I’ve made a new version of exGENT, which is based on Gentoo version 120710 (latest). The old version of exGENT is from 111019. My new exGENT Linux live system uses Fluxbox 1.3.2 as Desktop Environment and “my special” kernel 3.0.4-exton. Kernel 3.3.8-gentoo will be used after a hard disk installation. Fluxbox is used because of its speed. The system language is English. Quite new is that I’ve found a suitable installation program, in which a Grub installation (Grub Legacy) is included.
The best thing with exGENT version 120814 is the premier autodetection of hardware and the ability to easily install the system to hard drive and/or USB stick. Installed programs: Among many others Firefox and Wicd. Furthermore compilation tools so that you can install programs from source the Gentoo way. Kernel sources for kernel 3.3.8-gentoo is also included.
exGENT Linux can be installed to hard drive in 5 – 10 min. This means that all of you who might hesitate to perform a normal Gentoo installation – which can take up to a couple of days – now have the chance to get this great Linux system on your computers very easy.
Gentoo/exGENT is a rolling distribution, which implies that once you have installed the system on the hard drive there is no need for re-installations (which otherwise is common in the Linux world).
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You can run exGENT super fast in RAM. Start Option 2 (Copy2RAM). The launch from the dvd becomes a little slow, but then… A wonderful way to run Linux. After booting the dvd pops out automatically.
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The system is a remaster of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS – codenamed “Precise Pangolin”, released today or on April 28 2012. The original system includes the Desktop Environment Unity 5.8. I have added Gnome 3.4, Gnome Classic (Gnome 2.32), KDE 4.8.2, XBMC 11, Cinnamon 1.4, Xfce 4.8 and Fluxbox 1.3.2 as alternatives, so that everyone on the spot (during live operation) can compare the eight different Desktop Environments. The system language is ENGLISH.
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Slackware is the first widely-used Linux system, which is still developing. Slackware has existed since 1993. In comparison with for example Ubuntu and Linux Mint, many people believe that Slackware is “difficult”. Any novice can quickly learn to use Ubuntu they say. My remaster of Slackware 13.37, which I call SlackEX 13.37 Xfce4/Razor-qt Live DVD, is however just as easy to use as Ubuntu and/or Linux Mint. Some tend to complain that the Program Management in Slackware is awkward. That was perhaps earlier the case, but not anymore. Now we have the Application Managers Slackpkg, Sbopkg and Gslapt – a GTK version of slapt-get. They are a piece of cake to use! Slackpkg and Gslapt are preinstalled in SlackEX 13.37. Users of Synaptic will feel at ease with Gslapt.
SlackEX 13.37 also has elements of Slax. Kernel 3.3.1-exton and Xfce 4.8 is used. I have installed Xfce 4.8 myself. KDE is otherwise the default Window Manager in Slackware 13.37. The system can easily be installed to hard disk (during a live session) using a setup program/script, which I call Slack-Installer. Best is to install SlackEX on a USB stick. Any changes you make to the system can be saved directly on the stick. If you choose to install SlackEX to hard disk from your USB stick all your changes are transferred to hard disk. Se below how to do that.
New features in version 120408 of SlackEX (compared with the previous version from 111023)
I have replaced kernel 3.0.4-exton with kernel 3.3.1-exton with support for “everything”. Kernel 3.3.1 is the latest available kernel on kernel.org. Almost all other component software is also upgraded to the latest version by now (2012-04-08 – LIST).
Screenshot of SlackEX´s Xfce 4.8 Desktop »
Screenshot of SlackEX´s Razor-qt 0.4.1 Desktop »
Screenshot of SlackEX´s Fluxbox 1.3.2 Desktop »