MeX 13.04 64bit Linux with KDE 4.10.2 and three other Desktop Environments
The system is a remaster of Ubuntu 13.04 - codenamed "Raring Ringtail", released on April 25, 2013. The original system includes the Desktop Environment Unity 7.0 (Ubuntu). I have added KDE 4.10.2, Gnome 3.8 and Gnome Fallback (Classic) 3.8, as alternatives, so that everyone on the spot (during live operation) can compare the different four Desktop Environments. The system language is ENGLISH.
Program content etc
Among many other programs LibreOffice, Thunderbird, Firefox, Brasero, Vlc, Gimp and win32 codecs. In addition, java, flash and all necessary additions in order to install programs from source. All programs have been updated to the latest available stable version as of May 6, 2013. See a complete list of all installed packages HERE.
My special kernel 3.9.0-0-exton corresponding Kernel.org's stable kernel 3.9. The original Ubuntu kernel is 3.8.0-19-generic.
Feature OVERVIEW for the Linux 3.9 kernel
Differences: Ubuntu 13.04 and MeX Linux is different only in principle to the terms of program content. A general truth: If an original system can run on a particular computer an "Exton remaster" of the same original system can run on the same computer. I never change a Linux system for the worse in terms of auto configuration and hardware detection, etc. It happens that I replace the original kernel (which I have done in this case), but always to a "better" one with even more native support for various hardware etc.
Passwords and login
The passwords for root (superuser) and live (normal user) is root respectively live. When you start up MeX you will end up in KDE 4.10.2 as the user live. You can logout from KDE and login again as live or root to any of the other three included Desktop Environments.
Installation to hard disk
Note that you in advance (just in case) should create a partition of at least 8 GB for MeX Linux and a SWAP space double the size of your computer's RAM. Ie if you have RAM of 1024 MB or less. If you have RAM of 2 GB or more it's enough with a SWAP space of 2 GB. The installation program in MeX/Ubuntu is otherwise "intuitive". Choose manual partitioning and select the partition you created in advance for installation.
You should use UNetbootin in Windows or Linux. See a picture how it looks before the installation starts in Windows 8. NOTE: You must replace syslinux.cfg in the root of the stick with this file. There's other ways to do it, but using UNetbootin is the best/safest way. However, if you want to install MeX to harddisk you will have to run the system from a dvd during installation. If you use Startup Disk Creator in Linux to transfer MeX to USB it is possible to install MeX to harddisk later on from the USB stick.
Read more about MeX 13.04 64bit Linux (if you understand Swedish)...
The ISO file mex-13.04-64bit-1500mb-130506.iso) can be downloaded from the Swedish Linux Society's server.
MeX Linux can also be downloaded from Sourceforge.net - Fast, secure and free downloads from the largest Open Source applications and software director.
md5sum for MeX Linux ISO which is of 1500 MB.
Other EXTON Linux Live CD/DVD's in English you may like
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
Other considerations »
Disclaimer: This is experimental software. Use at your own risk. Under no circumstances may C A Exton or exton.net be held liable for damage to hardware or software, lost data or other damage either direct or indirect caused by using this software.
Connect With Me
Screenshot of the KDE 4.10.2 Desktop
Screenshot of the Gnome 3.8 Desktop
Screenshot of the Unity 7.0 Desktop
Screenshot of the Gnome Fallback Desktop
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. Thirteen (13) Exton distributions in English (English locale) can also be dowloaded from SourceForge.net.
UPGRADE KDE to latest VERSION
If you install MeX Linux to hard disk you will always get the latest KDE version if you run the following commands: sudo apt-get update and then sudo apt-get upgrade.
ABOUT wireless configurations
Use Network Manager to configure your wireless network. It works perfect.