WHAT’S NEW IN VERSION 161016?
NOTE: Version 161016 replaces version 160810.
1. ExLight is now based on Ubuntu 16.10 (alias Yakkety Yak) and Debian 8.6 Jessie.
2. I have upgraded the Desktop environment Enlightenment (Beauty at your fingertips) to version 0.20.99.0 (from 0.19.12).
3. I have replaced kernel 4.6.0-10-exlight with my special kernel 4.8.0-21-exton corresponding Kernel.org’s stable kernel 4.8. If you want to use “my” kernel in another Ubuntu/Debian system you can download it.
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!
5. Another big improvement is that ExLight 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 version 161016. I.e. a new user (your user) will be created during the installation process.
7. I have installed Nvidia’s proprietary graphics driver 370.28.
8. I have added seven animated wallpapers.
What’s new in kernel 4.8?
The Desktop Environment is Enlightenment 0.20.99.0 (Beauty at your fingertips). Kernel 4.8.0-21-exton is used. (Kernel.org‘s stable kernel 4.8). Program content: Libre Office, Synaptic, GParted, SMPlayer (an alternative to Vlc), Wicd, PCManFM, Google Chrome (for watching Netflix movies) and Gimp. Furthermore compilation tools so that you can install programs from source. I have also included Nvidia’s proprietary graphics driver 370.28. It has support for the following GPUs (among others): GeForce 10, GeForce 900, GeForce 800A, GeForce 800M, GeForce 700, Quadro Series, GeForce GTX 970M and GeForce GTX 980M. Study the full ExLight program LIST. All programs have been updated to the latest available version as at October 16, 2016.
The system language is English.
Some cool things to do in ExLight Linux…
ExLight – how to change Enlightenment theme
ExLight running Google Chrome with Netflix
ExLight running Spotify
I have compiled Chromium OS from source. Just for fun. Chromium OS is an open-source project that aims to build an operating system that provides a fast, simple, and more secure computing experience for people who spend most of their time on the web. My Chromium OS Build 160525 is for all 64 bit “normal” Desktop computers and laptops. If you have unusual hardware you could check out ArnoldTheBat’s special Chromium OS builds.
How do I run Chromium OS?
Normally you run Chromium OS from a USB stick, but the system can also be installed to hard drive. Could be useful if you want to bring new life to an old computer. Be aware of the fact that Chromium OS can’t be installed together with other Linux systems (or any other OS). It will “take” the whole disk.
The difference between Chromium OS and Google Chrome OS
Chromium OS is the open source project, used primarily by developers, with code that is available for anyone to checkout, modify, and build.
Google Chrome OS is the Google product that OEMs ship on Chromebooks for general consumer use.
Screenshots when Chromium OS is running
Showing installed apps – screenshot 1
As you can see it shows a lot of Android apps installed by me on my Android mobile phone using the same Gmail address as the one I’ve used to log in to Chromium in Chromium OS (ChromX). Even Google Play Store is there. All apps (for example Google Maps) work, but you can’t install new apps using Google Play Store.
Spotify is running – screenshot 2
I have made a new version of ExTiX – The Ultimate Linux System. I call it ExTiX 16.2 KDE Live DVD. (The previous version was 15.4).
ExTiX 16.2 KDE DVD 64 bit is based on Debian 8.4 Jessie/Debian 9 Stretch and Ubuntu 16.04. The original system includes the Desktop Environment Unity (Ubuntu). After removing Unity I have installed KDE Frameworks 5.15.0 with KDE 4.15. KDE Frameworks are 60 addon libraries to Qt which provide a wide variety of commonly needed functionality in mature, peer reviewed and well tested libraries with friendly licensing terms.
ExTiX KDE is now more stable than ever. All packages have been upgraded to the latest version by 160508.
The system language is ENGLISH.
My special kernel 4.4.0-19-exton corresponding Kernel.org’s kernel 4.4.6.
What’s new in kernel 4.4?
Screenshot of ExTiX 16.2 Desktop – KDE 4.15
Screenshot of ExTiX 16.2 when ExTiX 16.2 is running in Virtualbox
I have made a new version of DebEX 64 bit Gnome Live DVD. It replaces version 141014. It’s a pure Debian system. It uses Gnome 3.14 and Mate 1.8.2 as Desktop environments. Gnome 3.14 is winning back disillusioned Linux users. I have installed Nvidia’s proprietary graphic driver 340.65 in this new version of DebEX. Furthermore Google Chrome to make it possible to watch Netflix movies. All other installed packages have also been updated to the latest version as of 150122.
DebEX is based on Debian Jessie (upcoming Debian 8). There are also certain elements of Debian Sid (unstable).
Screenshot of the Gnome Desktop in version 150122 of DebEX Gnome
Screenshot of the Mate Desktop in version 150122 of DebEX Gnome
CruxEX 3.1 64 bit Linux Live CD/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 2015 uses the LXDE Desktop environment. I have replaced the original CRUX kernel with “my” special kernel 3.18.3-x86_64-cruxex, with support for “extra everything”.
Kernel 3.18.3 is the latest available stable kernel as of 150119. Among all installed and updated applications are Firefox 38.0 (Nightly), Gimp 2.8.14 and Wicd. I have also included Nvidia Graphic driver 346.35. It has support for the following GPUs: GeForce 800A, GeForce 800M, GeForce GTX 970M and GeForce GTX 980M. Furthermore compilation tools so that you can install programs from source.
MORE NEWS 150119
CruxEX 2015 is distributed both as an ISO file and a Zip file. Install my new version of CruxEX 3.1 64bit from 150119 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. Or burn the ISO file to a CD and run CruxEX live the “normal” way. Mainly the ISO file is for all of you who like to run and test Linux systems in VirtualBox (before installing the systems to hard drive).
CruxEX 3.1 2015 build 150119 is – as my previous CRUX-remasters – unique in the world. I.e. there is no other CRUX Live CD/USB in any language (as far as I know). In any case, not for downloading.
See a screenshot of the LXDE Desktop
NEWS about ExTiX Light 150105
My lighter version of ExTiX is also based on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn. It uses Razor-qt as Desktop Environment, Slim as Login Manager and kernel 3.16.0-21-exton, equivalent to Kernel.org’s stable kernel 3.16.4, released 141005. (Razor-qt is an advanced, easy-to-use, and fast desktop environment based on Qt technologies. It has been tailored for users who value simplicity, speed, and an intuitive interface). All packages in ExTiX Light 15.1 have been updated to the latest available stable versions as of January 5, 2015. Google Chrome is included, which makes it possible to watch Netflix movies. It is not possible in Firefox (in Linux). My info/instructions also apply to ExTiX Light. I.e. just log in as root (with password root) or extix (with no password) from Slim’s login screen to Razor-qt.
Program content etc.
Among many other programs AbiWord, Firefox, Thunderbird, GParted, Brasero, Vlc, Gimp and win32 codecs. In addition Java and all necessary additions in order to install programs from source. All programs have been updated to the latest available stable version as of January 5, 2015.
Screenshot of the live Desktop in ExTiX 15.1 Light with Razor-qt 0.5.2
New features in version 141220 of SlackEX
SlackEX build 141220 comes as a ZIP-file for direct installation to a USB stick. I have replaced kernel 3.16.1-x86_64-exton with kernel 3.18.1-x86_64-exton with support for “everything”. KDE is downgraded to version 4.10.5 from version 4.11.1. All other component software is also upgraded to the latest Slackware version by now. I may mention in particular GParted 0.17.0 (latest, not in Slackware’s repositories), VirtualBox 4.3.20 (latest, not in Slackware’s repositories), AbiWord 2.8.6 (not in Slackware’s repositories), Gimp 2.8.10 (installed from source), GSlapt 0.5.3h, Firefox 31.3, Thunderbird 31.3, Samba 3.6.8 and GCC 4.8.2. Furthermore I have installed Grub2, which can be used as boot loader (if you want) after a hard drive install. Study the full package LIST.
Kernel 3.18.1 is the latest stable kernel available from Kernel.org. Released (20141216).
Feature OVERVIEW for the Linux 3.18 kernel
I’ve made yet a new version (20141205) of exGENT. This time for the 32 bit architecture. I call it exGENT 2015 LXDE Live DVD. The new version (141205 of 1170 MB) uses LXDE as Desktop environment. All installed packages in exGENT 32 bit have been updated to the latest available version by 141205. I have included Porthole Package Manager also in this version of exGENT. Used kernel: 3.16.5-gentoo-exton.
Two versions of exGENT
Version 141130: exGENT 64 bit 2015 Xfce4 Live DVD
Version 141205: exGENT 32 bit 2015 LXDE Live DVD
Quick install to Hard Drive
exGENT Linux can be installed to hard drive in 3 – 10 min. (Depending on computer type). 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 (Gentoo) installed on your computers very easy.
You can (if you like) use Porthole Package Manager, which is preinstalled in exGENT version 141205. Porthole is a front-end for Portage, the Gentoo Package management system. It allows you to browse through available software packages and install them easy as pie.
Who is exGENT/Gentoo for?
Experienced Linux users or those who really want to learn Linux.
See a screenshot of the Xfce4, Lxqt or LXDE Desktops.
The best thing with exGENT (Gentoo) Linux Live DVD is the premier autodetection of hardware and the ability to easily install the system to hard drive and/or a USB stick.
Quick install to Hard Drive and/or USB stick
exGENT Linux can be installed to hard drive and/or a usb pen drive in 1 – 5 min. (Depending on computer type). 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 (Gentoo) installed on your computers very easy. Read here how the installation works.
Four Desktop environments
Cinnamon 1.6.7, Gnome 3.6.3, LXDE and Fluxbox 1.3.5 are used as Desktop environments. Other installed programs: Abiword, SMPlayer, GParted, Firefox 20.0.1, Thunderbird and Wicd. Furthermore compilation tools so that you can install programs from source the Gentoo way. See a complete package LIST.
Genkernel 3.8.8-gentoo-exton is used.
The system language is English.
READ MORE …. (in English).
On the disc EXTON MultiBootCD 9-OS there is the following nine (9) Linux Systems: Slax 6.1.2, Puppy Lucid 5.2.8, Tiny Core 4.0, xPUD 0.9.2, Parted Magic 6.7, 4MLinux 2.3, SliTaz (Cooking), Netboot.me and CDlinux 0.9.6.1. Read more about EXTON MultiBootCD 9-OS…(also in English).
The ISO file (exton-multibootcd-9os-673mb-111006.iso) can be downloaded from the Swedish Linux Society server.