MX Linux 23.3 has already been released and these are its changes

MX Linux

MX Linux is a stable Debian-based lightweight Linux operating system, with the core components of antiX

Few days ago, The launch of the third update of MX-23 was announced, "MX Linux 23.3" which offers a number of significant improvements, updates, such as the Debian base and Pipewire improvements, bug fixes and more.

For those who are unaware of MX Linux 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, is basically an operating system that combines an elegant and efficient desktop with simple configurations, high stability, stable performance and minimal space. In addition to the fact that it is one of the few Linux distributions that still provide and maintain support for the 32-bit architecture.

The goal declared of the community is “combine a sleek and efficient desk with a simple setup, high stability, solid performance and medium size”. MXLinux tIt has its own repository, its own application installer, as well as original MX specific tools.

What's new in MX Linux 23.3?

In this new version that is presented of MX Linux 23.3, Linux kernel has been updated to version 6.1.90, the default boot system is still sysVinit, but systemd can be installed as an option and the bSystem ase has been updated to Debian 12.5 “bookworm” base which includes all updates to the Debian and MX repositories.

On the other hand, the changes stand out: inclusion of the “build-essential” metapackage in the ISO image, which provide a compiler and development tools for building drivers on MX Linux. This benefits users who need to compile drivers without the need for an internet connection.

In addition to this, in MX Linux 23.3, in Installer OEM operating mode, language can be selected of the system before starting the configuration, displaying the configurator in the chosen language. The manual was also updated, which is now divided into language-specific packages, making it easier to access documentation in multiple languages.

Besides, Pipewire 1.0 media server was enabled by default, while version 1.0.4 of Pipewire is available in the test repositories, offering significant improvements to audio and video handling.

Of the other changes that stand out:

  • New feature in local administration utilities to remove all versions of manuals in languages ​​other than the system default.
  • Added an option for live remastering that allows images to be compressed using the zstd algorithm.
  • Ability to use systemd in live builds by specifying the kernel parameter “init=/lib/systemd/systemd” at boot.
  • Language Updates: Numerous updates have been made in multiple languages.
  • The AHS ISO images now use the liquourix 6.8.9 kernel.
  • MX Raspberry Pi Respin has also been updated with the latest packages available in the MX and RPiOS repositories.

Finally, if you are interested in knowing more about it about this new released version of MX Linux, you can check the details In the following link.

Download and test MX Linux 23.3

For those who are interested in trying this version of the distribution, you should know that the images available for download are 32- and 64-bit builds (x86_64, i386), with Xfce (2.1 GB), KDE (2.6 GB) desktops and minimal builds. (1.7 GB) with the fluxbox window manager.

As already mentioned, if you already have an older version of MX Linux 23 installed, you can also perform a simple update to the latest version, using the following commands in the terminal:

sudo apt update
sudo apt full-upgrade

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