A new release of antiX is out with a focus on a new Meltdown/Spectre patched kernel. antiX, for those of you who are unaware, is a slick Linux distribution primarily focused on providing a usable and fast environment for older computers (or those who just want something crazy fast).

Some of the other changes in this release include:

  • Kernel 4.9.87 patched for Meltdown/Spectre
  • Updated packages in line with Debian 9.4
  • Firefox Extended Support Release has been upgraded to 52.7.1 and more.

In addition to the updates, three new applications have been introduced. They are:

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

Check out the video below for a good inside look at antiX 17.

What's New with antiX 17:

Want to learn more or download it? Head on over to https://antixlinux.com/

Mike Johnston
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