While the previous version, MX Linux 19.2 brought support for 64-bit KDE edition with Advanced Hardware Support (AHS) enabled, MX Linux 19.3 KDE includes the updated KDE Plasma desktop 5.15 and Linux kernel 5.8.
Albeit, the standard 32-bit and 64-bit editions of MX Linux 19.3 had its Debian kernel updated to version 4.19, which means that the kernel will auto-update by default along with the Debian package sources.
What's New MX Linux 19.3 Release?
MX Linux 19.3 brings the latest updates from upstream Debian Buster 10.6 and the core MX repository and software packages.
The MX-apps and MX PackageInstaller has the kernel entries updated, with MX Installer issue with autoinstall and ESP flat setting on UEFI setups fixed, and MX Snapshot has now received miscellaneous enhancements such as a reset network connection function. Other major changes in MX Linux 19.3 include:
- GIMP 2.10.12
- MESA 18.3.6 (20.1.8 for AHS)
- Debian kernel 4.19 (5.8 for AHS)
- LibreOffice 6.1.5
- Thunderbird 68.12.0
Additionally, the antiX live system has been improved, such as the live system will no longer set alt+shift by default for the switching of keyboard.
How to Upgrade to MX Linux 19.3
If you need a fresh installation of MX Linux 19.3 from scratch, you can get the ISO images of all editions from here and the torrent files are available here.
And for those already using the previous MX Linux 19.2, they can easily upgrade to MX-19.3 by manually updating their packages using the MX Updater tool, but if you are using older versions, you can follow the official migration guide.