AntiX 17

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antiX 17 “Heather Heyer, Helen Keller” first released on October 24, 2017[edit | edit source]

Supported until 2022. (now reached End of Life (EOL) [1]

antiX 17 is a full-featured Linux distribution for old and new computers. [2]

Based on Debian 9.x (stretch), and systemd-free, antiX 17 is fast, light on resources, and flexible. It's flexibility is displayed through its installation options. It can be installed to harddrive, of course. Additional options include being set up and run live from an (encrypted, if desired) USB stick, with persistence, and the ability to be remastered. The live-USB can also easily create and boot to a persistent "frugal" install of the operating system. [3]

antiX has access to the Debian repositories for new software and upgrades, as well as its own repository of specialized utility and productivity tools.

Editions [4][edit | edit source]

The antiX 17 release provided 4 editions, 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. Intended audience: advanced linux users

antiX-net (c150MB) – no X. Just enough to get you connected (wired) and ready to build. Intended audience: expert linux users

Included in the antiX 17 releases - some highlights:[edit | edit source]

Extensive Live-USB features [5][edit | edit source]

1. fast boot times without systemd

2. auto-customizable bootloaders (legacy and uefi)

3. easy persistence and easy frugal installs

4. provides ability to create remasters and respins

5. legacy bios supported, as well as 32-bit uefi and 64-bit uefi

6. encrypted live usb option

New starting with antiX 17 [6][edit | edit source]

1. cli-aptiX – command line "synaptic-style" package manager

2. live-kernel-updater – utility program to update kernel when running live

3. lxkeymap – gui to set system localisation

4. fskbsetting – gui to set live localisation

5. backlight-brightness – useful tool for laptops

6. antiX-cli-cc – CLI accessible (command line interface) control centre

Tools to connect to the net [7][edit | edit source]

1. ceni – default

2. wicd – turned off by default. Use F4 at the live boot menu and choose wicd to turn it on.

3. gnome-ppp – included in the distribution for any users who are still connecting via dial-up


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