Exton|OS Build 170609 with Mate 1.8.0, Refracta Tools (build your own live Ubuntu system) and kernel 4.11.0-5-exton

NEWS 170609 ABOUT Exton|OS with Mate 1.18.0 and Refracta Tools
The Desktop Environment is Mate 1.18 (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 170609: Refracta Tools, Firefox, 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 June 9, 2017. Study the NEW PACKAGE list. Google Chrome has been removed since it’s possible now to use Netflix in Firefox.

WHAT’S NEW in MATE 1.18?

I have replaced kernel 4.9.0-11-exton with my special kernel 4.11.0-5-exton corresponding Kernel.org’s kernel 4.11.3 – second latest stable kernel as of 170609. You can download “my” kernel if you want to use it in another Ubuntu/Debian system. Extract ubuntu-kernel-64bit-4.11.0-5-exton.zip with the command unzip ubuntu-kernel-64bit-4.11.0-5-exton.zip. With kernel 4.11.3 there is no real need to use Nvidia proprietary graphic drivers since this kernel has better support for the open-source Nvidia driver Nouveau than any other older kernel.

What’s new in Linux kernel 4.11?

Refracta tools are pre-installed in Exton|OS Mate Build 170609. Use them to create your own live installable Ubuntu system. I mean create your own installable Ubuntu 17.04 Live DVD once you have installed Exton|OS to hard drive. I mean change everything and then create a whole new Ubuntu live system. Start Refracta from Applications >> System Tools >> Refracta Snapshot. You don’t even have to install Exton|OS to hard drive before you can use the Refracta tools. If you have plenty of RAM you can create a new (your own!) Ubuntu system while running Exton|OS from DVD or a USB stick. Please note that the whole Refracta process (creating your new ISO) will only take 5 – 10 min! You’ll find the ISO in /home/snapshots. (Or change that in /etc/refractasnapshot.conf). The whole thing is very simple. Refracta Installer replaces Ubiquity (Ubuntu’s installer). Refracta Installer is also very simple to use. No “expert knowledge” is needed.

Screenshot 1
of Exton|OS’s Mate Desktop
Screenshot 2 of Exton|OS’s Mate Desktop running Spotify
Screenshot 3 of Exton|OS’s Mate Desktop running Refracta Snapshot
Screenshot 4 of Exton|OS running in VMware
Screenshot 5 of Exton|OS running in VirtualBox
Screenshot 6 – showing how to configure the Network with Wicd in VirtualBox


2 thoughts on “Exton|OS Build 170609 with Mate 1.8.0, Refracta Tools (build your own live Ubuntu system) and kernel 4.11.0-5-exton”

  1. Softpedia 170612: “After informing us of the release of a new build of his Android-based RaspAnd operating system for Raspberry Pi 3 and Raspberry Pi 2 single-board computers, Arne Exton announced the availability of Exton|OS Build 170609.

    Coming about half a year after the previous update, Exton|OS Build 170609 seems to be a massive release that moves to the latest Linux 4.11 kernel series and updates the MATE desktop environment to version 1.18. All the core components in Exton|OS Build 170609 have been updated to their latest version as of June 7, 2017.

    A significant change in this release is that Mozilla Firefox replaces Google Chrome as default web browser because it’s now possible to use it for watching Netflix movies out-of-the-box. Popular apps like VLC Media Player, GIMP and GParted are also included, and you can study the full package list to see what’s inside.

    Another cool new features of the Exton|OS Build 170609 release is that it ships with the Refracta tools pre-installed so you can build your own Ubuntu 17.04-based Live ISO system. The best part when using Refracta tools is that you don’t even have to install Exton|OS on your PC to use it to remaster your own live Ubuntu system.”

    READ MORE: http://news.softpedia.com/news/exton-os-linux-is-now-based-on-ubuntu-17-04-ships-with-mate-1-18-and-linux-4-11-516410.shtml

  2. I am given a try to this version of EXTON.Resonsible and fast.Mate dekstop.In the live mode , default fonts seems to be a little blury.I tried to find the adequate fonts in Look and Feel…> Fonts but i didn’t.I suffered this problem with xubuntu and slackware too.Pdf documents viewer does not start only Atril.With VLC I was not able to play mp4 file, only with mpv and Smplayer.Cpu goes 13% to 21# with Smplayer and mpv running and Midori browsing net.Memory 2GB …but I am in the live mode.I was not abble to find a button to hit(update system button)in the famomous Ubuntu’s Softwares and Updates but I provoked a chnange and system began to sync with servers.
    Reflacta seems working , also image viewers..everything. Only sadly to say, i did not arrived to have sound.I tried everything also Alsamixer.I did not recall any live distro to have this problem. Some of them have problem with wireless but none with sound card.
    No other complains at all.Ah… lovely Cairo-dock.My first expereince with it.
    Very Good job man! Thanks for your hard efforts.

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