Linux News Today: Exton|Defender OS Rebased on Fedora 24, Gets Cinnamon 3.0.6 & Linux Kernel 4.6.3
Today, July 5, 2016, Arne Exton has been proud to announce the release of a new version of his Exton|Defender GNU/Linux operating system, bringing some of the hottest technologies available to date.
Rebased on the recently released Fedora 24 Linux operating system, Exton|Defender SRS is the distribution of choice for those who want a Live DVD Linux system for system administration and repairing tasks in style, as the latest version, build 160705, comes with the beautiful and modern Cinnamon 3.0.6 desktop environment.
But that’s not all because today’s release of Exton|Defender SRS is powered by the latest and most advanced Linux kernel available to date, version 4.6.3, which also landed in the main Fedora 24 software repositories last week. Linux kernel 4.6.3 brings great support for new hardware devices.
“I’ve made a new version of Exton|Defender 64 bit. Now based on Fedora 24, released 160621. It uses Cinnamon 3.0.6 and kernel 4.6.3,” said Arne Exton in today’s announcement. “Exton|Defender aims to provide an easy way to carry out admin tasks on your computer, such as creating and editing the hard disk partitions.”
The OS comes with great tools and open-source applications
Another great thing about the Exton|Defender SRS operating system is that it comes with some of the greatest open-source utilities for system administration tasks. Among these, we can mention GParted, PartImage, Shred, Sfdisk, Rsync, GNU ddrescue, NTFS-3G, FSArchiver, TestDisk, Emacs, Safecopy, and Midnight Commander.
Additionally, users will find popular desktop applications like the Google Chrome (good for watching Netflix movies) and Mozilla Firefox web browsers, Mozilla Thunderbird email and news client, LibreOffice office suite, GIMP image editor, and tools like NetworkManager, Samba, Java (JDK 7u9), and Java Runtime Environment (JRE). Study the entire list of packages.
Arne Exton has also added the kernel headers and many compilation tools that allow users to install other software projects from sources. Download Exton|Defender SRS Build 160705 right now via our website, but please try to keep in mind that it only works on 64-bit computers. For 32-bit PCs, there’s a version based on Mageia 5.