Linux News Today: ExLight Linux Is Now Based on Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS and Debian GNU/Linux 8.5
GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton informs us about the availability of a new build of his very popular ExLight Linux Live DVD operating system based on the latest Ubuntu and Debian technologies.
ExLight Linux Build 160810 is here to rebase the entire OS to the recently released Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system, as well as to upgrade the default desktop environment to Enlightenment 0.20.99.0 from 0.19.12 and move to a kernel from the Linux 4.6 series, specially optimized by Arne Exton to support more hardware.
“ExLight Linux Live DVD has been downloaded about 2000 times per week in the last two months. I have therefore made a new upgraded version of ExLight today (160810). I have also created a new special WordPress site for ExLight,” says Arne Exton in the blog announcement.
Now powered by Linux kernel 4.6.5
Probably the most exciting new feature of the ExLight Linux Build 160810 release is the replacement of kernel 4.6.2-exlight with kernel 4.6.0-10-exlight, which appears to be based on the upstream Linux 4.6.5 kernel, the latest version available at the moment of the announcement for the new ExLight version (Linux kernel 4.6.6 is now the latest).
Other than that, the new ExLight Linux build comes with a 64-bit ISO-hybrid image that users can write on either USB flash drives or DVD discs, support for running the entire operating system directly from RAM by using the “Copy to RAM” option from the boot menu, and a fully functional Ubiquity graphical installer.
Because ExLight Linux is so popular, Arne Exton decided to include seven new animated wallpapers and the latest Nvidia 367.35 proprietary graphics driver for those who own Nvidia GPUs. You can download ExLight Linux Build 160810 right now via our website and enjoy a lightweight and fast OS on your personal computer.