DebEX Barebone 140821 KDE / 140819 Xfce

A Live CD Linux distribution based on Debian GNU/Linux and running on 64-bit systems
DebEX Barebone is an open source Linux project based and inspired by the popular Debian GNU/Linux distribution. It has been engineered to be deployed only on 64-bit compatible hardware.

It is distributed in two editions

It is distributed in two editions, one with the Xfce desktop environment and another one with the KDE desktop, as Live DVD ISO-hybrid images, based on the Jessie and Sid versions of the Debian operating system, and designed to support only the 64-bit architecture. The default language is English.

The Live DVD boot menu is very simple

The boot menu of the Live DVDs is very simple, provides the ability to copy the entire live environment to RAM (system memory) ejecting the media, use the system in persistent mode (only if deployed on a USB flash drive), and run the failsafe graphics mode if your video card is not supported by the first two options.

Uses a hybrid ISO image

DebEX Barebone uses a ISO-hybrid image, which means that users can easily deploy it on a USB stick and use the persistent mode to save their session for future usage. The system can be installed from within the live session using the DebEX Installer application, a clone of the Ubiquity installer utility used in many Ubuntu-based Linux operating systems.

Both Xfce and KDE editions provide a snappy and uncluttered desktop experience

Both the Xfce and KDE editions of DebEX provide users with a snappy and uncluttered Linux desktop experience, featuring a single-panel layout, from where users can launch their favorite apps, interact with opened windows or switch between virtual desktop environments. The Xfce edition also features a dock (application launcher).

Default applications

Default applications include the Iceweasel web browser, Icedove email client, Wicd network manager, GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP), PCManFM file manager, Leafpad text editor, LXTerminal terminal emulator, Xarchiver archive manager, AbiWord word processing tool, LXMusic music player, and Synaptic Package Manager.

Bottom line

The main purpose of the DebEX Barebone Linux operating systems is to combine bleeding-edge Debian technologies with the latest Linux kernel packages, resulting in a perfect computing environment for machines supporting the 64-bit architecture.

Reviewed by on August 24th, 2014

last updated on:
August 21st, 2014, 15:09 GMT
developed by:
Arne Exton
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
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What's New in version 140821 KDE
  • I have made a new version of the extra version of DebEX, wich I call DebEX KDE Live DVD. It's a pure Debian system. I.e.: There are no Ubuntu or Kubuntu elements involved. DebEX KDE uses KDE 4.13.3 as Desktop environment. (The latest stable version of KDE).
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DebEX Barebone is an open source and freely distributed operating system based on Debian GNU/Linux and designed from t...

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