When comparing antiX vs MX-Linux, the Slant community recommends MX-Linux for most people. In the question“What are the best Linux distributions for an old machine?” MX-Linux is ranked 28th while antiX is ranked 34th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Extremely lightweight
Has a 70-90MB memory footprint.
Pro Quick installation
The installation procedure for antiX is quick and painless. It installs the OS and grub in no time.
Pro Stats appear on the desktop
Pro Works very well on ASUS 1005HA netbook
Faster than other distros tested, including many on this list.
Pro Easy install
Pro Supports non-free drivers
Pro Easy to use
Pro No systemd
Pro Good MX Tools and Package Installer
MX Linux comes with its own set of tools called MX Tools, designed to make life easier for users.
Pro Very stable
Pro Based on Debian
Con Not really free and not available for download in Iran
Con Remixed debian testing
It's mainly a debian stable with some recompiled/backported debian testing packages.
Con Only one Desktop Environment
Con Causes overheating on some hardwares
Other debian based XFCE distros- Xubuntu, Debian XFCE, Devuan leave small footprint on system whereas MXLinux uses too much CPU resources on same system.