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About DebEX Barebone Budgie, DebEX Gnome and DebEX KDE Plasma Linux 64 bit

All three systems/distributions are a based on Debian Buster/Sid (upcoming Debian 10). Budgie Desktop 10.4 is used as Desktop environment in DebEX Barebone/Budgie. Gnome 3.30 is used in DebEX GnomeKDE Plasma Desktop 5:47 is used in DebEX KDEThe system language is English (in all three versions of DebEX). 

NEWS 190128 about DebEX Budgie - a Refracta Build
A new version of DebEX Barebone with Budgie Desktop 10.4 and kernel 5.0.0-rc3-exton (equivalent to Kernel.org’s second latest kernel 5.0-rc3) is ready. All packages have been updated to the latest version as of January 28, 2019. DebEX Barebone is now based on Debian Buster (upcoming Debian 10). Most important: The ISO has decreased from 1330 MB to 925 MB, which makes it easier to run the system live from RAM. That ability allows DebEX Budgie to be very fast, since reading and writing data from/to RAM is much faster than on a hard disk drive. You can use the Calamares 3.2.3-2 Installer Framework to install DebEX Budgie to your computer in any language. You can even use Calamares in VirtualBox and VMware - i.e. non-efi computers. Watch this animated GIF.


NEWS 181030 about DebEX Gnome a Refracta non-efi Build
I have made a new extra version of DebEX, which I call DebEX Gnome Live DVD. It's a pure Debian system using the testing (buster) and unstable (sid) repositories. Gnome 3.30 (latest) is used as Desktop environment. Gnome in combination with Docky is perfect (I think). Watch this screenshot. I have removed the Mate Desktop, since Gnome now can be used on all kind of computers. Also when running DebEX in VirtualBox and VMware. No need for Nvidia's proprietary graphics drivers when running this new version of DebEX. You can of course install such drivers if you want to. Furthermore I have replaced Google Chrome with Iceweasel 52.6. It is now possible to watch Netflix movies using Iceweasel (Firefox) in Linux. I have also replaced Refracta Installer with Calamares Installer, which makes it possible to install DebEX Gnome in any language. You can even use Calamares in VirtualBox and VMware - i.e. non-efi computers. All installed packages have been updated to the latest version as of 181030.  DebEX Gnome uses kernel 4.19.0-exton corresponding Kernel.org's latest kernel 4.19.

NEWS 180814 about DebEX KDE Plasma - a Refracta Build
I have made two new versions of DebEX KDE Plasma Live DVD - efi and non-efi. They replace version 180221. It's a pure Debian system. (Unstable/Experimental). I.e.: There are no Ubuntu or Kubuntu elements involved. DebEX KDE Plasma uses the KDE Plasma Desktop 5:47 as Desktop environment. Both versions use kernel 4.18.0-rc8-exton - (4.18-rc8). I have replaced Wicd with NetworkManager. It works better. I have replaced Google Chrome with Iceweasel 52.9 (for Netflix). I've also added SMPlayer - an alternative to Vlc. (SMPlayer is a free media player for Windows and Linux with built-in codecs that can play virtually all video and audio formats. It doesn't need any external codecs. Just install SMPlayer and you'll be able to play all formats without the hassle to find and install codec packs). All other installed packages have also been updated to the latest version of 180814. Study the full package list. MOST IMPORTANT CHANGE: I have replaced Refracta Installer with Calamares 3.2.1 Installer Framework. Now you can choose language when the installation starts. When it's ready everything will be in your chosen language! You can even use Calamares in VirtualBox and VMware - i.e. non-efi computers. Then download and run debex-64bit-plasma-refracta-calamares-non-efi-1210mb-180814.iso

MOVIE about Calamares Installer
Watch a movie
about the Calamares installation process in VirtualBox.


What’s new in kernel 5.0?



Important about Refracta
You can use the Refracta tools (pre-installed in all three versions of DebEX) to create your own installable Debian Live DVD once you have installed DebEX to hard drive. I mean change everything and then create a whole new Debian live system. When you start Refracta it will look like this. You don’t even have to install DebEX to hard drive before you can use the Refracta tools. If you have plenty of RAM you can create a new (your own!) Debian system while running DebEX from DVD or a USB stick. Please note that the whole Refracta process (creating your new ISO) will only take 10 - 50 min! You'll find the ISO in /home/snapshot.


Runs from RAM
All three systems can run from RAM. Use Boot alternative 3 (Load to RAM). When the system has booted up you can remove the disc (DVD) or USB stick. You'll need at least 2 GB RAM to run DebEX from RAM. I.e. superfast! It's absolutely the best way to enjoy a Linux live system. Especially if it is a "big" system and you have lots of RAM. (DebEX Barebone Budgie, Gnome and KDE ISO files are of 925 MB, 1400 MB respectively 1210 MB).


KERNELS

DebEX Barebone Budgie uses kernel 5.0.0-rc3-exton. DebEX Gnome uses kernel 4.19.0-exton. DebEX Plasma uses kernel 4.18.0-rc8-exton


Program content etc

As the name suggests, DebEX Barebone has only a minimum of software installed in advance. Among them LXTerminal, SMPlayer, SMTube, PCManFM, Leafpad, NetworkManager, Firefox, Thunderbird, GParted, AlsaPlayer and Synaptic. In my extra version of DebEX from 181030 (DebEX Gnome) I have installed Gnome 3.30. In version 180814 of DebEX I have added all common Plasma/KDE packages. All programs have been updated to the latest available version as of 
January 28, 2019, October 30, 2018 respectively August 14, 2018. I will give you the pleasure of installing all extra packages YOU need after a hard disk installation of DebEX Barebone/Gnome/KDE. Use Synaptic for that. You can of course also install new packages while running the system live (from CD/USB stick), but nothing will be saved after a reboot. If you have plenty of RAM you can even install big programs (such as LibreOffice) while running the systems live. (LibreOffice is pre-installed in DebEX Gnome).

Software management
DebEX (all three versions) uses Apt (apt-get) and Synaptic. I have also installed Pacapt (an Arch's pacman-like package manager) in DebEX Gnome. It works extremely well. Available commands: pacapt -h. For example: pacapt -S libreoffice installs LibreOffice.

Wireless connections
All three versions of DebEX use NetworkManager. It works extremely well. Just give your password and connect!

LOGIN and passwords

After booting up DebEX (built with Refracta) from DVD/USB stick you'll end up in Budgie/Plasma/Gnome as the ordinary user user. The password for user is live. The password for root is root. After the installation of DebEX to hard disk you'll get the chance to create your own ordinary user. When logged in as user you can use Sudo to become root. (Command: sudo su). Note: After a hard drive installation of DebEX you can still log in to Budgie, Gnome respectively KDE/Plasma as root. 

VirtualBox and VMware
DebEX Budgie, DebEX KDE/Plasma and DebEX Gnome run very well in VirtualBox and VMware. Instruction about how to use the Calamares Installer when running DebEX Plasma in VirtualBox or VMware. Or just download the non-efi version of DebEX KDE Build 180814.

Install DebEX to hard drive

It's now very easy to install DebEX (all three versions) to hard drive. Just start Calamares Installer and follow the installer instructions. You'll have to use Boot alternative 1 - live then. You can (if you want) use Grub2 as boot loader. If you already are using Grub2 or Grub Legacy as bootloader you can skip this part of the installation.  IMPORTANT: DebEX Budgie, DebEX Gnome and DebEX KDE/Plasma Build uses Calamares 3.2.2-1 Installer Framework. Now you can choose language when the installation starts. When it's ready everything will be in your chosen language! Watch a YouTube video about running Calamares in ArchEX. Calamares works in the same way in DebEX. For more info about how to perform the installation read my Instruction. And/or Watch a movie about the Calamares installation process of DebEX KDE Build 180814 in VirtualBox

Transfer/Install DebEX Barebone Budgie/Gnome/KDE to a USB stick
Please read my INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS

Printing using Cups
It’s really very simple to install a printer in DebEX/Debian. First you have to install Cups (Common UNIX Printing System). Do it in Synaptic or use the command sudo apt-get install cups. Then open up Firefox and go to http://localhost:631/admin. See below a screenshot showing when I added my local printer HP Photosmart Wireless in DebEX KDE/Plasma.

Screenshot of Cups start page in Google Chrome.

Spotify
You can easily install Spotify in DebEX (even while running the system live). Just run the command sudo apt update followed by sudo apt install spotify-client. Watch a screenshot when Spotify is running in DebEX Budgie.

Rolling distribution
Debian/DebEX 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). This means, for example, that you can go on and install Gnome or/and KDE in DebEX Barebone/KDE.

DOWNLOAD
DebEX Barebone Budgie, DebEX Gnome and DebEX KDE/Plasma Linux Live DVD can be downloaded from SourceForge.net - Fast, secure and free downloads from the largest Open Source applications and software directory.

The DebEX Barebone Budgie ISO file (debex-budgie-64bit-non-efi-refracta-calamares-925mb-190128.iso) can also be downloaded from the Swedish Linux Society.

The DebEX Gnome ISO file (debex-gnome-64bit-non-efi-refracta-calamares-1400mb-181030.iso) can also be downloaded from the Swedish Linux Society.

md5sum for DebEX Barebone Budgie ISO, which is of 925 MB.

 

md5sum for DebEX Gnome ISO, which is of 1400 MB.

md5sum for DebEX KDE efi ISO, which is of 1220 MB.

md5sum for DebEX KDE non-efi ISO, which is of 1210 MB.

 

 

Other EXTON Linux Live CD/DVD's in English you may like


Exton|OS 64bit Linux Live DVD » version 181109 based on Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS and Debian Buster/Sid with Budgie Desktop 10.4 and kernel 4.20.0-rc1-exton

ExTiX 19.1.2/19.1/19.0/18.10/18.8 /18.8-2/16.5 64bit » version 190102 based on Debian and Ubuntu 18.10/18.04.1/16.10 with Deepin/Budgie/KDE/LXQt and kernel 4.20.0-exton

MeX 64bit Linux
» version 180426 with Refracta Tools based on Ubuntu 18.04 with Cinnamon 3.6.7
and kernel 4.15.0-19-exton

LFA (Linux for all) 64bit DVD » version 180504 with Refracta Tools based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Debian with LXDE and kernel 4.15.0-19-exton


EXTON OpSuS Tumbleweed Linux live USB
» version 180114 based on openSUSE Tumbleweed with KDE 4.14.38 and Cinnamon 3.6.2 as Desktop environments. Coming as an IMAGEfile for direct installation on a USB pen drive

ExLight Live DVD 64bit » version 180217/171112 based on Ubuntu and Debian with Enlightenment 0.22.1/0.20, Refracta Tools and kernel 4.15.2-exlight

ArchEX 64bit Linux Live DVD » Build 181114 based on Arch Linux with kernel 4.18.16-1-ARCH, Deepin 15.8 and LXQt 0.13

SlackEX 64bit Live DVD » version 171223 based on Slackware 14.2 with KDE 4.14.38 and kernel 4.14.8-x86_64-efi-exton

CruxEX 3.4 64bit 2018 Linux Live USB » version 180912 based on CRUX 3.4 with LXDE and kernel 4.18.7-exton


Exton|Defender Linux Super Rescue System version 190121 – 64 bit – based on Fedora 29 with Cinnamon 4.0.8 and kernel 4.19.15


EXTON MultiBootCD 6-OS » version 160928 with six (6) different mini Linux Systems

exGENT Linux Live DVD 64bit » version 180410 based on Gentoo Linux with LXQt 0.11.0 and genkernel 4.15.14-aufs-gentoo-exgent

PuppEX Slack64/Xenial Linux Live CD 64/32bit » version 160823/160822 based on Puppy Slacko64/LxPup with kernel 4.7.2-x8_64-puppex/4.7.1-x86-pae-puppex

DebEX Barebone/Gnome/KDE 64bit Live DVD » version 190128, 181030 and 180814 based on Debian Stretch/Buster/Sid with Budgie Desktop 10.4, Gnome 3.30 respectively KDE Plasma 5:47 with kernel 5.0.0-rc3-exton

AndEX (Android-x86_64) 8.1 Oreo » version 181028 with GAPPS, Google Play Store, Netflix, Spotify, Firefox and Microsoft Launcher

AndEX (Android-x86_64) 7.1.2 Nougat » version 170930 with “my special” kernel 4.13.3-exton-android-x86_64 and GAPPS pre-installed

AndEX (Android-x86_64) 6.0.1 Marsmallow Live CD
 » version 170923 with “my special” kernel 4.4.20-exton-android-x86_64 and GAPPS pre-installed. Netflix works (!).

AndEX (Android-x86) 5.1.1 Lollipop Live CD » version 160215 with “my special” kernel 4.4.0-exton-android-x86 and GAPPS pre-installed

Android-x86 KitKat 4.4.4 Live CD Exton Build 10 » version 180108 with kernel 4.4.0-exton-android-x86, Google Play Store and many other GAPPS pre-installed

RaspEX for Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, 3 Model B+ and Raspberry Pi 2 Model B » version 181010 (BunsenLabs) and 181022/181015 (LXDE) based on Ubuntu 18.10/18.04 LTS, Debian 9 Stretch and Linaro (Open Source software for ARM SoCs)

RaspEX with OpenCPN 4.8.8 for for Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, 3 Model B+ and Raspberry Pi 2 Model B » version 181120

RaspEX Kodi Rpi3 with LXDE and Kodi 18 RC4 Media Center Leia with Netflix, Plex and Amazon Video addons » Build 190124

RaspAnd Oreo 8.1 for Raspberry Pi 3 Build 180717 » RaspAnd Oreo is an Android Oreo system with GAPPS, which can run on Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and Model B+. NOTE: Can be installed in Windows and Linux

RaspAnd Nougat 7.1.2 for Raspberry Pi 3 Build 180529 » RaspAnd Nougat is an Android 7.1.2 Nougat system with GAPPS, which can run on Raspberry Pi 3 Model B. NOTE: Can be installed in Windows and Linux

RaspAnd Marshmallow 6.0.1 for Raspberry Pi 3 and Pi 2 Build 170521/160915 » RaspAnd Marshmallow is an Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow system which can run on Raspberry Pi 3 and Pi 2. NOTE: Can be installed in Windows

RaspAnd Lollipop for Raspberry Pi 3/2 » version 160315 is an Android 5.1 Lollipop system with Google Play Services which can run on Raspberry Pi 3/2

RaspArch for Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+, Pi 3 Model B and Pi 2 Model B » version 181117 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

EXTON OpSuS Rpi Tumbleweed for Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ and Pi 3 Model B » version 181126 is a “remaster” of openSUSE’s Tumbleweed image. When you have installed EXTON OpSuS Rpi to your Micro SD Card you can use the system like any other openSUSE system

FedEX Rpi3 for Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ and Pi 3 Model B » version 181206 is a “remaster” Fedora Project’s Fedora 29 build for ARM. When you have installed FedEX Rpi3 to your Micro SD Card you can use the system like any other Fedora system

Chromium OS (ChromX) » Exton Build 181218 is for all 64bit “normal” Desktop computers and laptops. It must be installed to a USB Pen Drive

Debian PIXEL » Exton Build 180928 is a 32bit remix of the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s PIXEL image, which can run on a PC or Mac. Refracta tools are included


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Screenshot of the Boot menu in DebEX Budgie created with Refracta Snapshot

Screenshot of the Budgie Desktop in DebEX Barebone Budgie


Screenshot of the Gnome Desktop in version 181030 of DebEX Gnome


Screenshot of the Gnome Desktop with Docky in version 181030 of DebEX Gnome


Screenshot of the KDE Desktop with Synaptic running in version 180814 of DebEX KDE

Screenshot showing how Alsamixer should be set

Watch a movie about the Calamares installation process of DebEX KDE in VirtualBox


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 downloaded from SourceForge.net.


UPGRADE Debian
If you install DebEX Barebone/Gnome/KDE to hard disk you will always get the latest Debian packages if you run the following commands: sudo apt update and then sudo apt upgrade.


ABOUT wireless configurations
DebEX uses NetworkManager. It works extremely well. Just give your Network password and connect.





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Android-x86 Custom

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Read about my Android-x86 Systems – Oreo, Nougat, Marshmallow, Lollipop and KitKat at

andex.exton.net – latest is AndEX Oreo 8.1!

and about my Oreo, Nougat, Marshmallow and Lollipop versions for Raspberry Pi 3/2 at
raspex.exton.se – latest is RaspAnd Oreo 8.1!