Linux News Today: ExTiX 16.1 OS Is Based on Ubuntu 15.10, Ships with Linux Kernel 4.4 LTS and LXQt 0.10.0
GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton informs Softpedia today, January 20, 2016 about the official release and immediate availability for download of his ExTiX 16.1 computer operating system.
According to Mr. Exton, ExTiX 16.1, which is still dubbed “The Ultimate Linux System,” has been rebased on the Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) operating system and boasts the recently released and long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel, which has been tweaked by the developer with additional drivers and patches.
However, ExTiX 16.1 also borrows various elements from the Debian GNU/Linux 8.2 (Jessie) operating system, but instead of using Ubuntu’s Unity interface, the developer added the next-generation LXQt 0.10.0 desktop environment, thus making the entire OS more flexible and super lightweight.
“I’ve made a new version of ExTiX. I call it ExTiX 16.1 LXQt Live DVD. (The previous version was 15.4),” said Arne Exton in an email to Softpedia. “My special kernel 4.4.0-0-exton corresponding kernel.org’s kernel 4.4. It’s the latest stable kernel as of now.”
The many features of ExTiX 16.1
Prominent features of ExTiX 16.1 include the Google Chrome web browser, which is perfect for those who want to watch Netflix movies, the BlueGriffon HTML and WYSIWYG editor for aspiring web developers, as well as support for the latest Nvidia graphics cards by adding the Nvidia 352.63 video driver.
Moreover, some of the most important applications have been updated to their latest versions at the moment of writing this article. Among these, we can mention the LibreOffice office suite, Mozilla Thunderbird email and news client, SMPlayer video player, Brasero CD/DVD burning tool, and GParted partition editor.
Last but not least, the GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) packages have been added for those who want to install software from source. Furthermore, the distro ships with all the multimedia codecs an average Linux user needs to watch movies. Download ExTiX 16.1 right now from Softpedia.