MX Linux is a popular Linux distro based on Debian and running on core antiX components, developed by the antiX and former MEPIS communities.
While the latest version, MX Linux 19.2 which brings bug fixes and application updates, comes as second update to the MX Linux 19 ‘Patito Feo’ series. As a collaborative Debian-based Linux distro, MX Linux features antiX software packages which now have been removed from default Apt sources.
And the standard 32-bit and 64-bit editions of MX Linux 19.2 update its Debian kernel to version 4.19, it means that the kernel will now also auto-update by default along with Debian package sources.
What’s New in MX Linux 19.2?
MX Linux 19.2 refreshes its new 64-bit ISO edition, AHS (Advanced Hardware Support) which made debut with the previous MX-19.1 release. It features the latest Mesa 20, Debian kernel 5.6, and updated firmware package.
Also, the latest MX Linux pulls updates from its upstream Debian Buster 10.4 and thus, upgrades its core MX repository and software packages include:
- VLC 3.0.10
- GIMP 2.10.12
- Xfce 4.14
- Thunderbird 68.6.1
- LibreOffice 6.1.5
- Firefox 76
- Clementine 1.3.1
Additionally, MX-apps and MX-Fluxbox have received tons of new features, such as new vertical launcher bar, localized default menus, MX tool, updated artwork, and docs, among others.
How to Upgrade to MX Linux 19.2?
For those already using MX Linux 19 ‘Patito Feo’ series, you can update your system to MX-19.2 by manually upgrading your packages.
And for a fresh installation from scratch, the ISO image of MX Linux 19.2 can be downloaded from the official website. While there are three different available ISOs, namely: MX-19.2_386 (32-bit), MX-19.2_x64 (64-bit), and MX-19.2 x64 ahs (advanced hardware stack for latest hardware support).
You can create an MX Linux bootable USB and then install it, once you download the required image. If you encounter any difficulty, you can reach out for the user manual section 2.5 for the complete installation guide.