The new version of MX Linux 21 has already been released and in this new version of the distribution the base transition has been made to the new version of Debian 11 along with the Linux Kernel 5.10 and many more updates.
For whom it is unaware of MX Linux they should know that It is an operating system based on stable Debian versions and uses core components of antiX, with additional software created and packaged by the MX community, it is basically an operating system that combines a sleek and efficient desktop with simple configurations, high stability, stable performance, and minimal space. In addition to being one of the few Linux distributions that still provide and maintain support for 32-bit architecture.
It is developed as a cooperative company between the antiX and former MEPIS communities, with the aim of using the best tools each of these distributions.
The goal declared of the community is “combine a sleek and efficient desk with a simple setup, high stability, solid performance and medium size ”
MX Linux has its own repository, your own application installer, as well as original MX specific tools and this already allows it as a complete distribution, but the main, if not unique, feature of MX Linux is the ability to transfer absolutely all modifications to the hard disk.
Live environments run before running the installer. In other words, you can work with the system first without installing it on your hard drive.
Main new features of MX Linux 21
In this new version of the distribution, as we mentioned at the beginning transitioned to the base of the Debian 11 package, along with which also the Linux kernel has been updated to branch 5.10.
On the side of the user environment we can find the Updated versions of Xfce 4.16, KDE Plasma 5.20 and Fluxbox 1.3.7 as well as a large number of applications.
Regarding the changes that have been made in this new version of MX Linux 21, it stands out, for example, that the installer has updated the interface to select a partition for installationIn addition, it has received the implemented support for LVM if an LVM volume already exists.
Furthermore, updated system boot menu in live mode for systems with UEFI, With which now it is possible to be able to select the boot options from the boot menu and the submenus, instead of using the previous console menu, in addition to the addition of the "undo" option to the menu to undo the changes.
By default, to perform admin tasks via sudo, a user password request is implemented, this behavior can be changed in the "MX Tweak" / "Other" tab.
In addition, the MX-Comfort theme has been proposed, which includes a dark mode and a mode with thick window frames and by default, the Mesa drivers for the Vulkan graphics API are installed.
Of the other changes that stand out from this new version of the distribution:
- Improved support for Realtek chip-based wireless cards.
- Lots of small configuration changes, especially to the panel with the new set of default plugins.
- A lot of customization changes and custom scripts in MX-Fluxbox
Finally, if you are interested in being able to know more about this new released version of MX Linux 21, you can consult the details In the following link.
Download and test MX Linux 21
For those who are interested in trying this version of the distribution, they should know that the images available for download are 32 and 64, with 1.9 GB in size and with the Xfce desktop, as well as 64 bits together with the KDE desktop.
Minimum system requirements:
- Intel or AMD i686 processor
- 512 MB of RAM
- 5 GB of free hard disk space
- Sound Blaster, AC97, or HDA-compatible sound card
- DVD drive