CruxEX 3.1 2014 64 bit Linux Live USB is based on CRUX 3.1 (latest version, released 140716), which is all Linux enthusiasts/nerds favorite OS. (CRUX 3.1 is a lightweight Linux distribution for the x86-64 architecture targeted at experienced Linux users). CruxEX 3.1 2014 uses the LXDE Desktop environment. I have replaced the original CRUX kernel 3.12.24 with “my” special kernel 3.16.3-x86_64-cruxex, with support for “extra everything”.
Version/build 140923 of CruxEX uses kernel 3.16.3-x86_64-exton. Today (140930) I have compiled a new special kernel for CRUX 3.1. I call it 3.16.3-x86_64-cruxex. The CruxEX system now boot up faster than ever before. I’ve added more support for different network cards and sound cards (in the kernel).
Kernel 3.16.3 is the latest available stable kernel as of 140926. Among all installed and updated applications are Firefox 32.0.2, Gimp 2.8.14 and Wicd 184.108.40.206-4. Furthermore compilation tools so that you can install programs from source.
Install my new version of CruxEX 3.1 64bit from 140930 to a USB Pen Drive and save your system changes – read this INSTRUCTION. If you later on decide you want to install CruxEX to hard drive from the USB Pen Drive all your system changes will also be installed to the hard drive.
All packages in MeX Linux have been upgraded to the latest version by 140917. Cairo-Dock has been added. The most important change is that I have replaced the install program Ubiquity with MeX Installer. The installation to hard drive is now so simple that a 10 year old child can do it. Watch a SLIDESHOW of the hard drive installation process.
MORE NEWS 140917
1. MeX Linux is once again based on Linux Mint. (I.e. Linux Mint 17 – codenamed “Qiana“, released 20140531 and on Ubuntu 14.04.1 – codenamed “Trusty Tahr“, released 20140725).
2. The MeX ISO is now a ISO-hybrid, which means that it can very easily be transferred (copied) to a USB pen drive. You can then even run MeX from the USB stick and save all your system changes on the stick. I.e. you will enjoy persistence! I’ve found two scripts which make the installation to USB very simple. The scripts are quite ingenious. Unfortunately, it is not me who have created them. I found the scripts on Kanotix website. There was no direct indication of how good the scripts were, but my tests show that they work flawlessly on USB installations of all normal Ubuntu systems. Read my INSTRUCTION how to use the scripts. (The best way to perform a USB installation).
3. Another big improvement is that MeX now can run from RAM. Use Boot alternative 3 (Copy to RAM). When the system has booted up you can eject the disc (DVD). You’ll need at least 2 GB RAM to run MeX that way. I.e. superfast!
The system language is ENGLISH.
Program content etc
To make it possible to run MeX from RAM I have kept down the number of installed packages. The MeX ISO file is of 1040 MB. The original Mint Linux ISO file is of about 1200 MB. All packages have been updated to the latest available stable version as of September 17, 2014. See a complete list of all installed packages.
My special kernel 3.16.0-15-exton corresponding Kernel.org’s kernel 3.16.2.
Feature OVERVIEW for the Linux 3.16 kernel
NEWS 140910 about Exton|OS Light Live CD – ISO file of 692 MB
I’ve made a new extra version of Exton|OS with only a minimum of packages pre-installed. Among them a terminal emulator (LXTerminal), a Web Browser (Chromium), PCManFM (file manager), NetworkManager, GParted (Partition Editor) and Synaptic (Package Manager). I give you the pleasure of installing all extra packages you need after a hard disk installation of Exton|OS Light. Use Synaptic for that. You can of course also install new packages while running the system live (from CD/USB stick), but nothing will be saved after a reboot. Unless you have followed my USB Install Instruction and used Boot alternative 2 – Persistent. If you have plenty of RAM you can even install big programs (such as LibreOffice) while running the system live even from CD. Exton|OS Light’s Window manager Openbox guarantees lightness and elegance.
This version of Exton|OS Light from 140910 replaces version 140524 of Exton|OS Light.
Exton|OS Light Live CD is based on Ubuntu 14.04.1 64 bit (released July 25, 2014) and Debian Jessie. Exton|OS Light’s ISO file (of 692 MB!) a ISO-hybrid, which means that it can very easily be transferred (copied) to an USB pen drive. You can then even run Exton|OS from the USB stick and save all your system changes on the stick. I.e. you will enjoy persistence! I’ve found two scripts which make the installation to USB very simple. The scripts are quite ingenious. My tests show that they work flawlessly on USB installations of all normal Ubuntu systems. Read my INSTRUCTION how to use the scripts.
All installed packages in Exton|OS Light have been updated to the latest available version as at September 10, 2014. Study the full package list.
My special kernel 3.16.0-7-exton, equivalent to Kernel.org’s stable kernel 3.16, released 140803.