Exton|Defender is a Linux system available as a bootable DVD or USB stick for administrating or repairing your system and data after a crash. It aims to provide an easy way to carry out admin tasks on your computer, such as creating and editing the hard disk partitions. It comes with a lot of Linux software such as system tools and basic tools (editors, Midnight Commander, network tools). Exton|Defender can , however, also be used as a normal Linux Desktop System. It requires no installation, but can easily be installed to hard drive or to a USB stick.
System tools included
NTFS-3g, TestDisk 6.11.3, GParted 0.6.2, PartImage 0.6.9, Shred 8.5, Sfdisk (util-linux-ng 2.17.2), Rsync, Ddrescue 1.13, FSArchiver 0.6.10 and Midnight Commander. Other programs (among many others): Wicd 1.7.0, AbiWord 2.8.6, Firefox 3.6.9, Gimp 2.6.8, Samba, Java Runtime Environment (JRE), Emacs 23.2.1 and many compilation tools (for instance gcc 4.5.1).
Slackware is the first widely-used Linux system, which is still developing. Slackware has existed since 1993. In comparison with for example Ubuntu and Linux Mint, many people believe that Slackware is “difficult”. Any novice can quickly learn to use Ubuntu they say. My remaster Exton|Defender 13.1 is however just as easy to use as Ubuntu and/or Linux Mint. Some tend to complain that the Program Management in Slackware is awkward. That was perhaps earlier the case, but not anymore. Now we have the Application Managers Slackpkg, Sbopkg and Gslapt – a GTK version of slapt-get. They are a piece of cake to use! All three Program Managers are preinstalled in Exton|Defender 13.1. Users of Synaptic will feel at ease with Gslapt.
Exton|Defender 13.1 also has elements of Slax. Kernel 2.6.35-exton-defender (compiled with gcc 4.5.1) and LXDE is used. KDE 4.4.3 is otherwise the default Window Manager in Slackware 13.1. The system can easily be installed to hard disk (during a live session) using a setup program/script, which I call Slack-Installer. Best is to install Exton|Defender on a USB stick. Any changes you make to the system can be saved directly on the stick. If you choose to install Exton|Defender to hard disk from your USB stick all your changes are transferred to hard disk.
You may read more about Exton|Defender´s features HERE.