MX Linux 19.2 Released: A Midweight Debian And antiX OS Spinoff

Popular Linux distro MX Linux has received a second update to its MX Linux 19 ‘Patito Feo’ series. The latest point version MX Linux 19.2 looks like a minor release with bug fixes and application updates mainly.

MX Linux 19.2: What’s New?

Most of you know that MX Linux is a collaborative Debian-based Linux distro developed by the antiX and former MEPIS communities. Hence, it also features antiX software packages that are now removed from default Apt sources and placed at a separate location.

The standard 32-bit and 64-bit editions of MX Linux 19.2 update its Debian kernel to the latest version 4.19. The kernel will now also auto-update by default along with Debian package sources.

Furthermore, MX-19.2 refreshes its new 64-bit ISO edition, AHS (Advanced Hardware Support) which featured first in the previous MX-19.1 release. It comes with the latest Debian kernel 5.6, Mesa 20, and updated firmware package.

MX-19.2 also pulls the latest updates from its upstream Debian Buster 10.4. Additionally, it upgrades its core MX repository and software packages that include:

  • Xfce 4.14
  • GIMP 2.10.12
  • Firefox 76
  • VLC 3.0.10
  • Thunderbird 68.6.1
  • Clementine 1.3.1
  • LibreOffice 6.1.5

Among other MX-apps, MX-Fluxbox has received tons of updates, such as localized default menus, new vertical launcher bar, MX tool, updated artwork, and docs.

How To Download And Install MX Linux 19.2?

If you’re already using MX Linux 19, you can directly update your system to MX-19.2 by manually upgrading your packages. You can follow the official migration guide here.

For those who want a fresh installation from scratch, you can download the ISO image of MX-19.2 from the site here. There are three different ISOs available: MX-19.2_386 (with 32-bit PAE kernel), MX-19.2_x64 (with a 64-bit kernel), and MX-19.2 x64 ahs (with advanced hardware stack for latest hardware support).

Once you download the required image, you can create an MX Linux bootable USB and then install the operating system. If you find any difficulty, reach out to the user manual section 2.5 for the complete installation process.