antiX 13.1, The First Update to ‘Luddite’, Out Now
antiX is a lightweight Linux distribution aimed at old systems with not-so-good configurations. It is based on the “testing” branch of Debian. Unlike several other distros based on the “testing” repository of Debian, like Linux Mint Debian Edition, Parsix and PureOS, antiX specifically targets computers that people usually plan to throw away in dustbins. According to its developers, antiX should run on most computers, ranging from 64MB old PII 266 systems with pre-configured 128MB swap to the latest powerful boxes. It’s easy to install, and comes as live CD that users can test-drive before installing on their PCs.
Today the antiX team announced its first major update to version 13 (which was released on 6th June):
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The antiX team is pleased to announce the first update of antiX-13 (codename “Luddite”) based on Debian Stable/Wheezy. This update includes those made upstream in Debian Wheezy (http://www.debian.org/News/2013/20130615) and various bugfixes specific to antiX.
Major bugfixes include:
- 64 bit kernel recompiled so non-free drivers will build in Wheezy.
- ‘ghost’ window fix in IceWM.
- gui installer should write correct grub entries for any other installed OS.
- gui installer should set correct keyboard.
- more options to enable/disable services at boot.
- permissions of antiX applications set to root:root.
- more informative live /init error messages.
- added French translation to antixsources application.
- added double size xmms bugfix to xmms-plugins
- added more options to live fast boot cheats.
Users of antiX-13 can just simply upgrade via apt.
apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade