antiX-23.1 released

antiX-23.1 (Arditi del Popolo) is a bug-fix release based on Debian bookworm.

As usual we offer the following completely systemd-free and elogind-free flavours for both 32 and 64 bit architecture. Available iso files for sysVinit or runit.

antiX-full (c1.7GB) – 4 windows managers – IceWM (default), fluxbox, jwm and herbstluftwm plus full libreoffice suite. x64 versions come with 2 kernels. Legacy 5.10 and Modern 6.1

antiX-base (c1GB) – 4 windows managers – IceWM (default), fluxbox, jwm and herbstluftwm.

antiX-core (c520MB) – no X, but should support most wireless.

antiX-net (c220MB)- no X. Just enough to get you connected (wired) and ready to build.

(If using core or net versions, to connect to the Internet, you might need to type as root user ifup eth0 or ifup eth1 or if using core – type ceni)

The 32 bit version uses a non-pae kernel.

Note: After installation of antiX-23.1_x64-full editions, the default kernel will be Modern 6.1 even if Legacy 5.10 was booted during the live boot.

* Based on Debian 12 (Bookworm), but without systemd/libsystemd0 and elogind/libelogind0.
* eudev instead of udev
* Customised 5.10.197 kernel
* Customised 6.1.60 kernel (x64 full only)
* libreoffice 4:24.2.0-1
* firefox-esr 115.8.0esr-1 on antiX-full
* seamonkey on antiX-base
* claws-mail
* cups for printing
* pipewire/wireplumber on full editions
* alsa on base and core editions
* xmms -for audio
* celluloid and mpv – for playing video
* smtube – play youtube videos without a using a browser
* qpdfview – pdf reader
* arc-evopro2-theme-antix
* App Select – Much more than a launcher app.
* User Language – set up localisation of popular apps eg Libreoffice

* No snaps (systemd) and no flatpaks (elogind)!

So what do we have.

File managers and desktop:

* zzzFM
* rox-filer
* mc

Convert your video and audio files with:

* winff
* asunder

Connect to the net with:

* connman
* gnome-ppp (if you are still on dial-up)
* ceni


* geany
* leafpad

Tools for remastering and creating snapshots of installed system:

* iso-snapshot
* remaster tools

General tools:

* bootrepair
* Package Installer
* Network Assistant
* User Manager
* Package Installer
* Repo Manager
* ddm-mx – install nvidia drivers


* hexchat – gui chat
* luckybackup – excellent backup tool. There’s nothing lucky about it!
* simple-scan – for scanning documents
* transmission-gtk – torrent downloader
* wingrid-antix – turn the stacking window managers into tilers.
* Xfburn for burning cd/dvd
* connectshares-antix for network shares
* droopy-antix – an easy way to transfer files over the net.
* mirage – image viewer
* antiX Control Centre – an easy way to do just about anything!
* streamtuner2 – listen to streaming radio
* cherrytree – note taking application

Why not try out our included ‘cli’ apps:

* Editors: nano and vim-tiny
* Newsreader: newsboat
* Chat: irssi
* Audio player: mocp
* Video player: mpv
* Youtube video: ytfzf
* Torrent: rtorrent
* Cd burner: cdw
* Repair: Chroot Rescue Scan

Many in-house scripts and applications have been tweaked and further improved.
Some new apps include
* antiX TV – antiX streaming tv receiver
* antiX Radio – antiX streaming radio receiver GUI for MPV
* Finder – Simple yad script to search for everything (Files, Installed apps, web)
* antiX SAMBA manager – Script for managing SAMBA shares in antiX control centre.
* antiX equaliser toggle – tool for activating or deactivating pipewire-equaliser »Easyeffects«
* antiX acoustic colours – script allowing to change the acoustic colour of audio output
* meld – graphical tool to diff and merge files

Cool in-house antiX apps available in the repos:

* 1-to-1-voice-antix – Voice chat between two pcs via encrypted mumble
* 1-to-1-assistance-antix – Remote access help application
* ssh-conduit – Remote resources via an ssh encypted connection

Many thanks to all the contributors, supporters, and antiX enthusiasts.

Special thanks to:

* all alpha and beta testers
* PPC for numerous user improvements
* Robin for antiX radio and tv and many other scripts
* forum members Masinick, christophe, caprea, olsztyn, Xunzi_23, madibi, BobC, sybok, techore, rokytnji, calciumsodium, RJP, madanadam, blur13, stevesr0, abc-nix, fladd and anyone else I might have missed for helping out at the forums and/or writing scripts/apps for antiX
* Sakasa for default wallpaper
* Freja for one-point and Beta-inspiration wallpaper
* AK-47 for further impressive work on the installer’s extended features
* fehlix for improvements to our already wonderful antiX live system.
* dave for tireless work keeping the antiX repos going and up to date
* peregrine for all the work on the website
* BitJam for developing the antiX live system and build system and making antiX what it is today
* all translators. Special mention to Kempelen, verdy, marcelocripe, Wallon and Robin for rightly insisting on supporting localisation and putting it into practice

Download here


anticapitalista, 22 February 2024, Thessaloniki