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Exton|OS 64bit Linux Live DVD » version 151022 and 151103 based on Ubuntu 15.10 and Debian Jessie (Debian 8.1) with Mate 1.10.2/Openbox 3.6.1 and kernel 4.2.0-16-exton (in both versions)

ExTiX 15.4 64bit » version 151017 based on Debian 8.1 Jessie/Ubuntu 15.10 with LXQt/KDE and kernel 4.2.0-16-exton

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LFA (Linux for all) 64bit DVD
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EXTON OpSuS 42.1 KDE Linux live USB » version 151112 based on openSUSE Leap 42.1 with KDE 4.14.10 as Desktop environment. Coming as an IMAGE file for direct installation on a USB pen drive

ExLight Live DVD 64bit » version 151031 based on Ubuntu 15.10 with Enlightenment 0.19.12 and kernel 4.2.0-16-exton

ArchEX Linux Dual boot 64bit/32bit Linux Live DVD » version 151117 based on Arch Linux with kernel 4.2.5-1-ARCH and LXDE

CruxEX 3.1 64bit 2015 Linux Live USB » version 150511 based on CRUX 3.1 with LXDE and kernel 4.0.2-x86_64-cruxex

Exton|Defender Linux Super Rescue System version 150531 - 64 bit - based on Fedora 22 with Cinnamon 2.4.8 and version 150701 - 32bit - based on Mageia 5 with Cinnamon 2.4.5

EXTON MultiBootCD 6-OS » version 150131 with six (6) different mini Linux Systems

exGENT Linux Live DVD 64bit/32bit » version 141227 and 141205 based on Gentoo with Xfce4 respectively LXDE and genkernel 3.18.1-gentoo-exton/3.16.5-gentoo-exton

SlackEX 64bit Live DVD » version 150708 based on Slackware 14.1 with KDE 4.10.5 and kernel 4.1.1-x86_64-exton

PuppEX Tahr Linux Live CD 32bit » version 150501 based on Puppy Linux Tahr 6.0 with kernel 4.0.1-PAE-puppex

DebEX Barebone/Gnome/KDE 64bit Live DVD » version 150902, 150831 and 150830 based on Debian Jessie with Xfce 4.12, Gnome 3.14 respectively KDE 4.14.3 and kernel 4.2.0-7-exton respectively 4.1.0-3-exton

AndEX (Android-x86) 5.1.1 Lollipop Live CD » version 151010 with “my special” kernel 4.0.8-exton-android-x86 and GAPPS pre-installed

Android-x86 KitKat 4.4.4 Live CD Exton build 7 » version 150721 with kernel 4.0.8-exton-android-x86, Google Play Store and many other GAPPS pre-installed

RaspEX for Raspberry Pi 2 » version 151027 based on Debian Jessie (Debian 8.1), Ubuntu Wily Werewolf (Ubuntu 15.10) and Linaro (Open Source software for ARM SoC)

RaspAnd for Raspberry Pi 2 » version 150924 is an Android 5.1 Lollipop system with Google Play Services which can run on Raspberry Pi 2

RaspArch for Raspberry Pi 2 » version 151107 is a “remaster” of Arch Linux ARM. When you have installed RaspArch to your Micro SD Card you can use the system like any other Arch Linux system






ABOUT ArchEX 64bit/32bit

WHAT IS ArchEX dual?

ArchEX 64bit/32bit dual is a new (151117) Linux live DVD based on Arch Linux. Arch motto is KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid). ArchEX uses kernel 4.2.5-1-ARCH and the LXDE Desktop environment.

Among many other programs, Firefox, Gimp, GCC, Wicd and GParted - see this package LIST.

When starting up ArchEX från DVD or USB stick you will first have to choose if you want to run the 64bit version or the 32bit version of ArchEX. When the boot process is ready you will end up as root (superuser) in console mode. Run the command startx to enter X and LXDE.

Wicd Network Manager
When you are in X you will see this Wicd error message. Open up LXTerminal and run the command wicd. Then start up Wicd Network Manager if you need to configure a wireless network connection.

INSTALLATION to hard drive
ArchEX can easily be installed to hard drive of those who so desire. Use ArchEX Installer. I.e. while running ArchEX live from the DVD. Read this INSTRUCTION.

Install ArchEX to a USB Pen Drive with persistence
Please read my INSTRUCTION. All your system changes will be saved directly on the stick.

Install ArchEX to a USB Pen Drive without persistence
Can be done with the dd-command. Please read this instruction.

Program Management in Arch Linux
Arch Linux uses a proprietary system called Pacman. It is similar to that found in CRUX Linux. Read about Pacman.
You can also read all the documentation on Arch Linux. Four commands are basically the only ones you need to use:
1) pacman -Sy (update the packages database)
2) pacman -Syu (upgrading the whole system)
3) pacman -S MyUsefulProgram (the package installation command)
4) pacman -R UnnecessaryProgram (uninstall a package).
Very simple!

Errors about archlinux-keyring
If you get errors about keys (for example key A634567E8t6574 could not be looked up remotely) when trying to upgrade your system you shall run the following four commands as root:
dirmngr </dev/null
pacman-key --init
pacman-key --populate archlinux

pacman-key --refresh-keys

The default locale/language is English. While installing ArchEX to hard drive, you can change the default locale to Swedish or any other language.

Rolling distribution
Arch Linux/ArchEX are rolling distributions, which implies that once you have installed the system on the hard drive there is no need for re-installations (which otherwise is common in the Linux world).

WHO should run Arch Linux?
My answer: The system fits the "advanced" Linux user/enthusiast, who would be willing to run an occasional command from time to time.

BENEFITS of ArchEX/Arch Linux
"Cutting Edge"-software and speed.

ArchEX Linux Live DVD can be downloaded from SourceForge.net - Fast, secure and free downloads from the largest Open Source applications and software directory.

Or download ArchEX from The Swedish Linux Society server.

md5sum for the ISO file, which is of 1220 MB

Screenshot of ArchEX LXDE Desktop

Screenshot 2 of ArchEX LXDE Desktop (running Spotify)

RaspArch for Raspberry Pi 2
RaspArch is a “remaster” of Arch Linux ARM. The original compressed system is of 231 MB. After I have added the LXDE Desktop environment, Firefox and Gimp the system increased to 492 MB. RaspArch is a “ready-to-go” ARM system. It must be installed on a Raspberry Pi 2 computer.
A member on RaspEX recently wrote this about RaspArch: I’ve used Slackware, Debian, Gentoo, Ubuntu & Arch. I prefer Arch. Ubuntu is easier to install, Arch is easier to keep up to date. You do not go through big, painful, changes every year instead you just update, once in a while, make changes if instructed. Arch has most of the benefits of Gentoo without the pain of recompiling _everything_. When you do need to build a package in Arch its painless especially if you use one of the tools that support Aur (I like yaourt). Arch avoids the politics of Debian and Ubuntu and delivers a great Linux distribution. RaspArch now brings these advantages to the PI 2.

Screenshot of RaspArch's Desktop


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