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ExTiX 15.4

27 Ottobre 2015

ExTiX, KDE, LXQT

ExTiX

ExTiX è una distribuzione Linux basata su Ubuntu e utilizzante una versione customizzata del desktop manager GNOME 3. In passato la distribuzione è stata invece derivata da  Swiss Linux System e Debian Sid.

Versione 15.4

Questa versione contiene (in Inglese):

ABOUT
ExTiX 15.4 LXQt/KDE Live DVD 64bit is based on Debian 8.1 Jessie/Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf. The original system includes the Desktop Environment Unity (Ubuntu). After removing Unity I have installed LXQt 0.9.0 respectively KDE Frameworks 5.15.0 with KDE 4.15. LXQt is the Qt port and the upcoming version of LXDE, the Lightweight Desktop Environment. It is the product of the merge between the LXDE-Qt and the Razor-qt projects: A lightweight, modular, blazing-fast and user-friendly desktop environment.

STABLE?
Ubuntu 15.10 will be released in a stable version 151022. Regardless of this fact you can consider both my ExTiX versions of 151017 as stable. The “Final Freeze” of Ubuntu 15.10 was yesterday (151016).

The system language is ENGLISH.

Used KERNEL
My special kernel 4.2.0-16-exton corresponding Kernel.org’s kernel 4.2.3.

What’s new in kernel 4.2? One million new lines of code in kernel 4.2! (The biggest kernel release ever according to Linus Torvalds).

NEWS ABOUT ExTiX 15.4 build 151017 with LXQt Desktop respectively KDE environment
1. ExTiX LXQt/KDE is based on Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf. LXQt 0.9.0 (not in Ubuntu’s repositories) and KDE 4.15 is used as Desktop environment. All packages have been updated to the latest version by 151017. Kernel 4.2.0-16-exton is used. (Kernel.org‘s kernel 4.2.3).
2. Google Chrome is used as Web Browser, which makes it possible to watch Netflix movies. It is not possible in Firefox (in Linux).
3. I have also installed BlueGriffon Web Editor. BlueGriffon is a new WYSIWYG content editor for the World Wide Web. Powered by Gecko, the rendering engine of Firefox, it’s a modern and robust solution to edit Web pages in conformance to the latest Web Standards. Only to be compared with Dreamweaver. (In my opinion).
4. Other included important/useful packages are: LibreOffice, Thunderbird, GParted, Brasero, SMPlayer, GCC and other compilation tools so that you can install packages from source. Furthermore “all” multimedia codecs. Everything the average Linux user could wish for I would say.
5. I have also installed Nvidia Graphic driver 352.55 in the LXQt version. It has support for the following GPUs: Quadro K1200, Quadro M6000, GeForce 920M, GeForce 930A, GeForce 930M, GeForce 940M, GeForce GTX 950M, GeForce GTX 960M and GeForce GTX TITAN X. This driver will be used automatically if your card is supported. Note: One reason for me to abandon Gnome 3.14 (which was used in previous versions of ExTiX) is that Gnome 3.14 won’t run together with Nvidia’s proprietary drivers.

WHAT’S SO SPECIAL about ExTiX and especially the new version from 151017?
1. The ExTiX ISO’s are ISO-hybrids, which means that they can very easily be transferred (copied) to a USB pen drive. You can then even run ExTiX 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. My tests show that they work flawlessly on USB installations of all normal Ubuntu systems.
2. Another big improvement is that both ExTiX versions can run from RAM. Use Boot alternative 3 (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 ExTiX that way. Running from RAM means that the system will run faster than from DVD or USB stick. Everything will be superfast I would say!
3. The installation program Ubiquity (live installer) is now working as intended. I.e. a new user (your user) will be created during the installation process.

Risorse

La distribuzione può essere scaricata da:

Il sito web della distribuzione è: http://www.extix.se/

Il sito web per sviluppatori è: http://sourceforge.net/projects/extix/

Screenshot

ExTiX 15.4

ExTiX 15.4

Conclusioni

Nella live si può entrare con utente root o extix.

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