antiX is a fast, lightweight and easy to install linux live CD distribution based on Debian Testing for Intel-AMD x86 compatible systems. antiX offers users the "antiX Magic" in an environment suitable for old computers. So don't throw away that old computer yet! The goal of antiX is to provide a light, but fully functional and flexible free operating system for both newcomers and experienced users of Linux. It should run on most computers, ranging from 64MB old PII 266 systems with pre-configured 128MB swap to the latest powerful boxes. 128MB RAM is recommended minimum for antiX. The installer needs minimum 2.2GB hard disk size. antiX can also be used as a fast-booting rescue cd.
At the moment antiX-12 comes as a full distro (c695MB), a base distro (c355MB) and a new core distro (c135MB) all for 486 (PI and K5/K6 AMD) and 686 kernels. For those who wish to have total control over the install, use antiX-core and build up.
This is the full version (697MB) - features 5 windows managers! IceWM(default), Fluxbox, JWM (all with or without a Rox desktop) wmii (pre-configured to get users started) and dwm. LibreOffice suite, EPDFView, osmo provide for office needs. Iceweasel 10 for browsing the Net and Claws-mail is included as our email client. XMMS is the default audio player, Streamtuner2 replaces streamtuner for audio streaming and gnome-mplayer defaults for video. File management is via Rox-filer and the new, but extremely versatile SpaceFM and udevil replace Thunar. Gucview for webcam, synaptic for gui package management, Yad replaces Zenity, lots of useful scripts (eg smxi/inxi) and many other changes including the ability to create a live.iso snapshot of an installed system (thanks to the refracta-snapshot application). There are loads of applications available for a complete desktop experience, including many cli alternatives to the gui versions eg moc for audio, irssi for chat, mplayer for video, elinks for Internet browsing, and it all fits on a 700MB cd! We are still using grub-legacy, but users are free to install grub2 if they wish.