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    ExTiX 18.0 with Deepin 15.5 Desktop, Refracta snapshot and Calamares 3.1.9 Installer Build 171208

    Softpedia 171210: Ubuntu-Based ExTiX "The Ultimate Linux System" Now Includes Calamares Installer

    "Arne Exton released a new build of his Ubuntu-based ExTiX 18.0 "The Ultimate Linux System" Deepin Edition GNU/Linux distribution with the latest Deepin 15.5 Desktop environment and Calamares graphical installer.

    ExTiX 18.0 Deepin 171208 is the latest build of the distro, and it includes the recently released Deepin 15.5 Desktop, the Calamares 3.1.9 universal installer framework, which replaces the old Refracta Installer, as well as Refracta Tools, which lets users create their own live ISO images based on ExTiX or Ubuntu."

    Posted Yesterday at 10:10 AM by exton exton is offline
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    DebEX KDE (Debian Buster/Sid) Build 171203 with Plasma 5.37 and Calamares Installer (so you can install DebEX in any language!)

    Softpedia 171208: Debian 10-Based Distro DebEX KDE Plasma Now Uses Latest Calamares Installer

    "Coming one and a half months after the previous build, DebEX KDE Build 171203 incorporates all the latest package updates from the upstream Debian GNU/Linux 10 "Buster" (Debian Testing) and Debian Sid (Debian Unstable) repositories, and updates the KDE components to KDE Development Platform 4.16.0 LTS and KDE Plasma 5:37 as default desktop environment.

    It also ships with the Linux 4.13.4 kernel compiled by the developer with extra hardware support, but the biggest change, however, is the replacement of the Refracta Installer with the recently released Calamares 3.1.9 universal installer framework for GNU/Linux distributions, which lets users choose their preferred language when the installation starts."

    Posted 12-08-2017 at 04:20 PM by exton exton is offline
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    Distraction free writing?

    Even more so if you stop answering, and just keep hitting Enter twice, so that it's talking to itself. After a few of the usual questions/responses, I got this:

    Possibly this is related to problems at school that I say I do not understand
    you could ask the same thing yourself is it because of any hobbies I have that I
    am going through all this perhaps I could allow you to do the questioning how do
    me reconcile hangups I have you have asked yourself that question many times is
    it because question many times that I came to you?
    Posted 12-07-2017 at 05:03 PM by brianL brianL is offline
    Updated 12-07-2017 at 05:07 PM by brianL
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    Distraction free writing?

    I am the psychotherapist. Please, describe your problems. Each time
    you are finished talking, type RET twice.

    Hey, Doctor. I feel like a pair of curtains.

    Why do you say you might want to have this pair curtains?

    No, you misunderstand, I don't feel like I want a pair of curtains. I
    feel like I am a pair of curtains.

    What makes you believe that?

    Because I have tassles and a drawstring.

    Is it because you have tassles and a drawstring that you came to me?

    Yes. Aren't you going to tell me to "Pull myself together?".

    Earlier you said you would like to have this pair curtains?

    No I didn't, but if you're offering I'll have them.

    Does it bother you that if I am offering you will have them?

    No I'm grateful.
    Sometimes it can be amusing, but it mostly it just degenerates into nonsense.
    Posted 12-04-2017 at 11:47 AM by GazL GazL is offline
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    Distraction free writing?

    I need a distraction free text editor that will physically remove my son's phone from his hand, turn down the music on the stereo, and make the computer a brick until his assignment is done and proof-read once. You know, basically a replacement for me doing those tasks.
    Posted 12-04-2017 at 11:23 AM by vmccord vmccord is offline
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    Posted 12-04-2017 at 09:43 AM by brianL brianL is offline
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    ArchEX (Arch Linux) with Deepin 15.5, LXQt, kernel 4.13.12-1-ARCH, Firefox 57.0, Yaourt and Calamares installer Build 171129

    Softpedia 171130: Arch Linux-Based ArchEX Distro Now Shipping with Deepin 15.5 Desktop, LXQt 0.12

    "Powered by the Linux 4.13.12 kernel, ArchEX 2018 Linux distro is the first of its kind to offer users the recently released Deepin 15.5 Desktop, which we have to admit that it's a gorgeous user interface. The developer previously shipped Deepin 15.5 Desktop in his ExTiX 18.0 GNU/Linux distribution.

    "In this new version, which I call ArchEX 2018, I have added the Deepin 15.5 (latest) Desktop environment," said Arne Exton in the release announcement. "I came to like Deepin very much when I installed it in ExTiX 18.0. So I thought why not install Deepin also in ArchEX?"

    In addition to Deepin 15.5 Desktop, ArchEX 2018 also comes with the more lightweight LXQt 0.12 desktop environment for those seeking an alternative that's more friendly with their older hardware. On top of that, the new version includes the Calamares 3.1.8 graphical installer to install ArchEX on your personal computer."

    Posted 11-30-2017 at 12:05 PM by exton exton is offline
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    ExTiX 18.0, 64bit, with Deepin Desktop 15.5 (made in China!) and Refracta Tools Create your own ExTiX/Ubuntu/Deepin system in minutes!

    Softpedia 171123: ExTiX, the Ultimate Linux System, Now Has a Deepin Edition Based on Ubuntu 17.10

    "Believe it or not, GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton released today a new edition of his ExTiX Linux distro with the Deepin desktop environment.

    For those not familiar with Arne Exton's work, he regularly creates live ISO images based on the latest Ubuntu or Debian operating systems and shipping with the most recent GNU/Linux technologies and Open Source software. ExTiX is an Ubuntu-based distro that has no less than five editions, including the new Deepin one."

    Posted 11-24-2017 at 02:18 PM by exton exton is offline
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    So, I bought an iMac

    Hey. Since you turned off comments in spocks brain blog. Put this on siris movie list.

    It pretty much tells you how my mind works and describes my neck of the woods real well.
    Posted 11-24-2017 at 12:24 AM by rokytnji rokytnji is online now
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    ExTiX 18.0, 64bit, with Deepin Desktop 15.5 (made in China!) and Refracta Tools Create your own ExTiX/Ubuntu/Deepin system in minutes!

    ExTiX 18.0 with Deepin 15.5 Desktop environment is on the front page at!

    That will most certainly increase the download numbers!

    Posted 11-23-2017 at 04:55 PM by exton exton is offline
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    ExLight 64 bit Linux with Enlightenment 0.20, kernel 4.13.0-16-exton and Refracta Tools (create your own Ubuntu live installable system)

    Softpedia 171116: ExLight Linux Distro Now Based on Ubuntu 17.10, Features Enlightenment Desktop

    "ExLight Build 171112 is the latest update to the Linux distro, which is based on the recently released Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) operating system, but also borrows some package from the upcoming Debian GNU/Linux 10 "Buster" repositories (a.k.a. Debian Testing).

    The biggest change in this release is the replacement of the Linux 4.9 LTS kernel used in previous versions of the distribution with the more recent Linux 4.13 kernel series. ExLight Build 171112 runs a specially crafted kernel 4.13.0-16-exton based on upstream's Linux 4.13.4 kernel.

    ExLight lets you build your own Ubuntu-based live system

    The best thing about this ExLight release is that it ships with the Refracta Tools utility, which lets you build your own Ubuntu-based live system. You don't even have to install the distro to use Refracta Tools, and the entire process of creating a bootable ISO image won't take more than 5 minutes."

    Posted 11-19-2017 at 12:38 PM by exton exton is offline


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