mx linux 17.1_0

The latest update release of MX Linux is now available for download. The release includes the 4.15.0-1 kernels amongst a host of other updates and improvements.

MX Linux is well known for their excellent MX Apps and this release showcases a number of improvements to them including:

MX-Updater: New “Auto-update” option in preferences for unattended upgrades.
MX-Live-USB-Maker: A new frontend to make live USB creation much easier.
MX-Tweak adds a “Config Options” tab for resetting lightdm and thunar custom actions to the new distro defaults.
almost all mx-apps received translation updates (we love translators!)


MX Package Installer includes updates to the “Popular Apps” tab and features
1) popular applications from the Debian Stable repos;
2) packages brought in from Debian Testing/Sid and properly configured;
3) packages not found in Debian repos at all but pulled from developers' websites or other distro-specific repos and also properly configured.
4) much faster performance, in-built console

Some of the packages updated in this release:

  • Browser: Firefox 58.0.2 (59 hitting repo soon via update)
  • Video Player: VLC 2.2.8-2 (3.0 in test repo)
  • Music Manager/Player: Clementine 1.3.1
  • Email client: Thunderbird 52.6
  • Office suite: LibreOffice 6.0.1
  • Backup: LuckyBackup 0.4.9-1
  • Security: Passwords and Keys 3.20.0-3.1
  • Terminal: Xfce4 Terminal 0.8.3-1

To learn more or download this release, visit MX Linux.

Mike Johnston
Mike is the founder and editor of CMS Critic. He consults with vendors and the public to help them find the right products for their websites and businesses. When he's not working here, he's off mixing cocktails for his wife's website, The Kitchen Magpie. You can check out some of his great cocktail shots over on Instagram.

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