they can run on most anything, and they are both easy to install and maintain. Plus I think they are the most secure distros out there as far as telemetry. All of which IMO are important if if one wanted an OS to be deployed for multi user projects that can scale.

I like to build from source, but then you have to deal with a lot of dependencies, and even with either having a Flatpak manager that does Flatpak’s very well, I just can’t bring myself to use them lulz. Even though I “portable apped” the hell out of Windows, but that’s because a whole workflow was in a folder that I could nuke.

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Thanks for your reply I agree both MX & antiX with or without respins are good systems. MX is really good for people coming from windows or mac who wish to start using Linux and there forum never stops helping people.

antiX was manly started to bring Linux to older computers low on resources & demands to there credit they have always produced a X386 version with a very small team as well. But with driver updates & kernels antiX has gone far be beyond this now it will run on any computer no matter slow or fast it is, I like the fact that anticapitalista said that it will always be systemd free.

I really enjoy being part of AL with people who think like I do with windows manager , scripts , mods and the like I was getting a bit lonely before coming here, can’t thank manyroads enough for recommending AL forum.

Thanks again…

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I love MX & antiX, they’re fantastic distributions and the dev teams are awesome. I don’t get on with the forum administrators though, a bit too heavy-handed for my tastes — they asked me to remove “Black Lives Matter” from my signature because it was considered “controversial” (!) so I refused and left. Lol.

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I remember CB++ website also posted BLM banners some time ago. Now they’re gone. Don’t know why.

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That’s what I did on MX forum closed my membership at one stage rules got out of control.
Distrowatch changed everything…We are now the best (Keep dreaming)

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To be honest, Archlabs is the friendly forum. :+1:
Maybe it’s because I’m here. Nah that isn’t true. :joy:

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Burning this on a thumb drive, the latest version.

I have pretty much given up the idea of doing multi media in Linux, although I might use multi platform software such as Lightworks in the future. The creator of this project has been maintaining it since 2011, and every once in a while I give it a peek to test it out a bit. Running it off a stick is not the proper use case, but this is just as a sort of preview.

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Just a quick scrot of the desktop:

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Tweaked the taskbar and taking a peek at AVL-MXE’s assistant:

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Wow nice @drummer .

Reaper on Linux s some good news !

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Reaper has been on Linux for a while, I probably won’t install this on a laptop, unless it was production level. It can work on this one, but this lappy isn’t purposed for stuff like this.

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Hey cool, wonder what other daw work well on Linux also, anyways it s just out of curiosity on my end.

Reaper is the most popular, Ardour I think is second, there are a few others out there like Harrison MixBus (which the license is expensive).

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MX KDE, dolphin_oracles spin. Don’t see many differences from the regular ISO, this is on a thumb drive

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Some testings in there @drummer

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I am just waiting for the beer store to open, gotta have a chelada with my eggs lulz.

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Another dolphin_oracle MX spin, this one is “MX Bare”. It is pretty bare bones, you don’t see how many packages come with the ISO in the fetch, but it doesn’t even come with htop, much less all the Libre Office stuff as well as a lot of other packages in the official versions. It does come with MX toolbox, although I don’t think this is the ISO that has more rescue options. But really all you need for that is the MX toolbox. I have used a spin like this one in the past, but that was when I cross pollinated MX with BL, which I haven’t done since MX went Bullseye (which this ISO is also based in). Very minimal ISO, I don’t have the size of it, but so far snappy on the thumb drive.

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1,635,778,560 bytes vs 1,920,991,232

2022-04-26_07-56-15

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