Exton|OS 64 bit LINUX LIVE DVD/CD :: Build 161231 (Mate) and Build 161021 (Openbox) based on Ubuntu 16.10
MORE ABOUT Exton|OS Mate Build 161231
The Desktop Environment is Mate 1.16 ("A fork of GNOME 2. It provides an intuitive and attractive desktop environment using traditional metaphors for Linux and other Unix-like operating systems"). Program content in build 161231: Refracta Tools, Firefox, Google Chrome (for Netflix), Gimp, Vlc and GParted. Also all necessary additions in order to install programs from source. All packages have been updated to the latest available version as at December 31, 2016. Study the full PACKAGE list: http://www.exton.net/exton-os/exton-os-mate-installed-packages-161231.txt
IMPORTANT ABOUT REFRACTA TOOLS
Refracta tools are pre-installed in Exton|OS Mate Build 161231. Use them to create your own live installable Ubuntu system. Refracta Installer replaces Ubiquity (Ubuntu's installer). Both Refracta Installer and Refracta Snapshot are very simple to use. No "expert knowledge" is needed.
NEWS 161021 ABOUT Exton|OS Light Live DVD ISO file of 970 MB
Ive made a new extra version of Exton|OS based on Ubuntu 16.10 (alias Yakkety Yak) 64 bit with only a minimum of packages pre-installed. Among them a terminal emulator (LXTerminal), a Web Browser (Google Chrome - so you can run Netflix), SMPlayer, SMTube ("YouTube browser which allows to browse, search and play YouTube videos") PCManFM (file manager), NetworkManager, Audacious ("small and fast audio player which supports lots of formats"), GParted (Partition Editor), Samba (so you can reach your Windows computers) and Synaptic (Package Manager). I give you the pleasure of installing all extra packages you need after a hard disk installation of Exton|OS Light. Use Synaptic for that. 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. Unless you have followed my USB Install Instructions (about UNetbootin or if you have done the installation in the same way as a hard drive installation) and used Boot alternative 2 Persistent (when you have used UNetbootin). If you have plenty of RAM you can even install big programs (such as LibreOffice) while running the system live even from CD. Exton|OS Lights Window manager Openbox guarantees lightness and elegance. Study the full PACKAGE list: http://www.exton.net/exton-os/exton-os-light-installed-packages-161021.txt
WHATS NEW in MATE 1.16
"The headline changes in MATE 1.16 are:
Improved GTK+3 support across the entire MATE Desktop.
Application and theme support for GTK+ 3.22.
More applications build against GTK+3 only:
MATE Notification Daemon
MATE Session Manager
Some applications have been decoupled from libmate-desktop:
MATE Power Manager
Work has started to port applications to GApplication or GtkApplication:
MATE User Share
Many bugs and deprecations are fixed.
Translations are updated".
MORE ABOUT Exton|OS build 161231 and 161021
1. Exton|OS Light and Exton|OS Mate are based on Ubuntu 16.10 and Debian Stretch/Sid.
2. Exton|OS's ISO files are ISO-hybrids, which means that they can very easily be transferred (copied) to a USB pen drive. You can then even run Exton|OS from the USB stick and save all your system changes on the stick. I.e. you will enjoy persistence! See my USB Instruction under B): http://www.exton.net/?page_id=585
3. Another great thing is that Exton|OS can run from RAM. Use Boot alternative 3 (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 Exton|OS that way. Maybe it is enough with RAM of 1 GB to run Exton|OS Light.
4. Ubuntus installation program Ubiquity has been replaced with Exton|OS Installer (in Build 161021), which is a clone of Debian Live 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://www.exton.net/exton-os/exton-os-installer-slideshow.html.
5. Exton|OS Mate Build 161231 uses Refracta Installer. It is just as easy to use as Exton|OS Installer.
6. Refracta tools are pre-installed in Exton|OS Mate Build 161231. Use them to create your own live installable Ubuntu system.
The system language is English in both versions.
LOG IN to Mate/Openbox
When you start up your computer from the dvd you will end up in X at LightDM's login screen. Log in as root (superuser) with password root or as the ordinary user live with no password. (During a hard drive install you can create your own ordinary user). In Exton|OS Light (Build 161021) you will end up in Mate/Openbox as the normal user live. You can also log in as root if you want (or need to do so). The password for root is root. There is no password for user live. NOTE: In Exton|OS Mate Build 161231 the password for live is live.
Use Wicd respectively NetworkManager to configure your network connection. You may have to change the Network Interfaces eth0 and wlan0 to eth1 respectively wlan1 or...
Check your Interfaces with the command iwconfig.
READ more: http://www.exton.net