Size: 678 MB
Bento antiX amd64 is a spinoff of the antiX Linux 64bit system rebuilt with the help from members of the antiX forum https://www.antixforum.com.
User level: beginners and up.
Hardware requirements: 1 to 4 GB of RAM at least, and 64 bits processor, (minimum power not tested) + HDD 7200 RPM or SSD (PATA or SATA).
antiX 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.
- Synaptic: Package manager, it allows you to add more applications for current use;
- Epiphany-browser : Lightweight web browser;
- Galculator: calculator;
- Celluloid: watch videos;
- Xfburn: burn CDs;
- Leafpad: Text editor;
- Flameshot: take screenshots;
- Gpicview: view images;
- Xpdf: Lightweight pdf viewer;
- Xarchiver: Lightweight archive manager;
- Gparted: Partition editor.
- Kernel : linux-image-4.19.0-16-amd64
- Openbox + openbox-menu + obsession: 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;
- Iso-snapshot-antix: To rebuild your system as an installation disk image;
- Connman-ui: A lightweight network management tool.
- Zram for an extra memory amount.
The default user in the live is demo, with the password demo, and the root user has the password root.
To get it, go to the Downloads page.