antiX is a fast, lightweight and systemd-free live distribution based on Debian. It provides a special eco-system called antiX Magic to work with both old and new computers.

The objective of antiX is to provide a lightweight and fully functional operating system for beginners and advanced users alike. It can work smoothly on most of the systems having at least 256 MB of RAM.

As a live distribution, antiX can be used for system rescue activities. It runs smoothly on live boot and can work with or without persistence.

There are 4 different varieties of antiX.

  • antiX-full comes with 4 windows managers – IceWM (default), Fluxbox, jwm and herbstluftwm plus full LibreOffice suite.
  • antiX-base also includes 4 windows managers – IceWM (default), Fluxbox, jwm, and herbstluftwm.
  • antiX-core comes without any window manager but will support most wireless devices.
  • antiX-net provides minimal configuration required to connect with the net and then helps to build a custom system.

Type Linux
Status Active
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Base distributions
Desktop Envrionments
  • icewm
  • fluxbox
  • jwm
  • herbstluftwm