antiX Linux review from my view
Recently, I have download another light-weight Debian based Linux antiX. I install it on a separate harddisk. It installed successfully and have not delete other operating systems on grub menu. I use it for several hours. First of all I like the philosophy of naming itself. AntiX developed by 'anticatpitalist'. Great combination. I have not found any kind of history related to antiX operating system. I thought developer might be a diehard leftist. He is a protester of allkind of capitalism. I support you from the philosophical view.
I am trying antiX-M8.5-486 version. Code name is: Marek Edelman. I am not sure whether it is a codename or not. I saw this revolutionist on boot screen. I searched Google and found huge information about 'Marek Edelman'. Naming Linux using leftist name is a really unique idea. I also thought that Linux should be a power of poor people. 'Linux' itself and 'open source' are a revolution against all kind of capitalism act of software giants. Linux will always fight against all kind of fundamentalism, capitalism and terrorism. I think s/he tries to focus on this. I welcome you and I like and support this idea. I wish to see famous revolutionist face on next versions.
What I got?
1. Antix-m8.5 use icewm for doing activity with window related activities. It don't have any desktop icon but we can use 'Rox' window manager with desktop icon. I don't like to see many icons on desktop. I like iconless desktop on 'icewm'.
2. Antix-m8.5 use 'pcmanfm' as file manager. This works fine with me. I am satisfied to this tiny file manager. I use it on LXDE, I am joyful to know that pcmanfm also works on 'icewm'.
3. In Office menu antix-m8.5 include 'Calculator', 'AbiWord', 'ePDFviewer', 'Gnumeric', 'iceape Address Book', 'Osmo', 'Phonebook'. All are light-weight and full functional faster application. I think a general user does not need more in a office suit.
4. You would get many kind of essential application on Network menu. AntiX Default browser is 'Iceape' . It is a mozila related work and fork of Seaminkey. This full-featured web-browser worked fine for me. But I like to use Firefox and Google chrome (ium). You can chat, compose or check mail, browse through FTP etc. job with antix-m8.5.
5. There are many items on Multimedia section. You can play audio, video, can rip any audio CD or burn CD or DVD. You can record sound with external microphone and edit. You can use webcam using 'Cheese', Gxine also included for better video viewing experience. Antix also added famous 'Goggles Music Manager' (I wrote a post on it, named: …...). DVD slideshow making is very easy with 'imagination' a simple and lightweight DVD slideshow maker. It has famous audio player XMMS (x multimedia system). This is a look alike of famous windows based audio player 'WinAmp'. When I was on 'windows', I never ever use another music player instead of winamp. After transforming in linuxuser I found XMMS, but as a Ubuntu user I always missed it (I don't know what's the problem within ubuntu and xmms.). Antix-m8.5 also include 'Mplayer'. It is a famous and powerful video player on Linux.
6. Game: It has only 3 (Three) Games installed. It also has a 'DOSBox Emulator', So you can run DOS games using this. It also have my alltime favourite 'Lbreakout', also has 'sudoku-savant', and 'xmahjongg'.
7. Default background is really great. I like to get some information about this image, but can't. Nothing wrote anywhere.
At last I must say that I like the idea. This is really a very light operating system. Puppy also a light runner, but antiX has pcmanfm for exploring files and folder. Rox is also powerful and better. But it only support only 'one click' option. I am not familiar with it. (I will tell you later, why I like pcmanfm file management)
I think if Mepis or own community keep support to it, antiX will go many miles on future.
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