If there's one thing developer Arne Exton is famous for, I'd say it's famous for, can I say "do weird things"? Exton is responsible for operating systems such as RaspEX, its operating system for the Raspberry Pi, or for being the first to include certain software in its distributions. Sometimes what it includes has not yet reached the stable version, and this is something that it has done again in ExTiX Deepin 20.1.
But when we mentioned "weird stuff" we didn't just mean to include software in Alpha, Beta or Release Candidate phases. We say this because, for example, ExTiX, which we could say is its most important system, has gone from being based on Ubuntu, to abandoning its Debian roots or going from LXQt of ExTiX 19.10 the Deepin of the version launched a few hours ago. To be more specific, ExTiX 20.1 is now based on Download Deepin 15.11.
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ExTiX 20.1 uses its own kernel based on a Release Candidate
Among the most outstanding novelties that come with ExTiX 20.1, we have:
- ExTiX can now be run from RAM. You have to use option 3 (load to RAM) or Advanced. By doing this, the theory is that it will take longer to start the Live Session, but then everything will go faster and smoother. Of course, if we have enough RAM.
- Possibility of choosing the language before entering the Deepin 15.11 desktop. All major languages are supported.
- The Deepin Installer has been replaced by a Reborn version of it.
- Updated kernel 5.3.0-rc6-exton to 5.5.0-rc3-exton. As we said, it is an own version of the third Release Candidate of Linux 5.5, the version that is currently under development.
- Spotify and Skype are installed by default.
- Netflix can be watched while Firefox is running.
- ExTiX Deepin can also be used in operating system emulation software such as Virtualbox or VMware using the Deepin Installer.
- It supports creating a persistent storage USB using Rufus 3.8 or later.
- Refracta Snapshot is still available.
- It is based on Deepin 15.11, but it must be explained that it is based on Debian. The difference is that this version is based on Debian unstable.
- All packages have been updated to the latest versions available up to the time of creating the new ISO images.
This version is the successor to the August one
Exton says that, to be fair, this version is not the one that happens to ExTiX 19.10, but to ExTiX 19.8 which was released at the end of August. On the other hand, it says the same as many other companies, that although in the past it has called many of its operating systems «The definitive Linux system, with Deepin I feel that it is especially justified«. You know, how to say "it's our best product to date."
Interested users can download ExTiX Deepin 20.1 from this link.