Many Upgrades

antiX-17.1 will be released very soon and that means quite a lot of updates for existing antiX-17 users.
Most upgrades are bug fixes or translation improvements.

These are probably the most important upgrades to keep an eye on.

eudev (in dev repo for now)
live-usb-maker-gui-antix (Yes it really is called that!)

volumeicon-alsa-legacy in repos

I have added an older gtk2 version of the volumeicon application for antiX-17 and antiX-16 users.
The present one (gtk3) uses too much RAM in my opinion, whereas this version uses c10MB less!

apt-get install volumeicon-alsa-legacy

will automatically replace the existing one with the newer legacy version.

elogind available

For those who which to tinker, elogind is available for antiX-17 users.

elogind is the systemd project’s logind, extracted to a standalone package. It’s designed for users who prefer a non-systemd init system, but still want to use popular software such as KDE/Wayland or GNOME that otherwise hard-depends on systemd.

“spectre” and “meltdown” – security kernel upgrades

Now available in antiX stretch, testing and sid repos are security fixes for the ‘meltdown’ and ‘spectre’ kernel vulnerabilities. These versions are available.

4.14.14 (64bit and 32 bit pae)
4.9.77 (64 bit, pae and non-pae-486)

Unfortunately, I have not been able to patch the 4.10-5 kernel (antiX-17 default) or the 4.4 version (antiX-16 series).

Those using antiX-17 have these options at the moment.

1. Use the 4.14.14 kernel
2. Use the 4.9.77.antix.1 kernel (This *should work the same as default 4.10.5)
4. Use a patched Debian, MX, siduction kernel
5. Do nothing (not advised).

antiX-16/16.1/16.2 users have these options.

1. Use the 4.9.77.antix.1 kernel now in jessie repo
2. Use the 4.4.109 kernel. This was built from Ubuntu 4.4.109 source
3. Use a patched Debian kernel (3.16.0-5)
4. Do nothing (not advised)

antiX-13/13.2/13.2 users have these options.

1. Use a patched Debian kernel (3.2.0-5)
2. Do nothing (not advised)

For more information on ‘spectre’ and ‘meltdown’ have a read of this


Keep in mind that there are not yet kernel patches available anywhere for all spectre variants and it may be some time before there are.

edited on 18 January 2018 to show latest versions – anticapitalista

antiX-16.3-full iso files available

I have made available updated point-release 3 iso files of antiX-16 (jessie) series – full versions only – for 32 and 64 bit arches. This is basically antiX-16.2 plus over 250 MB of upgrades.

Both isos fit on a cd.

If you already are using antiX-16 (16.1, 16.2) series, there is no need to replace your install with this newer version.

Get files from here

antiX-16.3 (Berta Cáceres) point release available

Bug fix version including all updates from Debian Jessie and security patched kernels.
Debian 8.10 (jessie), but systemd-free! And it fits on a cd! Great LiveUSB features!
Customised 4.4.10 LTS kernel with fbcondecor splash

antiX has been designed to be fast, light on resources and flexible.

Install it to hard drive, run it live from a stick or run as a frugal install on a partition.

Based on Debian Jessie, but without systemd nor systemd-shim.
Customised 4.4.10 LTS kernel with fbcondecor splash
libreoffice 4.3.3-2
firefox-esr 52.5.2
claws-mail 3.13.0
xmms -for audio
gnome-mplayer – for playing video
smtube 17.5.0 – play youtube videos without a using a browser
streamlight-antix – stream videos with very low RAM usage.
eudev is available in the antiX dev repo.

File managers and desktop:


Convert your video and audio files with:


Connect to the net with:

or gnome-ppp if you are still on dial-up


Midnight Commander

Tools for remastering and creating snapshots of installed system:

remaster tools


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.
xf86-video-sis-antix – added since it is not in Debian jessie
Xfburn for burning cd/dvd
connectshares-antix for network shares
droopy-antix – an easy way to transfer files over the net.
flashplugin-nonfree – flash video
install-meta-antix – install applications easily and safely
antiX Control Centre – an easy way to do just about anything!

Why not try out our included ‘cli’ apps:

Editors: nano and vim
Newsreader: newsbeuter
Chat: irssi
Audio player: mocp
Video player: mpv
Audio ripper: abcde
Torrent: rtorrent
Cd burner: cdw
Writer: Wordgrinder

Great LiveUSB features:

o fast boot times without systemd (X in under 10 seconds on new boxes running live)
o auto-customizable bootloaders (legacy and uefi)
o easy persistence and easy frugal installs
o remasters and respins
o legacy and 32-bit uefi and 64-bit uefi

antiX-17.1 sid based net images available

For those of you that want to live on the wild side of Debian and basically start out from scratch, antiX has provided sid based net images for you. You will need a wired connection since no firmware is included. Remember we are systemd-free!

This is for experts or for those that want to learn and are prepared to search for solutions to any possible issues.

antiX-17.1 sid based net images

32 bit version uses a 4.10.5 antiX custom kernel,while 64 bit ships with a 4.14.5 antiX custom kernel.


* eudev
* sysvinit
* cli-aptix
* cli-installer-antix
* gcc-7
* live-kernel-updater
* live-usb-maker
* remaster-antix