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MX Linux 21.1 Brings Much Needed Stability with Updated Debian Base

A summary of the new changes and features of MX Linux 21.1 “Wildflower”.

MX Linux 21.1 Wildflower
MX Linux 21.1 Wildflower

MX Linux 21.1

MX Linux team announced the first point release of MX Linux 21 series, i.e. MX Linux 21.1, today with essential updates and changes to this lightweight Linux operating system. Coming after the MX Linux 21 release in October 2021, this version of MX Linux 21.1 is rebased with Debian 11.3 Bullseye.

In addition to that, this release reinstated the disk-manager application in the official ISO images and added mx-samba-config for those who want to configure Samba and CIFS file share.

Moreover, the Linux Kernel 5.16 is now available in the Advanced Hardware Support ISO image containing the Xfce desktop environment.

“If you are already running MX-21, there is no need to reinstall. Packages are all available thru the regular update channel.” said the team.

So, if you want to install this version in a new system, we recommend you download the proper ISO images (32-bit and 64-bit) for your use case from the below link, including both Xfce and KDE Plasma variants.

If you are already using MX Linux 21.0 series, fire up a terminal and run the below commands to upgrade your system, if not done already.

sudo apt update
sudo apt full-upgrade

Download and Additional Links

Xfce Desktop

KDE/Plasma Desktop


Other download locations:

Torrents here:


Finally, it is one of the much-needed point releases to achieve stability in this series. It is arguably one of the few Linux distributions with a vision and supports older hardware. So, download, use, give feedback and enjoy MX Linux.

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