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antiX

Image
Works With Distributions
  • Debian
Earliest Compatible Linux Kernel
MEPIS 2.6.32-11 kernel
Specifications
It should run on most computers, ranging from 64MB old PII 266 systems with pre-configured 128MB swap to the latest powerful boxes. 128MB RAM is recommended minimum for antiX. The installer needs minimum 1.2GB hard disk size.
Book Description
antiX is a fast, lightweight and easy to install linux live CD distribution based on MEPIS and Debian Testing for Intel-AMD x86 compatible systems. antiX offers users the "Magic of Mepis" in an environment suitable for old computers. So don't throw away that old computer yet! The goal of antiX is to provide a light, but fully functional and flexible free operating system for both newcomers and experienced users of Linux. It should run on most computers, ranging from 64MB old PII 266 systems with pre-configured 128MB swap to the latest powerful boxes. 128MB RAM is recommended minimum for antiX. The installer needs minimum 1.2GB hard disk size. antiX can also be used as a fast-booting rescue cd. At the moment antiX-M8.5 comes as a full distro (c480MB) and as a base distro (c260MB) for 486 and 686 kernels. For those who wish to have control over the install, use antiX-base.
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Configured for older systems, blazing fast on modern systems
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Reviews (1)
byLinuxJ, November 12, 2010
I work on coworkers' and fellow students' computers on the side for extra money. When I come across an older computer with limited memory, I ALWAYS recommend the owner try antiX, regardless of whether they have used Linux before or not. This is a great distro for beginners who are used to the "Windows" feel. IceWM is the default environment, giving a Windows 2k look and feel to the distro. antiX is loaded with great software, and has Debian's Synaptic available for installing new software.

antiX is not just for old computers and newbies. It has a MEPIS kernel, which a lot of Linux users appreciate, and absolutely FLIES on midgrade to high-end hardward. This is definitely a distro to check out. Easy to use, sophisticated, great features, and installs in a flash! GO DOWNLOAD THIS .ISO! :-)

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