The system is a remaster of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS – codenamed “Precise Pangolin”, released today or on April 28 2012. The original system includes the Desktop Environment Unity 5.8. I have added Gnome 3.4, Gnome Classic (Gnome 2.32), KDE 4.8.2, XBMC 11, Cinnamon 1.4, Xfce 4.8 and Fluxbox 1.3.2 as alternatives, so that everyone on the spot (during live operation) can compare the eight different Desktop Environments. The system language is ENGLISH.
ExLight 12.04 Linux Live DVD is a remaster of Ubuntu 12.04 (alias Precise Pangolin). The Desktop Environment is Enlightenment 17 (Beauty at your fingertips). Kernel 3.2.0-23-generic is used. Program content: AbiWord 2.9.2, Skype 188.8.131.52, Wicd 184.108.40.206, Thunderbird 11.0.1, Firefox 11.0, Gimp 2.6.12, Vlc 2.0.1 and GParted 0.11.0-2. Study the full LIST. All programs have been updated to the latest available stable version as at 17 April 2012.
The system language is English.
See a screenshot of ExLight running Enlightenment
Version 10 of ExTiX 64bit with Gnome 3.4, Gnome Shell, Razor-qt 0.4.1 and kernel 3.2.0-23-generic is ready. ExTiX 10 64bit is based on Ubuntu 12.04. All programs have been updated to the latest version as of 20120414. Study the full PROGRAM LIST.
Screenshot of the standard Desktop – ExTiX 10 Gnome 3.4
Screenshot of Desktop – ExTiX 10 Gnome 3.4 with Nvidia graphic card
Screenshot of Desktop – ExtiX 10 Gnome Shell
Screenshot of Desktop – ExtiX 10 with Razor-qt running
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 of Slackware 13.37, which I call SlackEX 13.37 Xfce4/Razor-qt Live DVD, 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! Slackpkg and Gslapt are preinstalled in SlackEX 13.37. Users of Synaptic will feel at ease with Gslapt.
SlackEX 13.37 also has elements of Slax. Kernel 3.3.1-exton and Xfce 4.8 is used. I have installed Xfce 4.8 myself. KDE is otherwise the default Window Manager in Slackware 13.37. 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 SlackEX on a USB stick. Any changes you make to the system can be saved directly on the stick. If you choose to install SlackEX to hard disk from your USB stick all your changes are transferred to hard disk. Se below how to do that.
New features in version 120408 of SlackEX (compared with the previous version from 111023)
I have replaced kernel 3.0.4-exton with kernel 3.3.1-exton with support for “everything”. Kernel 3.3.1 is the latest available kernel on kernel.org. Almost all other component software is also upgraded to the latest version by now (2012-04-08 – LIST).
Screenshot of SlackEX´s Xfce 4.8 Desktop »