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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


Compatible with Ubuntu 14.04
The beauty of Puppy Tahr 6.0 is that programs that are available for Ubuntu 14.04 also can be easily installed and run in Puppy Tahr (and thus also in PuppEX). This means that virtually all programs intended for Ubuntu 14.04 can be installed in PuppEX. See a picture that shows how it looks when the Puppy Package Manager is running.



PuppEX Tahr Linux Live CD


PuppEX Tahr 32 bit is a remaster of Puppy Linux Tahr 6.0, released on October 28, 2014. Kernel 4.0.1-PAE-puppex is used. Kernel 4.0.1 is the latest available stable kernel from Kernel.org as of 150501. PuppEX uses the original Puppy Tahr Desktop. I have added PCManFM and LXTerminal. They are more useful than ROX-Filer respectively RXVT, I think. The ISO file is on the whole 475 MB, which is due to me including also NVIDIA Graphics driver 346.59, Gimp, Google Chrome (for Netflix), Adobe Flash and compiling tools. Puppy Tahr original is of only 199 MB. PuppEX is despite this still running as fast as the original, which means it runs very, very fast compared to most other Linux systems. (Puppy/PuppEX runs from RAM). I've also added Tahrpup's Service Pack 6.0.2.


NEWS 150501
PuppEX Tahr build 150501 uses a PAE enabled kernel - 4.0.1-PAE-puppex. (Kernel 4.0.1 was released 150429). With PAE compiled into the kernel PuppEX can address up to 64GB of RAM. Google Chrome is now included. Just to make it possible to watch Netflix movies. I've also added Tahrpup's Service Pack 6.0.2. NVIDIA Graphics driver 346.59 is installed.

Compatible with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
The beauty of Puppy Tahr 6.0 is that programs that are available for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS also can be easily installed and run in Puppy Tahr (and thus also in PuppEX).


I've changed kernel from 3.14.20 to 4.0.1-PAE-puppex and installed NVIDIA Graphics driver 346.59. The Nvidia driver will be used if your computer/card is "modern" enough. I've also added Tahrpup's Service Pack 6.0.2 and Google Chrome. Just to make it possible to watch Netflix movies.

Default language
The default language (locale) is set to English.

The default keyboard layout is American (us). Change it by running the command setxkbmap se (for Sweden) or click on the icon "Setup" in the Menu.


PuppEX can easily be installed to hard disk or a USB stick. Click on the Menu icon Setup >> Install >> Universal Installer in the Menu. After installing to a USB stick, you can save changes to the system (including software installations) directly on the stick. When you shut down the system for the first time you will be asked if you want to save your changes. After that all changes are automatically saved.

Change your Grub Legacy configuration (if you have one)
Edit menu.lst (/boot/grub/menu.lst) to look like this:
title PuppEX (sda6)
root (hd0,5)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda6 pmedia=atahd

NOTE: In the above example PuppEX is installed on /dev/sda6. You must of course change (hd0,5) and /dev/sda6 so that it matches your installation. NOTE ALSO: On certain computers you may have to add nomodeset or/and acpi=off to the kernel line above.


See a screenshot of the Desktop

The ISO file (puppex-tahr-32bit-kernel-4.0.1-PAE-gcc-nvidia-346.59-475mb-150501.iso) can be downloaded from the Swedish Linux Society's server.



PuppEX Tahr can also be downloaded from Sourceforge.net - Fast, secure and free downloads from the largest Open Source applications and software directory.

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EXTON distributions: The number of Exton distributions has decreased from 66 (all time high in June 2011) to 16. See a complete LIST. It was a bit too much for me to keep 66 distributions up to date. All Exton distributions on the Swedish Linux Society's FTP Server can be reached HERE. All exton distributions in English (English locale) can also be dowloaded from SourceForge.net.

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