It’s been quite some time now since I took a look at the midweight Linux distribution, MX-Linux. It’s based on Debian and uses XFCE as it’s default environment utilising a one panel layout which is positioned on the left hand side of the screen. It comes installed with some very handy tools specifically crafted for MX Linux. These include easy to use package installers, Boot Menu editors, Tweak tools and a whole lot more.
I’m very impressed how all of this has been setup on a solid and sturdy base being Debian stable. I particularly liked the pain free process of installing MX-Fluxbox. Fluxbox is a lightweight window manager and MX Linux included a very simple tool to install it that was done in under a minute. You can install install additional desktop environments from the included GUI for managing packages including desktops such as Budgie,KDE,MATE and LXDE. You can also use this same GUI to install and manage flatpak applications directly from the flathub repository which I found very user friendly.
Overall MX Linux is a very solid distribution which contains a lot of tools and features that should suit most users needs. I can see now why it’s become such a popular choice for many Linux users out there. I’ll be keeping an even closer eye out for future releases of this distribution. What do you think of MX Linux? Let me know in the comments below!