MeX Linux 140917
Distributed as a hybrid, 64-bit Live DVD
It is distributed as a single ISO-hybrid Live DVD image that supports only the 64-bit architecture and can be easily deployed onto a USB flash drive of 1GB or higher capacity. You can also write the ISO image on a blank or DVD-RW disc.
The default option on the boot menu of the Live DVD is “Copy to RAM,” which can be used to copy the entire live environment directly to the computer’s system memory and use it from there, ejecting the boot medium.
Other boot options include the ability to start the operating system in compatibility mode, test the RAM (Random Access Memory) for errors, or use the persistence mode, which will save all the files and configuration for future uses (only compatible with USB sticks).
An unusual desktop environment
Starting the live environment will drop users to a login prompt, where they need to use the root/root or the mint/mint username and password credentials. The desktop is a bit unusual, as it’s comprised of a bottom panel and a curved dock (application launcher) located on the upper part of the screen.
Default applications include the Nemo file manager, Mozilla Firefox web browser, Evince document viewer, Leafpad and Gedit text editors, Tomboy note-taking tool, GIMP image editor, gThumb and Eye of GNOME image viewer, and Synaptic Package Manager.
In addition, it includes the GParted disk partitioning tool, Deja Dup backup utility, USB Image Writer, USB Stick Formatter, an upload manager, a log file viewer, an update manager, a system monitor, an archive manager, a font viewer, a screen capture tool, and a terminal emulator.
We recommend this distribution to all Ubuntu/Linux Mint/Cinnamon fans who want a stable, reliable and modern operating system that uses the latest version of the Linux kernel.
Reviewed by Marius Nestor on October 4th, 2014
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- Build 140917 replaces build 140604 of MeX.
- All packages in MeX Linux build 140917 have been upgraded to the latest version by 140917.
- Cairo-Dock has been added.
- The most important change is that I have replaced the install program Ubiquity with MeX Installer. The installation to hard drive is now so simple that a 10 year old child can do it. Watch a SLIDESHOW of the hard drive installation process: http://mex.exton.net/mex-installer-slideshow.html
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