The MX Linux project announced today the general availability for public testing of a community flavor of the MX Linux distribution designed for Raspberry Pi computers.
Meet the MX-Fluxbox Raspberry Pi respin, a special edition of this lightweight and very popular Debian-based GNU/Linux distribution that aims to combine the goodness of MX Linux and the lightweight of the Fluxbox window manager with the flexibility of the official Raspberry Pi OS.
“It unites the user-centered goodness of MX Linux with the educational flexibility of Raspberry Pi OS.”
The Fluxbox environment is accompanied by elements from the renowned GNOME, Xfce and LXDE desktop environments to make things even more fun. On top of that, you’ll find all your favorite apps, such as the Mozilla Firefox ESR web browser, Claws Mail email client, VLC media player, Thunar file manager, FeatherPad text editor, as well as Geany and Thonny IDEs.
You’ll even find the Conky Manager with large Conky collection, NetworkManager as default tool for managing network connections, and the MX-Fluxbox Raspberry Pi version of the official MX Tools, including MX Updater for updating the system.
The MX-Fluxbox Raspberry Pi respin is currently compatible with the Raspberry Pi 3, Raspberry Pi 4, and Raspberry Pi 400 computers. It supports GPIO ports for programming through Scratch and Python, camera port, as well as booting from USB flash drives or USB-connected SSDs.
The first release is dubbed “Ragout” and it’s available for public testing right now in a beta form that you can download using the direct download link below.
Check out the release announcement page for detailed info on how to install and use the MX-Fluxbox Raspberry Pi respin on your Raspberry Pi, and the video below (thanks to developer Jerry Bond) if you want to see it in action!
Image credits: MX Linux/Jerry Bond
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