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ExTiX

Last Update: 2018-12-08 12:07 UTC


ExTiX is a desktop Linux distribution and live DVD based on Ubuntu, offering a choice of alternative desktop environments.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 94 (131), 6 months: 74 (150), 3 months: 84 (142), 4 weeks: 76 (170), 1 week: 23 (482)

Average visitor rating: 4/10 from 12 review(s).


ExTiX Summary
Distribution ExTiX
Home Page http://www.extix.se/
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  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2018-10-07: Distribution Release: ExTiX 18.10
 • 2018-07-23: Distribution Release: ExTiX 18.7
 • 2017-11-23: Distribution Release: ExTiX 18.0
 • 2017-10-12: Distribution Release: ExTiX 17.8
 • 2017-07-12: Distribution Release: ExTiX 17.7
 • 2017-03-21: Distribution Release: ExTiX 17.2
 • 2016-12-21: Distribution Release: ExTiX 17.0
 • 2016-10-12: Distribution Release: ExTiX 16.5
 • 2016-05-18: Distribution Release: ExTiX 16.2
 • 2016-01-20: Distribution Release: ExTiX 16.1
 • 2015-10-18: Distribution Release: ExTiX 15.4
 • 2015-08-08: Distribution Release: ExTiX 15.3 "LXQt"
 • More ExTiX releases...

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  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.
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Feature 19.0 18.10 17.8 16.5 15.4 14.2 13 11 10 9 8 7.0 6.0 Feature
Release Date 2018-12-08 2018-10-06 2017-10-12 2016-10-12 2015-10-17 2014-10-24 2013-04-28 2012-12-04 2012-05-17 2011-12-30 2010-10-08 2009-07-14 2008-09-01 Release Date
End Of Life                           End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 1800-1900 1900-2000 1500-1600                     Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Text mode Graphical Graphical Installation
Default Desktop Deepin LXQt LXQt LXQt KDE Plasma, LXQt GNOME, Razor-qt GNOME GNOME Razor-qt GNOME KDE, LXDE GNOME GNOME Default Desktop
Package Management DEB (APT) DEB (APT) DEB (APT) DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB Upkg Upkg Package Management
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite -- LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice GOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice -- OO.o OO.o OO.o Office Suite
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 i386 i686 i686 Processor Architecture
Init Software systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd Upstart Upstart Upstart SysV SysV SysV Init Software
Journaled File Systems                           Journaled File Systems
Multilingual en en en en en en en en en en, se en, se en, se Yes Multilingual
Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Asian Language Support
Full Package List 19.0 18.10 17.8 16.5 15.4 14.2 13 11 10 9 8 7.0 6.0 Full Package List
Package 19.0 18.10 17.8 16.5 15.4 14.2 13 11 10 9 8 7.0 6.0 Package
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- 3.0.0 -- -- 2.9.2 2.8.6 -- -- -- abiword (3.0.2)
alsa-lib (1.1.7) 1.1.6 1.1.6 1.1.3 1.1.2 1.0.29 1.0.28 1.0.25 1.0.25 1.0.25 1.0.24.1 1.0.23 1.0.19 1.0.17a alsa-lib (1.1.7)
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 6.12.1 -- ati-driver (18.30)
bash (4.4.18) 4.4.18 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.1 3.2.48 3.2 bash (4.4.18)
bind (9.13.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.13.5)
chromium (71.0.3578.98) -- -- -- 53.0.2785.143 46.0.2490.71 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (71.0.3578.98)
cups (2.2.10) 2.2.8 2.2.8 2.2.4 2.2.0 2.1.0 1.7.5 1.6.2 1.6.1 1.5.2 1.5.0 1.4.4 1.3.10 1.3.8 cups (2.2.10)
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.3.3 4.3.1 4.2.4 4.2.4 4.2.4 4.1.ESV-R4 4.1.1-P1 4.1.1-P1 -- 4.0.0 dhcp (4.4.1)
e2fsprogs (1.44.4) 1.44.4 1.44.4 1.43.5 1.43.3 1.42.12 1.42.10 1.42.5 1.42.5 1.42 1.41.14 1.41.12 1.41.3 1.41.0 e2fsprogs (1.44.4)
firefox (64.0) 63.0.3 62.0.3 56.0 -- 41.0.2 33.0 20.0 17.0 12.0 8.0 3.5.13 3.0.11 -- firefox (64.0)
freetype (2.9.1) 2.8.1 2.8.1 2.8 2.6.3 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.4.11 2.4.10 2.4.8 2.4.4 2.4.2 2.3.8 2.3.7 freetype (2.9.1)
gcc (8.2.0) 8.2.0 8.2.0 7.2.0 6.1.1 5.2.1 4.9.1 4.7.3 4.7.2 4.6.3 4.6.1 4.4.5 4.3.3 4.3.0 gcc (8.2.0)
gimp (2.10.8) 2.10.6 2.10.6 2.8.20 2.8.18 2.8.14 2.8.10 2.8.4 2.8.2 2.6.12 2.6.11 2.6.11 2.6.6 2.4.6 gimp (2.10.8)
glibc (2.28) 2.28 2.28 2.26 2.24 2.21 2.19 2.17 2.15 2.15 2.13 2.11.2 2.8 2.8 glibc (2.28)
gnome-shell (3.30.2) -- -- -- -- -- 3.14.1 3.6.3.1 3.6.1 3.4.1 3.2.1 -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.30.2)
gnucash (3.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (3.3)
gnumeric (1.12.44) -- -- -- -- -- 1.12.17 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.44)
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02 2.02beta3 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.00 2.00 1.99 1.99 -- 0.97 0.97 grub (2.02)
gtk+ (3.24.2) 3.24.1 3.24.1 3.22.21 3.20.9 3.16.7 3.15.0 3.6.4 3.6.0 3.4.1 3.2.0 2.20.1 2.16.1 2.12.11 gtk+ (3.24.2)
httpd (2.4.37) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.2.16 2.2.11 2.2.9 httpd (2.4.37)
inkscape (0.92.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.46 0.46 inkscape (0.92.3)
k3b (18.12.0) -- -- -- -- 2.0.3 -- -- -- -- -- 2.0.1 -- -- k3b (18.12.0)
kmod (25) 25 25 24 22 21 18 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- kmod (25)
krita (4.1.7) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- krita (4.1.7)
libreoffice (6.1.3) -- 6.1.2 5.4.1 5.2.2 5.0.2 -- 4.0.2 3.6.2rc2 3.5.3 -- 3.2.1 3.0.1 2.4.1 libreoffice (6.1.3)
linux (4.19.9) 4.20-rc4 4.18.12 4.13 4.8 4.2 3.16 3.8.8 3.5 3.2 3.1.6 2.6.32 2.6.29.5 2.6.25.15 linux (4.19.9)
Package 19.0 18.10 17.8 16.5 15.4 14.2 13 11 10 9 8 7.0 6.0 Package
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxpanel (0.9.3)
mariadb (10.3.11) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.3.11)
mate-desktop (1.20.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.20.3)
mesa (18.3.1) 18.2.2 18.2.1 17.2.2 12.0.3 11.0.2 10.3.0 9.1.1 9.0 8.0.2 7.11 7.7.1 7.4.1 7.0.3 mesa (18.3.1)
mysql (8.0.13) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5.1.34 5.0.67 mysql (8.0.13)
nautilus (3.30.5) -- -- -- -- -- 3.14.0 3.6.3 3.4.2 3.4.1 3.2.1 -- 2.26.2 2.22.5.1 nautilus (3.30.5)
NVIDIA (415.18) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 295.33 280.13 -- 185.13 173.14.12 NVIDIA (415.18)
openbox (3.6.1) -- 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.5.2 -- -- 3.5.0 -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (10.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- 7u85 7u21 7u9 6b24 6b23 -- -- -- openjdk (10.0.2)
openssh (7.9p1) 7.7p1 7.7p1 7.5p1 7.3p1 6.9p1 6.6p1 6.1p1 6.0p1 5.9p1 5.8p1 5.5p1 5.2p1 5.1p1 openssh (7.9p1)
openssl (1.1.1a) 1.1.1 1.1.1 1.0.2g 1.0.2g 1.0.2d 1.0.1f 1.0.1c 1.0.1c 1.0.1 1.0.0e 0.9.8o 0.9.8k 0.9.8h openssl (1.1.1a)
perl (5.28.0) 5.26.2 5.26.2 5.26.0 5.22.2 5.20.2 5.20.1 5.14.2 5.14.2 5.14.2 5.12.4 5.10.1 5.10.0 5.10.0 perl (5.28.0)
php (7.3.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (7.3.0)
plasma-desktop (5.14.4) -- -- -- -- 5.4.2 -- -- -- -- -- 4.4.5 -- -- plasma-desktop (5.14.4)
postfix (3.3.2) 3.3.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.5.5 2.5.2 postfix (3.3.2)
postgresql (11.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 8.3.6 8.3.3 postgresql (11.1)
Python (3.7.1) 2.7.15 2.7.15 2.7.14 2.7.11 2.7.9 2.7.8 2.7.4 2.7.3 2.7.3 2.7.2 2.6.6 2.5.2 2.5.2 Python (3.7.1)
qt (5.12.0) 5.11.1 5.11.1 5.9.1 5.6.1 5.4.2 4.8.6 4.8.4 4.8.3 4.8.1 4.7.4 4.6.3 4.4.3 4.4.0 qt (5.12.0)
samba (4.9.3) -- -- -- -- 4.1.17 4.1.11 3.6.9 3.6.6 3.6.3 3.5.11 3.5.5 3.3.1 3.2.0 samba (4.9.3)
systemd (239) 239 239 234 231 225 208 198 -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (239)
thunderbird (60.3.3) -- 52.9.1 52.4.0 38.3.0 38.3.0 31.2.0 17.0.5 17.0 12.0.1 8.0 -- -- -- thunderbird (60.3.3)
vim (8.1) 8.0 8.0 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.2 7.1 vim (8.1)
vlc (3.0.4) -- -- -- -- -- 2.1.5 2.0.6 2.0.4 -- -- 1.1.3 0.9.9 -- vlc (3.0.4)
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.12.4)
xorg-server (1.20.3) 1.20.1 1.20.1 1.19.3 1.18.4 1.17.2 1.16.0 1.13.3 1.13.0 1.11.4 1.10.4 1.7.7 1.6.1 1.4.2 xorg-server (1.20.3)

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Version: 18.10
Rating: 6
Date: 2018-10-08
Votes: 2


I'm the author of the last review. Didn't want to give up already with this distro so I tried to do an install using the Refracta tools instead of Calamares. Result: This is night and day so to speak. Everything seems to work out of the box now. Guess Calameres wasn't using the post-install scripts.


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Version: 18.10
Rating: 4
Date: 2018-10-07
Votes: 0


Was intrigued by this new distro (nice logo btw) )since it resembles somewhat SparkyLinux desktop which I like but with a different set of applications. So tested it (August release) on my rig for a while and what I can say is similar to what others have already mentioned below: its installation is far from giving you a usable system, completely lacking, starting with authentication subsystems (had to manually add my user to or modif some config file to be able to sudo on the CLI or to have my username available in the GUI sudo authentication dialog when launching for example synaptic -the "live" account's credentials were still present) I suspect Systemd is not configured properly as well. Just now I restarted my system for the first time after I mistakingly launched Falkon instead of Firefox, which crashed and froze the whole system, only to end up facing another unpleasant surprise at the X login manager which fails to start the desktop session. So my view is that this distribution is still in its beta stage and not ready for end users at all. It looks more to me like an experiment from a guy who followed the LFS book. But nonetheless the app choice and theming is good (car hobbyism) and with an amount of fixing and polishing it has some potential.


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Version: 18.8
Rating: 1
Date: 2018-08-09
Votes: 4


I couldn't see a reason for this distro to exist, but gave it a run anyway.

Oh dear, it stank the place out. Unless you dig around for the Calamares installer you end up with something that resembles a Slackware installer circa 1999. The Falkon (Qupzilla) browser didn't open properly and wasn't usable. Some panel icons didn't work, and selecting the dark theme made all the text dissappear (well it did on my Thinkpad).

This is as buggy as an Aussie dunny, if you want Ubuntu then stick with Canonicals officially supported spins.


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