New kernels available

Latest secure kernels available in the repos for 32 (pae and non-pae) and 64 bit architecture.

5.6.10 (antiX-17, antiX-19, testing and sid)
4.19.120 (antiX-17, antiX-19, testing and sid)
4.9.221 (antiX-17, antiX-19, testing and sid)
4.4.221 (antiX-16, antiX-17, antiX-19)

Note: The 5.6.10 kernel might not build broadcom-sta wifi, nvidia drivers or virtualbox drivers (yet).

antiX-19.2 based on debian sid isos available

These iso files are based on Debian sid and come as core or net version using svsVinit or runit.

The following flavours for both 32 and 64 bit architecture are available.

antiX-core (c400MB) sysVinit and runit versions – no X, but should support most wireless.
Core versions also include elogind and dbus-x11.

antiX-net (c180MB) sysVinit and runit versions – no X. Just enough to get you connected (wired only) and ready to build.

The 32 bit version uses a non-pae kernel.

These iso files are for experienced users of antiX or Debian.

* Based on Debian sid
* runit or sysVinit as init
* eudev (3.2.9) instead of systemd-udev
* Customised 5.5.0 kernel with fbcondecor splash
* antiX remaster and persistence tools
* live-kernel-updater
* cli-aptiX – a cli package installer
* antiX-cli-cc – cli control centre
* live-usb-maker
* basic cli installler
* no UEFI install option
* no encryption option
* cannot install to emmc, nvme

Download isos from the sid or runit-sid folder


antiX-19.2 (Hannie Schaft) bug-fix/upgrade isos available

All new isos are bug-fix/upgrades/improvements of antiX-19 sysvinit series.

BONUS: We now offer versions running the runit init system as well.

No need to download if using antiX-19(.x).

NOTE: All base versions are antiX-19.2.1 since I re-uploaded the iso files because there was an issue with connman wifi connection. Apologies to those who downloaded antiX-19.2 base versions.

antiX-19.2 (Hannie Schaft) is based on Debian Buster and is fully systemd-free.

As usual we offer the following systemd-free flavours for both 32 and 64 bit architecture, running sysvinit or runit.

antiX-full (c1.1GB) – 4 windows managers – IceWM (default), fluxbox, jwm and herbstluftwm plus full libreoffice suite.

antiX-base (c700MB so fits on a cd) – 4 windows managers – IceWM (default), fluxbox, jwm and herbstluftwm.

antiX-core (c350MB) – no X, cli-installer without UEFI support nor encryption, but should support most wireless.

antiX-net (c140MB)- no X, cli-installer without UEFI support nor encryption. Just enough to get you connected (wired) and ready to build.

The 32 bit version uses a non-pae kernel.


* We believe we have fixed the issue when running (g)ufw firewall
* apt-notifier included and enabled on full versions for those who prefer update notifications
* Tray icon manager for IceWM
* Improved and updated localisation
* Improved cli-installer – more ‘safety’ checks added
* nosystemd repo added to antix.list sources
* Debian buster-backports repository enabled
* mps-youtube includes fix for apt_key bug
* A newer 4.9.212 kernel
* firefox-esr (68.6.0esr)
* libreoffice 6.4.1
* IceWM upgraded to latest upstream version (1.6.5)
* fluxbox upgraded to 1.3.7
* mtpaint upgraded to version 3.49
* runit backported from Debian sid
* links(2) cli browser to latest upstream version (2.20.2)
* eudev (3.2.9) instead of systemd-udev
* elogind upgrade to 243.7
* consolekit2 available
* ceni network manager included, but connman is default on full and base
* latest cherrytree (0.3.9) hierarchical note taking application
* various upstream Debian security upgrades

See here for full list of what’s included on antiX-19 series.


anticapitalista, 28 March 2020, Thessaloniki

buster-backports repo enabled

Latest update of apt-antix includes buster-backports.list which is enabled.
By default, only apps that have already been installed from this repo will get updates, which for antiX-19 and 19.1 is none.
If users install latest libreoffice via the package installer, it will download the version from buster-backports and any future updates from buster-backports automatically when upgrading.
If users are concerned about the inclusion of buster-backports.list, just delete it from /etc/apt/sources.list.d