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  1. Old Comment

    LFA (Linux For All) 64bit Build 200607 with LXDE, TeamViewer, Google Chrome, Nvidia 400.82, Refracta Snapshot and kernel 5.7.0-exton

    Article 200607 about LFA (Linux For All) at 9to5Linux.com by Marius Nestor (previously at Softpedia.com)

    "The biggest news is that LFA (Linux For All) has been totally rebuilt and it’s now based on the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) long-term supported operating system series. Even more, it now ships with the latest Linux 5.7 kernel series and the Nvidia 440.82 proprietary graphics driver by default.
    That right there is already great news for most Linux enthusiasts out there. On top of that, LFA is using the lightweight LXDE desktop environment, which makes it compatible with most computers, even older ones, now that there’s no official Ubuntu flavor based on LXDE."

    READ MORE: https://9to5linux.com/lfa-linux-for-...nux-kernel-5-7
    Posted 06-10-2020 at 08:48 AM by exton exton is offline
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    ExTiX LXQt Mini with LXQt 0.14.1, Refracta Snapshot and kernel 5.6.2-exton :: Build 200402

    NEWS 200405 ABOUT ExTiX 20.4
    ExTiX is very trendy this week. On third place on DistroWatch.com list right behind Ubuntu...

    READ about ExTiX...
    Posted 04-05-2020 at 04:11 AM by exton exton is offline
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    ExTiX LXQt Mini with LXQt 0.14.1, Refracta Snapshot and kernel 5.6.2-exton :: Build 200402

    Article 200403 about ExTiX LXQt Mini at 9to5Linux.com by Marius Nestor (previously at Softpedia.com)

    "ExTiX “The Ultimate Linux System” Gets a Mini Version Based on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and Linux 5.6

    ExTiX 20.4 is now available for download, and it’s the first release of the so-called “The Ultimate Linux System” distribution that’s based on the upcoming Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) operating system.

    This is also the first release of this Ubuntu-based distribution to ship with the recently released Linux 5.6 kernel series (Linux kernel 5.6.2 is included by default) and a “Mini” version, which features the lightweight and modern LXQt desktop environment."

    READ MORE: https://9to5linux.com/extix-the-ulti...-and-linux-5-6
    Posted 04-03-2020 at 05:09 AM by exton exton is offline
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    ExTiX LXQt Mini with LXQt 0.14.1, Refracta Snapshot and kernel 5.6.2-exton :: Build 200402

    ExTiX 20.4 is now on the front page at DistroWatch.com. That will probably dramatically increase the download numbers – https://distrowatch.com/index.php?dataspan=1
    Posted 04-03-2020 at 02:31 AM by exton exton is offline
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    Run Android Pie on your PC :: AndEX Pie (Android-x86_64) with GAPPS (Google Play Store etc.), Spotify, Clash of Clans and Angry Birds

    Article 200307 about AndEX Pie at 9to5Linux.com by Marius Nestor (previously at Softpedia.com)

    "AndEX Pie, the project that lets you run Android 9.0 Pie on your PC, has a new version that appears to run better than the Android-x86’s latest release.

    As I reported last month, Android-x86 9.0 finally arrived to let you run the Android 9 Pie mobile operating system on your personal computer. AndEX developer has thoroughly tested the latest Android-x86 release and reports that he experienced lots of freezes and crashes.

    Therefore, he decided to build a special version of his AndEX project, which also lets you run Android on your PC, based on Android 9.0 Pie. AndEX already had a version that let you run Android 10 on your desktop or laptop computer.

    Built using the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) sources, the new AndEX Pie release is comes with the same features as Android-x86 9.0 Pie, as well as numerous other pre-installed applications.

    Among these, there’s the GAPPS (Google Apps) package that include various Google services like Google Play Store, as well as the Brave web browser Aptoide package manager, Root Explorer file manager, Spotify music player, and Clash of Clans and Angry Birds games."

    READ MORE: https://9to5linux.com/andex-pie-andr...-brave-browser
    Posted 03-10-2020 at 04:31 AM by exton exton is offline
  6. Old Comment

    RaspEX Kodi for Rpi4, Rpi3 and Rpi2 with LXDE Desktop and Kodi 18.4 Media Center “Leia” with Netflix, YouTube, Plex and Amazon Video addons

    Today (200210) I've uploaded a new version of RaspEX Kodi. Kodi has been upgraded to version 18.5, which is the latest stable version of Kodi. I've also compiled two new kernels.
    Posted 02-10-2020 at 05:05 AM by exton exton is offline
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    RaspEX Kodi for Rpi4, Rpi3 and Rpi2 with LXDE Desktop and Kodi 18.4 Media Center “Leia” with Netflix, YouTube, Plex and Amazon Video addons

    Article 200206 about RaspEX Kodi at 9to5Linux by Marius Nestor (previously at Softpedia.com)

    "Arne Exton released today a new stable build of his Debian-based RaspEX Kodi operating system for Raspberry Pi devices with improved support for Raspberry Pi 3 and 3+ boards.

    RaspEX Build 200206 replaces the previous Build 191117, which had some keyboard and mouse issues on Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and Model B+ boards that some users reported. To fix the issue, Arne Exton added a separate kernel for these Raspberry Pi boards, including for the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B.

    While RaspEX Build 200206 is specifically made for the newer Raspberry Pi 4, thanks to two kernels included the system will be compatible with all Raspberry Pi boards as it will automatically determine the model you’re using the load the appropriate kernel for it.

    The included kernels are Linux 4.19.97-exton-v7l+ for Raspberry Pi 4 models and Linux 4.19.97-v7+ for Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, Raspberry 3 Model B+, and Raspberry Pi 2 Model B models.

    According to Arne Exton, RaspEX is very responsive and fast on the Raspberry Pi 4 computer, especially on the model with 4GB RAM, but that shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone."

    READ MORE: https://9to5linux.com/raspex-os-gets...y-pi-3-support
    Posted 02-07-2020 at 02:56 AM by exton exton is offline
  8. Old Comment

    MeX 64 bit Linux – Build 200130 – based on upcoming Ubuntu 20.04 LTS with Cinnamon 4.4.8, Calamares Installer and kernel 5.5.0-exton

    Article 200130 about MeX Linux at 9to5Linux by Marius Nestor (previously at Softpedia.com)

    "Arne Exton has released today a new version of his MeX Linux distribution to give users a Cinnamon flavored Ubuntu 20.04 LTS based operating system running the recently released Linux 5.5 kernel series.

    This is Arne Exton’s second GNU/Linux distribution to be based on the upcoming Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) operating system, after ExTiX 20.2 announced earlier this week. Just like ExTiX 20.2, MeX Linux now also ships with Linux kernel 5.5, but not the final version released by Linus Torvalds on January 27th, 2020.

    Shipping with Linux 5.5 means that even if you don’t plan to use MeX Linux as your daily driver, you can still use the live ISO to check if the new kernel supports your hardware that wasn’t supported by previous kernels.

    What’s also nice about this release is that it ships with the latest Cinnamon 4.4.8 desktop environment, so basically it’s an unofficial Ubuntu Cinnamon remix. I like the fact that it uses the beautiful Papirus icon theme."

    READ MORE: https://9to5linux.com/mex-linux-is-n...-and-linux-5-5
    Posted 01-31-2020 at 06:18 AM by exton exton is offline
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    exGENT (Gentoo) 64bit Live DVD/USB with LXQt 0.14.1, Calamares Installer and kernel 5.3.7-aufs-exgent – can be installed in 2 min!

    Article 200130 about exGENT Build 290119 at 9to5Linux by Marius Nestor (previously at Softpedia.com)
    "Arne Exton’s exGENT GNU/Linux distribution aims to continue the tradition of Gentoo-based live distros with a new release that puts the latest LXQt 0.14.1 desktop environment in the spotlight.

    We all know by now that Gentoo is one of the hardest Linux-based operating systems to install due to packages needing to be compiled from sources locally. But the good thing about Gentoo is that it doesn’t uses a one-size fits all approach, which mens that it can be fully optimized for specific hardware.

    Newcomers who want to try Gentoo Linux on their personal computer have a hard time due to the lack of Gentoo-based live distributions. Here’s where exGENT Linux comes into play, promising to offer users an up-to-date Gentoo-based live system that can be installed in a few minutes.

    The latest release, entitled exGENT 2020 LXQt Live DVD/USB, features the lightweight LXQt 0.14.1 as default desktop environment, Calamares as default graphical installer, OpenRC as default init system, and Linux kernel 5.3.7 with AUFS patches. It even runs well in virtual machines like VirtualBox or VMware.

    exGENT Linux can be installed in up to 20 minutes

    Highlights of the exGENT 2020 release include GRUB2 as default boot loader instead of GRUB Legacy, the ability to install new packages while running the live system, the ability to install/transfer exGENT to a USB flash drive, and two new installation methods, using the install scrips in /root/install or the Calamares installer.

    “exGENT Linux can be installed to hard drive in 2 – 20 min. (Depending on computer type). This means that all of you who might hesitate to perform a normal Gentoo installation – which can take up to a couple of days – now have the chance to get this great Linux system (Gentoo) installed on your computers very easy,” said Arne Exton""

    READ MORE: https://9to5linux.com/exgent-2020-li...e-lxqt-desktop
    Posted 01-30-2020 at 08:31 AM by exton exton is offline
  10. Old Comment

    ExTiX 20.2, Build 200127, with KDE Plasma Desktop 5.17, Calamares Installer, Refracta Snapshot, Nvidia Graphics Driver and kernel 5.5.0-rc7

    Article 200127 about ExTiX 20.2 at 9to5Linux by Marius Nestor (previously at Softpedia.com)

    "ExTiX 20.2 Is the First Distro to Be Based on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, Linux Kernel 5.5.

    ExTiX 20.2 distribution has been released today and it appears to be the first GNU/Linux distribution to be based on the upcoming Ubuntu 20.04 LTS operating system and the Linux 5.5 kernel series.

    Developer Arne Exton announced earlier a new version of his ExTiX GNU/Linux distribution, dubbed “The Ultimate Linux System”, which is based on the upcoming Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) operating system, but uses KDE Plasma as default desktop environment and Calamares as default installer.

    ExTiX 20.2 is also one of the first GNU/Linux distributions to adopt the recently released Linux 5.5 kernel series, which brings a new Airtime Queue Limits (AQL) feature, SMB multichannel support, SMB rootfs, a new unit testing framework called kunit, Btrfs RAID1 with 3- and 4- copies, and three new Btrfs checksums.

    Best of all, the included Linux kernel has been patched for the latest Nvidia 440.44 proprietary graphics driver for Nvidia GPUs. This is good news for Linux gaming, but considering the fact that the OS is based on an unstable Ubuntu release, it’s not recommended for daily use."

    READ MORE: https://9to5linux.com/extix-20-2-is-...nux-kernel-5-5
    Posted 01-29-2020 at 07:03 AM by exton exton is offline
  11. Old Comment

    Run Android 10 on your PC :: AndEX 10 (Android-x86_64) with GAPPS (Google Play Store etc.), F-Droid, Aptoide, Google Chrome and Spotify

    Softpedia 200110: AndEX developer Arne Exton has announced the availability of a new version of his Android-x86 fork that lets users run Google's latest Android 10 mobile operating system on their PCs

    "While the open-source Android-x86 project is currently developing a version of their OS that lets users run Android 9 "Pie" on their personal computers, projects like Bliss OS and AndEX are already flirting with Android 10, allowing you to run a fully fledged Android 10 OS on your PC.

    AndEX 10 is the latest and greatest release of this Android-x86 fork that lets anyone install and run the Android 10 mobile operating system on their desktop or laptop computers, or in a virtual machine, though the latter suffers from bad video performance and distorted colors."

    READ MORE: https://news.softpedia.com/news/you-...k-528821.shtml
    Posted 01-11-2020 at 12:59 AM by exton exton is offline
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    ExTiX Deepin 20.1 live based on Deepin 15.11 (latest) with Skype, Spotify, Refracta Snapshot and kernel 5.5.0-rc3 :: Build 191230

    ExTiX Deepin Build 200101 is now on the seventh place at DistroWatch.com. Before Deepin itself(!?). That is on the Ranking List for the most popular Linux distros the last seven days - https://distrowatch.com/index.php?dataspan=1
    Posted 01-04-2020 at 05:15 AM by exton exton is offline
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    ExTiX Deepin 20.1 live based on Deepin 15.11 (latest) with Skype, Spotify, Refracta Snapshot and kernel 5.5.0-rc3 :: Build 191230

    ExTiX Deepin is now on the front page at DistroWatch.com. That will surely increase the download numbers! - https://distrowatch.com/
    Posted 12-31-2019 at 03:15 AM by exton exton is offline
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    DebEX Gnome – 64 bit – for UEFI computers with Gnome Desktop 3.34, Calamares Installer, Refracta Snapshot and kernel 5.4.3-exton

    NEWS 191220 about DebEX Gnome
    I had to replace yesterdays version of DebEX Gnome with version 191220. VirtualBox Guest Utils couldn’t be installed in yesterdays version. Something was wrong with the kernel configuration. I therefore had to compile a new kernel (5.4.4 – latest!) today. Now everything works also in VirtualBox. Another good thing with version 191220 of DebEX Gnome is that it can be installed without problems in VirtualBox. I.e. you don’t have to chroot into the install partition and install Grub – screenshot.
    Posted 12-20-2019 at 10:50 AM by exton exton is offline
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    Exton|OS 64 bit – based on Ubuntu 19.10 – with Budgie Desktop 10.5, Refracta Snapshot, Calamares Installer and kernel 5.4.0-exton

    Softpedia 191129: "GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton released a new version of his Ubuntu-based Exton|OS distribution that's now based on the latest Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine) operating system and Linux 5.4 kernel series.

    As we reported last week, Arne Exton started upgrading some of his GNU/Linux distributions on the latest Linux 5.4 kernel series, but Exton|OS is the first to ship with the stable version of Linux kernel 5.4, which was announced by Linus Torvalds on November 24th, a major release that features exFAT support, AMD improvements, and a new lockdown feature.

    This new Exton|OS release is built for UEFI PCs and ships with the latest Budgie 10.5 desktop environment by default with the Papirus icon theme, the Calamares graphical installer instead of Ubuntu's Ubiquity installer, and up-to-date packages synced with upstream as of November 28, 2019, including GIMP, GParted, Mozilla Firefox, SMPlayer, and SMTube."

    READ MORE: https://news.softpedia.com/news/exto...4-528381.shtml
    Posted 11-30-2019 at 01:28 AM by exton exton is offline
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    DebEX Budgie/Enlightenment – Build 191123 – with Budgie Desktop 10.5 (latest), Enlightenment 0.23.1 (latest) and kernel 5.4.0-rc8-exton

    Softpedia 191125: "GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton released over the weekend a new version of his Debian-based DebEX GNU/Linux distribution, which adds the latest Linux kernel, Budgie and Enlightenment desktops.

    Based on the latest Debian GNU/Linux 10 "Buster" operating system series, DebEX Barebone Build 191123 ships is synced with the upstream repositories as of November 23rd, 2019, and ships with the latest Budgie 10.5 and Enlightenment 0.23.1 desktop environments, as well as the eighth Release Candidate of the Linux 5.4 kernel, which was released over the weekend with numerous new features and improvements.

    "I've added Enlightenment 0.23.1 as an extra desktop environment. That makes this version of DebEX unique, since there is no other live distro with Enlightenment 0.23.1 installed," said Arne Exton in the release announcement. "Version 0.23.1 (released 190926) is not yet included in Debian's repositories. I've thus installed Enlightenment 0.23.1 from source.""

    READ MORE: https://news.softpedia.com/news/debi...4-528306.shtml
    Posted 11-27-2019 at 09:02 AM by exton exton is offline
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    ExLight 64bit EFI, Build 191120, based on Debian 10 “Buster” with Enlightenment 0.22.4-2, Refracta Snapshot, Calamares and kernel 5.4.0-rc8

    Softpedia 191120:
    "GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton released today a new version of his ExLight GNU/Linux distribution, which features the lightweight Enlightenment desktop environment and a new Debian base.

    ExLight Build 191120 is now available for download and it's Arne Exton's second GNU/Linux distribution to ship with the latest Linux 5.4 kernel series, which will officially be announced by Linus Torvalds at the end of the week, on November 24th. For now, ExLight Build 191120 ships with Linux kernel 5.4 RC8.

    While previous versions of ExLight were based on Ubuntu, starting with Build 191120, the entire distribution is now based on the latest Debian GNU/Linux 10 "Buster" operating system series, featuring the Enlightenment 0.22.4-2 desktop environment and the Calamares 3.2.4-3 graphical installer."

    READ MORE: https://news.softpedia.com/news/exli...4-528244.shtml
    Posted 11-21-2019 at 10:55 AM by exton exton is offline
  18. Old Comment

    LFA (Linux For All) 64bit Build 191111 with LXDE, TeamViewer, Google Chrome, Refracta Snapshot and kernel 5.4.0-rc6-exton

    Softpedia 191111: Ubuntu-Based Linux For All Distro Gets New Release Powered by Linux Kernel 5.4

    GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton released today a new version of his Ubuntu-based LFA (Linux For All) GNU/Linux distribution that brings updated components, as well as new apps and tools.

    LFA (Linux For All) Build 191111 is now available to download based on Canonical's latest Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS (Bionic Beaver) operating system, but shipping with a much newer kernel, namely Linux 5.4 RC6. As such, LFA is one of the first distros to adopt the upcoming Linux 5.4 kernel series.

    LFA (Linux For All) Build 191111 is not just an update to previous releases of the Ubuntu-based GNU/Linux distribution, but a total rebuild that now uses packages from the latest Ubuntu LTS (Long Term Support) release instead of those used in the latest Ubuntu Linux release.

    READ MORE: https://news.softpedia.com/news/ubun...4-528139.shtml
    Posted 11-13-2019 at 06:14 AM by exton exton is offline
  19. Old Comment

    Run Raspberry Pi’s PIXEL Desktop on a PC or Mac – an Exton modified Build 191102 with Refracta Snapshot (so you can create your own ISO)

    Softpedia's article 191104 about my Debian Raspberry Pi PIXEL remix 191102

    "GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton released a new version of his Raspbian PIXEL fork for PC and Mac with a whole new system base and up-to-date components.

    As you may know, Raspberry Pi Foundation forked the LXDE desktop environment to create PIXEL, an optimized desktop environment for their Debian-based Raspbian operating system for Raspberry Pi computers. A couple of years ago, Arne Exton forked PIXEL and created an installer to allow users to install it on PCs and Macs.

    The latest release of Arne Exton's Raspberry Pi PIXEL is a major version that upgrades the system base from Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" to the latest Debian GNU/Linux 10 "Buster" operating system series. It also ships with two Linux 4.19 kernels for PAE and non-PAE systems, Linux kernel 4.19.0-6-686-pae and Linux kernel 4.19.0-6-686."

    READ MORE: https://news.softpedia.com/news/rasp...r-528102.shtml
    Posted 11-06-2019 at 08:24 AM by exton exton is offline
  20. Old Comment

    ExTiX 19.10, Build 191023, with LXQt 0.14.1, Refracta Snapshot, Nvidia 430.50 and kernel 5.3.7-extix

    ExTiX 19.10 is now on the front page at DistroWatch.com. That will probably dramatically increase the download numbers – https://distrowatch.com/index.php?dataspan=1
    Posted 10-24-2019 at 01:35 AM by exton exton is offline

  



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