Arne Exton has released a new version of his Linux ExTiX distribution. Is about ExTiX 19.10 and it is based on Ubuntu 19.10, but the graphical environment it uses has changed again. And it is that the previous version, 19.8, I used Deepin graphical environment, but May v19.5 used the same LXQt that it has reverted to in this release. A round trip that probably many users who think that Deepin is a still very immature environment.
As Exton explains, the original system includes GNOME in its base, but has removed it to install LXQt 0.14.1. This version of ExTiX in LXQt version is prepared for installation on computers with UEFI enabled. On the other hand, the occasion has also been used to update the kernel to the latest stable version available, which today is Linux 5.3.7. Below you have the list of the most outstanding novelties that arrive with ExTiX 19.10.
ExTiX 19.10 Highlights
- Linux 5.3.7. To be more exact, the kernel it uses is a modification from the same developer that calls 5.3.7-extix.
- LXQt 0.14.1.
- NVIDIA 430.50 proprietary drivers.
- Refracts available, allowing us to create our own version of an installation or Live image based on Ubuntu 19.10 and ExTiX 19.10. You can use this tool without the need to install ExTiX.
Of all the above, without a doubt the most important change is the back to LXQt. It is one of the lightest graphical environments out there, although it is somewhat less lightweight than the LXDE which was also dropped by Lubuntu several versions ago. ExTiX is called by its creator as the "Definitive Linux System" in a clear attempt to promote its distribution. Interested users can download ExTiX 19.10 LXQt (build 191023) from the developer's website which you can access from this link.