Today, or more specifically yesterday, Canonical fully entered their "Test Week", or should we say that they have ended it because they have already released the first beta candidate for Ubuntu 20.04. This version of Canonical's operating system is based on Arne Exton's latest creation, a ExTiX 20.4 which has arrived as "Mini" version and with LXQt graphical environment. The daring developer has done it again, launching an operating system based on another that has not yet reached its stable version.
The ISO image of the Mini version of ExTiX this month is only 1050MB in size, which is good if you want to use the super fast system from RAM. As usual, it includes the Refracta Snapshot tool, but what is not so common anymore is that it includes a kernel so updated that when it was added to the operating system it had not been available for 24 hours. Below you have a list of the most outstanding news.
ExTiX 20.4 Mini Highlights
- Based on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa, so it has an indirect support of 5 years.
- ISO Weight: 1050MB.
- Refract Snapshot included.
- Linux 5.6.2.
- LXQt graphical environment.
- Updated packages, such as Firefox 74.0 and VirtualBox 6.1.
According to Exton, ExTiX is "the definitive operating system", something that contrasts with a fact: each new version uses a different graphical environment or specifications (the earlier version used Plasma), so it has little of definiteness. In fact, ExTiX 20.4 has added the tag «Mini» for the graphical environment it uses and for the weight of the ISO, as well as that it works in computers with limited resources.
Interested users can download ISO image from this link. Before doing so, I would like to remind you that you will be using an operating system based on another that is still three weeks away from its official launch, an Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa that has to arrive on April 23rd.