ExTiX 19.3, the first distribution with Linux Kernel 5.0 and based on Ubuntu 19.04

ExTiX 19.3

GNU / Linux developer Arne Exton released a new version of the ExTix distribution based on the upcoming Ubuntu 19.04 and powered by Linux Kernel 5.0.

ExTiX 19.3 is out now and appears to be the first stable distribution to bring the recently released Linux Kernel 5.0. This goal has been achieved by lead developer Arne Exton thanks to the fact that the system is now based on the upcoming Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo which will also be powered by Linux Kernel 5.0.

However, ExTiX 19.3 does not come with GNOME, as Ubuntu 19.04 will, instead it brings the light Xfce graphical environment, so we can say that it is a distribution derived from Xubuntu, although it brings its own modifications and design. Xfce is installed by default in ExTiX 19.3.

What's new in ExTiX 19.3

ExTiX 19.3

Apart from Linux Kernel 5.0 and Xfce 4.13, ExTiX 19.3 comes with updated applications and components. Among these, we can mention the latest Kodi 18.2 Leia media center, Nvidia 418.43 drivers, and much more.

Also mentioned is the fact that ExTiX 19.3 comes with the Refracta Snapshot tool pre-installed so you can create your own installable or live testing system. On the other hand, ExTiX 19.3 uses the Calamares graphical installer instead of Ubuntu's Ubiquity and has support to run from RAM if your computer has at least 3 GB.

Arne Exton considers that ExTiX 19.3 is a stable distribution that can be installed on any production machine since it does not use a complicated graphical environment like KDE or GNOME, the applications will not have errors or something similar. Either way, you can try ExTiX 19.3 by downloading it from this link.


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  1.   Chema Gomez said

    I do not know. On the one hand, I don't know much about that distro. On the other, too many new or unfinished things (19.04) to put it on a production PC ... For an MV it may be curious to tinker, but little else for now.