RaspEX is a full Linux Desktop system with LXDE/Kodi Desktop environments and many other useful programs pre-installed. Firefox is used as Web Browser and Synaptic as Package Manager. You can use Synaptic to install any extra packages you may need. RaspEX uses Ubuntu's software repositories so you can install thousands of extra packages if you want.
In this new version for Pi3 and Pi 2 I've installed Wicd Network Manager, Samba and VNC4Server. Furthermore SMTube.
RaspEX Build 160703 for Pi 3/2 has OpenCPN pre-installed.
Kernel 4.4.21-v7 is used in Build 161019. Kernel 4.1.20-v7 is used in Build 160426.
WHY SHALL I USE RaspEX?
Eight Operating Systems are recommended by Raspberrypi.org. Among them Raspbian. RaspEX is faster, more useful and more fun to use. (In my humble opinion). One member at raspex.exton.se thought that running RaspEX was like running Raspberry on “steroids“. If you run Build 161019 on Raspberry Pi 3 it's even faster.
- Linux system for Raspberry Pi 3 and Pi 2
- Fluxbox Desktop environment with Kodi Media Center in Build 160426
- LXDE Desktop environment in Build 161019 with Wicd, Firefox, Midori and SMTube
- Based on Ubuntu 16.10/16.04 and Debian 8.6 + Linaro
- Kernel 4.4.21-v7 is used in Build 161019. Kernel 4.1.20-v7 is used in Build 160426.
- Bluetooth in version 161019 and 161026
- Build 161019 is based on Ubuntu 16.10 (released 161013)
- Build 160426 is based on Ubuntu 16.04 (released 160421)
- Kodi Media Center 16.0 in Build 160426 together with Fluxbox
- Qupzilla Browser (replacement for Firefox) in Build 160426
- EmelFM2 and Worker File Managers in Build 160426. (Replacements for PCManFM)
- Wifi-Radar and Wavemon Network Managers in Build 160426. (Replacements for Wicd)
- OpenCPN in version 160703
- SMTube (watch Youtube) in Build 161019
- Midori Private Browser in Build 161019
I have tried nearly all the operating system for the raspberry pi 2 and 3 some are good some not so good..but head and shoulders the best by a long long way is RaspEX.....I downloaded it last night actually very early in the morning and after wasting time trying to get the networking to work sent the author a help me email.He responded very quickly and after I had reviewed my own stupidity it worked a charm.It is very fast and very familiar if you know the Debian/Ubuntu world.I urge all Raspberry Pi owners to try it you will not be disappointed