MX-21: MX Linux beta 1 version available - Flor Silvestre / Wildflower

MX-21: MX Linux beta 1 version available - Flor Silvestre / Wildflower

MX-21: MX Linux beta 1 version available - Flor Silvestre / Wildflower

4 days ago the official website of the GNU / Linux distribution known as "MX" has given us the pleasant and long-awaited news about the availability of the first version in beta state of the following MX Linux Distro to break free, that is, the "MX-21".

And everything has been possible thanks to the great team behind the development of "MX", which gives us a first glimpse of your new ISO based on "Debian 11 Bullseye", just a few days after the team of Debian GNU / Linux has announced for this 14/08/2021 the release date of the same.

Debian 11 Bullseye: A Little Look at Installing New Debian

Debian 11 Bullseye: A Little Look at Installing New Debian

About Debian 11 Bullseye

Recall that, according to official information on Wiki to the Debian Organization, this year is the year of "Debian 11 Bullseye", since, these are the main milestones that on the development and release of that version:

  • 12-01-2021: Transition and initial freezing.
  • 12-02-2021: Soft freezing.
  • 12-03-2021: Hard freezing.
  • 17-07-2021: Total freezing.
  • 14-08-2021: Probable final release date.

And for those who wish after reading this publication to delve into "Debian 11 Bullseye" y "MX Linux" we will leave immediately below, the link of some of our Related previous posts:

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MX-21 Wild Flower (Wildflower)

MX-21 Wild Flower (Wildflower)

News about MX-21

According to the official announcement to the web of the Distribution «MX Linux» the new ISO of "MX-21" in beta 1 state built based on "Debian 11 Bullseye", will come with the following news:

  1. Two (2) test ISOs: One of 32 Bit with Kernel 5.10 and one of 64 Bit with Kernel 5.10.
  2. New and updated applications.
  3. New installer partition selection area, including support for lvm if lvm volume already exists.
  4. New UEFI Live System Boot Menus. To be able to select live boot options (such as persistence, among others) from the boot menu and submenus instead of using the previous console menus.
  5. It will incorporate the Xfce Desktop Environment in its version 4.16.
  6. It includes the use of user password (sudo) for administration tasks, by default. This can be changed in: MX Tweak / Others.
  7. Many more small configuration changes, particularly in the panel with new default panel plugins.

In addition, its developers add the following for this first beta of the new ISO:

"With this beta 1 release, we are particularly interested in testing the new UEFI system boot menus live, as well as testing the installer. Testing on Virtualbox is welcome, but we are looking for edge cases on real hardware for the most part."

And they promise that when it's ready and released, it will also have versions based on KDE / Plasma, AHS / Xfce y flux box.

Screen shots

Here are some screenshots of what it is like and what it will look like "MX-21" in beta 1 state based on "Debian 11 Bullseye":

Using VirtualBox on MX 19.4

MX-21 ISO boot

Exploring the Interface and Applications

Welcome Menu

MX Install installer

Applications Menu

Configuration Section

XFCE Terminal

LibreOffice Office Suite

Mozilla Firefox Internet browser

MX Tools Section

Output Screen

Note: The Virtual Machine (VM) used has been created using VirtualBox over a Respin Linux called Miracles GNU / Linux, which is based on MX Linux 19 (Debian 10), and that has been built following our «Guide to Snapshot MX Linux».

"MX is una Distro GNU / Linux made cooperatively between the antiX and MX Linux communities. And it is part of a family of Operating Systems that are designed to combine elegant and efficient desktops with high stability and robust performance. Its graphical tools provide an easy way to accomplish a wide variety of tasks, while Live USB and snapshot tools legacy from antiX add impressive portability and excellent remastering capabilities. In addition, it has extensive support available through videos, documentation and a very friendly forum." MX Linux Web

Summary: Various publications

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In summary, "MX-21" we hope it continues to be a worthy successor to the MX Linux Release Saga, Distribution that to this day, is still and after several years “Top Rated GNU / Linux Distro on DistroWatch" by the users who visit said recognized website. In addition, in my case and my own experience, I highly recommend it, since, I consider it a GNU / Linux Distro that can bring a lot of value and utility to its users.

We hope that this publication will be very useful for the entire «Comunidad de Software Libre y Código Abierto» and of great contribution to the improvement, growth and diffusion of the ecosystem of applications available for «GNU/Linux». And do not stop sharing it with others, on your favorite websites, channels, groups or communities of social networks or messaging systems. Finally, visit our home page at «FromLinux» to explore more news, and join our official channel Telegram from DesdeLinux.


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