antiX-17 released

antiX-17 (Heather Heyer) released

* Based on Debian 9.2 (stretch)
* systemd-free
* eudev instead of udev
* Fast
* Light on resources
* Flexible
* Install to harddrive,
* Set up and run live from an encrypted stick with persistence and remaster
* Frugal install on a partition.
* Option to run bleeding edge Debian Testing (buster) or sid.

The choice is yours!

The most extensive live usb on the planet!

antiX comes in 4 flavours for both 32 and 64 bit processors.

antiX-full (c800MB) -4 windows managers – IceWM (default), fluxbox, jwm and herbstluftwm plus full libreoffice suite.

antiX-base (c620MB) -4 windows managers – IceWM (default), fluxbox, jwm and herbstluftwm.

antiX-core (c310MB) – no X, but should support most wireless.

antiX-net (c150MB) – no X. Just enough to get you connected (wired) and ready to build.

So what is included?

Lots! Explore!

* Based on Debian Stretch, but without systemd and libsystemd0.
* eudev 3.2-4 replaces udev
* Customised 4.10.5 kernel with fbcondecor splash
* libreoffice 5.2.7-1
* firefox-esr 52.4.0esr
* claws-mail 3.14.1-3+b1
* systemd-free cups for printing
* xmms -for audio
* gnome-mpv – for playing video
* smtube – play youtube videos without a using a browser
* streamlight-antix – stream videos with very low RAM usage.
* evince 3.22.1-3 – pdf reader
* adobe-flashplugin 20170808.1
* arc-theme

File managers and desktop:

* spacefm
* rox-filer

Convert your video and audio files with:

* winff
* asunder

Connect to the net with:

* ceni – default
* wicd – turned off by default. Use F4 at the live boot menu and choose wicd to turn it on.
* gnome-ppp – if you are still on dial-up


* geany
* leafpad
* Midnight Commander
* vim-tiny
* nano

Tools for remastering and creating snapshots of installed system:

* iso-snapshot
* remaster tools

General tools:

* bootrepair
* codecs installer
* broadcom-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.
* 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.
* mirage – image viewer
* package-installer – install applications easily and safely
* 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
* Newsreader: newsbeuter
* Chat: irssi
* Audio player: mocp
* Radio: pmrp
* Video player: mpv
* Youtube video: mps-youtube
* Audio ripper: abcde
* Torrent: rtorrent
* Cd burner: cdw
* Writer: Wordgrinder


* cli-aptiX – command line synaptics
* live-kernel-updater – update kernel when running live
* lxkeymap – gui to set system localisation
* fskbsetting – gui to set live localisation
* backlight-brightness – usefull tool for laptops
* antiX-cli-cc – command line control centre

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 resouces via an ssh encypted connection

”Great ”’LiveUSB”’ features:”

o fast boot times without systemd
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
o encrypted live usb

If you want Debian without systemd, give antiX a try. It works great on old boxes and the latest and greatest.

Many thanks to all who worked, tested, promoted and helped antiX.

* BitJam
* Dave
* dolphin_oracle
* SamK
* skidoo
* Translators at antiX Launchpad
* rokytnji, masinick, dark-D, rust collector, eugen-b, skidoo, peregrine, jdmeaux1952, spaceman, jerry, fatmac, balloon, chrispop99, Shay, kmathern, Paul and others I may have forgotten for testing, contributing to antiX and promoting antiX as widely as possible.
* SamK for, JWM conguration files, droopy, Connectshares, streamlight, wingrid, ssh-conduit, 1-to-1_assistance, 1-1_voice.
* Adrian for many MX Linux tools that we de-branded for use on antiX such as iso-snapshot, bootrepair, broadcom-manager, codecs, packageinstaller (which replaces meta-package installer)
* SliTaz for mountbox.
* Maato for volumeicon
* Michael Deelwater for burniso.
* for
* tradetaxfree for zram script.
* for
* hakerdefo for pmrp
* kexolino for the wallpaper Wooden as well as Consuming_the_light_side and pier
* linux-bbq for cool scripts (discover them)!
* angband devs for some systemd-free debs

not forgetting, of course,

* antiX Community
* MX Linux Community
* Debian team and volunteers.
* All software developers.

and all users, testers, suggesters, torrent seeders and friends at antiX and MX Linux forums.

and many more…


anticapitalista, 25 October 2017, Thessaloniki.