ExTiX 14.2 Build 141019

The Ultimate Linux operating system, based on Ubuntu OS and the GNOME desktop environment
ExTiX is an open source and free distribution of Linux based on the Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) operating system and built around the minimal and very lightweight Razor-qt desktop environment, which is written in the Qt programming language.

Only supports the 64-bit architecture

The ExTiX project is designed to be used by end-users who need a modern and handy desktop system for their daily tasks. Unfortunately for some of you, both ExTiX editions support only the 64-bit architecture, mainly because it’s designed to be used on high-end computers. Therefore, if this is an issue for you, we suggest to search our website for another Linux operating system that supports the 32-bit architecture (slow computers).

Includes popular open-source applications

ExTiX includes popular open-source applications, such as Mozilla Firefox as the default web browser, Mozilla Thunderbird as the default email client, the LibreOffice office suite, Brasero for burning CD/DVDs, GIMP for editing image files, VLC Media Player for watching movies, and the GParted tool for disk partitioning tasks. Support for Adobe’s Flash technology and Oracle’s Java runtime environment, as well as all the necessary multimedia codecs, are provided out-of-the-box in this Ubuntu-based operating system.

The Live mediums offer a few useful options

The Live mediums offer a few useful options, such as the ability to use the operating system in persistence mode, which means that you can save some settings and files on the USB disk drive and continue your work next time you boot into the live environment. In addition, the Copy to RAM option will allow users to copy the entire live environment to the machine’s physical memory (RAM) and remove the live media from the USB port.

It can be installed directly from the boot menu

Users can install ExTiX directly from the boot menu, or at a later time, by using the designated installer application that can be found under the System Tools category of the Main Menu. The default language is English, and it uses a specially crafted Ubuntu kernel based on the upstream Linux kernel 3.16. ExTiX was also one of the first project to adopt the Linux 3.16 kernel.

Installed apps

Among other well known applications that are bundled with the ExTiX project, we can mention the FileZilla FTP client, Leafpad text editor, Shotwell image viewer and organizer, Transmission torrent downloader, Rhythmbox music player, and Empathy IM (Instant Messaging) client.

Reviewed by on October 21st, 2014

last updated on:
October 20th, 2014, 10:02 GMT
developed by:
Arne Exton
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
ROOT \ Linux Distributions


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ExTiX - The default desktop environment, with the Docky dockExTiX - The main menu, which allows instant access to all apps and settingsExTiX - The user menu and the system tray area of ExTiXExTiXExTiX - ExTiX 14.1 Lights with the Razor-qt 0.5.2 desktop environment
What's New in This Release:
  • My new lighter version of ExTiX is now based on Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn". It uses Razor-qt as Desktop Environment, Slim as Login Manager and kernel 3.16.0-21-exton, equivalent to Kernel.org¬ís stable kernel 3.16.4. ("Razor-qt is an advanced, easy-to-use, and fast desktop environment based on Qt technologies. It has been tailored for users who value simplicity, speed, and an intuitive interface"). My info/instructions below also apply to ExTiX Light. I.e. just log in as root (with password root) or extix (with no password) from Slim's login screen to Razor-qt.
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ExTiX is an open source Linux operating system created by Arne Exton, the developer behind many well known distributio...

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