A new version of PuppEX 2012 Linux Live CD is ready!

PuppEX 2012 is a remaster of Puppy Linux Slacko, released on July 5, 2012. Kernel 3.2.22 is used when running the system live, but if you install PuppEX to hard disk, you can use “my” own compiled kernel 3.5.2-exton instead. PuppEX 2012 uses, like the original Puppy Slacko, JVM, Fvwm95 and IceWM as desktop interface. In PuppEX there are, however, elements of LXDE, such as the file manager PCManFM and LXTerminal. These programs are more useful than ROX-Filer respectively RXVT, I think. The ISO file is on the whole 365 MB, which is due to me including all the necessary additions in order to install programs from source, the extra kernel 3.5.2, Vlc, Gimp and NVIDIA’s own graphics driver 304.37. Slacko is only of 138 MB. PuppEX is despite this still running as fast as the original Puppy, which means it runs very, very fast compared to most other Linux systems.

Kernel 3.5.2 is the second latest available stable kernel (as of 120826). The latest is 3.5.3.

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exGENT 32bit Linux Live DVD – version 120814

GentooI’ve made a new version of exGENT, which is based on Gentoo version 120710 (latest). The old version of exGENT is from 111019. My new exGENT Linux live system uses Fluxbox 1.3.2 as Desktop Environment and “my special” kernel LINUX.EXTON.NET3.0.4-exton. Kernel 3.3.8-gentoo will be used after a hard disk installation. Fluxbox is used because of its speed. The system language is English. Quite new is that I’ve found a suitable installation program, in which a Grub installation (Grub Legacy) is included.

The best thing with exGENT version 120814 is the premier autodetection of hardware and the ability to easily install the system to hard drive and/or USB stick. Installed programs: Among many others Firefox and Wicd. Furthermore compilation tools so that you can install programs from source the Gentoo way. Kernel sources for kernel 3.3.8-gentoo is also included.

exGENT Linux can be installed to hard drive in 5 – 10 min. This means that all of you who might hesitate to perform a normal Gentoo installation – which can take up to a couple of days – now have the chance to get this great Linux system on your computers very easy.

Rolling distribution
Gentoo/exGENT is a rolling distribution, which implies that once you have installed the system on the hard drive there is no need for re-installations (which otherwise is common in the Linux world).

You can run exGENT super fast in RAM. Start Option 2 (Copy2RAM). The launch from the dvd becomes a little slow, but then… A wonderful way to run Linux. After booting the dvd pops out automatically.

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A new version of ExLight 12.04 is ready

Enlightenment logoExLight 12.04 Linux Live DVD is a remaster of Ubuntu 12.04 (alias Precise Pangolin released 120426). The Desktop Environment is Enlightenment 17 (Beauty at your fingertips). Kernel 3.5.0-8-exton is used. Program content: AbiWord 2.9.2, Skype, Wicd, Thunderbird 14.0, Firefox 14.0.1, Gimp 2.6.12, Vlc 2.0.1 and GParted 0.11.0-2. Study the full program LIST. All programs have been updated to the latest available stable version as at August 8, 2012. The system language is English.

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Yet another Ubuntu 3.5 kernel – 32bit

UbuntuNEWS 120807: A new 3.5 kernel for ExLight 12.04 Linux 32bit and other Ubuntu 32bit systems

I have compiled a new 3.5 kernel  for ExLight 12.04 32bit, Ubuntu Barbone  12.04 Exton Remix 32bit or Linux Mint 10, 11, 12 and 13 32bit. The full name of the new kernel is 3.5.0-8.8-exton_i386.

A better kernel
Nothing is so good that it can not be improved (as the saying goes). This also applies to “my” compiled Ubuntu kernels. A disadvantage of my (former) Ubuntu kernels was that you could not install such packages as VirtualBox or Nvidia’s proprietary drivers, which require kernel sources at installation. I have now discovered a better way to compile the kernel, which includes absolutely all specific Ubuntu patches. The above mentioned problem is thus solved in kernel 3.5.0-8.8-exton. It is now possible to install VirtualBox and proprietary hardware drivers with only kernel-headers-3.5.0-8.8-exton installed. Ie full kernel sources are not needed.

A. Get the kernel linux-image-3.5.0-8-exton_3.5.0-8.8_i386.deb
B. Get kernel-headers-exton linux-headers-3.5.0-8-exton_3.5.0-8.8_i386.deb
C. Get kernel-headers-all linux-headers-3.5.0-8_3.5.0-8.8_all.deb

Install command: sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.5.0-8_3.5.0-8.8_all.deb linux-headers-3.5.0-8-exton_3.5.0-8.8_i386.deb linux-image-3.5.0-8-exton_3.5.0-8.8_i386.deb   

Then: Run the command sudo update-grub (if you use Grub2)

A small clarification
“My” kernel 3.5.0-8.8-exton is compiled exactly the same way as all official Ubuntu kernels. That is, The Ubuntu Way. If not, the kernel would not function in an Ubuntu system.

Good luck!

exton /120807

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A new version of ArchEX is ready

ArchArchEX Xfce4 is a Linux live CD based on Arch Linux. Arch motto is KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid). ArchEX uses kernel 3.4.7-1-ARCH (latest Arch kernel) and the Xfce 4.10 Desktop environment. Installed programs: Among many other programs, Firefox 14.0.1, Thunderbird 14.0, Gimp 2.8.0, Vlc 2.0.3, Wicd, GParted and AbiWord. You run the system as root or as the ordinary user live. Root’s and live’s password is root/live. ArchEX can easily be installed to the hard drive (of those who so desire). That is directly while running the live CD. All programs have been updated to the latest available stable version as of August 1, 2012. The system language is English.

Compatible and rolling
ArchEX is (of course) fully compatible with Arch Linux. This means that you (anytime) can upgrade the whole system with the command pacman -Syu. ArchEX/Arch Linux is also a so-called rolling distribution, which implies that once you have installed the system on the hard drive there is no need for re-installations (which otherwise is common in the Linux world).

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