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ExLight 14.04 Linux Live DVD version 140104 with Mate

Posted 01-04-2014 at 04:35 AM by exton
Updated 01-04-2014 at 06:13 AM by exton

1. ExLight is now based on upcoming Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr 64 bit (to be released in a stable version in April 2014).
2. ExLight’s ISO file is now a ISO-hybrid, which means that it can very easily be transferred (copied) to a USB pen drive. You can then even run ExLight from the USB stick and save all your system changes on the stick. I.e. you will enjoy persistence! I’ve found two scripts which make the installation to USB very simple. The scripts are quite ingenious. Unfortunately, it is not me who have created them. I found the scripts on Kanotix website. There was no direct indication of how good the scripts were, but my tests show that they work flawlessly on USB installations of all normal Ubuntu systems.
3. Another big improvement is that ExLight 14.04 can run from RAM. Use Boot alternative 2 (Copy to RAM). When the system has booted up you can remove the disc (DVD) or USB stick. You’ll need at least 2 GB RAM to run ExLight that way.
4. All your computer partitions will be mounted automatically on Ubuntu’s Desktop readable and writable. If you don’t like that delete the file /etc/udev/10-exlight-automount.rules (after a hard drive install of ExLight).

The importance of ExLight now being based on a development version of Ubuntu
I do not think the matter is so important, because ExLight uses the Desktop environment Mate 1.6.0, which is in principle equivalent to "old-fashioned" Gnome 2. During my test runs of Exlight 14.04 I have not discovered any "bugs".

Who can benefit from ExLight 14.04?
All who like Ubuntu and want to be at the forefront. In addition, anyone who wants to run a Linux system live (from DVD/USB) really fast. (ExLight 14.04 can thus run from RAM).

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