Mx Linux Full Details and System Requirements

MX Linux is a cooperative venture between the antiX and MX Linux communities. It is a family of operating systems that are designed to combine elegant and efficient desktops with high stability and solid performance.  MX’s graphical tools provide an easy way to do a wide variety of tasks, while the Live USB and snapshot tools inherited from antiX add impressive portability and remastering capabilities. Extensive support is available through videos, documentation and a very friendly Forum.


MX Linux – Xfce is our flagship. It is a midweight desktop environment that aims to be fast and low-resource, while still being attractive and user-friendly. It augments the native Xfce configuration with unique features:

  • Modular core components for the full functionality expected from a modern desktop environment.
  • A collection of powerful and handy “MX Tools” that cover a range of actions from Boot Options to Repository management.
  • A fast Package Installer covering Popular Applications, MX Test Repo, Debian Backports and Flatpaks.
  • An extensive collection of wallpapers, themes, conkies and icon sets for customization.


KDE is well known for its advanced desktop “Plasma” and a wide variety of powerful applications. MX Linux – KDE has the following features:

  • Excellent tools such as Dolphin file manager and KDEConnect ease common tasks.
  • MX Tools such as Snapshot or Package Installer are at your fingertips.
  • Activities with different icons, wallpapers and general look and feel can be set up.
  • Extra themes, icon packs, cursors, widgets and splash screens are ready to be enabled.


MX Linux – Fluxbox unites the speed, low resource use and elegance of Fluxbox with the toolset from MX Linux. The result is a lightweight and fully functional system that has many unique features:

  • Extended hardware support by virtue of low graphical requirements.
  • Restricted base default package set gives the user easy control over components.
  • Many unique apps ease and enliven user experience.
  • Native dock and icon management tools join the tint2 panel for desktop customization.

This OS functions as well on older low-capacity machines as on fast modern ones.

Mx Linux System requirements

For an MX Linux system installed on a hard drive, you would normally need the following


  • A CD/DVD drive (and BIOS capable of booting from that drive), or a live USB (and
    BIOS capable of booting from USB)
  • A modern i686 Intel or AMD processor
  • 1GB of RAM memory
  • 6 GB free hard drive space
  • For use as a LiveUSB, 4 GB free.
  • A CD/DVD drive (and BIOS capable of booting from that drive), or a live USB (and
    BIOS capable of booting from USB)
  • A modern i686 Intel or AMD processor
  • 2 GB of RAM memory or more
  • At least 20 GB free hard drive space
  • A 3D-capable video card for 3D desktop support
  • A SoundBlaster, AC97 or HDA-compatible sound card
  • For use as a LiveUSB, 8 GB free if using persistence.

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