MX Linux is the result of the collaborative venture of both antiX and former MEPIS communities. With its latest release, it became the top distro on DistroWatch. MX Linux was developed to accommodate both elegance and efficiency. With its simple configuration that is beginner-friendly, high stability, and performance, it is the hottest distro today. If you already have MX Linux installed, the main question would be: Do I need to reinstall 19.2 if I am already using the 19? Well, good news! There is no need to go through the troubles of reinstalling, as packages are all available in the update channel.
However, if you want a new OS, you can download the latest MX Linux 19.2 here for free! To get MX Linux to run on your personal computer, you need to figure out if it has at least the following: either a CD, DVD, or USB port, a modern Intel (or AMD processor), 512 MB of RAM, 5 GB free of hard drive space, or a 4GB space if you will use a LiveUSB. Etcher is a utility that enables you to create bootable USB drives from an ISO file. It's portable, so you can use it in just about any computer. We recommend this to prepare your USB drive.
If you're using a DVD, place the DVD in the tray and your computer. But if you’re using a LiveUSB, you will have to enter the BIOS setup to change the boot order first. Many PCs have special keys to enter the BIOS. Typically, they are Esc key, Function keys, or even the Shift Key.
You can look at the first screen that pops up when rebooting to find the correct key. Also, you may need to change the order of the boot device (in BIOS): The first step would be booting your PC and going to BIOS. Find the boot order and your USB device. Next, highlight it and move it on top of the list, save, and exit. Your system can now recognize the USB drive during the boot process. Now you can, plug your USB drive and reboot your computer.
If you just want to try out MX Linux, we recommend you to go with the Live USB option. That's because it allows you to run MX Linux on your PC without really installing it. This means that you can get a feel of how it works and see if it is compatible to your computer without permanently changing your system. If you don’t like it, you can just go back to your current OS like nothing’s changed.