ABOUT DebEX Barebone/Gnome/KDE Linux 64 bit Build 161209, 161007 and 161001
All three systems/distributions are a based on Debian. DebEX KDE is based on Debian "Jessie" (Debian 8.6). DebEX Barebone and DebEX Gnome are based on Debian testing ("Stretch") and Debian unstable ("Sid").
NEWS 161209 about DebEX LXQt - a Refracta Build
A new version of DebEX Barebone with LXQt 0.11 and kernel 4.9.0-9-exton (equivalent to Kernel.orgs latest kernel 4.9-rc8) is ready. I have also installed Nvidia's proprietary graphics driver 375.20 in this new version of DebEX Barebone. All packages have been updated to the latest version as of December 9, 2016. DebEX Barebone is now based on Debian testing - "Stretch" - (upcoming Debian 9) and Debian unstable - sid. I have replaced Google Chrome with Tor Browser - "it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location, and it lets you access sites which are blocked".
"Historically, LXQt is the product of the merge between LXDE-Qt, an initial Qt flavour of LXDE, and Razor-qt, a project aiming to develop a Qt based desktop environment with similar objectives as the current LXQt. The Razor project has merged with LXDE and is now LXQt".
IMPORTANT about REFRACTA: You can use the Refracta tools (pre-installed in DebEX LXQt) to create your own installable Debian Stretch Live DVD once you have installed DebEX LXQt to hard drive. I mean change everything and then create a whole new Debian live system. When you start Refracta it will look like this - http://debex.exton.net/debex-lxqt-refracta-tools-screenshot.jpg.
NEWS 161007 about DebEX Gnome
I have made a new extra version of DebEX, which I call DebEX Gnome Live DVD. It's a pure Debian system using the testing (stretch) and unstable (sid) repositories. Two Desktop Environments are pre-installed. Gnome 3.22 (latest) and Mate 1.16 (latest). I have also installed Nvidia's proprietary graphics driver 370.28 in this new version of DebEX. To be able to enjoy Gnome 3.22 while running DebEX live (from DVD or a USB stick) you'll need to have a new Nvidia graphics card installed. You can see which cards are supported here. Otherwise you'll have to settle for Mate 1.16. (Not a bad choice btw). Furthermore I have installed Google Chrome to make it possible to watch Netflix movies. All other installed packages have also been updated to the latest version as of 161007. DebEX Gnome uses kernel 4.8.0-21-exton corresponding Kernel.org's latest stable kernel 4.8.
NEWS 161001 about DebEX KDE
I have made a new version of DebEX KDE Live DVD. It replaces version 160604. It's a pure Debian 8.6 system. I.e.: There are no Ubuntu or Kubuntu elements involved. DebEX KDE uses KDE 4.14.2 and KDE Plasma Desktop 5:84 as Desktop environment and kernel 4.8.0-18-exton (Kernel.org's 4.8-rc8). Kernel 4.8-rc8 is the latest kernel by 161001. I have installed Nvidia's proprietary graphic driver 370.28. Furthermore Google Chrome to make it possible to watch Netflix movies. I've also added SMPlayer - an alternative to Vlc. ("SMPlayer is a free media player for Windows and Linux with built-in codecs that can play virtually all video and audio formats. It doesn't need any external codecs. Just install SMPlayer and you'll be able to play all formats without the hassle to find and install codec packs"). All other installed packages have also been updated to the latest version of 161001. Study the full package list: http://debex.exton.net/debex-kde-installed-packages-161001.txt
MORE ABOUT DebEX
The DebEX ISO is a ISO-hybrid, which means that it can very easily be transferred to a USB pen drive. NetworkManager has been removed in DebEX KDE. It doesn't go together with Wicd when it comes to configuring wireless networks. I've added the applications GParted (partition editor), Thunderbird and AlsaPlayer. DebEX Installer now work flawlessly. Another big improvement is that DebEX (all three versions) 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 DebEX from RAM. I.e. superfast! It's absolutely the best way to enjoy a Linux live system. Especially if it is a "big" system and you have lots of RAM.(DebEX Barebone, Gnome and KDE ISO files are of 1400 MB, 1830 MB respectively 1510 MB).
NOTE about WIRELESS connections: In version 161001 I have replaced NetworkManager with Wicd to make it easier to configure wireless connections. Now just start Wicd Client. Give your WEP/WAP password and connect. That's it! Maybe you will have to change your network interfaces (eth0, wlan0) to for example eth1 and wlan1 in Wicd's Preferences and click on the button Refresh before you can connect. It can look like this: http://debex.exton.net/debex-barebone-wicd-configure.jpg
NOTE: DebEX Gnome and DebEX LXQt (Build 161209) use NetworkManager. It works extremely well.
All three systems/distributions are a based on Debian. DebEX KDE is based on Debian "Jessie" (Debian 8.6). DebEX Barebone and DebEX Gnome are based on Debian testing ("Stretch") and Debian unstable ("Sid"). DebEX uses LXQt 0.11(Barebone version), Gnome 3.22/Mate 1.16 (Gnome version) respectively KDE 4.14.2 and KDE Plasma Desktop 5:84 (KDE version) as Desktop environments.
DebEX Barebone LXQt uses my special kernel 4.9.0-9-exton. (Kernel 4.9.0-rc8). DebEX Gnome use my kernel 4.8.0-21-exton. (Kernel 4.8). DebEX KDE uses my special kernel 4.8.0-18-exton. (Kernel 4.8-rc8).
The system language is English in all three versions of DebEX.
DebEX uses Apt (apt-get) and Synaptic. I have also installed Pacapt ("an Arch's pacman-like package manager"). It works extremely well.
PROGRAM content etc
As the name suggests, DebEX Barebone has only a minimum of software installed in advance. Among them LXTerminal, Thunar, Leafpad, Wicd, Firefox), Thunderbird, GParted and Synaptic. All programs have been updated to the latest available version as of December 9, 2016, October 7, 2016 respectively October 1, 2016. I will give you the pleasure of installing all extra packages YOU need after a hard disk installation of DebEX Barebone. You can of course also install new packages while running the system live (from DVD/USB stick), but nothing will be saved after a reboot. If you have plenty of RAM you can even install big programs (such as LibreOffice) while running the system live. Study the full PACKAGE LISTS: http://debex.exton.net/debex-barebone-installed-packages-161209.txt, http://debex.exton.net/debex-gnome-installed-packages-161007.txt respectively http://debex.exton.net/debex-kde-installed-packages-161001.txt
LOGIN and passwords
After booting up DebEX Barebone LXQt (built with Refracta) from DVD/USB stick you'll end up in LXQt as the ordinary user live. The password for live is live. The password for root is root. After the installation of DebEX to hard disk you'll get the chance to create your own ordinary user. After booting up DebEX KDE you'll end up in X/KDE 4.14.2 as the ordinary user user. The password for root is root. The password for user is live. When logged in as user you can use Sudo to become root. (Command: sudo su). Or better: Use GKsu. Command (example): gksu dolphin. Note: After a hard drive installation of DebEX you can still log in to LXQt, Gnome respectively KDE as root. The password for root will be the password you have chosen for your own user during the installation of DebEX (as regards DebEX Gnome and KDE). Note: As regards DebEX LXQt and DebEX Gnome you can also log in to LXQt respectively Gnome 3.22 and Mate 1.16 as the ordinary user live. The password for live is live. The password for root is root. You'll have to manually create your own ordinary user (if you don't want to run DebEX as root). This is done with the command adduser MyUserName. NOTE: If you want to run DebEX KDE (version 161001) as root you'll have to leave X/KDE by pressing Ctrl Alt F1 followed by Ctrl Alt F2. Log in as root with password root. Then run startx to enter X/KDE again.
INSTALL to hard drive
Start DebEX Installer respectively Refracta Installer (in DebEX LXQt) from the Menu under System and follow the installer instructions. Watch a SLIDESHOW of the installation process: http://debex.exton.net/debex-installer-slideshow.html
Read my instruction: http://debex.exton.net/debex-usb
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