Linux News Today: antiX MX-15 Linux Distro Gets a Second Beta Release, Based on Debian GNU/Linux 8.2
The developers of the antiX MX Linux distribution have announced the release and immediate availability for download and testing of the second Beta build of the upcoming antiX MX-15 operating system.
Based on the latest stable Debian GNU/Linux 8.2 (Jessie) operating system and dubbed Fusion, antiX MX-15 Beta 2 is here to fix mainly annoying issues discovered by the antiX developers or reported by users since the previous Beta release of the distribution, as well as to implemented various new features.
Among these, we can mention the addition of event sounds, which have been disabled by default, improvements to the Whisker menu, visual enhancements to the UEFI live boot menu, installer improvements, easy panel orientation, working Live2USB utility, as well as better hibernation and suspend support in the power manager.
The second Beta release of antiX MX-15 is now powered by the latest Linux 4.2-3 Liquorix kernel, adds various new applications to mx-packageinstaller, changes the Live mode cheats for better printing and file sharing support in the live session, and it supported saving of the users live menu options in the LiveUSB version.
“We are pleased to announce the second public beta of MX-15 (codename ‘Fusion’) based on the reliable and stable Debian Jessie (8.2) with extra enhancements from our packaging team. Just like MX-14, this release defaults to sysVinit (though systemd is available once installed for those that prefer to use it),” reads the announcement.
sysVinit is still the default init system
While sysVinit remains the default init system for antiX MX-15 Beta 2, with systemd available in the default software repositories once the distribution has been installed, it looks like the developers have no plans to make systemd the default init system for the final release of antiX MX-15.
With this being said, those of you who want to take the second Beta release of antiX MX-15 for a test drive can do so by downloading the 64-bit or 32-bit ISO images right now from Softpedia. However, please try to keep in mind that the this is a pre-release version of the OS, not suitable for deployment in production environments.