MX Linux is a desktop-oriented GNU/Linux distribution based on Debian’s stable branch releases. MX Linux uses the XFCE by default and aims for “an elegant and efficient desktop with simple configuration, high stability, solid performance and medium-sized footprint.”

Release Released Active Support Security Support Latest
23 (Libretto) 6 months and 3 weeks ago
(31 Jul 2023)
Ends in 2 years and 3 months
(10 Jun 2026)
Ends in 4 years
(10 Jun 2028)
23.2
(22 Jan 2024)
21 (Wildflower) 2 years and 4 months ago
(21 Oct 2021)
Ends in 4 months
(30 Jun 2024)
Ends in 2 years and 4 months
(30 Jun 2026)
21.3
(15 Jan 2023)
19 (Patito Feo) 4 years ago
(22 Oct 2019)
Ended 1 year and 5 months ago
(10 Sep 2022)
Ends in 4 months
(30 Jun 2024)
19.4
(01 Apr 2021)
18 (Continuum) 5 years ago
(20 Dec 2018)
Ended 3 years and 8 months ago
(05 Jun 2020)
Ended 1 year and 7 months ago
(30 Jun 2022)
18.3
(28 May 2019)
17 (Horizon) 6 years ago
(15 Dec 2017)
Ended 3 years and 8 months ago
(05 Jun 2020)
Ended 1 year and 7 months ago
(30 Jun 2022)
17.1
(15 Mar 2018)
16 (Metamorphosis) 7 years ago
(14 Dec 2016)
Ended 5 years and 8 months ago
(23 Jun 2018)
Ended 3 years and 7 months ago
(30 Jun 2020)
16.1
(08 Jun 2017)
15 (Fusion) 8 years ago
(24 Dec 2015)
Ended 5 years and 8 months ago
(23 Jun 2018)
Ended 3 years and 7 months ago
(30 Jun 2020)
15
(24 Dec 2015)
14 (Symbiosis) 9 years ago
(25 Mar 2014)
Ended 7 years ago
(04 Jun 2016)
Ended 5 years and 8 months ago
(31 May 2018)
14.4
(24 Mar 2015)

There are several releases of MX Linux supported concurrently. These typically follow Debian’s periods of active development and extended long-term support, which provides security patches to a limited set of packages. Often this equates to ~2 years of active support and 2 years of long-term security patch support.

MX Linux matches the year of release (21 was released in 2021 for eg) for versioning.

MX offers releases supporting x86 32-bit PAE (i686-compatible) processors, x86 64-bit processors, and the Raspberry Pi’s 32-bit armhf architecture.

More information is available on the MX Linux website.

You should be running one of the supported release numbers listed above in the rightmost column.

You can check the version that you are currently using by running:
cat /etc/lsb-release

You can submit an improvement to this page on GitHub :octocat: . This page has a corresponding Talk Page.

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