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Bem-vindo(a) ao antiX

Sobre o antiX

O antiX é uma distribuição Linux live-cd rápida, leve e fácil de instalar baseada no Debian Testing para sistemas compatíveis com Intel-AMD x86. O antiX oferece aos usuários a "Magia do antiX" em um ambiente adequado para computadores antigos. Portanto, não jogue fora ainda aquele velho computador! A meta do antiX é fornecer um sistema operacional livre leve, mas totalmente funcional e flexível, tanto para os novatos quanto para usuários experientes do Linux. Deve funcionar na maioria dos computadores, que vão dos velhos sistemas PII 266 64MB com 128MB de swap pré-configurada aos mais recentes e potentes sistemas. 128MB de RAM é o mínimo recomendado para o antiX. O instalador precisa de no mínimo 2,2 GB de espaço no disco rígido para o antiX-base e 2,0 GB para a versão completa. O antiX também pode ser usado como um cd de recuperação com arranque rápido.

No momento, o antiX vem como uma distro completa (c690MB) e como uma distro básica (c400MB) e como uma distro core (c135MB). Para aqueles que querem ter mais liberdade para construir o seu sistema, usem o antiX-core.

Special XFCE editions made in collaboration with the MEPIS Community called MX-15 "Fusion" (released 24 December 2015) and MX-14 "Symbiosis" (released March 24, 2014) are also available. antiX MX series has a separate development schedule to antiX.

At the moment antiX-16 "Berta Cáceres" comes as a full distro (c695MB), a base distro (c510MB) and a core-libre distro (c190MB) for 32 bit and 64 bit computers. For those who wish to have total control over the install, use antiX-core and build up.

Present released antiX-16 versions, 26 June 2016: isos and md5sum files available 'Berta Cáceres'

To get a taste of antiX-16, watch the video by dolphin_oracle:

Useful documentation:antiX-FAQ Live boot menu options Detailed guide to antiX-live MX wiki MX Users Manual

Donate: If you would like to help out with the development of antiX by donating money, go here. PayPal-Euros PayPal-US Dollars

Added on 21 January 2015. For the moment, send donations here:

MX-15 "Fusion" editions released on 24 December 2015 can be downloaded from here:


This wiki has had new account creation disabled due to spam. If you wish to have an account on this wiki so you can add or update content you will be required to visit the antiX forum so an account can be made for you.

Notícias Antigas

27 June 2016

antiX-16 (Berta Cáceres) released

Debian 8.5 (jessie), but systemd-free! And it fits on a cd! Great LiveUSB features!

We initially set out to add a few enhancements on top of antiX-15 in preparation for a stretch release, but we got carried away and added lots of features particularly when running live.

As usual antiX comes in 3 flavours for both 32 and 64 bit processors.

antiX-full (c695MB) -4 windows managers - IceWM(default), fluxbox, jwm and herbstluftwm

antiX-base (c510MB) -3 windows managers - fluxbox(default), jwm and herbstluftwm

antiX-core-libre (c190MB) - no X. Just enough to get you connected (wired) and ready to build. Uses a libre kernel.

antiX has been designed to be fast, light on resources and flexible.

Install it to harddrive, run it live from a stick or run as a frugal install on a partition.

Want to run antiX on a usb device with persistence? antiX does this simply and effectively.

Want to remaster your running live system? antiX makes this easy.

Want to create an iso file of your installed to hard drive system? Yes, antiX has this feature too.

Want to run live on a box with UEFI bootloader? antiX can do this.

Want to run bleeding edge Debian Testing (stretch) or sid? Offered at installation. Be aware that this option is a 'moving target' and is NOT recommended for inexperienced users.

The choice is yours!

So what is included?

Lots! Explore!

  • Based on Debian Jessie, but without systemd nor systemd-shim.
  • Customised 4.4.10 LTS kernel with fbcondecor splash
  • libreoffice 4.3.3-2
  • firefox-esr 45.2.0
  • claws-mail 3.13.0
  • xmms -for audio
  • gnome-mplayer - for playing video
  • smtube 16.3.0 - play youtube videos without a using a browser
  • streamlight-antix - stream videos with very low RAM usage.
  • eudev is available in the antiX dev repo.

File managers and desktop:

  • spacefm
  • rox-filer

Convert your video and audio files with:

  • winff
  • asunder

Connect to the net with:

  • wicd
  • ceni
  • or gnome-ppp if you are still on dial-up


  • geany
  • leafpad
  • Midnight Commander

Tools for remastering and creating snapshots of installed system:

  • iso-snapshot
  • remaster tools
  • Unetbootin
  • antix2usb


  • hexchat - gui chat
  • luckybackup - excellent backup tool. There's nothing lucky about it!
  • simple-scan - for scanning documents
  • transmission-gtk - torrent downloader
  • wingrid-antix - turn the stacking window managers into tilers.
  • xf86-video-sis-antix - added since it is not in Debian jessie
  • Xfburn for burning cd/dvd
  • connectshares-antix for network shares
  • droopy-antix - an easy way to transfer files over the net.
  • flashplugin-nonfree - flash video
  • install-meta-antix - install applications easily and safely
  • antiX Control Centre - an easy way to do just about anything!

Why not try out our included 'cli' apps:

  • Editors: nano and vim
  • Newsreader: newsbeuter
  • Chat: irssi
  • Audio player: mocp
  • Video player: mpv
  • Audio ripper: abcde
  • Torrent: rtorrent
  • Cd burner: cdw
  • Writer: Wordgrinder

Great LiveUSB features:

o fast boot times without systemd (X in under 10 seconds on new boxes running live) o auto-customizable bootloaders (legacy and uefi) o easy persistence and easy frugal installs o remasters and respins o legacy and 32-bit uefi and 64-bit uefi

In more detail:

We make use of the LiveUSB to save information even if home or root persistence are not enabled. The goal is to make the LiveUSB more convenient without sacrificing user control. Such saved information includes:

   1) LiveUSB-Storage Feature
   2) SaveState Feature
   3) BIOS Bootloader "F8 Save" --> save
   4) UEFI Bootloader "Customize (with text menus)"
   5) Sticky boot options

  • LiveUSB-Storage Feature

LiveUSB-Storage directories are created for the root user and the demo users. This gives you easy, direct access to store files on the LiveUSB without having to enable persistence. The only size limitation is the size of the LiveUSB partition You can disable this with the "nostore" cheat.

  • SaveState Feature

The savestate feature saves a few files across reboots. For example files for wicd are saved so the system will remember your wireless networks and passwords. You control which files get saved by editing the list in /live/antiX/state/general-state-files and /live/antiX/state/machine-state-files. The general files are saved and restored across machines while the machine files are saved and restored for each machine so each machine can have its own copy.

  • Sticky LiveUSB boot options

In addition, several options automatically become "sticky" (remembered across reboots) even if persistence is not enabled. There are:

   automount        Automatically mount partitions when plugged-in***
   mount=usb        Mount all USB partitions at boot-time***
   mount=all        Mount ALL partitions at boot-time***
   desktop=xxxxx    Saves the last desktop you selected***
   savestate        Enables saving state files
   nosavestate      Disable saving state files
   nostore          Disable the LiveUSB-Storage feature
   dostore          Enable the LiveUSB-Storage feature

For example, if you don't want the LiveUSB-Storage feature enabled then you just need to select "nostore" once from the "F4 Options" menu. The feature will stay disabled until you use the "dostore" boot option.

  • F4 Options --> automount should work now

File systems that use FUSE (ntfs-3g and exfat) will still need to be mounted manually. Even FUSE file systems will get mounted at boot-time with "mount=usb" and "mount=all" boot options.

  • The Live UEFI bootloader has been improved

There is now a Save option when you select "Customize boot (text menus)". It works like the F8 Save menu in the BIOS bootloader. If a Windows UEFI bootloader is detected in the first partition of the first hard drive then we offer an option to chain load to windows. Various console resolutions are available in the bootloader menu. You can also adjust the resolution manually when you edit an entry.

  • The nosysv=xxx option has been renamed to disable=xxx

(although "nosysv" should still work). The services that are disabled are no longer printed to the screen, instead they are listed in the file /etc/live/config/disabled.

  • The live boot is less chatty with fewer bogus errors and warnings

You can make the startup even more terse by using the "verb=4" cheat. This may not be fully compatible with some of the advanced LiveUSB options.

  • The default retry time has increased from 10 to 15 seconds

This is how long we look for the linuxfs file before giving up. If you use the "failsafe" option then it is set to 30 seconds. The default retry time for finding a frugal or persistence partition is still 10 seconds. You can adjust all of these times with "try=xx".

If you want Debian without systemd, give antiX a try. It works great on old boxes and the latest and greatest.

Many thanks to all who worked, tested, promoted and helped antiX.

  • BitJam
  • Dave
  • dolphin_oracle
  • SamK
  • Translators at antiX Launchpad
  • rokytnji, masinick, dark-D, rust collector, eugen-b, Alanarchy, skidoo, peregrine, lagopus, jdmeaux1952, spaceman, james c, jerry, fatmac, balloon, chrispop99, Shay, kmathern and others I may have forgotten for testing, contributing to antiX and promoting antiX as widely as possible.
  • SliTaz for mountbox.
  • old sidux team for install-meta package.
  • Maato for volumeicon
  • Michael Deelwater for burniso.
  • for
  • tradetaxfree for zram script.
  • for
  • SamK for, JWM conguration files, droopy, Connectshares, streamlight, wingrid
  • Adrian for mx-snapshot on which iso-snapshot is heavily based and the gui installer.
  • kexolino for the wallpaper Wooden as well as Consuming_the_light_side and pier

not forgetting, of course,

  • antiX Community
  • MEPIS Community
  • Debian team and volunteers.
  • All software developers.

and all users, testers, suggesters, torrent seeders and friends at antiX and MEPIS forums.

and many more...

Get files from here:

Also see here for mirrors and torrents:


anticapitalista, 27 June 2016, Thessaloniki.

NB: antiX MX (Xfce) series follows a different release schedule and is not included in this release.

  • If you want to try eudev, add dev to /etc/apt/sources.list.d/antix.list as shown below and then do apt-get dist-upgrade

deb jessie main nosystemd dev

  • The present installer does not allow for capital letters in the username. If you wish to have an installer that does this, use the one in the dev repo (see above). This installer should work ok, but it has not been extensively tested.

24 June 2016

antiX-16 coming very soon

Have a watch of the promo video made by dolphin_oracle

anticapitalista, 24 June 2016, Thessaloniki



Please seed torrents once you have downloaded antiX or MX. Thanks.



32 bit:

64 bit:





You may want to make some changes to the sources.list files to get a location closer to where you are.

antiX-16 - edit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/antix.list

Ecuador, South America

 deb jessie main nosystemd  

California, USA

 deb jessie main nosystemd 

The Netherlands, Europe

 deb jessie main nosystemd 

Crete, Greece, Europe

 deb jessie main nosystemd 

Taiwan, Asia

 deb jessie main jessie nosystemd 

MX-15 - edit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/antix.list

Ecuador, South America

 deb jessie main 

California, USA

 deb jessie main

The Netherlands, Europe

 deb jessie main

Crete, Greece, Europe

 deb jessie main

Taiwan, Asia

 deb jessie main

MX-15 - edit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mx.list

Ecuador, South America

 deb mx15 main non-free
 #deb mx15 test

Crete, Greece, Europe

 deb mx15 main non-free
 #deb mx15 test

The Netherlands, Europe

 deb mx15 main non-free
 #deb mx15 test

Taiwan, Asia

 deb mx15 main non-free
 #deb mx15 test

California, USA

 deb mx15 main non-free
 #deb mx15 test

Utah, USA

 deb mx15 non-free main
 #deb mx15 test


antiX video guides by runwiththedolphin


Introducing antiX-16

What's new in antiX-16

Installing antiX-16


What's New!

1-to-1 assistance

1-to-1 Voice

Find and Mount Network Shares (includes updated connectshares info)

Personal Menu & Menu Manager


Installing antiX-13

Set up wireless with wicd

Customise the desktop

Browsing and Mounting Samba/Windows shares

antiX and Netflix

antiX and ROX

antiX and SpaceFM

Installing AntiX 13.2

AntiX 13 upgrade to Antix 13.2

Antix 13 - How to Install Updates


Video review of antiX-13

Como Instalar AntiX 13 Full


sneekylinux video

Video review of antiX-13-beta1

Not a video, but a review article of Best-Linux-For-Old-Computer

Dicas Rápidas

Personal tools