ExTiX Changelog

New in version 14.2 Build 141024 (GNOME)

October 24th, 2014
  • All packages have been updated to the latest version by 141024. ExTiX Gnome is now based on Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn". Gnome has been upgraded to version 3.14. (Not in Ubuntu's repositories). Kernel 3.16.0-5-exton has been replaced by kernel 3.16.0-21-exton. (Kernel.org's kernel 3.16.4).

New in version 14.2 Build 141019 (October 20th, 2014)

  • 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’s 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.

New in version 14.1.2 (August 4th, 2014)

  • All packages have been updated to the latest version by 140804.
  • Vlc (installed from source to make it possible to run it when logged in as root) is in version 2.1.5.
  • Kernel 3.15.0-6-exton has been replaced by kernel 3.16.0-5-exton. (Kernel.org's kernel 3.16.0-rc6, released 140718).

New in version 14.1.1 (June 29th, 2014)

  • ExTiX 14.1.1 64 bit is based on Debian/Ubuntu 14.04. The original system includes the Desktop Environment Unity (Ubuntu). After removing Unity I have installed Gnome 3.10 and Gnome Classic 3.10 (in ExTiX 14.1.1, build 140629) respectively Razor-qt 0.5.2 (in ExTiX Light, build 140515). The system language is English in both versions of ExTiX.
  • All packages have been updated to the latest version by 140629. Vlc (installed from source to make it possible to run it when logged in as root) is in version 2.1.4. Kernel 3.13.0-24-exton has been replaced by kernel 3.15.0-6-exton. (Kernel.org‘s stable kernel 3.15.0, released 140610.

New in version 14.1 Build 140515 (May 18th, 2014)

  • It uses Razor-qt as Desktop Environment, Slim as Login Manager and kernel 3.15.0-0-exton.

New in version 14.1 (April 24th, 2014)

  • ExTiX is now based on Debian Jessie and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (alias Trusty Tahr).
  • I have upgraded all packages to the latest version as of 140423.

New in version Build 140219 (February 19th, 2014)

  • The installation program Ubiquity (live installer) is now working as intended in ExTiX version 140219. I.e. a new user (your user) will be created during the installation process.

New in version Build 140216 (February 18th, 2014)

  • The ExTiX ISO is now a ISO-hybrid, which means that it can very easily be transferred (copied) to a USB pen drive. You can then even run ExTiX from the USB stick and save all your system changes on the stick. I.e. you will enjoy persistence! I've found two scripts which make the installation to USB very simple. My tests show that they work flawlessly on USB installations of all normal Ubuntu systems. Read my INSTRUCTION how to use the scripts.
  • Another big improvement is that ExTiX 14 can run from RAM. Use Boot alternative 2 (Copy to RAM). When the system has booted up you can remove the disc (DVD) or USB stick. You'll need at least 2 GB RAM to run ExTiX that way.
  • ExTiX is now more stable than ever. All packages have been upgraded to the latest version by 140216.
  • It is now possible to install Nvidia's proprietary drivers in ExTiX if you want or need it. Please read this instruction.
  • I've also installed version2.1.1 of VLC from source to make it possible to run VLC when logged in as root.
  • I've replaced kernel 3.12.0-7-exton with kernel 3.13.0-9-exton (Kernel.org's latest stable kernel 3.13.3, released 140213).

New in version Build 131223 (December 23rd, 2013)

  • The ExTiX ISO is now a ISO-hybrid, which means that it can very easily be transferred (copied) to a USB pen drive. You can then even run ExTiX from the USB stick and save all your system changes on the stick. I.e. you will enjoy persistence! I've found two scripts which make the installation to USB very simple. The scripts are quite ingenious. Unfortunately, it is not me who have created them. I found the scripts on Kanotix website. There was no direct indication of how good the scripts were, but my tests show that they work flawlessly on USB installations of all normal Ubuntu systems. Read my INSTRUCTION how to use the scripts: http://www.extix.se/extix-usb-persistent/
  • Another big improvement is that ExTiX 14 can run from RAM. Use Boot alternative 2 (Copy to RAM). When the system has booted up you can remove the disc (DVD) or USB stick. You'll need at least 2 GB RAM to run ExTiX that way.
  • ExTiX is now more stable than ever. All packages have been upgraded to the latest version by 131223.