MX Linux is a desktop distribution that shuns systemd and opts to go with the older SysVInit initialization system. As it has in the past, MX Linux offers versions with Xfce, KDE Plasma, and MX-fluxbox. This distribution eschews flash for simplicity and offers 32-bit versions for the Xfce and Fluxbox releases, and 64-bit versions for all three desktops.
This new release is based on Debian 11.3, ships with the 5.16 Advanced Hardware Support kernel and has plenty of updated applications, the usual bug fixes, and an improved installer. One pleasant surprise to be found in MX Linux 21.1 is the mx-samba-config tool for the simplified setup of Samba/CIFS shares.
Another interesting addition is the developers have brought back the disk-manager utility, which automatically detects new partitions at startup, fully manages the configuration of file systems, and allows you to enable/disable write support for NTFS.
If you’re already running the 21.0 version of MX Linux, you can upgrade to the .1 version through the regular update channels.
You can download MX Linux with the Xfce Desktop, KDE Plasma, or MX-Fluxbox.
Read the official release notes from the MX Linux blog.