DebEX build 150116 with KDE 14.4.2 and kernel 3.18.0-7-exton

DebianNEWS 150116
I have made a new version of DebEX KDE Live DVD. It replaces version 141216. It’s a pure Debian 8 system. I.e.: There are no Ubuntu or Kubuntu elements involved. DebEX KDE uses KDE 4.14.2 as Desktop environment. (The second latest stable version of KDE) and kernel 3.18.0-7-exton. I have installed Nvidia’s proprietary graphic driver 340.65. Furthermore Google Chrome to make it possible to watch Netflix movies. All other installed packages have also been updated to the latest version of 150116. Study the full package list.

Runs from RAM
DebEX KDE can run from RAM. Use Boot alternative 2 (Copy to RAM). When the system has booted up you can remove the disc (DVD) or USB stick. You’ll need at least 2GB RAM to run DebEX from RAM.

About Nvidia’s proprietary graphic driver 340.65 in DebEX Barebone Xfce4 version 150114 and KDE version 150116
If you can and want to use said driver you’ll have to leave X/Xfce4/KDE by pressing Ctrl Alt F1. Log in as root with password root. Then run the command nvidia-xconfig (to create /etc/X11/xorg.conf). Then run startx to enter X/Xfce4/KDE again. You will notice a big difference if you have the right (modern/new) Nvidia card. On certain computers you can’t leave X by pressing Ctrl Alt F1. In that case you can only use said driver after a hard drive installation of DebEX. Then run the command nvidia-xconfig and restart your computer.

Screenshot of the KDE Desktop with Netflix running in version 150116 of DebEX KDE

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DebEX Barebone build 150114 with Xfce4 and kernel 3.18.0-8-exton

DebianNEWS 150114
A new version of DebEX Barebone with Xfce4 and kernel 3.18.0-8-exton (equivalent to Kernel.org’s stable kernel 3.18.1) is ready. It’s a pure Debian 8 system. I.e.: There are no Ubuntu or Kubuntu elements involved. I have now installed Nvidia’s proprietary graphic driver 340.65. Read below about how to use it. All packages have been updated to the latest version of January 14, 2015.

Runs from RAM
DebEX Barebone can run from RAM. Use Boot alternative 3 (Copy to RAM). When the system has booted up you can remove the disc (DVD) or USB stick. You’ll need at least 2 GB RAM to run DebEX from RAM. I.e. superfast!

About Nvidia’s proprietary graphic driver 340.65 in DebEX Barebone Xfce4 version 150114 and DebEX KDE version 141216
If you can and want to use said driver you’ll have to leave X/Xfce4/KDE by pressing Ctrl Alt F1. Log in as root with password root. Then run the command nvidia-xconfig (to create /etc/X11/xorg.conf). Then run startx to enter X/Xfce4/KDE again. You will notice a big difference if you have the right (modern/new) Nvidia card. On certain computers you can’t leave X by pressing Ctrl Alt F1. In that case you can only use said driver after a hard drive installation of DebEX. Then run the command nvidia-xconfig and restart your computer.

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Exton|OS Light Live CD 64 bit with Openbox 3.5.2 :: build 140524

NEWS 140524 about Exton|OS Light Live CD – ISO file of 625 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 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.

Exton|OS Light Live CD is based on Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit (released April 17, 2014) and Debian Jessie. Exton|OS Light’s ISO file (of 625 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.

Runs from RAM
Another great thing is that Exton|OS/Exton|OS Light can run from RAM. Use Boot alternative 2 (Copy to RAM). When the system has booted up you can remove the disc (CD) or USB stick. You’ll need at least 1 GB RAM to run Exton|OS Light that way. Since the system is relatively small (ISO file of 625 MB) Exton|OS will run really fast from RAM. Superfast I would say!

See a screenshot of Exton|OS Light’s Openbox Desktop – live’s

See a screenshot of Exton|OS Light’s Openbox Desktop – root’s

See a screenshot of Exton|OS Light’s Desktop – with Ubiquity running

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ExLight 14.04 – build 140504 – with Enlightenment 0.19

WHAT’S NEW IN VERSION 140504?
1. ExLight is now based on Ubuntu 14.04 alias Trusty Tahr, 64 bit, released April 17, 2014).
2. I have upgraded the Desktop environment Enlightenment (Beauty at your fingertips) to version 0.19. Installed from source.
3. I have replaced kernel 3.13.0-9-exton with kernel 3.13.0-24-exton.
4. ExLight’s ISO file 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 ExLight 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.
5. Another big improvement is that ExLight 14.04 can run from RAM. Use Boot alternative 3 (Copy to RAM). When the system has booted up you can remove the disc (DVD) or USB stick. You’ll need at least 2 GB RAM to run ExLight that way.
6. The installation program Ubiquity (live installer) is now working as intended in ExLight build 140504. I.e. a new user (your user) will be created during the installation process.
7. All programs have been updated to the latest available version as at May 4, 2014. Study the full program LIST.

See a screenshot of the Enlightenment 0.19 Desktop

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Exton|OS 64 bit with Mate 1.6.2 :: build 140415 :: (Ubuntu 14.04 in advance)

Exton|OS is based on upcoming Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit (to be released in a stable version April 26, 2014) and Debian Jessie. Exton|OS’s ISO file 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.

NEWS 140415
A new and much better version of Exton|OS is ready. I have replaced kernel 3.13.0-17-exton with kernel 3.13.0-24-exton. (Kernel.org‘s stable kernel 3.13.9). I have also replaced Ubuntu’s installation program Ubiquity with Exton|OS Installer, which is a clone of Debian Live 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.

The importance of Exton|OS being based on a development version of Ubuntu and on Debian Jessie
I do not think the matter is so important, because Exton|OS uses the Desktop environment Mate (which is based on “old” Gnome 2). During my test runs of Exton|OS I have also not discovered any “bugs”. Furthermore: One could say that Exton|OS build 140415 is stable since the development of new features in upcoming Ubuntu 14.04 have been freezed for several weeks by now.

See a screenshot of Exton|OS’s Mate Desktop

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CruxEX 2014 (CRUX 3.0) Live USB with LXDE and kernel 3.12.6!

CruxCruxEX 3.0 2014 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 2014 uses the LXDE Desktop environment. I have replaced the original CRUX kernel 3.6.11 with “my” special kernel 3.12.6-x86_64-exton, with support for “extra everything”.

Kernel etc
Kernel 3.12.6 is the latest available stable kernel as of 140108.
Among all installed applications are Firefox 26.0, Gimp 2.8.10 and Wicd. Furthermore compilation tools so that you can install programs from source.

REMEMBER…
A. KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid) concept, applied to both the system and the development process.
B. CruxEX/
CRUX is targetted at experienced users who don’t mind doing some work themselves, so if you’re an completely new to Linux-based operation systems or want a zero-effort distribution, CruxEX/CRUX is not the optimal choice.
C. Having said A and B I must also say that CruxEX is very easy to install to hard drive and/or a USB pen drive. Takes about 5 min.

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What is ExTiX 13 64 bit?

ExTiXExTiX 13 64 bit 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.

NEWS 131209
I’ve replaced kernel 3.12.0-2-exton with kernel 3.12.0-7-exton (Kernel.org’s stable kernel 3.12.4, released 131209). I’ve also installed the lastest version of Vlc (version 2.1.1) from source to make it possible to run Vlc when logged in as root. All packages have been upgraded to the lastest version by 131209 – see this LIST. It is possible to install Nvidia’s proprietary drivers in ExTiX if you want or need it. Please read this instruction.

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Yet another version of “The Ultimate Linux System”!

ExTiXNEWS 131109
ExTiX 13
is now based on Ubuntu 13.10, released 131017. I’ve replaced Unity with Gnome 3.10 (latest version, not yet in Ubuntu’s official repositories). Used kernel in version 131109 of ExTiX 13: “My” special kernel 3.12.0-2-exton (Kernel.org’s latest STABLE kernel 3.12) with support for “extra everything”.

Nvidia
It is now possible to install Nvidia’s proprietary drivers in ExTiX if you want or need it. Please read this instruction. The Nvidia drivers in Ubuntu’s repositories – “Current” etc. – can’t be used. It is supposed to be “impossible” to install Nvidia’s latest drivers when running kernel 3.11 – 3.12 without “patches” etc.

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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.

Used KERNEL
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

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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.

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

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