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Exton|OS 64 bit – based on Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS - Build 181109

Posted: 10 November 2018, 11:23
by exton
Exton|OS 64 bit – based on Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS – with Budgie Desktop, Refracta Snapshot, Calamares Installer and kernel 4.20.0-rc1-exton – Build 181109

NEWS 181109 ABOUT Exton|OS with Budgie Desktop 10.4 and Refracta Snapshot
The Desktop Environment in this Exton|OS build is Budgie 10.4. ("Budgie is focused on simplicity an elegance. Designed with the modern user in mind"). Program content in Build 181109: Refracta Snapshot, Calamares 3.1.12, Firefox, Gimp, SMPlayer, SMTube, and GParted. Also all necessary additions in order to install programs from source. "Calamares is an installer framework. By design it is very customizable, in order to satisfy a wide variety of needs and use cases". Kernel 4.20.0-rc1-exton (corresponding Kernel.org‘s latest kernel 4.20-rc1) is used. All packages have been updated to the latest available version as at November 9, 2018. Google Chrome has been removed since it’s now possible to use Netflix in Firefox. Using Refracta Snapshot you can change everything to your liking and create your own live installable Ubuntu system. I mean create your own installable Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS Live DVD once you have installed Exton|OS to hard drive.

Exton|OS Build 181109 is based on Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS 64 bit and Debian unstable/experimental (upcoming Debian 10). Exton|OS’s ISO file is a ISO-hybrid, which means that it can very easily be transferred (copied) to a USB pen drive. Ubuntu 18.04 will be supported until April 2023. One big reason for me not to upgrade to Ubuntu 18.10, which is supported only until July 2019.

MOST IMPORTANT CHANGES IN BUILD 181109
This Exton|OS version is for non-efi computers, which means that you can use the Calamares Installer in VirtualBox/VMware and thus install Exton|OS in any language. You can even use Calamares for installation to a USB stick and that way get persistence. Please read my USB instruction before you perform such an installation. Calamares Installer replaces Ubiquity (Ubuntu’s installer). Calamares Installer is also very simple to use. No “expert knowledge” is needed.

WHAT’S NEW in kernel 4.20? - https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page= ... ures&num=1

SCREENSHOTS
Screenshot 1 – Exton|OS’s Budgie root Desktop: http://www.exton.net/exton-os/exton-os- ... 181109.jpg
Screenshot 2 – Exton|OS’s Budgie live Desktop: http://www.exton.net/exton-os/exton-os- ... 181109.jpg
Screenshot 3 – Exton|OS’s Budgie Desktop installing Spotify: http://exton.net/exton-os/exton-os-install-spotify.jpg
Screenshot 4 – Exton|OS’s Budgie Desktop running Refracta Snapshot: http://exton.net/exton-os/exton-os-desk ... 180301.jpg
Screenshot 5 – Exton|OS running in VMware: http://exton.net/exton-os/exton-os-cala ... 181109.jpg
Screenshot 6 – showing how to add apps to Docky: http://exton.net/exton-os/exton-os-add-to-docky.jpg

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