Bento antiX i486

Bento antiX i486 Openbox applications menus
Bento antiX i486 Openbox applications menus

Size: 695 MB

Bento antiX i486 is a respin from the distribution antiX Linux 32bit system with an i486 kernel,rebuilt with the help from members of the antiX forum https: //

The wallpaper comes from a Charlie Henson background on

User level : beginners and up.

Hardware requirements : from 1 GB RAM, 2 GB recommended, and 730 Mhz processor minimum + 7200 RPM HDD or SSD (PATA or SATA).


aantiX Linux is a GNU/Linux distribution that has been around for many years. It is lightweight and designed to run on aging computers. It makes use of the former init system instead of SystemD.

Bento antiX further simplifies the use of antiX by keeping only the body of the system and dressing it up with a single environment built from a few selected programs.

Some of the programs used have been developed over a decade, first for a PCLinuxOS remaster, then used for an Ubuntu remix, and more recently in the Bento antiX spinoff starting 2019/2020.

The Openbox environment requires a small amount of RAM and a low amount of processor power.

Thanks to Openbox configurations provided out-of-the-box and a single desktop environment, Bento antiX makes it easy for users to handle a GNU/Linux system designed to run on most old computers, some as old as 20 years.

The installation disk image is less than 700 MB.

Bento antiX is easy to customize and upgrade, mainly thanks to the antiX and Debian package repositories also providing access to thousands of software packages.

Bento antiX Lxpanel applications menus
Bento antiX Lxpanel applications menus

Main programs

  • Synaptic : Package manager, it allows you to add more applications for current use ;
  • Epiphany-browser : Lightweight web browser ;
  • Leafpad : Very small text editor ;
  • Xpdf : Lightweight pdf viewer ;
  • Xarchiver : Lightweight archive manager ;
  • Gparted : Partitionning tool ;
  • Iso-snapshot-antix : Rebuild your running system as a disk image which can be then used for a new install ;
  • Connman-ui : Lightweight network management tool.


  • Kernel : linux-image-5.2.15-antix.1-486-smp ;
  • Openbox + openbox-menu + obsession : an advanced window manager and its complements ;
  • PCManFM : file manager ;
  • Lxpanel : classic dashboard with application menu, notification area, quick launchers etc.
  • ArandR : configure the screen resolution ;
  • Lxappearance : configure the appearance of various parts of the environment ;
  • Tint2 : very light dashboard (not activated by default) ;
  • Sakura : light and configurable terminal with BASH shell :
  • Zram : Zram for an extra memory amount (block device compressed in RAM / swap located in system memory.).
  • + a few more : htop, mc, Gnome System Tools…

The default user in the live is demo, with the password demo, and the root user has the password root.

Bento antiX PCManFM File Manager
Bento antiX PCManFM File Manager

To get it, go to the Downloads page.