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ExTiX 13 64bit » version 131209 based on Ubuntu 13.10 with Gnome 3.10 and kernel 3.12.0-7-exton
MeX 13.10 64bit Linux » version 131127 based on Ubuntu 13.10 with KDE 4.11.3, three other Desktop Environments and kernel 3.12.0-3-exton
LFA (Linux For All) 13.10 64bit DVD » version 131120 based on Ubuntu 13.10 with Mate, four (4) other Desktop Environments and kernel 3.12.0-2-exton
EXTON OpSuS 13.1 KDE Linux live USB » version 131124 based on openSUSE 13.1 with KDE 4.11.3 Desktop environment. Coming as an IMAGE file for direct installation on a USB pen drive
ExLight Live DVD 32bit » version 131104 based on Ubuntu 13.10 with Mate 1.6.0 and kernel 3.12.0-1-exton
ArchEX Linux Dual boot 64bit/32bit Linux Live DVD » version 131206 based on Arch Linux with kernel 3.12.3-1-ARCH and LXDE
CruxEX 3.0 64bit 2013 Linux Live USB » version 131008 based on CRUX 3.0 with LXDE and kernel 3.11.4-x86_64-exton
SlackEX 64bit Live DVD » version 131111 based on Slackware 14.0 with KDE 4.10.5 and kernel 3.11.4-x86_64-exton
Exton|Defender Linux Super Rescue System » version 131203 - 64bit - and version 130728 and 130726 - 64bit - based on Slackware 14.1 with Xfce 4.10 and on Fedora 19 with Mate 1.6.1 or Cinnamon 1.9.1
EXTON MultiBootCD 6-OS » version 131115 with six (6) different mini Linux Systems
exGENT Linux Live DVD 64bit » version 131129 based on Gentoo with LXDE and genkernel 3.12.1-gentoo-exton
PuppEX 2013 Linux Live CD 32bit » version 130227 based on Puppy Linux Slacko 5.4 with "my" extra kernel 3.7.9-exton
DebEX Barebone 64bit Live DVD » version 131024 based on Debian Jessie with LXDE and kernel 3.2.0-4-amd64
Version 131028 32 bit of exGENT is of "only" 738 MB due to the fact that this version only has LXDE installed as Desktop environment. If you can't run the other two versions (131129 of 990 MB or version 131017 of 1130 MB) because of insufficient RAM memory you can always try version 131028 of exGENT.
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exGENT (Gentoo) 64bit/32bit Linux Live DVD
I've made yet a new version (20131129) of exGENT 2013. This time for the 64 bit architecture. The new version (131129 of 990 MB) uses LXDE as Desktop environment. Used kernel: 3.12.1-gentoo-exton. Kernel 3.12.1 is the latest stable kernel available from Kernel.org. Released 20131120.
I've made a new version (20131028) of exGENT 32 bit (Gentoo) Live. The ISO-file is of "only" 738 MB due to the fact that this version (131028) only has LXDE installed as Desktop environment. If you can't run the other versions (130926 and 131017) because of insufficient RAM memory you can always try this new version. The system language is English. Quite new is that I've found a suitable installation program, in which a Grub installation (Grub Legacy) is included. I've also added more support for Atheros and Broadcom wireless cards.
I've made yet a new version (20131017) of exGENT 2013. Now with Gnome 3.8.4. It is for the 32 bit architecture. I call it exGENT 2013 Gnome Live DVD. It replaces version 20130423 of exGENT, which had Cinnamon as Desktop environment. Cinnamon is no longer “needed” since Gnome version 3.8.4 has everything that Cinnamon has (and more).
The best thing with exGENT is the premier autodetection of hardware and the ability to easily install the system to hard drive during a live session. Installed programs: Among many others GParted, Firefox, Thunderbird, SMplayer, AbiWord and Wicd. Furthermore compilation tools so that you can install programs from source the Gentoo way. (After the installation to hard drive). See a complete program LIST (version 131129 - 64bit and version 131017 - 32bit).
The predecessor to exGENT, Exton-Gentoo, was built completely from scratch. I.e. all its programs were compiled from source. As for exGENT version 111019 I did "cheat" a bit. I.e. exGENT version 111019 was based on another Gentoo-based distribution, but I changed (almost) everything. The changes were so great that virtually nothing was left of the original distribution. In exGENT version 120814, 130215, 130318, 130415, 130423, 130926, 131017, 131028 and 131129 I'm back to buildning from source.
Quick install to Hard Drive
exGENT Linux can be installed to hard drive in 1 - 5 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. Read below on how the installation works.
UPGRADE the System
The exGENT System (version 131129, 131028 and 131017) is in very good shape, since I, without problems, have been able to update the whole system with the following commands:
# emerge --ask --update --newuse --deep --with-bdeps=y @world
# emerge --depclean
Gentoo/exGENT is a rolling distribution, which implies that once you have installed the system on the hard drive there is no need for re-installations (which otherwise is common in the Linux world).
The default language (locale) is set to English.
The default keyboard layout is American (us). Change it by running the command setxkbmap se (for Sweden).
Install exGENT to hard drive
Please read this INSTRUCTION.
Install exGENT to USB stick
Please read this INSTRUCTION. This is done in the same way as a hard drive installation.
Login to Gnome, LXDE or Fluxbox
When you start up your computer from the dvd you will end up at Slim's Login Screen. Login as root with password root. In exGENT 64 bit version 131129 you will end up in console mode. Login as root with password root. Then run startx.
GO FOR IT!
You'll run exGENT super fast in RAM. The launch from the dvd becomes a little slow, but then... A wonderful way to run Linux if you have enough RAM. You'll need at least 2 GB. For version 131028 of exGENT it is enough with RAM of 1024 MB.
Who is exGENT/Gentoo for?
Experienced Linux users or those who really want to learn Linux.
See a screenshot of the Gnome or LXDE Desktops.
exGENT Linux version 131129, 131028 and 131017 can be downloaded from Sourceforge.net - Fast, secure and free downloads from the largest Open Source applications and software directory. ALTERNATIVE DOWNLOAD location: The Swedish Linux Society.
md5sum for version 131129 - 64 bit - of 990 MB
md5sum for version 131028 - 32 bit - of 738 MB
md5sum for version 131017 - 32 bit - of 1130 MB