The system is a based on Debian Wheezy (upcoming Debian 7). Fluxbox 1.3.2 is used as Desktop environment. Fluxbox is very light on resources and easy to handle but yet full of features to make an easy, and extremely fast, desktop experience. I have replaced the original Debian kernel 3.2 with “my” special kernel 3.7.0-7-exton (Kernel.org’s 3.7, stable). The system language is English.
Why has the kernel been replaced?
There has been added a lot of different kinds of hardware support etc. in kernel 3.7. So if you have acquired new hardware, which is not supported in your Linux systems based on Debian/Ubuntu it might be worth testing DebEX Barebone. There is, among other things, support for brand new USB devices, like printers and cameras, etc. If you just want to switch to a newer Debian/Ubuntu kernel, you can read HERE – 64bit or HERE – 32bit.
Program content etc
As the name suggests, DebEX Barebone has only a minimum of software installed in advance. Among them LXTerminal, PCManFM, Leafpad, Wicd, Iceweasel (Firefox) and Synaptic. All programs have been updated to the latest available version as of January 10, 2013. See a complete LIST of all installed packages. I will give you the pleasure of installing all extra packages YOU need after a hard disk installation of DebEX Barebone.