ExTiX 13 with Gnome 3.10 (latest version) and kernel 3.12.0-0-exton

ExTiXExTiX 13 64 bit version 131031 is based on Ubuntu 13.10 released on October 17, 2013. The original system includes the Desktop Environment Unity (Ubuntu). After removing Unity I have installed Gnome 3.10 and Gnome Classic 3.10 (a perfect replacement for Cinnamon). The system language is English.

My special kernel 3.12.0-0-exton corresponding Kernel.org’s kernel 3.12-rc6. The original Ubuntu kernel is 3.11-0-generic. Read more about kernel 3.12.0-0-exton…

Feature OVERVIEW for the Linux 3.12 kernel


Yet another 32 bit version of exGENT (Gentoo)!

GentooNEWS 20131028
I’ve made a new version (20131028) of exGENT 32 bit (Gentoo) Live. The ISO-file is of “only” 738 MB due to the fact that this version (131028) only has LXDE installed as Desktop environment. If you can’t run the other versions (130926 and 131017) because of insufficient RAM memory you can always try this new version. The system language is English.


A new version of DebEX Barebone 64bit based on Debian Jessie/Sid is ready!

DebianThe 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 3.2.0-4-amd64. When installed to hard drive kernel 3.11.1-amd64 can be used. The system language is English.

NEWS 131024
I’ve replaced Fluxbox with LXDE and added the applications GParted (partition editor), AbiWord, Icedove (Thunderbird) and AlsaPlayer. Study the full PACKAGE LIST of 131024. The biggest improvement in version 131024 is that Debian Installer and Debian Live Installer now work flawlessly.

There is no other live version of Debian Jessie (as far as I know).


Install the latest kernel (3.12) for Ubuntu/Debian 64 bit systems

TuxI have compiled yet another Ubuntu/Debian kernel for 64 bit systems. This time kernel 3.12.0-0-exton, equivalent to Kernel.org’s latest kernel 3.12.0-rc6, released 131019.

Feature OVERVIEW for the Linux 3.12 kernel

Install kernel 3.12.0-0-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 3.12.0-0-exton for 64bit systems, you can DOWNLOAD it from here.

for ubuntukernel-3.12.0-0-exton-64bit.zip, which is of 61,2 MB.

Installation instructions
Open the zip-file with WinZip, WinRAR or 7-Zip. Go into the folder ubuntukernel-3.12.0-0-exton-64bit and run this command:
sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.12.0-0_3.12.0-0.2_all.deb \
linux-headers-3.12.0-0-exton_3.12.0-0.2_amd64.deb \

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

A small clarification

“My” kernel 3.12.0-0-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 a Ubuntu/Debian system.

Good luck!

exton  /131023

MeX Linux 13.10 64 bit with four Desktop environments – stable version

MeX logoThe system is a remaster of Ubuntu 13.10 – codenamed Saucy Salamander, released 20131017. The original system includes the Desktop Environment Unity 7.1 (Ubuntu). I have replaced Unity with KDE 4.11.2, Gnome 3.8.4, Gnome Fallback (Classic) 3.8.4 (which makes Cinnamon expendable) and Razor-qt 0.5.2. Everyone can on the spot (during live operation) compare the different four Desktop Environments. The system language is ENGLISH.

Program content etc
Among many other programs LibreOffice, Thunderbird, Firefox, Brasero, Vlc, GParted, Gimp and win32 codecs. In addition, java, flash and all necessary additions in order to install programs from source. All programs have been updated to the latest available stable version as of October 19, 2013. See a complete list of all installed packages.

Get the ISO file (1730 MB) from the Swedish Linux Society’s server.


exGENT (Gentoo) 32 bit live with Gnome 3.8.4 and kernel 3.11.5 (latest)

GentooI’ve made a third version of exGENT 2013. Now with Gnome 3.8.4 and kernel 3.11.5-gentoo-exton. (Kernel.org’s latest!). Version 131017 is for the 32 bit architecture. It replaces version 20130423 of exGENT, which had Cinnamon as Desktop environment. Cinnamon is no longer “needed” since Gnome version 3.8.4 has everything that Cinnamon has (and more).

I’ve kept my two previous versions 20130926 and 20130415 of exGENT on Sourceforge.net. Version 20130926 is for the 64 bit architecture and version
20130415 (32 bit) of exGENT is good for older computers since the system is quite small (631 MB). That can be necessary if your computer has RAM memory of less than 2048 MB.

You’ll run exGENT super fast in RAM. The launch from the dvd becomes a little slow, but then… A wonderful way to run Linux if you have enough RAM. You’ll need at least 2 GB.

exGENT 32 bit version 131017 is in very good shape. Yesterday I could run the following commands without problems:

emerge –ask –update –newuse –deep –with-bdeps=y @world
# emerge –depclean
# revdep-rebuild

The best thing with exGENT 32bit/64bit (Gentoo) Linux Live DVD/CD is the premier autodetection of hardware and the ability to easily install the systems to hard drive and/or usb pen drive. Installed programs: Gnome 3.8.4, LXDE and Fluxbox 1.3.5. Other programs: Abiword, SMPlayer, GParted, Firefox, Thunderbird and NetworkManager. Furthermore compilation tools so that you can install programs from source the Gentoo way. See a complete program LIST (version 131017 ). Three versions of exGENT is available. One for the 64 bit architecture (version 130926) and two for the 32 bit architecture. The system language is English.

The exGENT systems can easily (in about 5 min) be installed to hard drive or/and to a usb pen drive.

Who is exGENT/Gentoo for?
Experienced Linux users or those who really want to learn Linux. (Perhaps also people who are bored with mainstream distributions like Ubuntu).


CruxEX 2013 (CRUX 3.0) Live USB with LXDE and kernel 3.11.4!

CruxCruxEX 3.0 2013 64bit Linux Live USB is based on CRUX 3.0 (latest version, released 130119), which is all Linux enthusiasts/nerds favorite OS. (CRUX 3.0 is a lightweight Linux distribution for the x86-64 architecture targeted at experienced Linux users). CruxEX 3.0 2013 uses the LXDE Desktop environment. I have replaced the original CRUX kernel 3.6.11 with “my” special kernel 3.11.4-x86_64-exton, with support for “extra everything”.

Kernel etc
Kernel 3.11.4 is the latest available stable kernel as of 131008.
Among all installed applications are Firefox 24.0, Gimp 2.8.6 and Wicd. Furthermore compilation tools so that you can install programs from source.