NEWS 130728 about Exton|Defender fc19
I’ve made a new version of Exton|Defender 64bit based on Fedora 19. This time with the Cinnamon 1.9.1 Desktop environment and kernel 3.10.3 (latest, released 130725). Installed packages are otherwise the same as in version 130726. Study the full PACKAGE LIST.
About Exton|Defender SRS (in three versions)
Exton|Defender SRS is a Linux system available as a bootable USB stick (Slackware 14.0, 32bit – version 121120) and Live DVD (Fedora 19, 64bit – version 130726 and 130728) for administrating or repairing your system and data after a crash. Exton|Defender 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, GParted, network tools). Exton|Defender can, however, also be used as a normal Linux Desktop System. It requires no hard drive installation, but can easily be installed to hard drive if you want. Desktop environments: Xfce 4.10 in version 121120, Mate 1.6.1 in version 130726 and Cinnamon 1.9.1 in version 130728.
There is no other live version of Fedora 19 with Cinnamon (as far as I know).
I’ve made a new version of Exton|Defender 64bit based on Fedora 19. I discovered yesterday (to my horror) that version 130721 (the first) had no support for Flash in Firefox, and that such assistance could not easily be installed. Fedora is restrictive with non-open source software. Flash is needed, for, among other things, if you want to use Youtube. In version 130726 I have also installed Vlc, version 2.0.7 and the necessary multimedia codecs. In order to do that, I have added extra software sources (repositories).
Now Exton|Defender fc19 is a real alternative to Ubuntu 13.04 as a Linux Desktop system.
Version 130726 of Exton|Defender fc19 can only be downloaded from SourceForge.net. It is currently (130726) something wrong with the Swedish Linux Society server.
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I’ve made a new version (130721) of Exton|Defender based on Fedora 19 64 bit with Mate 1.6.1 as Desktop environment.
Exton|Defender SRS is a Linux system available as a bootable USB stick (Slackware 14.0, 32bit – version 121120) and Live DVD (Fedora 19, 64bit – version 130721) for administrating or repairing your system and data after a crash. Exton|Defender 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 hard drive installation, but can easily be installed to hard drive if you want. Desktop environment: Xfce 4.10 in version 121120 and Mate 1.6.1 in version 130721.
System Tools included
NTFS-3g, GParted 0.14.0, PartImage 0.6.9, Shred 8.19, Sfdisk (util-linux-ng 2.21.2), Rsync 3.0.9, Ddrescue 1.16, FSArchiver 0.6.12, TestDisk 6.13 and Midnight Commander 4.8.4. Other programs (among many others): LibreOffice, NetworkManager, Firefox, Thunderbird, Gimp, Samba, Java (JDK 7u9) and Java Runtime Environment (JRE), Emacs, Safecopy 1.7, kernel headers (Fedora 19) and many compilation tools. See a complete LIST of all installed packages 121120 (Slackware version) and 130721 (Fedora version).
ExTiX 13 64bit is a remaster of Ubuntu 13.04 released on April 25, 2013. The original system includes the Desktop Environment Unity (Ubuntu). After removing Unity I have installed Gnome 3.8 and Cairo-Dock 3.2.1. The system language is English.
ExTiX 13 has been downloaded in thousands via Sourceforge.net. Today (130711) I have uploaded a new version (130711) with Gnome 3.8. This new version of ExTiX 13 is bug free (as far as I know) and uses the latest kernel 3.10.
I have compiled yet another Ubuntu/Debian kernel for 64 bit systems. This time kernel 3.9.10-2-exton, equivalent to Kernel.org’s latest kernel 3.10, released 130701.
Feature OVERVIEW for the Linux 3.10 kernel
Install kernel 3.10.0-2-exton in Ubuntu/Debian based distributions
My self-compiled Ubuntu kernels can be used in all types of modern Ubuntu systems, including Mint. They can even be used in Debian Wheezy (Debian 7) and Debian Squeeze (Debian 6). If you want to use my kernel 3.10.0-2-exton for 64bit systems, you can download it from HERE.
md5sum for ubuntu-kernel-64bit-3.10.0-exton.zip, which is of 56,1 MB
Open the zip-file with WinZip, WinRAR or 7-Zip. Go into the folder ubuntu-kernel-64bit-3.10.0-exton and run this command:
sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.10.0-2_3.10.0-2.10_all.deb \
Then: Run command sudo update-grub (if you use Grub2).
A small clarification
“My” kernel 3.10.0-2-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 Debian/Ubuntu system.
About DebEX Barebone Linux 64bit
The system is a based on Debian Jessie (upcoming Debian 8?). There are also certain elements of Debian Sid (unstable). LXDE is used as Desktop environment. “The Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment (LXDE) is an extremely fast-performing and energy-saving desktop environment“. DebEX Barebone uses the original Debian kernel 3.9-1-amd64 (Kernel.org’s 3.9.6, stable). The system language is English.
I’ve replaced Fluxbox with LXDE and added the applications GParted (partition editor), AbiWord, Icedove (Thunderbird) and AlsaPlayer. Study the full PACKAGE LIST of 130702.
There is no other live version of Debian Jessie (as far as I know).