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 2.53.18.1 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

Editors:

* 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

Others:

* 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

**NEW**
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

Enjoy!

anticapitalista, 22 February 2024, Thessaloniki

UNOFFICIAL antiX-23 “init-divesity” spin.

February 15, 2024by anticapitalista

We offer you a development release of antiX-23-full edition (32 and 64 bit) shipping with 4 init systemd out of the box and still systemd-free!

*sysVinit
*runit
*s6
*s6-66

This ‘spin’ has been developed by ProwlerGR and is fully supported by the antiX team, even though it is in development stage.

* Multiple grub (isolinux) entries available allow to boot live into any of the 4 available inits
* The s6-rc Service Manager (inspired by the runit Service Manager), comes preinstalled making s6-rc management a breeze.
* Service files have been optimised, providing a very strong foundation for any official work to come.

Just a few notes to all that plan to try it:
– Running it live works as expected for what it is intended.
– If you plan to install, it is important to boot into the “default” boot entry prior to installing. The installer has unpredicted behaviour breaking a few things (reboot, poweroff) if you install using the non default init entries.
– To enable the multi-init grub menu after first install from iso just run
sudo dpkg-reconfigure grub-multi-init-enabler

This work would not have been possible without the active cooperation of Eric (Obarun), aitor (gnuinos) and antiX testers and devs.

Download here: https://sourceforge.net/projects/antix-linux/files/Testing/

Please post comments at the antiX forum.

antiX-23 released

antiX-23 (<a href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arditi_del_Popolo” rel=”noopener” target=”_blank”>Arditi del Popolo</a>) is a new 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_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 5.10.188 kernel
* Customised 6.1.42 kernel (x64 full only)
* libreoffice 7.5.5-4
* firefox-esr 102.14.0esr-1 on antiX-full
* seamonkey 2.53.17 on antiX-base
* claws-mail 4.1.1-2
* cups for printing
* 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

* 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

Editors:

* geany
* leafpad

Tools for remastering and creating snapshots of installed system:

* iso-snapshot
* remaster tools

General tools:

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

Others:

* 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
* Radio: pmrp
* Video player: mpv
* Youtube video: ytfzf
* Torrent: rtorrent
* Cd burner: cdw
* Writer: Wordgrinder

**NEW**

* zzzFM/IceWM default ‘desktop’
* IceWM Control Centre
* New wallpaper and themes

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

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

Special thanks to:

* all alpha and beta testers
* PPC for numerous user improvements
* forum members Masinick, christophe, caprea, olsztyn, Xunzi_23, madibi, BobC, sybok, techore, rokytnji, calciumsodium, RJP, madanadam, blur13, fladd and anyone else I might have missed for helping out at the forums and/or writing scripts/apps for antiX
* stevesr0 for alpha testing pipewire and wireplumber
* abc-nix for runit improvements
* 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 <a href=”http://sourceforge.net/projects/antix-linux/files/Final/antiX-23/”>here</a>

Enjoy!

anticapitalista, 28 August 2023, Thessaloniki

Updated antiX-sid iso files available

For those that like to live on the bleeding edge and build upwards from a small base, antiX has made available iso files based on Debian sid. Users are expected to be proficient.

We offer the following completely systemd-free and elogind-free flavours for both 32 and 64 bit architecture. User can download sysVinit or runit versions.

antiX-core (c500MB) – no X, but should support most wireless (libdbus-1-3 is installed).

antiX-net (c200MB)- no X. Just enough to get you connected (wired) and ready to build (no libdbus-1-3).

The 32 bit version uses a non-pae kernel.

All versions default to using our legacy 4.9.0-326 kernel. 5.10 kernels are available.

get them here: <a href=”http://sourceforge.net/projects/antix-linux/files/Final/antiX-sid/” rel=”noopener” target=”_blank”>antiX-sid iso files</a>

Enjoy!

antiX-22 released

antiX-22 is a new release update of our 21 series based on Debian bullseye.

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

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

antiX-base (c800MB) – 4 windows managers – IceWM (default), fluxbox, jwm and herbstluftwm.

antiX-core (c460MB) – no X, but should support most wireless.

antiX-net (c180MB)- no X. Just enough to get you connected (wired) and ready to build. (NOTE – to connect to the Internet, you might need to type as root user dhclient eth0 or eth1)

The 32 bit version uses a non-pae kernel.

This is predominantly an update of our last release (antiX-21), but with a newer 4.9.0-326 kernel, latest 3 series IceWM, latest firefox-esr 102.3 (full), seamonkey 2.53.14 (base), improved localisation and fixed deb archive keys.

mps-youtube has been removed since it doesn’t seem to work anymore.
Sakis3G replaces modem-manager(gui).

NOTE: elogind, libpam-elogind and libelogind0 have also been removed.
Instead we use seatd and consolekit.

Many upstream core Debian packages have been rebuilt to remove a hard dependency on libsystemd0/libelogind0
These include apt, cups, dbus, gvfs, openssh, policykit-1, procps, pulseaudio, rpcbind, rsyslog, samba, sane-backends, udisks2, util-linux, webkit2gtk and xorg-server

Those using previous versions of antiX-21 do not need to download this new version. Simply upgrade via apt or synaptic.

Get iso files from here: antiX-22 Download Mirrors

Further details about 21 series here: antix-21 release

antiX-19.5 point release update

antiX-19.5 is a point release update of our 19 series based on Debian buster.

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

antiX-full (c1.2GB) – 4 windows managers – IceWM (default), fluxbox, jwm and herbstluftwm plus full libreoffice suite.

antiX-base (c700MB) – 4 windows managers – IceWM (default), fluxbox, jwm and herbstluftwm.

antiX-core (c455MB) – no X, but should support most wireless.

antiX-net (c170MB)- no X. Just enough to get you connected (wired) and ready to build.

The 32 bit version uses a non-pae kernel.

This is predominantly an update of our last release (19.4), but with a newer 4.9.0-294 kernel, latest 2.9.5 IceWM, latest firefox-esr 91.5 (full), seamonkey 2.53.10.2 (base), improved localisation and fixed deb archive keys.
mps-youtube has been removed since it doesn’t seem to work anymore.
Sakis3G replaces modem-manager(gui).
NOTE: elogind, libpam-elogind and libelogind0 have also been removed.
Instead we use seatd and consolekit.
Many upstream core Debian packages have been rebuilt to remove a hard dependency on libsystemd0/libelogind0
These include apt, cups, dbus, gvfs, openssh, policykit-1, procps, pulseaudio, rpcbind, rsyslog, samba, sane-backends, udisks2, util-linux, webkit2gtk and xorg-server

Those using previous versions of antiX-19 do not need to download this new version. Simply upgrade via apt or synaptic.

Get iso files from here: antiX-19.5

Further details about 19 series here: antiX-19 series

antiX-sid iso files available

For those that like to live on the bleeding edge and build upwards from a small base, antiX has made available iso files based on Debian sid.

We offer the following completely systemd-free and elogind-free flavours for both 32 and 64 bit architecture. User can download sysVinit or runit versions.

antiX-core (c460MB) – no X, but should support most wireless (libdbus-1-3 is installed).

antiX-net (c185MB)- no X. Just enough to get you connected (wired) and ready to build (no libdbus-1-3).

The 32 bit version uses a non-pae kernel.

All versions default to using our legacy 4.9.0-294 kernel. 5.10 kernels are available.

Get them here: antiX-sid

Enjoy!

anticapitalista 10 January 2022