LFA (Linux For All) 64 bit with four different Desktop Environments

LFAYet another version of LFA (Linux for All) is out. This time based on Ubuntu 14.10, codenamed Utopic Unicorn, released October 23, 2014. The original system includes the Desktop Environment Unity (Ubuntu). I have added LXDE, Razor-qt and XBMC (An award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub for digital media) as alternatives, so that everyone on the spot (during live operation) can compare the different four Desktop Environments. The system language is ENGLISH.

Program content etc
Among many other programs AbiWord, Firefox, Skype, Thunderbird, Vlc, Blechbit, Xsane, Gecko-Mediaplayer, Acetoneiso, Audacity, Minitube, Clementine, Xchat, Pidgin och Teamviewer and win32 codecs. In addition, java, flash and all necessary additions in order to install programs from source. All programs have been updated to the latest available stable version as of November 20, 2014. See a complete list of all installed packages.

LFA is easily installed to a USB storage device (with persistence) and/or hard drive.

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ExTiX 14.2 Light build 141019 based on Ubuntu 14.10 “Utopic Unicorn”

ExTiXA brand new version of ExTiX Light
My new lighter version of ExTiX is now 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 14.2 have been updated to the latest available stable version as of October 19, 2014.

NOTE about Ubuntu 14.10 “stable”
Ubuntu 14.10 is to be “officially” released 141023. The ISO files (stable) can however be downloaded already (141019).

Screenshot of the live Desktop in ExTiX Light with Razor-qt 0.5.2

ExTiX Light 14.2 can be downloaded from SourceForge.net or from the Swedish Linux Society.

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LFA build 140817, 14.04.1, 64 bit, with Unity (Ubuntu) and three other Desktop Environments

LFALFA (Linux for All) is a remaster of Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, codenamed Trusty Tahr, released July 25, 2014. The original system includes the Desktop Environment Unity (Ubuntu). I have added LXDE, Razor-qt and XBMC (An award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub for digital media) as alternatives, so that everyone on the spot (during live operation) can compare the different four Desktop Environments. The system language is ENGLISH.

News about LFA build 140817
1. The LFA 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 LFA 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. My tests show that they work flawlessly on USB installations of all normal Ubuntu systems. Read my INSTRUCTION how to use the scripts.
2. Another big improvement is that LFA now can run from RAM. Use Boot alternative 3 (Copy to RAM). It will look like this. 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 LFA that way.
3. LFA is now more stable than ever. All packages have been upgraded to the latest version by 140817. To make it possible to run LFA from RAM I have uninstalled three big packages; LibreOffice, Google Earth and Google Chrome.
4. Kernel 3.15.0-0-exton is replaced by kernel 3.16.0-7-exton, equivalent to Kernel.org’s stable kernel 3.16, released 140803.
5. I have also replaced Ubuntu’s installation program Ubiquity with LFA Live 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.

Screenshot – Ubuntu Desktop

Screenshot – Razor-qt Desktop

Screenshot – LXDE Desktop

Screenshot – XBMC Desktop

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ExTiX 14.1 Light, build 140515, with Razor-qt and kernel 3.15.0-0-exton

ExTiXExTiX 14.1 64 bit is based on Debian/Ubuntu 14.04. The original system includes the Desktop Environment Unity (Ubuntu). After removing Unity I have installed Razor-qt 0.5.2 (in ExTiX Light, build 140515) respectively Gnome 3.10 and Gnome Classic 3.10 (in ExTiX 14.1, build 140423). The system language is English.

NEWS ABOUT ExTiX 14.1 Light build 140515
I’ve made a new lighter version of ExTiX 14.1. It uses Razor-qt as Desktop Environment, Slim as Login Manager and kernel 3.15.0-0-exton. (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).

Screenshot of the live Desktop in ExTiX 14.1 Light with Razor-qt 0.5.2

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LFA 14.04, 64 bit, with Unity (Ubuntu) and three other Desktop Environments

LFAAbout LFA (Linux For All)
The system is a remaster of Ubuntu 14.04 – codenamed Trusty Tahr, released April 17, 2014.
The original system includes the Desktop Environment Unity (Ubuntu). I have added LXDE,Razor-qt and XBMC (An award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub for digital media) as alternatives, so that everyone on the spot (during live operation) can compare the different four Desktop Environments. The system language is ENGLISH.

News about LFA build 140511
1. The LFA 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 LFA 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.
2. Another big improvement is that LFA now can run from RAM. Use Boot alternative 3 (Copy to RAM). It will look like this. 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 LFA that way.
3. LFA is now more stable than ever. All packages have been upgraded to the latest version by 140511. To make it possible to run LFA from RAM I have uninstalled three big packages; LibreOffice, Google Earth and Google Chrome.
4. Kernel 3.13.0-17-exton is replaced by kernel 3.15.0-0-exton.
5. I have also replaced Ubuntu’s installation program Ubiquity with LFA Live 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.

Program content etc

Among many other programs AbiWord, Firefox, Skype, Thunderbird, Vlc, Blechbit, Xsane, Gecko-Mediaplayer, Acetoneiso, Audacity, Minitube, Clementine, Xchat, Pidgin och Teamviewer and win32 codecs. In addition, java, flash and all necessary additions in order to install programs from source. All programs have been updated to the latest available stable version as of May 11, 2014. See a complete list of all installed packages.

Used KERNEL
My special kernel 3.15.0-0-exton corresponding Kernel.org’s kernel 3.15-rc4, released 140505. The original Ubuntu kernel is 3.13.

Feature OVERVIEW for the Linux 3.15 kernel

Screenshot – Ubuntu Desktop

Screenshot – Razor-qt Desktop

Screenshot – LXDE Desktop

Screenshot – XBMC Desktop

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LFA (Linux For All) build 140317

LFABuild 140317 of LFA (with five different Desktop environments) is now more stable than ever. All packages have been upgraded to the latest version by 140317.

NEWS
Kernel 3.13.0-6-exton is replaced by kernel 3.13.0-17-exton corresponding Kernel.org’s stable kernel 3.13.6, released 140307. I have also replaced Ubuntu’s installation program Ubiquity with LFA Live 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.

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LFA (Linux for All) – build 140306

LFA
Version 140306, 13.10, 64 bit, with Mate and four other Desktop Environments

About
The system is a remaster of Ubuntu 13.10 – codenamed Saucy Salamander, released on October 17, 2013. The original system includes the Desktop Environment Unity 7.1 (Ubuntu). I have added LXDE, Mate 1.6.0, Razor-qt 0.4.1 and XBMC 12.0 (An award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub for digital media) as alternatives, so that everyone on the spot (during live operation) can compare the different five Desktop Environments. The system language is ENGLISH.

Changes
I have corrected some minor errors. LFA is now more stable than ever. All packages have been upgraded to the latest version by 140306.

Who is LFA for?
All who like Ubuntu/Debian. In addition, anyone who wants to run a Linux system from an USB stick and saving system changes on the stick. A hard disk installation thus becomes “unnecessary”. Especially as you can run LFA super fast in RAM. (You’ll need then at least 2 GB of RAM in your computer). Furthermore, anyone who wants a “ready to go” Linux system. “All” necessary programs are pre-installed in LFA. The LFA ISO-file is of 1610 MB. Ubuntu original is of about 900 MB.

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A new version of LFA (Linux for All) is ready!

LFA
Version 140131, 13.10, 64 bit, with Mate and four other Desktop Environments

About
The system is a remaster of Ubuntu 13.10 – codenamed Saucy Salamander, released on October 17, 2013. The original system includes the Desktop Environment Unity 7.1 (Ubuntu). I have added LXDE, Mate 1.6.0, Razor-qt 0.4.1 and XBMC 12.0 (An award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub for digital media) as alternatives, so that everyone on the spot (during live operation) can compare the different five Desktop Environments. The system language is ENGLISH.

News about LFA version 140131
1. The LFA 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 LFA 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.
2. Another big improvement is that LFA now can run from RAM. Use Boot alternative 2 (Copy to RAM). It will look like this. 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 LFA that way.
3. LFA is now more stable than ever. All packages have been upgraded to the latest version by 140131. To make it possible to run LFA from RAM I have uninstalled three big packages; LibreOffice, Google Earth and Google Chrome.
4. Kernel 3.12.0-2-exton is replaced by kernel 3.13.0-6-exton.

Who is LFA for?
All who like Ubuntu. In addition, anyone who wants to run a Linux system from an USB stick and saving system changes on the stick. A hard disk installation thus becomes “unnecessary”. Especially as you can run LFA super fast in RAM. (You’ll need then at least 2 GB of RAM in your computer). Furthermore, anyone who wants to run an Ubuntu system with the latest Linux kernel.

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MeX Linux 64 bit – now with KDE 4.11.3 and kernel 3.12.1 (latest)

MeX LinuxNEWS 131127
I have upgraded all installed packages to latest version and changed kernel to 3.12.0-3-exton. (Kernel.org’s latest kernel 3.12.1).

Feature OVERVIEW for the Linux 3.12 kernel

FOUR DESKTOP ENVIRONMENTS
The original system includes the Desktop Environment Unity (Ubuntu) 7.1. I have replaced Unity with KDE 4.11.3, Gnome 3.8.4, Gnome Classic 3.8.4 (which makes Cinnamon expendable) and Razor-qt 0.5.2. Everyone can on the spot (during live operation) compare the different four Desktop Environments.

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LFA (Linux For All) 13.10 64 bit with Mate and four other Desktop Environments

The system is a remaster of Ubuntu 13.10 – codenamed Saucy Salamander, released on October 17, 2013. The original system includes the Desktop Environment Unity 7.1 (Ubuntu). I have added LXDE, Mate 1.6.0, Razor-qt 0.4.1 and XBMC 12.0 (An award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub for digital media) as alternatives, so that everyone on the spot (during live operation) can compare the different five Desktop Environments. The system language is ENGLISH.

Program content etc
Among many other programs LibreOffice, Firefox, Thunderbird, Vlc, Blechbit, Xsane, Gecko-Mediaplayer, Google Chrome, Google Earth, Acetoneiso, Audacity, Minitube, Clementine, Xchat, Pidgin och Teamviewer and win32 codecs. In addition, java, flash and all necessary additions in order to install programs from source. All programs have been updated to the latest available stable version as of November 20, 2013. See a complete list of all installed packages.

Used KERNEL
My special kernel 3.12.0-2-exton corresponding Kernel.org’s stable kernel 3.12. The original Ubuntu kernel is 3.11.

Feature OVERVIEW for the Linux 3.12 kernel

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