CruxEX 2014 (CRUX 3.0) Live USB with LXDE and kernel 3.12.6!

CruxCruxEX 3.0 2014 64bit Linux Live USB is based on CRUX 3.0 (latest version, released 130119), which is all Linux enthusiasts/nerds favorite OS. (CRUX 3.0 is a lightweight Linux distribution for the x86-64 architecture targeted at experienced Linux users). CruxEX 3.0 2014 uses the LXDE Desktop environment. I have replaced the original CRUX kernel 3.6.11 with “my” special kernel 3.12.6-x86_64-exton, with support for “extra everything”.

Kernel etc
Kernel 3.12.6 is the latest available stable kernel as of 140108.
Among all installed applications are Firefox 26.0, Gimp 2.8.10 and Wicd. Furthermore compilation tools so that you can install programs from source.

REMEMBER…
A. KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid) concept, applied to both the system and the development process.
B. CruxEX/
CRUX is targetted at experienced users who don’t mind doing some work themselves, so if you’re an completely new to Linux-based operation systems or want a zero-effort distribution, CruxEX/CRUX is not the optimal choice.
C. Having said A and B I must also say that CruxEX is very easy to install to hard drive and/or a USB pen drive. Takes about 5 min.

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One Response to CruxEX 2014 (CRUX 3.0) Live USB with LXDE and kernel 3.12.6!

  1. extonlinux says:

    Re. differences between CruxEX and CRUX

    Thought I ought to share my correspondence with a subscriber to CRUX@lists.crux.nu re. the difference between CruxEX and CRUX – see below. It might have common interest.

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    On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 12:31 AM, C A Exton wrote:
    I’ve made a new version of CruxEX Live.

    ABOUT
    CruxEX 3.0 2014 64bit Linux Live USB is based on CRUX 3.0 (latest version, released 130119). CruxEX 3.0 2014 uses the LXDE Desktop environment. I have replaced the original CRUX kernel with “my” special kernel 3.12.6-x86_64-exton, with support for “extra everything”.

    KERNEL etc
    Kernel 3.12.6 is the latest available stable kernel as of 140108. Among all installed and updated applications are Firefox 26.0, Gimp 2.8.10 and Wicd. Furthermore compilation tools so that you can install programs from source.

    INSTALL
    CruxEX is very easy to install to hard drive and/or a USB pen drive. Takes about 5 min.

    http://cruxex.exton.net/install-harddisk/index.html

    http://cruxex.exton.net/cruxex-3.0-pen-drive/

    READ MORE: http://cruxex.exton.net

    Subscriber wrote: Nice work. Who is this targeted towards? I notice you do this for many other distros as well? Do you have a team doing this or a bunch of automated tools?

    My answer: Well, CruxEX is targeted towards the same Linux users who like CRUX. I.e. people with some Linux experience, who are not too lazy. Also people who would like to test a CRUX system “live” before a hard drive installation. You can run CruxEX from a USB stick with persistence. All system changes (including new program installations) will be saved on the stick. If you later on decide to install CruxEX to hard drive all changes will follow. A hard drive installation takes about five minutes! So perhaps CruxEX is for some lazy people after all!

    I’m on “vacation” right now. The number of exton distributions has decreased from 66 (all time high in June 2011) to 13. See a complete LIST. It was a bit too much for me to keep 66 distributions up to date. All exton distributions in English (English locale) can also be dowloaded from SourceForge.net. Looking after 13 distributions feels just right for me at the moment. I have no difficulty to keep them updated. I have been doing this for many years now so I have my own methods. I do everything alone. Of course I use some scripts, but not really any “automated tools”.

    Subscriber wrote: How is this any different than me installing stock CRUX on a USB stick with a custom kernel with “extras everything”?

    My answer: Well, you can of course do that (and be happy) but it is time consuming. CruxEX is a “full” Linux (CRUX) system with X etc. As I said before you can install CruxEX in five minutes to a USB stick or to your hard drive.

    CRUX mailing list
    CRUX@lists.crux.nu

    http://lists.crux.nu/mailman/listinfo/crux

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