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ExTiX 13 64bit » version 130507 based on Ubuntu 13.04 with Gnome 3.8, Cairo-Dock 3.2.1 and kernel 3.9.0-0-exton
MeX 13.04 64bit Linux » version 130506 based on Ubuntu 13.04 with KDE 4.10.2, three other Desktop Environments and kernel 3.9.0-0-exton
EXTON OpSuS 12.3 KDE/Cinnamon Linux live USB » version 130322 and 130328 based on openSUSE 12.3 with KDE 4.10.1 or Cinnamon 1.6.7 Desktop environments. Coming as two IMAGE files for direct installation on a USB stick
ExLight Live DVD 32bit » version 130509 based on Ubuntu 13.04 with Enlightenment 17 STABLE and kernel 3.9.0-0-exton
CruxEX 3.0 64bit 2013 Linux Live CD/USB » version 130222/130313 based on CRUX 3.0 with LXDE and kernel 3.7.8-exton/3.8.2-x86_64-exton
ArchEX 2013 Dual boot 64bit/32bit Linux Live DVD » version 130207 based on Arch Linux with kernel 3.7.5-1-ARCH and LXDE
Exton-Slack 14.0 64bit current Live DVD » version 130514 is a remaster of Slackware 14.0 with kernel 3.8.7-exton. KDE 4.10.3 is used as Desktop environment
SlackEX 64bit Live DVD » version 130221 based on Slackware 14.0 with Xfce 4.10 and kernel 3.7.8-exton
Exton|Defender Linux Super Rescue System » version 121120 - 32bit - and version 130307 - 64bit - based on Slackware 14.0 with Xfce 4.10 and on Fedora 18 with Cinnamon 1.6.7
EXTON MultiBootCD 6-OS » version 121203 with six (6) different mini Linux Systems
exGENT Linux Live CD 32bit » version 130423 based on Gentoo with Cinnamon 1.6.7 and genkernel 3.8.8-gentoo-exton
PuppEX 2013 Linux Live CD 32bit » version 130227 based on Puppy Linux Slacko 5.4 with "my" extra kernel 3.7.9-exton
DebEX Barebone 64bit Live CD » version 130402 based on Debian Wheezy with LXDE and my special kernel 3.8.0-15-exton
Compatible with Slackware 14.0
Puppy Linux is considered as an independent Linux system. However, it is nevertheless compatible with the eminent Linux system Slackware. The beauty of Puppy Slacko 5.4 is that programs that are available for Slackware 14.0 (latest version) also can be easily installed and run in Puppy Slacko (and thus also in PuppEX). In Puppy Package Manager, I have added the software repositories for 14.0 Official Slackware, Slackware Salix 14.0 and Slackware 14.0 Slacky. This means that virtually all programs intended for Slackware 14.0 can be installed in PuppEX. See a picture that shows how it looks when the Puppy Package Manager is running.
PuppEX 2013 Linux Live CD
PuppEX 2013 5.4 32bit is a remaster of Puppy Linux Slacko 5.4, released on December 1, 2012. Kernel 3.2.33 is used when running the system live, but if you install PuppEX to hard disk, you can use "my" own compiled kernel 3.7.9-exton instead. PuppEX 2013 uses, like the original Puppy Slacko, JVM, Fvwm95 and IceWM as desktop interface. In PuppEX there are, however, elements of Xfce4, such as the file manager Thunar and Terminal. These programs are more useful than ROX-Filer respectively RXVT, I think. The ISO file is on the whole 209 MB, which is due to me including the extra kernel 3.7.9, Thunar, Terminal, Vlc and Gimp. Slacko 5.4 is of 162 MB. PuppEX is despite this still running as fast as the original Puppy, which means it runs very, very fast compared to most other Linux systems.
Kernel 3.7.9 is the latest available stable kernel (as of 130227).
Kernel with support for almost anything
If you have a new or/and unusual hardware you should try PuppEX. This is because the system when installed to harddisk can use kernel 3.7.9 with support for "all forms of" now used hardware.
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" on the desktop.
Installation to HDD or USB stick
PuppEX can easily be installed to hard disk or USB stick. Click on the icon Install >> Universal Installer. 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.
Switching to kernel 3.7.9-exton
After a hard disk installation (full, not "frugal"), you can switch to "my" kernel 3.7.9-exton if you wish. Do it like this:
1. Boot up PuppEX from hard disk
2. Run the command mv /usr/share/exton/vmlinuz-3.7.9-exton /boot
3. Run the command mv /lib/firmware /lib/firmware-org
4. Run the command mv /usr/share/exton/firmware /lib
3. Change your Grub Legacy configuration. Edit menu.lst (/boot/grub/menu.lst) to look like this:
title PuppEX 2013 (sda6)
# kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda6 pmedia=atahd
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-3.7.9-exton root=/dev/sda6 pmedia=atahd
4. Restart your computer
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.
Read more (if you understand Swedish)...
See a screenshot of the Desktop HERE.
The ISO file (puppex-5.4-32bit-209mb-130227.iso) can be downloaded from the Swedish Linux Society's server.
ALTERNATIVE DOWNLOAD location
PuppEX 2013 can also be downloaded from Sourceforge.net - Fast, secure and free downloads from the largest Open Source applications and software directory.