CruxEX 3.3 64 bit Linux Live USB is based on CRUX 3.3 (latest version, released 170212), which is all Linux enthusiasts/nerds favorite OS. (CRUX is a lightweight Linux distribution for the x86-64 architecture targeted at experienced Linux users. The primary focus of this distribution is keep it simple, which is reflected in a straightforward tar.gz-based package system, BSD-style initscripts, and a relatively small collection of trimmed packages. The secondary focus is utilization of new Linux features and recent tools and libraries. CRUX also has a ports system which makes it easy to install and upgrade applications). CruxEX 3.3 2017 uses the LXDE Desktop environment. I have replaced the original CRUX kernel with “my” special kernel 4.9.9-exton, with support for “extra everything”.
Kernel 4.9.9 is the latest available stable kernel as of 170216. Among all installed and updated applications are Firefox 51.0, GParted 0.27, File Roller 3.22 (Archive Manager), Gimp 2.8.18, Nvidia Graphics driver 375.26 and Wicd 1.7.2. Furthermore compilation tools so that you can install programs from source.
CruxEX 3.3 2017 build 170216 is – as my previous CRUX-remasters – unique in the world. I.e. there is no other CRUX Live CD/USB (as far as I know). In any case, not for downloading.
See a screenshot of the LXDE Desktop
Screenshot: Prt-get in action
Study ALL installed packages…
CruxEX 2011 Linux LiveCD is based on CRUX 2.7 (latest version), which is all Linux enthusiasts/nerds favorite OS. (CRUX is a lightweight, i686-optimized Linux distribution targeted at Experienced Linux users). CruxEX 2011 uses the Fluxbox Desktop environment. I have replaced the original Crux kernel 220.127.116.11 with “my” special kernel 18.104.22.168-exton, with support for “everything”.
Kernel 22.214.171.124 is the latest available stable kernel. Among all installed applications are Firefox, Thunderbird and Wicd. Furthermore compilation tools so that you can install programs from source.
CruxEX is – as my previous Crux-remasters EXTON-CR LXDE and EXTON-CR KDE – unique in the world. I.e. there is no other CRUX Live CD in any language (as far as I know). In any case, not for downloading.
Kernel with support for almost anything
If you have a new or/and unusual hardware you should try CruxEX. This is because the system (using kernel 126.96.36.199) supports “all forms of” hardware.
The default language (locale) is set to English.
Install to hard disk with Crux Installer
CruxEX can be installed to the hard drive in live mode with Crux Installer, which can be expected to be perceived as positive by some. CRUX – original – contains neither Fluxbox, Gnome, KDE, LXDE, or any other desktop environment.
Login and X configuration
When you start up your computer from the disc you will end up in console mode. Login as the ordinary user linux or as root (superuser) with password linux respectively root. Then run the command startx to enjoy X and Fluxbox. You may need to run the xconfig command before the command startx. You can also (if necessary) edit the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file manually. Editing is done with the command nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf. Go down to the line “Device configured by xorgconfig” and “Section Device”. Replace Driver “vesa”with Driver “nv” if you have an Nvidia card or “radeon” if you have an ATI card. A little further down, you can also change your screen resolution if you wish. Note that you can alternatively first login and make changes to the X when you are in Fluxbox. Edit the xorg.conf file with Leafpad. Then restart Fluxbox. I. e. logout of from Fluxbox.
See a screenshot of the Desktop HERE. Read more about CruxEX HERE (in Swedish).
You can download CruxEX 2011 from The Swedish Linux Society server for free.
md5sum for the ISO file, which is of 284 MB.