Exton Linux | Live Systems

All Exton Linux distributions are hosted by The Swedish Linux Society. Fifteen (15) exton distributions can also be downloaded from SourceForge.netFast, secure and free downloads from the largest Open Source applications and software directory and/or from Softpedia.comthe encyclopedia of free software downloads!

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ExTiX

The Ultimate Linux System!

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Android-x86 KitKat and Android-x86 Lollipop

I have compiled Android x86 systems (KitKat and Lollipop), which can run live (from CD) or be installed on almost all laptops (and some Desktop computers).

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DebEX Barebone with Xfce 4.12 and kernel 4.2.0-7-exton

debianRed-150x150About DebEX Barebone, DebEX Gnome and DebEX KDE Linux 64 bit
All three systems/distributions are a based on Debian Jessie (Debian 8.1). There are also certain elements of Debian Sid (unstable). Xfce 4.12 (released 150228 after about three years work!) is used as Desktop environment in DebEX Barebone. It aims to be fast and low on system resources, while still being visually appealing and user friendly. Gnome 3.14 is used in DebEX Gnome. KDE 4.14.3 and KDE Plasma Desktop 5:84 is used in DebEX KDE. DebEX Barebone uses “my” special kernel 4.2.0-7-exton (equivalent to Kernel.org’s stable kernel 4.2). DebEX Gnome and DebEX KDE use “my” special kernel 4.1.0-3-exton equivalent to Kernel.org’s stable kernel 4.1.3. The system language is English (in all three versions of DebEX).

What’s new in kernel 4.2? One million new lines of code in kernel 4.2! (The biggest kernel release ever according to Linus Torvalds).

NEWS 150902 about DebEX Barebone (Xfce4)
A new version of DebEX Barebone with Xfce 4.12 and kernel 4.2.0-7-exton (equivalent to Kernel.org’s stable kernel 4.2) is ready. I have installed Nvidia’s proprietary graphic driver 352.41. Read below about how to use it. All packages have been updated to the latest version as of September 2, 2015. Announcement about Xfce 4.12, released 150228: Today, after 2 years and 10 months of work, we are pleased to announce the release of the Xfce desktop 4.12, a new stable version that supersedes Xfce 4.10. This long period can only be explained by how awesome Xfce 4.10 was. But as all things, it needed some refreshing – and for that we saw lots of new contributors providing valuable feedback, features and bugfixes. As always, Xfce follows its steady pace of evolution without revolution that seems to match our users’ needs.

Runs from RAM

DebEX Barebone 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 2 GB RAM to run DebEX from RAM.

KERNELS
DebEX Barebone uses kernel 4.2.0-7-exton. DebEX Gnome and DebEX KDE KDE use kernel 4.1.0-3-exton.

Rolling distributions
Debian Jessie/DebEX are rolling distributions, 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). This means, for example, that you can go on and install Gnome 3.14 or/and KDE 4.14.3 in DebEX Barebone/KDE. I.e. the latest versions (as of 150831) of Gnome and KDE.

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Run your Ubuntu/Debian 64 bit system with the latest kernel!

logo-linux-exton-netI have compiled yet another Ubuntu/Debian kernel for 64 bit systems. This time kernel 4.2.0-7-exton, equivalent to Kernel.org’s latest stable kernel 4.2 released 150830.

What’s new in kernel 4.2? One million new lines of code in kernel 4.2! (The biggest kernel release ever according to Linus Torvalds).

Install kernel 4.2.0-7-exton in Ubuntu/Debian based distributions
My self-compiled Ubuntu kernels can be used in all types of modern Ubuntu systems, including Mint. They can even be used in Debian Jessie (Debian 8.1). If you want to use my kernel 4.2.0-7-exton for 64 bit systems, you can DOWNLOAD it from here.

md5sum for ubuntu-kernel-64bit-4.2.0-7-exton.zip which is of 63,3 MB.

Installation instructions
Open the zip-file with WinZip, WinRAR or 7-Zip. Or run this command: unzip ubuntu-kernel-64bit-4.2.0-7-exton.zip. Go into the folder ubuntu-kernel-64bit-4.2.0-7-exton and run this command:
sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Then: Run command sudo update-grub (if you use Grub2).

Nvidia
It is possible to install Nvidia’s proprietary drivers if you use “my” kernel 4.2.0-7-exton. Could be useful if you like to play games. Please read this instruction. The Nvidia drivers in for example Ubuntu’s repositories – “Current” etc. – can’t be used. It is supposed to be “impossible” to install Nvidia’s latest drivers when running kernel 4.0 – 4.2 without “patches” etc. On the other hand it’s a fact that kernel 4.2 has better support for the open-source Nvidia driver Nouveau than any other older kernel.

A small clarification
“My” kernel 4.2.0-7-exton is compiled exactly the same way as all official Ubuntu kernels. That is, The Ubuntu Way. If not, the kernel would not function in a Ubuntu/Debian system.

Good luck!

DebEX (Debian 8.1) Gnome with kernel 4.1.0-3-exton

debianRedNEWS 150831 about DebEX Gnome
I have made a new extra version of DebEX, which I call DebEX Gnome Live DVD. 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 352.41 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 of 150831.

About DebEX Barebone, DebEX Gnome and DebEX KDE Linux 64 bit
All three systems/distributions are a based on Debian Jessie (Debian 8.1). There are also certain elements of Debian Sid (unstable). Xfce 4.12 (released 150228 after about three years work!) is used as Desktop environment in DebEX Barebone. It aims to be fast and low on system resources, while still being visually appealing and user friendly. Gnome 3.14 is used in DebEX Gnome. KDE 4.14.3 and KDE Plasma Desktop 5:84 is used in DebEX KDE. DebEX Barebone uses “my” special kernel 3.18.0-8-exton (equivalent to Kernel.org’s stable kernel 3.18.1). DebEX Gnome and DebEX KDE use “my” special kernel 4.1.0-3-exton equivalent to Kernel.org’s stable kernel 4.1.3. The system language is English (in all three versions of DebEX).

Runs from RAM
DebEX Gnome 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 2 GB RAM to run DebEX from RAM.

About Nvidia’s proprietary graphic driver 340.65/352.41 in all three versions of DebEX
If you can and want to use said driver you’ll have to leave X/Xfce4/KDE by pressing Ctrl Alt F1 followed by Ctrl Alt F2. 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. The Nvidia drivers has support for the following GPUs: GeForce 800A, GeForce 800M, GeForce GTX 970M and GeForce GTX 980M.

Rolling distribution
Debian Jessie/DebEX are rolling distributions, 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). This means, for example, that you can go on and install Gnome 3.14 or/and KDE 4.14.3 in DebEX Barebone/KDE. I.e. the latest versions (as of 150831) of Gnome and KDE.

Screenshot of the Gnome Desktop in version 150831 of DebEX Gnome

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DebEX (Debian 8.1) KDE with kernel 4.1.0-3-exton

debianRedNEWS 150830 about DebEX KDE
I have made a new version of DebEX KDE Live DVD. It replaces version 150219. It’s a pure Debian 8.1 system. I.e.: There are no Ubuntu or Kubuntu elements involved. DebEX KDE uses KDE 4.14.3 and KDE Plasma Desktop 5:84 as Desktop environment and kernel 4.1.0-3-exton. I have installed Nvidia’s proprietary graphic driver 352.41. Furthermore Google Chrome to make it possible to watch Netflix movies. I’ve added SMPlayer – an alternative to Vlc. (SMPlayer is a free media player for Windows and Linux with built-in codecs that can play virtually all video and audio formats. It doesn’t need any external codecs. Just install SMPlayer and you’ll be able to play all formats without the hassle to find and install codec packs). All other installed packages have also been updated to the latest version of 150830. Study the full package list.

About DebEX Barebone, DebEX Gnome and DebEX KDE Linux 64 bit
All three systems/distributions are a based on Debian Jessie (Debian 8.1). There are also certain elements of Debian Sid (unstable). Xfce 4.12 (released 150228 after about three years work!) is used as Desktop environment in DebEX Barebone. It aims to be fast and low on system resources, while still being visually appealing and user friendly. Gnome 3.14 is used in DebEX Gnome. KDE 4.14.3 and KDE Plasma Desktop 5:84 is used in DebEX KDE. DebEX Barebone uses “my” special kernel 3.18.0-8-exton (equivalent to Kernel.org’s stable kernel 3.18.1). So does DebEX Gnome version 150122. DebEX KDE uses “my” special kernel 4.1.0-3-exton equivalent to Kernel.org’s stable kernel 4.1.3.

What’s new in kernel 4.1? (Linux 4.1 is a major update to the Linux kernel)

About Nvidia’s proprietary graphic driver 340.65/
352.41 in all three versions of DebEX
If you can and want to use said driver you’ll have to leave X/Xfce4/KDE by pressing Ctrl Alt F1 followed by Ctrl Alt F2. 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. The Nvidia drivers has support for the following GPUs: GeForce 800A, GeForce 800M, GeForce GTX 970M and GeForce GTX 980M.

Rolling distribution
Debian Jessie/DebEX are rolling distributions, 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). This means, for example, that you can go on and install Gnome 3.14 or/and KDE 4.14.3 in DebEX Barebone/KDE. I.e. the latest versions (as of 150830) of Gnome and KDE.

The system language is English (in all three versions of DebEX).

Screenshot of the KDE Plasma Desktop in version 150830 of DebEX KDE

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ExTiX is very popular (again)!

ExTiX LXQt build 150808 has been downloaded about 7000 times in two days. From SourceForge.net (http://sourceforge.net/projects/extix/) and from the Swedish Linux Society (ftp://ftp.svenskalinuxforeningen.se/…butions/exton/)

ExTiX is also right now No. 17 on Distrowatch’s list over the World’s most popular Linux systems: http://distrowatch.com/index.php?dataspan=1 (for the last seven days).

ExTiX 15.3 KDE with kernel 4.1.0-3-exton

extix-logo-black-white-bgExTiX 15.3 with KDE 4.14.12 together with KDE Frameworks 5.9.0 is ready!

The system language is ENGLISH.

Used KERNEL
My special kernel 4.1.0-3-exton corresponding Kernel.org’s kernel 4.1.3.

What’s new in kernel 4.1? (Linux 4.1 is a major update to the Linux kernel)

Login
Log in to KDE from Slim’s login page as the ordinary user extix with no password or as root with password root.

Installed packages
Study the full LIST.

DOWNLOAD ExTiX 15.3 (both versions) from SourceForge.net – Fast, secure and free downloads from the largest Open Source applications and software directory.

ExTiX 15.3 LXQt version can also be downloaded from the Swedish Linux Society’s server
md5sum for extix-64bit-lxqt-isoh-persistent-1110mb-150808.iso
md5sum for extix-15.3-64bit-kde-isoh-persistent-1550mb-150810.iso

Screenshot of ExTiX 15.3 Desktop – LXQt 0.9.0
Screenshot of ExTiX 15.3 Desktop – KDE 4.14.12

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ExTiX 15.3 with LXQt 0.9.0 and kernel 4.1.0-3-exton

extix-logo-black-white-bgI have made a new version of ExTiXThe Ultimate Linux System. I call it ExTiX 15.3 LXQt Live DVD. (The previous version was 15.2).

ABOUT
ExTiX 15.3
LXQt DVD 64 bit is based on Debian 8.1 Jessie/Ubuntu 15.04. The original system includes the Desktop Environment Unity (Ubuntu). After removing Unity I have installed LXQt 0.9.0. LXQt is the Qt port and the upcoming version of LXDE, the Lightweight Desktop Environment. It is the product of the merge between the LXDE-Qt and the Razor-qt projects: A lightweight, modular, blazing-fast and user-friendly desktop environment. ExTiX LXQt is now more stable than ever. All packages have been upgraded to the latest version by 150808.

The system language is ENGLISH.

Used KERNEL
My special kernel 4.1.0-3-exton corresponding Kernel.org’s kernel 4.1.3.

What’s new in kernel 4.1? (Linux 4.1 is a major update to the Linux kernel)

Nvidia Graphics driver

I have also installed Nvidia Graphics driver 352.30 in the LXQt version (150808). It has support for the following GPUs: Quadro K1200, Quadro M6000, GeForce 920M, GeForce 930A, GeForce 930M, GeForce 940M, GeForce GTX 950M, GeForce GTX 960M and GeForce GTX TITAN X. This driver will be used automatically if your card is supported. Note: One reason for me to abandon Gnome 3.14 (which was used in previous versions of ExTiX) is that Gnome 3.14 won’t run together with Nvidia’s proprietary drivers.

Screenshot of ExTiX 15.3 Desktop – LXQt 0.9.0

NOTE
There is also a KDE version of ExTiX from 150417.

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Run your Ubuntu/Debian 64 bit system with kernel 4.1.3!

logo-linux-exton-netI have compiled yet another Ubuntu/Debian kernel for 64 bit systems. This time kernel 4.1.0-3-exton, equivalent to Kernel.org’s stable kernel 4.1.3.

What’s new in kernel 4.1? (Linux 4.1 is a major update to the Linux kernel)

Install kernel 4.1.0-3-exton in Ubuntu/Debian based distributions
My self-compiled Ubuntu kernels can be used in all types of modern Ubuntu systems, including Mint. They can even be used in Debian Jessie (Debian 8.1). If you want to use my kernel 4.1.0-3-exton for 64 bit systems, you can DOWNLOAD it from here.

md5sum for ubuntu-kernel-64bit-4.1.0-3-exton.zip which is of 62,8 MB.

Installation instructions
Open the zip-file with WinZip, WinRAR or 7-Zip. Or run this command: unzip ubuntu-kernel-64bit-4.1.0-3-exton.zip. Go into the folder ubuntu-kernel-64bit-4.1.0-3-exton and run this command:
sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-4.1.0-3_4.1.0-3.3_all.deb \
linux-headers-4.1.0-3-exton_4.1.0-3.3_amd64.deb \
linux-image-4.1.0-3-exton_4.1.0-3.3_amd64.deb

Then: Run command sudo update-grub (if you use Grub2).

Nvidia
It is possible to install Nvidia’s proprietary drivers if you use “my” kernel 4.1.0-3-exton. Could be useful if you like to play games. Please read this instruction. The Nvidia drivers in for example Ubuntu’s repositories – “Current” etc. – can’t be used. It is supposed to be “impossible” to install Nvidia’s latest drivers when running kernel 4.0 – 4.1 without “patches” etc. On the other hand it’s a fact that kernel 4.1 has better support for the open-source Nvidia driver Nouveau than any other older kernel.

A small clarification
“My” kernel 4.1.0-3-exton is compiled exactly the same way as all official Ubuntu kernels. That is, The Ubuntu Way. If not, the kernel would not function in a Ubuntu/Debian system.

Good luck!

New Softpedia articles about Exton Linux builds

Softpedia has written two new articles about my latest Linux builds.

About ExLight: http://news.softpedia.com/…/exlight-distro-brings-enlighten…

About Exton|OS Light: http://news.softpedia.com/…/exton-os-light-distro-brings-li…

One reader said this about Exton|OS Light: I installed it on a Toshiba Satellite A105-S4034 notebook computer (4 GB RAM). So far, it feels to be the best distro I have tried. Opera, Chromium, Firefox, Maxthon and Google Chrome seem to perform better than on my HP 2000 notebook (with 8 GB RAM and a dual-core processor).

If Windows 10 does not improve the performance of my HP 2000, I intend to install Exton|OS on it.

Not bad is all I can say!

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Exton|OS Light build 150727 :: Based on Ubuntu 15.04 with kernel 4.0.0-4-exton (4.0.7)

NEWS 150727 about Exton|OS Light Live CD – ISO file of 777 MB
I’ve made a new extra version of Exton|OS based on Ubuntu 15.04 (alias Vivid Vervet) 64 bit with only a minimum of packages pre-installed. Among them a terminal emulator (LXTerminal), a Web Browser (Chromium), PCManFM (file manager), NetworkManager, GParted (Partition Editor) 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.

Replacement
This version of Exton|OS Light from 150727 replaces version 150202 of Exton|OS Light.

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

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