Some people have asked about desktop environment related things, now that KDE has come up as lighter than Xfce in SOME tests.

Xfce remains the flagship :)

MX Linux boosted

Adventure cyberpunk thriller game "Beyond a Steel Sky" released for Linux!

This is a sequel to the classic point & click adventure "Beneath a Steel Sky" (1994).

The original is freeware now; can be played through ScummVM.


Thanks to everybody for the feedback on the Beta 1! Here we go again and hope you will test with us.

MX Linux - Now available pre-installed.

A midweight OS designed to combine an elegant and efficient desktop with simple configuration, high stability, solid performance and medium-sized footprint, now out of the box.

Check Star laptops out:


MX-Fluxbox (MXFB) has two purposes: to provide an attractive option for users and to extend the range of MX down to hardware that lacks sufficient resources.


You can also get rid of these MXFB packages if they bother you:

sudo apt remove mxfb-docs mxfb-art mx-idesktool mx-dockmaker

1) Don't want to be bothered by MX-Fluxbox?

sudo apt purge mx-fluxbox fluxbox

2) MXFB is also used by people who like a simple, fast desktop over which the user has near-total control (we have somebody who runs it on a Lenovo X1 Carbon).

The core package mx-fluxbox is being upgraded.

Here's what is different and how the user should handle it:


MX15 and MX16 are End of Life.

MX15 and MX16 are now at End of Life and support for those versions is ceasing.

This coincides with the End of Life for Debian Jessie.


This is a great series from a great video maker for antiX and MX!


Guess what? There is a now a PC available with MX Linux preinstalled.

Star Labs, a UK based laptop vendor, is offering their laptops not only with Ubuntu preinstalled, but also with several other smaller distributions, including MX Linux.

You can check out the offerings at

MX Linux boosted

Today we will talk about LTS and Rolling distros witht he supporters Panel.
7:00p EST

MX Linux boosted

Want to liberate yourself from the clutches of Google / Youtube?

Support the development of PeerTube, if possible, as the push for version 3 functionality is ongoing!

Here's the basic roadmap plan of funding points:

Global search


Plugins & Playlists
(Aug. - Sept.)

Live streaming
(Oct. - Nov.)

Let's make this happen 👍


New video for MX FLuxbox: Tips & Tricks #1: where's the calendar?

MX-Fluxbox: want to have the menu in your own language? 1) download the spreadsheet


2) fill in a column with your translations, putting the 2-letter language code at the top 3) get it to us--send a link, attach a file, email to manual AT

The new background rotation feature is set by default to go through the branded wallpapers.

To stop: Menu > Appearance > Desktop icons, double click "Set background rotation" and follow the direction at the top.

Updated MX-Fluxbox packages have started coming now through the repos. Remember to click

Menu > MX Fluxbox to get them copied to your /home folder.

Go to ~/.restore/fluxbox/ to copy and paste back any existing items you want to keep as you had them before the update.

If you use the Utah Salt Lake City repos (switch to them with mx-repo-manager if you want), you should be safe.

Mirrors will catch up over the next 12 hours or so.

Thanks and sorry about that!

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