MeX Linux Changelog

New in version 140917

September 17th, 2014
  • 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
  • MeX is once again based on Mint Linux. (I.e. Linux Mint 17 - codenamed "Qiana", released 20140531 and on Ubuntu 14.04.1 - codenamed "Trusty Tahr", released 20140725).
  • The MeX 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 MeX 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. Read my INSTRUCTION how to use the scripts: http://mex.exton.net/mex-usb-persistent/
  • Another big improvement is that MeX now can run from RAM. Use Boot alternative 3 (Copy to RAM). When the system has booted up you can enjoy a really fast system! You'll need at least 2 GB RAM to run MeX that way. I.e. super fast!
  • MeX uses kernel 3.16.0-15-exton. (Kernel.org's latest stable kernel 3.16.2).
  • MeX uses Cinnamon 2.2, developed by the Linux Mint team. The system language is ENGLISH.

New in version 140604 (June 4th, 2014)

  • It is now based on Linux Mint. (I.e. Linux Mint 17 – codenamed “Qiana“, released 20140531 and on Ubuntu 14.04 – codenamed “Trusty Tahr“, released 20140417).
  • All packages have been upgraded to the latest version by 140604.

New in version 140301 (March 3rd, 2014)

  • All packages in MeX Linux have been upgraded to the latest version by 140301.
  • 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.

New in version 140123 (January 24th, 2014)

  • Based on Linux Mint.
  • The MeX 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 MeX from the USB stick and save all your system changes on the stick. I.e. you will enjoy persistence!
  • Another big improvement is that MeX now can run from RAM. Use Boot alternative 3 (Copy to RAM). When the system has booted up you can enjoy a really fast system! You’ll need at least 2 GB RAM to run MeX that way. When running from a DVD you can eject the DVD.

New in version 13.10 Build 131127 (November 27th, 2013)

  • I have upgraded all installed packages to latest version and changed kernel to 3.12.0-3-exton. (Kernel.org’s latest kernel 3.12.1).

New in version 13.10 Build 131019 (October 21st, 2013)

  • Based on Ubuntu 13.10 with KDE 4.11.2, GNOME 3.8.4, Razor-qt and kernel 3.11.0-7-exton.

New in version 13.10 Build 130921 (September 23rd, 2013)

  • Based on Ubuntu 13.10 "Saucy Salamander"
  • KDE 4.11.1
  • GNOME 3.8.4
  • GNOME Fallback ("Classic") 3.8.4
  • Razor-qt 0.5.2

New in version 13.04 (May 7th, 2013)

  • The system is a remaster of Ubuntu 13.04 - codenamed "Raring Ringtail", released on April 25, 2013. The original system includes the Desktop Environment Unity 7.0 (Ubuntu). I have added KDE 4.10.2, Gnome 3.8 and Gnome Fallback (Classic) 3.8, as alternatives, so that everyone on the spot (during live operation) can compare the different four Desktop Environments.