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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."

    READ MORE: http://news.softpedia.com/news/exlig...p-518582.shtml
    Posted 11-19-2017 at 12:38 PM by exton exton is offline
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    DebEX Gnome (Debian Buster/Sid) – Build 171026 – with Gnome 3.26 (latest), Mate 1.18 (latest), Refracta tools, Nvidia 387.12 and kernel 4.13

    Softpedia 171027 about DebEX Gnome: "After announcing the latest update to the DebEX KDE Plasma GNU/Linux distribution, developer Arne Exton informed us about the release of a new build of DebEX GNOME Edition.

    DebEX GNOME is a variant of the Debian-based DebEX operating system built around the GNOME desktop environment. The new release, DebEX GNOME Build 171026 is shipping with the latest GNOME 3.26 desktop environment by default, which is accompanied by the lightweight, GNOME 2-based, MATE 1.18 desktop environment.

    Just like DebEX KDE Plasma, the DebEX GNOME Edition is based on the Debian Testing and Sid repositories, while the DebEX Barebone Edition remains based on Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" and Debian Unstable/Sid. The system is powered by Arne Exton's special kernel based on the Linux 4.13.4 kernel.

    "I have made a new extra version of DebEX, which I call DebEX Gnome Live DVD. It’s a pure Debian system using the testing (buster) and unstable (sid) repositories. Two Desktop Environments are pre-installed. Gnome 3.26 (latest) and Mate 1.18 (latest)," said Arne Exton in the release announcement."

    READ MORE: http://news.softpedia.com/news/there...r-518245.shtml
    Posted 10-29-2017 at 04:42 AM by exton exton is offline
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    Exton|OS Light Build 170918 :: Based on upcoming Ubuntu 17.10 with Refracta tools and kernel 4.13.0-11-exton (4.13.1)

    Softpedia 171028: "GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton has released an updated version of his Exton|OS Light distro, which has been recently rebased on Canonical's latest Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) operating system.

    Exton|OS Light Live DVD Build 170918 is, in fact, one of the first GNU/Linux distributions to have been rebased on Ubuntu 17.10, which was officially released on October 19, 2017, as the first Ubuntu release in seven years to replace the Unity user interface with the GNOME 3 desktop environment.

    However, Exton|OS Light doesn't use GNOME, but, instead, it deploys the ultra lightweight and low on resources Openbox window manager, which the developer customized to look as modern as possible. Not to mention that Exton|OS Light ships with only a minimum of packages pre-installed.

    But the best thing about the new Exton|OS Light release comes with Refracta Tools to allow you to easily build your own live system based on Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark)."

    READ MORE: http://news.softpedia.com/news/lates...-518258.shtml?
    Posted 10-29-2017 at 03:11 AM by exton exton is offline
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    DebEX KDE (Debian Buster/Sid) – Build171023 – with KDE Plasma 5.37, Refracta tools, Nvidia 384.90 and kernel 4.13.0-16-exton

    Softpedia 171027: DebEX KDE Plasma Is a Pure Debian GNU/Linux 10 "Buster" Distro with Linux 4.13

    "DebEX KDE Plasma Build 171023 is here to replace last year's Build 161001, bringing components from both the Debian Sid and Debian Testing repositories, which means that it doesn't contain any packages from Ubuntu, nor Kubuntu operating systems, thus making it a bleeding-edge GNU/Linux distribution.

    Powered by the Linux 4.13.4 kernel, DebEX KDE Plasma is a pure Debian GNU/Linux 10 "Buster" distro that ships with both KDE 4.16 and KDE Plasma 5 desktop environments. It comes pre-installed with the Nvidia 384.90 proprietary graphics driver, the Mozilla Firefox 56.0 web browser, and SMPlayer video player.
    "Ships with Refracta Tools so you can make your own Live ISO"

    The best thing about the new DebEX KDE Plasma release is that it includes Refracta Tools, which allows users to create their own live and installable ISO images based on Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" / 10 "Buster" or DebEX KDE Plasma. You don't even have to install the distro to use Refracta Tools, if you have enough system memory".

    READ MORE: http://news.softpedia.com/news/debex...-518238.shtml?
    Posted 10-28-2017 at 06:38 AM by exton exton is offline
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    RaspAnd Nougat 7.1.2 for Raspberry Pi 3 – Build 171019/170805 – with GAPPS, Aptoide TV and Kodi 18.0-ALPHA1 to be installed in Linux

    Softpedia 171023 about RaspAnd Nougat Build 171019: GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton announced the release of a new build of his commercial RaspAnd project that lets users run Google’s Android mobile operating system on their Raspberry Pi 3 single-board computers.

    RaspAnd Build 171019 is here to introduce support for installing the operating system from a GNU/Linux distribution as support for installing it from a Windows OS, using the win32 disk imager utility, is limited to 5GB of free space for storing files, no matter how big the SD card used is.

    “Only about 5GB can be used as data storage no matter which card you use. I have therefore today uploaded a new version, which can be (must be) installed using a Linux system,” said Arne Exton in the release announcement. “The new system from 171019 is basically the same system as the RaspAnd system from 170805.”

    Using this latest build, users will be able to use as much as 56GB free space for storing their files on RaspAnd when using a 64GB MicroSD card.”

    READ MORE: http://news.softpedia.com/news/raspa...0-518172.shtml
    Posted 10-25-2017 at 02:55 PM by exton exton is offline
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    ExTiX 17.8 – “The Ultimate Linux System” – with LXQt 0.11.1, Refracta tools, Nvidia 384.90 and kernel 4.13.0-15-exton – Build 171012

    Softpedia 171013: "GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton recently released a new version of his ExTiX Linux distro, which he dubs as "the Ultimate Linux System," based on Ubuntu 17.10 and Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch."

    Tagged as Build 171012, ExTiX 17.8 is the most recent update of the GNU/Linux distribution, which appears to be the first to be based on Canonical's upcoming Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) operating system, but also borrowing some packages from the repositories of Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" OS."

    READ MORE: http://news.softpedia.com/news/extix...0-518031.shtml
    Posted 10-13-2017 at 01:24 PM by exton exton is offline
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    ExTiX 17.8 – “The Ultimate Linux System” – with LXQt 0.11.1, Refracta tools, Nvidia 384.90 and kernel 4.13.0-15-exton – Build 171012

    ExTiX 17.8 LXQt is now on the front page at DistroWatch.com. This fact will dramatically increase the download rate.

    READ MORE: http://distrowatch.com/index.php?dataspan=1
    Posted 10-12-2017 at 11:31 AM by exton exton is offline
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    Posted 09-30-2017 at 01:48 PM by exton exton is offline
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    RaspAnd Nougat 7.1.2 for Raspberry Pi 3 – Build 170805 – with Google Play Store, Aptoide TV, Kodi 17.3 and Google Chrome

    Softpedia 170812: Android-Based RaspAnd OS Updated for Raspberry Pi 3 with Google Play Support

    "After announcing the latest build of his Ubuntu-based RaspEX Linux distro for Raspberry Pi 3 and 2 SBCs, GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton now informs Softpedia about the release of RaspAnd Nougat 7.1.2 Build 170805.

    It's been two months since Arne Exton's RaspAnd received an update, and the latest build is here to finally make Google Play Store work, allowing users to install various of the supported Android apps on their Raspberry Pi 3 single-board computers.

    "I have finally managed to make a version of RaspAnd Nougat 7.1.2 (for Raspberry Pi 3), which has GAPPS installed and Google Play store working," said Arne Exton. "The video performance is generally much better than in previous versions and the screen flickering is (almost) gone."
    "Run Google's Android 7.1.2 Nougat mobile OS on your Raspberry Pi 3"

    As its name suggests, RaspAnd Nougat 7.1.2 lets you run Google's Android 7.1.2 Nougat mobile operating system on your Raspberry Pi 3 single-board computer. Unfortunately, it's not compatible with previous Raspberry Pi models as Android Nougat requires quite a lot of hardware power."

    READ MORE: http://news.softpedia.com/news/andro...t-517389.shtml
    Posted 08-12-2017 at 03:27 PM by exton exton is offline
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    ExTiX 17.7 with Budgie Desktop, Refracta Tools and kernel 4.11.0.10-exton

    Softpedia 170712 about ExTiX 17.7 with the Budgie Desktop:

    "ExTiX developer Arne Exton is informing us today about the availability of a new update to his Ubuntu- and Debian-based ExTiX Linux distribution, versioned 17.7.

    ExTiX 17.7 comes as an update for the previous release, ExTiX 17.5, which the developer launched in early May as the first of the GNU/Linux operating system to be powered by a kernel from the Linux 4.11 series, and it introduces the first ever flavor that's built around the Budgie desktop environment from the Solus Project.

    "I’ve made a new extra version of ExTiX with Budgie Desktop," says Arne Exton in today's announcement. "Budgie is focused on simplicity and elegance. Designed with the modern user in mind. Only a minimum of packages are installed in ExTiX Budgie. You can, of course, install all packages you want."

    But the good news is that ExTiX Budgie is designed from the offset to allow users to use it directly from a bootable medium, be either a USB flash drive or DVD disc, as they can install package and make other settings in live mode. If you're curious to know with what set of apps ExTiX Budgie ships, study the list of installed packages.
    "Refracta Tools is pre-installed, so you can build your own Live ISO"

    On top of that, ExTiX Budgie comes pre-installed with Refracta Tools, which lets users create their own Ubuntu/Debian/ExTiX-based Live ISO images, with their own selection of packages and features. Refracta Tools can be used to generate custom live images even when using ExTiX in live mode, if you have at least 2GB RAM."

    READ MORE: http://news.softpedia.com/news/ubunt...t-516952.shtml
    Posted 08-11-2017 at 09:04 AM by exton exton is offline
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    RaspEX for Raspberry Pi 3/2 – Build 170810 – based on Ubuntu 17.04 with LXDE and kernel 4.9.41-exton-v7+

    Softpedia about RaspEX Build 170810:

    "GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton on Thursday announced the release and general availability of a new stable build of his Ubuntu-based RaspEX Linux operating system for Raspberry Pi 3 and 2 single-board computers.

    A lot of improvements went into the new RaspEX release, which was tagged as build 170810, starting with the replacement of the Linux 4.4 LTS kernel packages that were used in previous versions, with the more newer Linux 4.9 LTS kernel, and continuing with the rebase of the entire OS to Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus).

    RaspEX Build 170810 also uses packages from the Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" and Linaro repositories and adds Wicd as default network manager, Mozilla Firefox as default web browser to replace Chromium because it features better support for watching YouTube videos.

    Additionally, the developer installed Samba and VNC4Server to let users easily connect to their Windows PCs on the LAN (Local Area Network) and control the RaspEX OS on a Raspberry Pi 3 or Raspberry Pi 2 SBC, if they use Putty, VNC Viewer, or a similar SSH/VNC/Telnet client."

    READ MORE: http://news.softpedia.com/news/raspe...s-517380.shtml
    Posted 08-11-2017 at 08:55 AM by exton exton is offline
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    Posted 08-06-2017 at 08:09 AM by exton exton is offline
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    Posted 08-03-2017 at 07:36 AM by willieaames willieaames is offline
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    ExTiX 17.7 with Budgie Desktop, Refracta Tools and kernel 4.11.0.10-exton

    ExTiX 17.7 and DistroWatch.com

    An article about ExTiX 17.7 with Budgie Desktop is now on the front page at DistroWatch.com. Screenshot: http://extix.se/budgie/extix-17.7-distrowatch.jpg

    I guess that will dramatically increase the download numbers.

    EDIT 170713: Yes, over 2000 downloads since yesterday. A new record!

    READ MORE: http://distrowatch.com/
    Posted 07-12-2017 at 02:00 PM by exton exton is offline
    Updated 07-13-2017 at 03:12 AM by exton (More INFO)
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    Android-x86_64 Nougat 7.1.2 – Build 170619 – with GAPPS and kernel 4.9.31-exton-android-x86_64

    I am interested in trying it. The most recent download is 179609 afik. Is that a typo? I didn't see the 179619. File size was a bit of a shock. I will have to get better internet which I plan to do in the next week or two.

    Been looking for something like this for a while (off and on).
    Posted 07-05-2017 at 08:12 PM by XenaneX XenaneX is offline
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    Create your own Linux distro based on ExTiX 17.5/Ubuntu 17.04!

    Softpedia 170702: You Can Create Your Own Ubuntu 17.04 GNU/Linux Distro Using the Latest ExTiX ISO

    "Refracta Tools is installed by default ExTiX 17.5 Build 170508, which you can download right now from our website, and it can be used to easily build your own GNU/Linux distribution, with a predefined set of packages and custom settings that suit your needs.

    "In ExTiX 17.5, Build 170508, with KDE 4.16.12 and KDE Frameworks I have included (pre-installed) Refracta Tools, which makes it possible for you to very easy and fast make your own Ubuntu 17.04 (or Ubuntu 17.10) distro," says Arne Exton in today's announcement."

    READ MORE: http://linux.softpedia.com/blog/you-...o-516781.shtml
    Posted 07-03-2017 at 08:16 AM by exton exton is offline
  17. Old Comment

    ArchEX (Arch Linux) with LXQt, kernel 4.11.6-3-ARCH, Firefox 54.0, Yaourt and Calamares installer – Build 170626

    Softpedia 170627: "Arne Exton is pleased to announce the availability of a new update for his Arch Linux-based ArchEX GNU/Linux distribution, build 170626, which comes with the latest LXQt desktop environment and other open source technologies."

    Powered by Linux kernel 4.11.6-3, the same version that's also available upstream in the stable repositories of the popular Arch Linux operating system, ArchEX Build 170626 is now using the latest Mozilla Firefox 54.0 web browser, Yaourt package manager, and Calamares installer, all built on top of the LXQt 0.11.1 desktop environment.

    "I’ve finally managed to make Calamares (the universal installer framework) work without problems/issues," says Arne Exton. "Yesterday's version of ArchEX has therefore been replaced today. Now you can use Calamares to install ArchEX in any language. The boot loader Grub2 (which can be installed during the installation of ArchEX) will also work without problems."

    READ MORE: http://news.softpedia.com/news/arch-...6-516694.shtml
    Posted 06-28-2017 at 03:04 AM by exton exton is offline
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    Android-x86_64 Nougat 7.1.2 – Build 170619 – with GAPPS and kernel 4.9.31-exton-android-x86_64

    Softpedia 170620: Android-x86 Fork Lets Users Install and Run Android 7.1.2 Nougat on Their PCs

    "After informing us last week about the release of a new build of his RaspAnd operating system for Raspberry Pi 3 and Raspberry Pi 2 single-board computers, developer Arne Exton today announced a new version of his Android-x86 fork.

    Based on the popular Android-x86 project that brings Google's Android mobile operating system to the x86 platform, Arne Exton's fork is now based on the latest Android 7.1.2 Nougat release and ships pre-loaded with GAPPS, a package that lets users access most of Google's services, such as Google Play Services and Google Play Store."

    READ MORE: http://news.softpedia.com/news/andro...s-516570.shtml
    Posted 06-21-2017 at 04:39 PM by exton exton is offline
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    RaspAnd Nougat 7.1.2 for Raspberry Pi 3 and Pi 2 Build 170616 with better video performance, GAPPS, Kodi 17.3, Aptoide TV, Firefox 54.0 and

    Softpedia 170616: "Android-Based RaspAnd Linux OS for Raspberry Pi 3 Gets Better Video Performance

    It's been a week since we talked here about Build 170605 of RaspAnd Nougat 7.1.2, and Build 170616 is here today to replace the previous ones by adding some of the latest software applications and technologies. First of all, RaspAnd Nougat 7.1.2 Build 170616 comes with better video performance.

    Probably the second most important change of the new RaspAnd Nougat 7.1.2 build is the inclusion of Mozilla's latest Firefox 54.0 web browser, the first release to use multiple content processes for better usage of the system resources. Of course, RaspAnd remains based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat.

    Also included is the GAPPS package that gives users access to the Google Play Services, but not Google Play Store, the latest Kodi 17.3 media center, Aptoide TV 3.2.1, Spotify TV 1.2.0, Google Play Games 3.9.08, Gmail 7.4.23, ES File Explorer Pro 1.0.8, Rotation Control Pro 1.1.2, and Clash of Clans 9.24.9".

    READ MORE: http://news.softpedia.com/news/andro...e-516508.shtml
    Posted 06-17-2017 at 02:16 PM by exton exton is offline
  20. Old Comment

    Exton|OS Build 170607 with Mate 1.8.0, Refracta Tools (build your own live Ubuntu system) and kernel 4.11.0-5-exton

    Softpedia 170612: "After informing us of the release of a new build of his Android-based RaspAnd operating system for Raspberry Pi 3 and Raspberry Pi 2 single-board computers, Arne Exton announced the availability of Exton|OS Build 170609.

    Coming about half a year after the previous update, Exton|OS Build 170609 seems to be a massive release that moves to the latest Linux 4.11 kernel series and updates the MATE desktop environment to version 1.18. All the core components in Exton|OS Build 170609 have been updated to their latest version as of June 7, 2017.

    A significant change in this release is that Mozilla Firefox replaces Google Chrome as default web browser because it's now possible to use it for watching Netflix movies out-of-the-box. Popular apps like VLC Media Player, GIMP and GParted are also included, and you can study the full package list to see what's inside.

    Another cool new features of the Exton|OS Build 170609 release is that it ships with the Refracta tools pre-installed so you can build your own Ubuntu 17.04-based Live ISO system. The best part when using Refracta tools is that you don't even have to install Exton|OS on your PC to use it to remaster your own live Ubuntu system."

    READ MORE: http://news.softpedia.com/news/exton...1-516410.shtml
    Posted 06-13-2017 at 03:25 AM by exton exton is offline

  



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