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MeX 64 bit Linux based on Ubuntu 16.04.2 with Cinnamon 3.2.8 and kernel 4.10.8 – Build 170501

Posted 05-01-2017 at 10:50 AM by exton

NEWS/CHANGES 170501 in MeX Linux
Mex Linux is no longer based on Linux Mint. MeX Build 170501 is based only on Debian 8.7 and Ubuntu 16.04.2. I have replaced the original kernel with “my” special kernel 4.10.0-19-exton (4.10.8). All packages in MeX Linux have been upgraded to the latest version by 170501. This version of MeX uses Cinnamon 3.2.8. Linux Mint 18.1 also uses Cinnamon 3.2.8 as Desktop environment.

MORE MeX NEWS 170501
1. The MeX ISO is now a ISO-hybrid, which means that it can very easily be transferred (copied) to a USB pen drive.
2. Another big improvement is that MeX now can run from RAM. Use Boot alternative 5 (load to RAM). When the system has booted up you can eject the disc (DVD)/USB stick. You’ll need at least 2 GB RAM to run MeX that way. The ISO file is of only 980 MB so MeX will run superfast from RAM!
3. I have replaced Google Chrome with Firefox. Google Chrome is no longer needed to be able to run Netflix in Linux.
4. The best thing with this new MeX build – Create your own installable Ubuntu 16.04.2 Live DVD with Refracta tools (pre-installed)! The whole “remasterprocess” is so simple that a 10 year old child can do it.

SCREENSHOTS
Screenshot 1 – Cinnamon 3.2.8 Desktop with SMPlayer running
Screenshot 2 – Firefox with Netflix running
Screenshot 3 – Refracta tools running

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    Softpedia 170502: Ubuntu-Based MeX Linux Distro Updated with Cinnamon 3.2.8, Linux Kernel 4.10.8

    "GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton is kicking off the month of May 2017 with a new release of his Ubuntu/Debian-based MeX distro, which ships with the latest Cinnamon desktop environment and a recent Linux kernel.

    MeX Linux was previously based on Linux Mint, but it's now borrowing packages only from the stable repositories of the Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS (Xenial Xerus) and Debian GNU/Linux 8.7 "Jessie" operating systems. The latest release, MeX build 170501, is shipping with a custom compiled kernel based on Linux kernel 4.10.8.

    The default desktop environment of MeX Linux is now powered by Cinnamon 3.2.8, the latest stable release of the popular DE developed by the Linux Mint project. As expected, all the packages included in the new MeX Linux build have been updated to their latest versions at the moment of the release.

    Probably the best feature of the MeX Linux build 170501 release is the inclusion of Refracta tools, which let users create their own Ubuntu-based Live and installable ISO images. According to Arne Exton, remastering your own Ubuntu Live DVD is a child's play and it won't take more than a few minutes to complete."

    READ MORE: http://news.softpedia.com/news/ubunt...8-515328.shtml
    Posted 05-02-2017 at 12:39 PM by exton exton is offline
 

  



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