antiX, a fast, lightweight and easy to install Linux live CD distribution based on Debian Testing for Intel-AMD x86 compatible systems, is out of testing and has reached version M12.
The developers of antiX M12 took their time in building this new version and it took them 15 months to provide a new distro after the M11 release.
is codenamed Edelweißpiraten and comes in three distinct flavors. The Full version has five window managers: IceWM (which is used as default), Fluxbox, JWM (all with or without a Rox desktop), wmii (already configured), and dwm.
The Full version also comes with an impressive collection of applications, including the LibreOffice suite, EPDFView, Iceweasel 10 as an Internet browser, Claws-mail as the default email client, XMMS audio player, Streamtuner2 for audio streaming, Rox-filer, Gucview, synaptic, Yad, and a lot of useful scripts.
The second version is Base and it has a smaller number of installed applications (the rest of them can still be downloaded from repositories): Fluxbox, JWM, wmii, dwm, Iceweasel 10, base edition of antiX-control-center, rox-filer, and SpaceFM with udevil.
The smallest distribution is the Core and has no X installed, featuring the cli-installer only.
All the above distributions use the Debian Testing repositories, all applications upgraded via Debian 'Testing' repositories up to 06 August 2012, and they feature Linux kenel 3.5.0, customized for antiX to allow booting with PI and AMD K5/K6 CPUs.
Besides some various improvements in running live persistence, even with a NTFS partition (not recommended though), there are some known issues, according to the developers:
Use new_usb.sh to install to usb, not antix2usb gui application.
To install grub to root partition, simply unclick the MBR box.
A complete list of changes and updates can be found in the official announcement
Download antiX M12
right now from Softpedia.