Exton does it again: ExTiX 20.2 arrives based on an Ubuntu 20.04 that has not even reached beta

ExTiX 20.2

It is probably not the first or the last time that we mention that it is not the first time nor will it be the last that you read news like this. And it is that, in my opinion, if Arne Exton is famous for something, it is for doing things, let's say, being daring or simply ahead of time. That's what he has done again: at the end of January He launched ExTiX 20.2, the latest version of what he calls "the ultimate operating system." And again it has done it based on an operating system that has not yet reached its stable version.

In fact, ExTiX 20.2 is based on an operating system that has not yet reached its beta version. We are talking about Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa, the version of Canonical's operating system that will be released on April 23, 2020. Therefore, ExTiX 20.2 is based on the Ubuntu Daily Builds. The aforementioned beta will arrive in mid-March. Below you have a list of the most outstanding novelties that have arrived together with this latest installment of the «Definitive Operating System».

ExTiX 20.2 Highlights

ExTiX 20.2, which is the version that happens to ExTiX 19.10, comes with these news.

  • Linux 5.5.0-rc7-exton, which is a proprietary version of the latest Linux 5.5 Release Candidate.
  • Plasma graphical environment.
  • Google Chrome has been removed to keep Firefox.
  • New packages, such as GParted, Brasero, and GCC.
  • Other packages such as Refracta Snapshot have been updated.
  • Squid as an installer, which replaces Ubiquity.
  • NVIDIA 440.44 drivers, patched for Linux 5.5, installed by default.
  • Speed ​​has been improved on computers with at least 4GB of RAM.

Users interested in using ExTiX 20.2, although we remember that it is based on software that is still two months from its launch, can download its ISO image from this link.

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  1.   joseluis said

    This guy is buzzed, I don't install a distro from him or crazy, I think he would explode the computer, hahaha

    1.    Diego German Gonzalez said

      Actually the development versions of Ubuntu are great. I usually use them as stable two months after development. When they screw up is either a week before or launch day

  2.   Charlis martinez said

    That a distro is based on a CR is not a necessary synonym for instability or immaturity. Sometimes even alpha distros are released based on stable distros. But in particular, the matter of launching an RC-based distro is often done for some specific need. It happened to me that Systemback stopped working properly on Debian Buster stable (and all subsequent revisions) and yet it still worked like a charm… on RC1. So, I had to base the distribution I develop on that one, at least momentarily (maybe the Systemback developer updated it). This is how Quirinux version 2.0 will come out ( http://www.quirinux.org ) although the future objective is to base it on Devuan Beowulf (in development).

    When you do something like this, apparently risky, the truth is that what you have to do is solve the problems that can affect the users that you estimate will be the majority of your distro. We are talking about small distros, designed for very specific user groups. Many times the errors that an RC can have do not affect the type of users to which you are going to allocate it and on the other hand a distro based on another almost always entails a fusion of repositories tested to get along with each other, in versions other than the distro base.


  3.   Enrique Santamarta said

    I have updated to 20.2 and I have lost all the sound, speakers and mic, does anyone know how to reactivate it?