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Systemd-Free MX Linux 21 Officially Released, Based on Debian GNU/Linux 11 “Bullseye”

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Dubbed “Wildflower”, MX Linux 21 has been in development for the past six months and comes as an upgrade to the MX Linux 19.x series, based on the latest and greatest Debian GNU/Linux 11 “Bullseye” operating system series, and shipping with the Xfce 4.16 and KDE Plasma 5.20 desktop environments, as well as, for the first time, an official edition featuring the Fluxbox 1.3.7 window manager with mx-fluxbox 3.0 configs.

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MX Linux 21 available for download

  • MX Linux 21 available for download

    MX is one of the most popular Linux-based desktop operating systems these days. In fact, according to DistroWatch, it has been consistently achieving the top daily hits, surpassing better-known distributions, such as Ubuntu, Debian, and more.

    Today, MX Linux 21 finally becomes available as a stable release. Code-named "Wildflower," the operating system is based on Debian 11 "Bullseye" and uses Linux kernel 5.10. MX 21 is offered with the Fluxbox window manager (1.3.7) or your choice of two popular desktop environments -- KDE Plasma (5.20) and Xfce (4.16). Not sure which environment to choose? The MX-Tour will highlight them so you can make an informed decision.

MX Linux 21 Stable Release is Finally Here Introducing a Fluxbox

MX Linux 21 “Wildflower” is Here with UEFI Live Boot Menus

  • MX Linux 21 “Wildflower” is Here with UEFI Live Boot Menus

    The brand new release of MX Linux 21 codenamed “Wildflower“ has hit the download mirrors. Let’s check out what’s new!

    MX Linux has gained a lot of traction in the last few years. It is a distro based on Debian’s stable branch. And that is one of the cool things about MX Linux, because it’s not just another Ubuntu-based distro. They completely skip that step and go straight basing on Debian.

    Now MX Linux 21 finally becomes available, and it is based on Debian 11 “Bullseye”. The Linux kernel was updated to version 5.10.

MX Linux 21 is uploaded to Debian 11 to offer its most refined

  • MX Linux 21 is uploaded to Debian 11 to offer its most refined version to date

    MX Linux 21 is the new major version of a small large distribution that has made a rebound hole, but also on its own merits among the most recommended for very different types of users, and is that not all those derived from Debian can boast of offering an alternative to your base with arguments to consider like this one does.

    Among these arguments, MX Linux 21 stands out for making the leap to Debian 11 with all the new features that this entails, including updates to the entire package arch that makes up the system within, but also outside of Debian’s own repositories. Thus, MX Linux 21 arrives with the Linux 5.10 LTS kernel , but not only.

    As part of the “advanced hardware support” introduced last year and available for upgrade once the system is installed, MX Linux 21 also offers its users more modern components including the Linux 5.14 kernel and one of the latest versions. from Mesa, with the Vulkan drivers installed by default.

Download MX Linux 21 ISO based on Debian 11 Bullseye

  • Download MX Linux 21 ISO based on Debian 11 Bullseye

    MX Linux 21 (Wildflower) is the latest version from the MX Linux developers based on stable Debian 11 Bullseye. As we know MX Linux is already popular among Linux users who want lightweight and speed, hence this is the new major version for them. It is because on one side standard PC users refrain from using Debian due to its slow process of adopting new features, and it has to be because Debian is mainly a Server target Linux rather than the consumer.

    Well, we already have Ubuntu out there based on Debian but MX Linux has successfully made its special place among netizens due to its speed and 32-bit support, which still it offers.

MX Linux 21 “Wildflower” Available to Download and Upgrade

  • MX Linux 21 “Wildflower” Available to Download and Upgrade

    After a lengthy consolidation phase, the developers of MX Linux, first published in 2014, have now officially released version 21 with the code name »Wildflower«. The new version of the popular distribution is based on Debian 11 »Bullseye«, but is delivered without a systemd. Further ingredients are Kernel 5.10 LTS, Xfce 4.16, KDE Plasma 5.20 and for the first time outside of the Raspberry Pi Edition also Fluxbox 1.3.7, provided with the mx-fluxbox configuration.

    Best of both worlds

    MX Linux attaches great importance to the support of older computers and so the images for Xfce and Fluxbox are also available in 32-bit versions. So even old treasures can be operated without Systemd. SysVinit is used as standard, but Systemd is available as a boot option on installed systems.

    The installer has been expanded and now supports LVM for the first time. Currently, however, the LVM volumes have to be created manually in advance. The UEFI live system boot menu has also been revised and allows you to select the live boot options such as persistence from the boot menu and the submenus instead of selecting them from the console menu as before. With MX Linux 21, Sudo becomes the standard for administrative tasks, but this behavior can be switched off via mx-tweak . The snapshot function now also allows rolling back via the boot menu.

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  • MX Linux 21

    Today we are looking at MX Linux 21, the XFCE edition. It comes with Linux Kernel 5.10, based on Debian 11, XFCE 4.16, and uses about 700-800MB of ram when idling. Enjoy!

  • MX Linux 21 Run Through - Invidious

    In this video, we are looking at MX Linux 21.

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