The MX team has announced the release of MX-19 with code name patito feo. This stable release of MX Linux includes updated packages from Debian 10.1 snapshot and antiX and MX repositories.

MX-19 Application Menu MX-19 Terminal with neofetch command

The main highlight of MX-19 is Xfce 4.14, the latest stable release of MX’s flagship desktop environment. MX is one among the distributions which shipped Xfce 4.14 just after its release.

What is new in MX-19?

As mentioned earlier, the main highlight of MX-19 is the availability of the Xfce 4.14. It also includes other packages from upstream projects. A brief list is provided below.

  • Xfce 4.14
  • GIMP 2.10.12
  • MESA 18.3.6
  • Linux Kernel 4.19 from Debian
  • Firefox 69
  • VLC 3.0.8
  • Clementine 1.3.1
  • Thunderbird 60.9.0
  • LibreOffice 6.1.5 (with security fixes)

In addition to package updates, MX-19 also has the following changes.

  • New and MX-apps
  • MX-installer (based on gazelle-installer) fixes some automount related issues.
  • MX Date & Time utility makes clock setting easier.
  • formatusb tool for formatting USB storage devices
  • MX-packageinstaller is now capable of showing version number for flatpak applications.
  • MX-packageinstaller also features LibreOffice updates from Debian backports repository. Currently, it is upto 6.3.x
  • MX-updater no more require the password to check updates.
  • improved wallpaper & artworks.
  • Most of the help files have been updated in reference with MX-19
  • A new app named bash-config for theme bash and setting aliases.
  • mx-boot-repair contains more solutions for boot related issues.
  • The FAQ section has been updated
  • Improved support for hyper-v and kvm (inherited from antiX)
  • better translations.

For further information on MX-19 release, see the official release announcement.

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