Linux News Today: ExTiX 16.2 Linux OS Is Out, Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Debian 8.4 "Jessie"
GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton informs Softpedia about the immediate availability for download of his ExTiX 16.2 Build 160508 operating system based on the latest Debian and Ubuntu releases.
ExTiX is dubbed by Arne Exton as the “Ultimate Linux System,” and version 16.2 brings users many of the goodies from the recently released Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), Debian GNU/Linux 8.4 (Jessie), and Debian GNU/Linux 9.0 (Stretch) operating systems, the latter still being in heavy development.
“I have made a new version of ExTiX – The Ultimate Linux System. I call it ExTiX 16.2 KDE Live DVD,” said Arne Exton in the announcement. “ExTiX 16.2 KDE DVD 64 bit is based on Debian 8.4 Jessie/Debian 9 Stretch and Ubuntu 16.04. After removing Unity I have installed KDE Frameworks 5.15.0 with KDE 4.15. ExTiX KDE is now more stable than ever.”
So, as you can see, today’s release of ExTiX 16.2 ships with the modern KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment, which replaces Ubuntu’s Unity interface. KDE Frameworks 5 is also installed, and the operating system is currently powered by Arne Exton’s special 4.4.0-19-exton kernel, based on Linux kernel 4.4.6 LTS.
As expected, all the pre-installed packages have been upgraded to their latest versions as of May 8, 2016. The system default language is English. You can download ExTiX 16.2 Build 160508 right now via our website, where you’ll find a Live ISO image designed only for 64-bit computers.