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DistroWatch.com: ExTiX

ExTiX

Last Update: 2017-07-12 13:04 UTC


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

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 89 (154), 6 months: 69 (170), 3 months: 65 (163), 4 weeks: 35 (285), 1 week: 67 (153)

Average visitor rating: 7.5/10 from 4 review(s).


ExTiX Summary
Distribution ExTiX
Home Page http://www.extix.se/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 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"
 • 2015-04-17: Distribution Release: ExTiX 15.2
 • 2015-01-04: Distribution Release: ExTiX 15.1
 • 2014-10-25: Distribution Release: ExTiX 14.2
 • 2014-04-23: Distribution Release: ExTiX 14.1
 • More ExTiX releases...

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Feature 17.7 16.5 15.4 14.2 13 11 10 9 8 7.0 6.0 Feature
Release Date 2017-07-12 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$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
CDs 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 CDs
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Text mode Graphical Graphical Installation
Default Desktop Budgie LXQt KDE Plasma, LXQt GNOME, Razor-qt GNOME GNOME Razor-qt GNOME KDE, LXDE GNOME GNOME Default Desktop
Package Management DEB (APT) DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB Upkg Upkg Package Management
Office Suite 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 i386 i686 i686 Processor Architecture
Journaled File Systems                       Journaled File Systems
Multilingual en en en en en en en en, se en, se en, se Yes Multilingual
Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Asian Language Support
Full Package List 17.7 16.5 15.4 14.2 13 11 10 9 8 7.0 6.0 Full Package List
Package 17.7 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 (1.1.4.1) 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 (1.1.4.1)
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 6.12.1 -- ati-driver (16.40)
bash (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)
bind (9.11.1-P3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.11.1-P3)
chromium (60.0.3112.78) -- 53.0.2785.143 46.0.2490.71 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (60.0.3112.78)
cups (2.2.4) 2.2.2 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 (2.2.4)
dhcp (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 (4.3.5)
e2fsprogs (1.43.4) 1.43.4 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 (1.43.4)
firefox (54.0.1) 54.0 -- 41.0.2 33.0 20.0 17.0 12.0 8.0 3.5.13 3.0.11 -- firefox (54.0.1)
freetype (2.8) 2.6.3 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 (2.8)
gcc (7.1.0) 6.3.0 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 (7.1.0)
gimp (2.8.22) 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 (2.8.22)
glibc (2.25) 2.24 2.24 2.21 2.19 2.17 2.15 2.15 2.13 2.11.2 2.8 2.8 glibc (2.25)
gnome-shell (3.24.3) -- -- -- 3.14.1 3.6.3.1 3.6.1 3.4.1 3.2.1 -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.24.3)
gnucash (2.6.17) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (2.6.17)
gnumeric (1.12.35) -- -- -- 1.12.17 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.35)
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.00 2.00 1.99 1.99 -- 0.97 0.97 grub (2.02)
gtk+ (3.22.17) 3.22.11 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+ (3.22.17)
httpd (2.4.27) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.2.16 2.2.11 2.2.9 httpd (2.4.27)
inkscape (0.92.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.46 0.46 inkscape (0.92.1)
k3b (17.04.3) 17.04.0 -- 2.0.3 -- -- -- -- -- 2.0.1 -- -- k3b (17.04.3)
kmod (24) 22 22 21 18 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- kmod (24)
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.32.1 2.32.1 -- -- 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.30.0 2.26.0 2.22.0 libgnome (2.32.1)
libreoffice (5.3.4) 5.3.1 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 (5.3.4)
linux (4.12.3) 4.11.0 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 (4.12.3)
Package 17.7 16.5 15.4 14.2 13 11 10 9 8 7.0 6.0 Package
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.5.5 -- -- -- -- lxde-common (0.99.2)
mariadb (10.2.7) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.2.7)
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.18.0)
mesa (17.1.5) 17.0.3 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 (17.1.5)
mysql (5.7.19) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5.1.34 5.0.67 mysql (5.7.19)
nautilus (3.24.2.1) -- -- -- 3.14.0 3.6.3 3.4.2 3.4.1 3.2.1 -- 2.26.2 2.22.5.1 nautilus (3.24.2.1)
NVIDIA (381.22) -- -- -- -- -- -- 295.33 280.13 -- 185.13 173.14.12 NVIDIA (381.22)
openbox (3.6.1) -- 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.5.2 -- -- 3.5.0 -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (8u141) 8u121 -- -- 7u85 7u21 7u9 6b24 6b23 -- -- -- openjdk (8u141)
openssh (7.5p1) 7.4p1 7.3p1 6.9p1 6.6p1 6.1p1 6.0p1 5.9p1 5.8p1 5.5p1 5.2p1 5.1p1 openssh (7.5p1)
openssl (1.1.0f) 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 (1.1.0f)
perl (5.26.0) 5.24.1 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 (5.26.0)
php (7.1.7) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (7.1.7)
plasma-desktop (5.10.4) 5.9.4 -- 5.4.2 -- -- -- -- -- 4.4.5 -- -- plasma-desktop (5.10.4)
postfix (3.2.2) 3.1.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.5.5 2.5.2 postfix (3.2.2)
postgresql (9.6.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 8.3.6 8.3.3 postgresql (9.6.3)
Python (3.6.2) 2.7.13 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 (3.6.2)
qt (5.9.1) 4.8.7 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 (5.9.1)
samba (4.6.6) 4.5.8 -- 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 (4.6.6)
systemd (234) 232 231 225 208 198 -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (234)
thunderbird (52.2.1) -- 38.3.0 38.3.0 31.2.0 17.0.5 17.0 12.0.1 8.0 -- -- -- thunderbird (52.2.1)
vim (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 (8.0)
vlc (2.2.6) -- -- -- 2.1.5 2.0.6 2.0.4 -- -- 1.1.3 0.9.9 -- vlc (2.2.6)
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.12.4)
xorg-server (1.19.3) 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 (1.19.3)

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Version: 17.7
Rating: 8
Date: 2017-07-13
Votes: 0


Fast, iightweight, great choice of default software. Love Refracta install. Detects all hardware including legacy wifi. I had problems booting after install but could be due to my unique (multi os) setup.


Was this review helpful? Yes No
Version: 17.4
Rating: 8
Date: 2017-04-19
Votes: 2


ExTiX is the only Ubuntu-based" distro that is based on LXQt. Others in the list are:

1. Debian (2)
2. Manjaro Linux (3)
3. Mageia (17)
4. GeckoLinux (33)
5. SparkyLinux (34)
6. ROSA (63)
7. Calculate Linux (89)
> 8. ExTiX (96)
9. siduction (102)

(based on: https://distrowatch.com/search.php#advanced)

Because it uses Ubuntu's "innovations, I find it very easy to install on my Dell XPS-15 notebook. PPA, Grub-customizer (added via PPA), etc means that it easily co-exists with my multi-boot menu. So it easily allows any Linux kernel of my choice to be chosen. It easily allows selection of any of my three Windows or eleven (11) other Linux operating systems to boot.

However LXQt desktop environment is competing with LXDE & XFCE. All three seem "middle-weight" equals to me. Other final details might help me to decide to tell the differences, ... if I really cared.


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Version: 17.2
Rating: 5
Date: 2017-03-30
Votes: 0


Tried to boot from USB stick and didn't work well for me. Decided not to try and install to SSD (seemed unfinished to me -maybe try a later version).


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