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 Post subject: MX-16 public-beta1 available for testing.
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 1:37 pm 
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The MX Linux team is pleased to announce the first public beta release of MX-16 (codename 'Metamorphosis').

Get it here: ... ing/MX-16/

It is built on the reliable and stable Debian Jessie (8.6) with extra enhancements from the antiX live system and up to date applications provided by the MX Linux packagers.
Just like previous versions of MX, this release defaults to sysVinit.

Available in 32 and 64 bit.
The 32 bit version ships with 2 stable 3.16 Debian kernels (pae and non-pae), while
the 64 bit comes with the more recent Debian backports 4.7 kernel to cater for newer hardware.
All kernels have been patched against the Dirty COW exploit.

Both iso files weigh in at around 1.2GB in size.

What's new?

Aesthetic changes include a newer theme, new wallpapers and icons as well as
improvements to look of the installer.
Have you noticed the newly designed MX Linux website and forums?

Xfce4.12 is the desktop environment.
Latest Firefox 49 for browsing and Thunderbird 45.4.0 for email.
VLC 2.2.4 caters for videos and Clementine 1.3.1 for playing and managing your music.
Full LibreOffice 5.2.2 suite
Shotwell 0.24.1 digital photo organizer
Pepper Flash Player - browser plugin
Chinese and Japanese fonts included on the iso
gimp 2.8.18
grub-customizer 5.0.6
gscan2pdf 1.5.1-1 GUI to produce PDFs or DjVus from scanned documents
mx-clocky attractive desktop-agnostic analog clock
samba shares
smtube - watch youtube videos without using a browser - ideal for low-powered laptops.
Security: Passwords and Keys 3.14.0

Further improvements and enhancements to running Live from a usb stick or frugally from a hard drive.
New! - live-kernel-upgrader - as it says, upgrade the kernel and remaster a running Live systemd
live-usb-maker - new cli tool to install a full-featured live environment to USB device that boots legacy and EUFI!

Enjoy and please post feedback over at the MX Linux forum.


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