Tuesday, March 25, 2014

mx-14 "symbiosis"

MX-14 has been released. I used Unetbootin to set it up on a flash drive, and I'm running it with home persistence enabled. Here's a screenshot taken after I tweaked the desktop a bit:

Very nice release, from what I've seen so far. One of the nicest Xfce distros I've ever tried.

The release announcement, as copied from here:

24 March 2014

MX-14 "Symbiosis" available

So, what is MX-14?

"MX-14 "Symbiosis" is a special version of antiX developed in full collaboration with the Mepis Community and using the best tools and talents from each distro. It is a midweight OS designed to combine an elegant and efficient desktop with simple configuration, high stability, solid performance and medium-sized footprint.

The base depends on the excellent upstream work by Linux, Debian, and Xfce. MX-14 also incorporates the independent and innovative development products Whisker Menu, simsu and gottet, QupZilla Browser, smxi and inxi."

We think you will enjoy it!

MX-14 is based on Debian 7 "Wheezy" and enhanced with more up to date applications from debian-backports and MEPIS Community repository.


- Linux kernel 3.12 pae 32 bit
- Xfce 4.10
- Qupzilla browser
- Libreoffice - full featured office suite
- VLC - multimedia player and streamer
- Clementine - modern music player and library organizer
- Synaptic - package manager
- MX-Flash - Adobe Flash (tm) plugin manager
- MX-User - user manager
- MX-Codecs - restricted codecs installer
- MX-Apt-notifier - tray applet to notify of system and application updates
- MX-Checkaptgpg - check and add missing GPG keys needed by apt
- XChat - IRC client
- Network Manager
- xfburn - cd/dvd burning
- Lightdm - desktop manager
- Leafpad - text editor
- File-roller - archive manager
- Snapshot - tool to make a live.iso of your installed system
- Luckybackup - backup tool using rsync
- Live persistence and remastering
- Samba
- Transmission - torrent client
- Xscreensaver
- Metapackage-installer - simple way to install popular applications.
- Firmware
- Printer drivers
- Bleachbit - cleanup utility
- Catfish file search tool
- Games - chromium-bsu, gottet, lbreakout2, simsu
- claws-mail email client and some plugins
- disk-manager - graphical filesystem configurator
- galculator
- gdebi - tool to install deb files
- gnome-ppp - modem internet connection tool
- grub-customizer - graphical Grub2/BURG configuration application
- grub2
- minitube - watch youtube videos outside the browser
- mirage - image viewer
- orage - calendar
- pacpl - multi-purpose audio converter/ripper/tagger script
- pdfshuffler - merge, split and re-arrange pages from PDF documents
- qpdfview - tabbed document viewer
- simple-scan - Simple Scanning Utility
- Thunar - File Manager for Xfce
- Unetbootin - install linux iso to a partition or USB drive
- hybrid iso

... and it all fits on a cd!

For more information, see the webpage here:


and video here - Introducing MX-14:



Available here:


Torrent here: http://linuxtracker.org/?page=torrent-details&id=1be9c6fc36be825153afdd475be46b23db89995f

and from MEPIS mirrors here:
md5sum: 8bb53e4b5d15e44b635cca66168f9afb MX-14.iso

Post feedback here:

Post bugs and feature requests here:


anticapitalista, Thessaloniki, 24 March 2014.

The ISO is also available via Google Drive; see http://www.mepiscommunity.org/node/67.

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