On November 8, the antiX development team announced the immediate availability for download and testing of the first Beta build of the upcoming antiX MX 15 GNU/Linux distribution.
Based on the latest Debian GNU/Linux 8.2 (Jessie) operating system and dubbed Fusion, antiX MX 15 Beta 1 is powered by Liquorix Linux 4.2 kernel for the 64-bit edition, as well as two stable Linux 3.16 kernels from Debian on the 32-bit flavor.
The distribution is built around the lightweight Xfce 4.12 desktop environment and features up-to-date software, such as Mozilla Firefox 42.0, Mozilla Thunderbird 38.3, LibreOffice 184.108.40.206, VLC Media Player 2.2.1, and Clementine 1.2.3.
Additionally, the antiX developers managed to add initial support for UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) systems (only for the 64-bit edition), as well as to implement the MX-Tools package, which lets users install codecs, manage user accounts, and much more.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht