Antix M8.5 for Lite Computers is Available
AntiX-M8.5 is available at MEPIS mirrors in the antix subdirectory.
Here is anticapitalista’s announcement of antiX-M8.5:
9 months since the release of antiX-M8.2, the antiX-team announce that antiX MEPIS 8.5 ‘Marek Edelman’ – a fast, light, flexible and complete desktop and livecd based on SimplyMEPIS and Debian Testing – is now available in full and base versions (686 and 486 kernel). This release defaults to a fully customised icewm desktop (fluxbox, wmii and dwm are also installed) using a SimplyMEPIS 2.6.32-11 kernel, tweaked MEPIS Assistants for better compatibility in antiX and the usual range of applications for desktop use. Iceape for internet needs, Abiword and gnumeric for office use, xmms and goggles music manager for audio, gxine, mplayer and gnome-mplayer for video, wicd and ceni for network connection, pidgin for chat. Many cli apps are also included such as Alpine for email, moc for audio, links2 for browsing, abcde and ripit for cd ripping and much more. New features include live with persistence, ‘remaster on the fly’, new boot cheatcodes for setting dpi and desktop windows manager, antix2usb to easily install to usb stick. 12 languages are fully supported out of the box with the language chosen at live CD boot carrying over to install.
antiX works on computers with as little as 64 MB RAM, though 128MB RAM is the recommended minimum and the 486 kernel version should work on AMD K5/k6.
Full Release notes for ‘Marek Edelman’ (antiX-M8.5)
Main upgrades from antiX-M8.2
* Persistence live with ‘remaster on the fly then install feature’
All apps: apt-get dist-upgrade on 11 April 2010.
Some quick advice:
1. Choose your language before installation by pressing F2 at live boot grub screen or typing lang=XX (XX= your language eg lang=ru).
2. Choose your prefered screen resolution by pressing F3 at live boot grub screen or typing xres=XX (XX= your resolution eg xres=1366×768).
3. Have a read of the cheat options by pressing F1 at live boot grub screen. See cheats below.
4. Use sgfxi (or smxi) to install nvidia/ATI drivers.
5. As antiX is a ‘rolling release’ distro it is advisable to run regular dist-upgrades. Using apt-get or install and use aptitude (but keep to one) from the command line is recommended, as is using the smxi script. Synaptic is best used for installing/upgrading individual packages.
6. You can safely use sidux, liquorix and Debian kernels in antiX (if you wish). Use smxi.
7. You can set the autologin feature of SLiM in antiX Control Centre. You can also toggle F1 at the login screen to choose your desired desktop. Rox desktop (with icons) is available.
8. To install antiX to a usb device use the antix2usb-gui app.
9. Have a read of the antiX FAQ and the ‘How To’ articles at the antiX main site.
10. Cheatcode options that carry over to install.
11. If you are using the persistence or ‘remaster on the fly then install’ option, do make sure that these are the correct links before installing to hard drive. (if not just rename them)
* BitJam for modified linuxrc to enable persistence and ‘remaster on the fly’. Brilliant!
not forgetting, of course,
* Warren at MEPIS
and all users, testers, suggesters, torrent seeders and friends at antiX and MEPIS forums.
and many more…
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