About antiX

antiX is a fast, lightweight and easy to install systemd-free linux live CD distribution based on Debian Stable for Intel-AMD x86 compatible systems. antiX offers users the “antiX Magic” in an environment suitable for old and new computers. So don’t throw away that old computer yet! The goal of antiX is to provide a light, but fully functional and flexible free operating system for both newcomers and experienced users of Linux. It should run on most computers, ranging from 256MB old systems with pre-configured swap to the latest powerful boxes. 512MB RAM is the recommended minimum for antiX. Installation to hard drive requires a minimum 7.0GB hard disk size.

antiX can also be used as a fast-booting rescue cd and works extremely well running ‘live’ with or without ‘persistence’ on a usb stick or ‘frugal’ on a hard drive. Customize your own version with our live ‘remaster’ tools or create ‘snapshots’ of an installed system.

At the moment antiX-23.1 “Arditi del Popolo” comes as a full distro (c1.7GB), a base distro (c1GB), a core distro (c520MB) and a net distro (c220MB) for 32 bit and 64 bit computers. For those who wish to have total control over the install, use antiX-core or antiX-net and build up. Note that the net version will need an ethernet/wired connection.

Present released antiX-23.1 versions, 22 February 2024: isos and md5sum files available ‘Arditi del Popolo’

Useful documentation:
antiX-23 FAQ
Live boot menu options
Detailed guide to antiX-live
MX wiki
MX Users Manual