This is primarily a point-release upgrade of antiX-17.3 (Helen Keller) with a newer L1TF/Foreshadow and Meltdown/Spectre/CVE-2019-8912 patched kernel, a few bugfixes, updated translations and some upgraded and new packages.
As usual we offer the following completely systemd-free flavours for both 32 and 64 bit architecture.
antiX-full (c1GB) – 4 windows managers – IceWM (default), fluxbox, jwm and herbstluftwm plus full libreoffice suite.
antiX-base (c680MB so fits on a cd) – 4 windows managers – IceWM (default), fluxbox, jwm and herbstluftwm.
antiX-core (c330MB) – 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.
So what has changed since antiX-17.3 release?
* new 4.9.160 kernel patched for L1TF/Foreshadow and Meltdown/Spectre and CVE-2019-8912 exploits
* all packages upgraded to Debian 9.8
* latest eudev 3.2.7
* firefox-esr upgraded to 60.5.1 (Quantum)
* further improvements to localization of applications
* more consistent icon/theme – many thanks to MisTell
* arc-evopro2-theme now default
* ubuntu icons used as default
* wonderland cursor theme included
* Rox panel better organised for those that use it
* includes tomb file encryption app
* firejail/firetools backported from Debian buster
* antiX-installer (based on gazelle-installer) received fixes to address crashes during grub install
* repo-manager now lists many many more repository mirrors (thanks aledie)
* significant improvement to the UEFI boot capabilities of the live system, especially for 64 bit UEFI systems – (many thanks to BitJam and fehlix)
* hunspell used for spelling
* Network Assistant replaces broadcom-manager
* User Manager forked from MX Linux.
So, why should I use antiX?
* 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 (Only for experienced users).
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