Version 13 (131109) of ExTiX 64bit is based on Ubuntu 13.10 released on October 17, 2013. The original system includes the Desktop Environment Unity (Ubuntu). In ExTiX 13 I have removed Unity and installed Gnome 3.10 instead. Also the "Classic" version of Gnome.
System language: English.
PROGRAM content etc
Among many other programs LibreOffice, Thunderbird, Firefox, Brasero, Vlc, Gimp, Flash and win32 codecs. In addition Java and all necessary additions in order to install programs from source. All programs have been updated to the latest available stable version as of November 9, 2013. Used kernel: My special Ubuntu kernel 3.12.0-2-exton. (Kernel.org's 3.12 STABLE).
The passwords for root/live is root/live. You can use Sudo to become root. (Command: sudo su). You can also login to Gnome 3.10 as root (if you want or need to do so).
Differences: Ubuntu 13.10 and ExTiX 13 is different only in principle to the terms of program content.
- Gnome 3.10 and Gnome 3.10 Classic (a replacement for Cinnamon)
- Live Installer
- Based on Ubuntu 13.10 "Saucy Salamander"
- All codecs installed
- Kernel 3.12.0-2-exton - Kernel.org's 3.12 STABLE
- Kernel Headers
- Possibility to install Nvidia's proprietary drivers
I had lots of bugs with Ubuntu 12.04 64bit but I liked the screenshots on distrowatch. Hence I gave it a go. Install was only possible via live - gnome session and my username was not taken. But hey all the rest is perfect. It looks good and I haven't found one single bug so far!
Very nice (clean) linux desktop. Runs very well from DVD (much better then many I have tried before). Harddisk instakllation is also easy. No distro if you want 20 programs to do the same thing. Comes standard with all media support (file types) to view YouTube etc. out of the box (fresh install)