antiX-17.1 released

antiX-17.1 (Heather Heyer) released

This is primarily an upgrade of antiX-17 with a new Meltdown/Spectre patched kernel and a few new applications for users to enjoy.

As usual we offer the following completely systemd-free flavours for both 32 and 64 bit architecture.

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

antiX-base (c650MB so fits on a cd) – 4 windows managers – IceWM (default), fluxbox, jwm and herbstluftwm.

antiX-core (c320 MB) – no X, but should support most wireless.

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

The 32 bit version uses a non-pae kernel.

So what has changed since antiX-17 release?

* new 4.9.87 patched for Meltdown/Spectre kernel
* all packages upgraded to Debian 9.4
* elogind now included on full and base flavours
* eudev updated from 3.2 to 3.5
* firefox-esr upgraded to 52.7.1
* libreoffice version 5.2.7-1 (full only)
* xf86-video-sisimedia-antix – latest version for sis graphics
* improved localization including new languages offered eg Amharic
* many more

New!

* repo-manager – ported from MX Linux – gui to easily set up default repositories.
* antix-viewer – ported from mx-viewer – very simple viewer to display an URL
* live-usb-maker-gui-antix – ported from MX Linux as a front end to the antiX live-usb-maker application.

So, why should I use antiX?

* systemd-free!
* fast
* stable
* flexible
* light on system resources
* 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!

So what is included?

Lots! Explore!

* Based on Debian Stretch, but without systemd and libsystemd0.
* eudev instead of systemd-udev
* Customised kernel with fbcondecor splash
* libreoffice (full version only)
* firefox-esr
* claws-mail
* 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 – pdf reader
* latest adobe-flashplugin
* 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

Editors:

* 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
* repo-manager

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
* 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
* lxkeymap – gui to set system localisation
* fskbsetting – gui to set live localisation

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
* 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 resources via an ssh encrypted 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

Many thanks to the antiX team, testers, supporters, and translators.
Also many thanks to the MX Linux programmers for various applications ported to antiX.

Enjoy antiX-17.1!

anticapitalista, 18 March 2018, Thessaloniki.

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.

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

New packages available

I have ported/forked some MX Linux packages for use in antiX-17. They are in the repos if users want to test them out.

apt-notifier

An applet that indicates when updates are available

help-mx-apt-notifier

For antiX, after installation you need to add this line (near the bottom) of ~/.desktop-session startup file

apt-notifier &

repo-manager

GUI for setting antiX and Debian repos

help-mx-repo-manager

antix-viewer

A small utility program that displays a URL in a new window