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Other EXTON Linux Live CD/DVD's in
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ExTiX 13 64bit » version 130507 based on Ubuntu 13.04 with Gnome 3.8, Cairo-Dock 3.2.1 and kernel 3.9.0-0-exton
MeX 13.04 64bit Linux » version 130506 based on Ubuntu 13.04 with KDE 4.10.2, three other Desktop Environments and kernel 3.9.0-0-exton
EXTON OpSuS 12.3 KDE/Cinnamon Linux live USB » version 130322 and 130328 based on openSUSE 12.3 with KDE 4.10.1 or Cinnamon 1.6.7 Desktop environments. Coming as two IMAGE files for direct installation on a USB stick
ExLight Live DVD 32bit » version 130509 based on Ubuntu 13.04 with Enlightenment 17 STABLE and kernel 3.9.0-0-exton
CruxEX 3.0 64bit 2013 Linux Live CD/USB » version 130222/130313 based on CRUX 3.0 with LXDE and kernel 3.7.8-exton/3.8.2-x86_64-exton
ArchEX 2013 Dual boot 64bit/32bit Linux Live DVD » version 130207 based on Arch Linux with kernel 3.7.5-1-ARCH and LXDE
Exton-Slack 14.0 64bit current Live DVD » version 130514 is a remaster of Slackware 14.0 with kernel 3.8.7-exton. KDE 4.10.3 is used as Desktop environment
SlackEX 64bit Live DVD » version 130221 based on Slackware 14.0 with Xfce 4.10 and kernel 3.7.8-exton
Exton|Defender Linux Super Rescue System » version 121120 - 32bit - and version 130307 - 64bit - based on Slackware 14.0 with Xfce 4.10 and on Fedora 18 with Cinnamon 1.6.7
EXTON MultiBootCD 6-OS » version 121203 with six (6) different mini Linux Systems
exGENT Linux Live CD 32bit » version 130423 based on Gentoo with Cinnamon 1.6.7 and genkernel 3.8.8-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 CD » version 130402 based on Debian Wheezy with LXDE and my special kernel 3.8.0-15-exton
I have kept the old version (130415)
of exGENT on Sourceforge.net. The ISO-file is of "only" 631 MB due to the fact that this version only has LXDE installed as Desktop environment. If you can't run the new version (130423 of 1080 MB) because of insufficient RAM memory you can always try the old version.
exGENT (Gentoo) 32bit Linux Live DVD
I've made a new version (130423) of exGENT, which is based on Gentoo. The old version of exGENT is from 130415. My new exGENT Linux live system uses Cinnamon 1.6.7, Gnome 3.6.3, LXDE and Fluxbox 1.3.5 as Desktop Environments and "my special" genkernel 3.8.8-gentoo-exton. 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 för Atheros and Broadcom wireless cards.
The best thing with exGENT version 130423 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 20.0.1, 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.
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 and 130423 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 130423 and version 130415) 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 Cinnamon, Gnome, LXDE or Fluxbox
When you start up your computer from the dvd you will end up at GDM's Login Screen. Login as root ("Other") with password root.
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.
Who is exGENT/Gentoo for?
Experienced Linux users or those who really want to learn Linux.
Read more (if you understand Swedish)...
See a screenshot of the Cinnamon, Gnome or LXDE Desktops.
exGENT Linux version 130423 and 130415 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 - only version 130423.
md5sum for version 130423
md5sum for version 130415