Month: May 2021

Exton|Defender SRS, 64 bit – a live “Spin” of Fedora “Rawhide” (upcoming Fedora 35) with Cinnamon 4.8.6 and kernel 5.13.0-rc-fedora35 – Build 210504

Exton|Defender SRS is a Linux system available as a Live DVD based on Fedora Rawhide, 64bit. (Rawhide is the development version of Fedora). Exton|Defender is for administrating or repairing your system and data after a crash. Exton|Defender aims to provide an easy way to carry out admin tasks on your computer, such as creating and editing the hard disk partitions. It comes with a lot of Linux software such as system tools and basic tools (editors, Midnight Commander, network tools). Exton|Defender can, however, also be used as a normal Linux Desktop System. It requires no hard drive installation, but can easily be installed to hard drive if you want. Desktop environment: Cinnamon 4.8.6. Since Fedora 34 was released 210427 this version of Exton|Defender can be seen as a “test” release. At first I was thinking of making a remaster of Fedora 34 with Cinnamon. Then I discovered that you can download an “official” Fedora 34 ISO with Cinnamon. You can also download some Rawhide “spins”. No one with the Cinnamon Desktop Environment though (as far as I know).

System Tools included
NTFS-3g, GParted, PartImage, Shred, Sfdisk (util-linux-ng), Rsync, Ddrescue, FSArchiver, TestDisk and Midnight Commander. Other programs (among many others): NetworkManager, Firefox, Parole Media Player, Samba, Java and Java Runtime Environment (JRE), Emacs, Safecopy, kernel headers and many compilation tools. See a complete LIST of all installed packages – Version 210504 (Fedora 35).

Installation to a USB stick in Fedora or Ubuntu – with persistence!
Read about how to perform such an installation on the INFO site. IMPORTANT NOTE: Since this Defender Build is based on an unstable version of Fedora I must strongly discourage you from installing Exton|Defender on a computer where you already have other Linux systems (and perhaps Windows installed). You may mess up your current (working) boot loader. So if you want persistence install Exton|Defender to a USB stick the way I describe on the INFO site. It is a much safer alternative!

THE IMPORTANCE OF Exton|Defender being based on upcoming Fedora 35
Programs won’t “crash” or anything like that. And I haven’t noticed any “bugs”. That said you should of course be a bit careful. This version of Exton|Defender is for people who like to use “cutting-edge” software and the latest kernels etc. You will always have the latest Linux/Fedora software installed if you regularly run the command sudo dnf upgrade –refresh.

SCREENSHOTS
Screenshot 1 – Exton|Defender´s Cinnamon 4.8.6 Desktop – running in full screen in VirtualBox
Screenshot 2 – Anaconda (Fedora’s Installer) has started – Notice the warning!
Screenshot 3 – Netflix is running
Screenshot 4 – Parole Media Player is running

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Read about my Android-x86 Systems – 10, Pie, Oreo, Nougat, Marshmallow, Lollipop and KitKat at
andex.exton.net – latest is AndEX 10 (with GAPPS) and AndEX Pie 9.0 (also with GAPPS)!
and

about my Android 11, 10, Pie, Oreo, Nougat, Marshmallow and Lollipop versions for Raspberry Pi 4 and 3/2 at
raspex.exton.se
– latest is RaspAnd 11 (with GAPPS) and RaspAnd Oreo 8.1 (also with GAPPS)!
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SlackEX Current (Slackware 15.0 BETA) 64 bit Live DVD with LXQt ::: Run latest Slackware 64 bit live and create your own live installable Slackware system with Refracta Snapshot ::: Build 210501

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 Current (15.0/14.2), which I call SlackEX 15.0/14.2/Current 64 bit Linux 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 and GSlapt – a GTK version of slapt-get. They are a piece of cake to use! Users of Synaptic will feel at ease with GSlapt. (Only in the Enlightenment version though).

NEWS ABOUT SlackEX 15.0 BETA with LXQt
Because I like Slackware so much I’ve made a new extra version of SlackEX 15.0 BETA. This time with LXQt as Desktop environment. LXQt is a lightweight Qt desktop environment. It will not get in your way. It will not hang or slow down your system. It is focused on being a classic desktop with a modern look and feel. LXQt is not included in Slackware’s repositories. I’ve built the LXQt packages following the instructions at Gitlab.com. If you already have Slackware/SlackEX installed to hard drive you can do the same. It’s very easy if you have KDE installed. Otherwise you’ll have to install some KDE/LXQt dependencies. Not that difficult though. So SlackEX Build 210501 is a live remaster of Slackware 15.0 BETA. You can install SlackEX to hard drive and also use Refracta Snapshot for creating your very own live installable Slackware 15.0 system. Two kernels are included in Build 210501. While running SlackEX live (from a DVD or USB stick) kernel 5.9.6-exton will be used. After a hard drive installation kernel 5.10.32-exton will be used. Kernel 5.10.32 is a long term release (LTS). To be able to create your own Slackware 15.0 system you will have to use (boot up with) kernel 5.9.6-exton.

NEW features in version 210501 of SlackEX
Kernel 5.9.6-exton is kept so that Refracta Snapshot can be used. Using Refracta Snapshot you can change everything and create your very own Slackware 15.0 system. Read more about Refracta at the INFO site. LXQt is used as Desktop environment. Furthermore I have installed Grub2, which can be used as boot loader (if you want) after a hard drive install using Refracta Installer. A lot of other Slackware packages are pre-installed. Study the full package LIST. Log in to LXQt as the ordinary user user with password live or as root with password root. While running SlackEX LXQt in VirtualBox you can do so in full screen since VirtualBox Guest Additions are pre-installed (as regards both kernels). Watch this screenshot.

Study all pre-installed packages in Build 210501…

SCREENSHOTS
Screenshot 1 – root’s Desktop when Refracta Snapshot has started
Screenshot 2 – user’s Desktop
Screenshot 3 – Showing a Samba connection

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Read about my Android-x86 Systems – 10, Pie, Oreo, Nougat, Marshmallow, Lollipop and KitKat at
andex.exton.net – latest is AndEX 10 (with GAPPS) and AndEX Pie 9.0 (also with GAPPS)!
and

about my Android 11, 10, Pie, Oreo, Nougat, Marshmallow and Lollipop versions for Raspberry Pi 4 and 3/2 at
raspex.exton.se
– latest is RaspAnd 11 (with GAPPS) and RaspAnd Oreo 8.1 (also with GAPPS)!
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