ArchEX (Arch Linux) with LXQt, kernel 4.10.5-1-ARCH, Yaourt and Calamares installer – Build 170327

WHAT IS ArchEX?
ArchEX 64 bit is a new (170327) Linux live DVD based on Arch Linux. Arch motto is KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid). ArchEX uses kernel 4.10.5-1-ARCH and the LXQt Desktop environment. LXQt is a lightweight Qt desktop environment. It will not get in your way. It will not hang or slow down your system. It is focused on being a classic desktop with a modern look and feel.

What’s new in ArchEX Build 170327?
I’ve installed Calamares, which is a distribution-independent system installer, with an advanced partitioning feature for both manual and automated partitioning operations. It is the first installer with an automated “Replace Partition” option, which makes it easy to reuse a partition over and over for distribution testing. Calamares works almost perfect in ArchEX. Read more about it. I’ve also added Yaourt – a Pacman frontend. If you want to install certain special packages for example Google Chrome and Spotify you must use Yaourt. Note: Spotify is pre-installed in ArchEX Build 170327.

INSTALLED SOFTWARE
Among many other programs, Firefox, Gimp, GCC, Wicd and GParted – study this package LIST.

INSTALLATION to hard drive
ArchEX can easily be installed to hard drive of those who so desire. Use ArchEX Installer (Calamares). I.e. while running ArchEX live from a DVD or USB stick. Read this INSTRUCTION and watch the slideshow below.


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.

Screenshots
ArchEX LXQt Desktop
ArchEX starting up live
ArchEX starting up from hard drive (VirtualBox)
ArchEX Installer (Calamares) running
ArchEX (old) Installer running

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DebEX KDE Plasma, Build 221115, based on Debian Sid/Bookworm with kernel 6.0.6-amd64-exton and Refracta SnapshotNEWS 221115 ABOUT DebEX KDE Plasma - a Refracta BuildI have made a new extra version of DebEX KDE Plasma Live DVD - uefi. It's a pure Debian 12 (Sid/upcoming Bookworm) system. (unstable). I.e.: There are no Ubuntu or Kubuntu elements involved. DebEX KDE Plasma Sid uses the KDE Plasma Desktop 5.26.3 - latest version, released 221108 - as Desktop environment. Kernel 6.0.6-amd64-exton-rt14 is used. All included packages have been updated to the latest version as of 221115. DebEX KDE Build 221115 works in the same way as DebEX KDE Build 220926 - see debex.exton.net. I have kept Build 220926 since it is based on Debian 11 (stable). In Build 221115 I have added LURE (Linux User REpository). "LURE is intended to bring the AUR to all distros. It is currently in an alpha state and may not be stable. It can download a repository, build packages in it using a bash script similar to PKGBUILD, and then install them using your system package manager". Read about how to use LURE: github.com/Arsen6331/lure/blob/master/docs/usage.mdVirtualBox Guest Additions and VMware Tools are pre-installed, which mean that you can run DebEX KDE in full screen – see the screenshots below.SCREENSHOTS1. Using LURE to install Thunar: debex.exton.net/debex-kde-running-lure-221115.jpg2. The Desktop for the ordinary user user: debex.exton.net/debex-kde-sid-user-desktop-221115.jpg3. The Desktop for root: debex.exton.net/debex-kde-sid-root-desktop-221115.jpg4. Running in full screen in VirtualBox: debex.exton.net/debex-kde-sid-virtualbox-fullscreen-221115.jpg5. Running in full screen in VMware: debex.exton.net/debex-kde-sid-vmware-fullscreen-221115.jpgTHE REAL McCoyDebEX is a pure Debian system. I.e. no traces of Ubuntu, Kubuntu etc. New releases of Ubuntu are always based on Debian (sid/unstable). So is DebEX.READ MORE: debex.exton.net ... See MoreSee Less
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  1. Softpedia 170327: Arch Linux-Based ArchEX Has Linux Kernel 4.10.5, Yaourt, and Calamares Installer

    “Also new in the ArchEX Build 170327 release, there’s the Calamares universal installer framework, which makes it possible for users to install the Arch Linux-based operating system on their personal computers in less than 10 minutes.

    Other than that, there’s the popular, third-party Yaourt package manager, which is pre-installed in ArchEX Build 170327 to allow users to install community maintained packages from AUR (Arch User Repository).”

    READ MORE: http://news.softpedia.com/news/arch-linux-based-archex-has-linux-kernel-4-10-5-yaourt-and-calamares-installer-514317.shtml

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