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NEWS 150916 – AndEX – Lollipop 5.1.1 with kernel 4.0.8 and GAPPS

My new build of Android-x86 Lollipop 5.1.1 has GAPPS pre-installed. I.e. Google Play Services, Google Play Store, Maps, YouTube and more apps. For example: Facebook and OfficeSuite 8. The ISO is called android-x86-5.1.1-lollipop-kernel-4.0.8-exton-GAPPS-571mb-150916.iso. AndEX 150916 is totally error-free. For installing new apps you shall always use Google Play Store in AndEX build 150916. Only use Aptoide App Manager (which is also pre-installed) if you can’t find the app you are searching for in Google Play Store.

UPGRADE/UPDATES
This build of AndEX (150916) replaces Build 150611. No need to upgrade if you already have a working version of build 150611 installed. All installed apps (GAPPS and others) will then be in the same version as in build 150916 of AndEX. I.e. if you install Andriod-x86 to hard drive or to a USB stick with persistence all installed apps will be automatically updated/upgraded via Google Play Store. The system will check for updates all the time or after a reboot. It works in the same way as on your Android phone.

WHAT’S THE POINT?
Well, if you like your Android phone and all the apps you have installed on it I’m sure you will also like to run apps from your laptop. Bigger screen and better sound etc. Also: In AndEX version 150916 almost all apps and games can be installed via Google Play Store. Still not convinced? Then read my article about “How useful an Androx-x86 system can be for the average computer user“: http://andex.exton.net/?p=158

Screenshot – AndEX Desktop with Autumn Live Wallpaper (pre-installed): http://andex.exton.net/andex-desktop-20150916.jpg

READ MORE: http://andex.exton.net/?p=315

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ABOUT RaspAnd Build 150924

I have finally managed to include Google Play Store in RaspAnd and most important Google Play Services.

NEWS 150924
I have compiled yet another Android 5.1 Lollipop system which can run on Raspberry Pi 2. I call “my” new system RaspAnd Build 3. My first version of RaspAnd is from 150405 and my second from 150527. The following useful apps are pre-installed in Build 3 of 150924: Google Play Store, Aptoide App Manager (as an alternative to Google Play Store), Terminal Emulator, AIDA64, Geekbench, WinZip, FileManager, Rotation Control Lite, WPS Office and Offline Maps. Google Play Store, AIDA64 and Geekbench were not included in Build 2 from 150527.

Watch this slideshow: http://slideful.com/v20150925_0217488629081940_ijf.htm

READ MORE: http://raspex.exton.se/?p=144

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RaspEX – Build 151001 – with SSH, Samba and VNC4Server >> Connect to your Windows computers

NEWS 151001 ABOUT RaspEX
My first version of RaspEX is from 150318 and my second from 150706. I have now upgraded the whole system. RaspEX is a Linux ARM system for Raspberry Pi 2. It is based on Debian Jessie (Debian 8), Ubuntu Vivid Vervet (Ubuntu 15.04) and Linaro (Open Source software for ARM SoCs). In this new version (151001) I’ve installed Wicd Network Manager and added support for Adobe Flash in Chromium (so you can watch YouTube). I have also installed Samba and VNC4Server so you can connect to your Windows computers in your Home Network and/or control RaspEX on your Raspberry Pi 2 from your Windows computers with VNC Viewer and/or PuTTY (Telnet and SSH client).
Screenshot 1 – RaspEX connected to Windows via Samba: http://raspex.exton.se/raspex-151001-pics/raspex-samba.jpg
Screenshot 2 – RaspEX connected to Windows via PuTTy: http://raspex.exton.se/raspex-151001-p…/raspex-ssh-putty.jpg
Screenshot 3 – RaspEX “running on” Windows with VNC Viewer: http://raspex.exton.se/raspex-vnc-…/raspex-vnc-running-2.jpg
WHY shall I use RaspEX?
Eight Operating Systems are recommended by Raspberrypi.org. Among them Noobs, Raspbian (Debian Wheezy) and Snappy Ubuntu Core. RaspEX is faster (“fast as lightning”), more useful and more fun to use. (In my opinion). One member on raspex.exton.se thought that running RaspEX was like running Raspberry on “steroids“.
ABOUT SSH, PuTTY, Samba, VNC4Server and VNC Viewer
SSH, Samba and VNC4Server are pre-installed in RaspEX Build 151001. You need to install PuTTy and and VNC Viewer in your Windows system if you want to connect to RaspEX/Raspberry Pi 2 from Windows the way the below slideshow shows. (Please read the developers information about how to configure PuTTy and VNC Viewer).
Watch this slideshow re. connections between RaspEX and Windows: http://raspex.exton.se/raspex-slideshow2.gif
READ MORE: http://raspex.exton.se/?p=159

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What is ExTiX Linux? Find out on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KMZ9YK36MQ
Reviewed by PuppyLinuxWorld

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EXTON-MAN 2014 (Mageia 4) 32 bit Linux live cd with LXDE

I’ve made a quick and simple remaster of Mageia 4, released 140201. Mageia has been the third most popular Linux system in the world for some time now (according to Distrowatch.com).

READ MORE: http://linux.exton.net/content/exton-man-2014-mageia-4-32-bit-linux-live-cd-lxde

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LFA (Linux for All), version 140131, 13.10, 64 bit, with Mate and four other Desktop Environments

ABOUT
The system is a remaster of Ubuntu 13.10 – codenamed Saucy Salamander, released on October 17, 2013. The original system includes the Desktop Environment Unity 7.1 (Ubuntu). I have added LXDE, Mate 1.6.0, Razor-qt 0.4.1 and XBMC 12.0 (An award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub for digital media) as alternatives, so that everyone on the spot (during live operation) can compare the different five Desktop Environments. The system language is ENGLISH.

NEWS about LFA version 140131
1. The LFA ISO is now a ISO-hybrid, which means that it can very easily be transferred (copied) to a USB pen drive. You can then even run LFA from the USB stick and save all your system changes on the stick. I.e. you will enjoy persistence! I’ve found two scripts which make the installation to USB very simple. The scripts are quite ingenious. Unfortunately, it is not me who have created them. I found the scripts on Kanotix website. There was no direct indication of how good the scripts were, but my tests show that they work flawlessly on USB installations of all normal Ubuntu systems. Read my INSTRUCTION how to use the scripts.
2. Another big improvement is that LFA now can run from RAM. Use Boot alternative 2 (Copy to RAM). It will look like this. When the system has booted up you can remove the disc (DVD) or USB stick. You’ll need at least 2 GB RAM to run LFA that way.
3. LFA is now more stable than ever. All packages have been upgraded to the latest version by 140131. To make it possible to run LFA from RAM I have uninstalled three big packages; LibreOffice, Google Earth and Google Chrome.
4. Kernel 3.12.0-2-exton is replaced by kernel 3.13.0-6-exton.

WHO is LFA for?
All who like Ubuntu. In addition, anyone who wants to run a Linux system from an USB stick and saving system changes on the stick. A hard disk installation thus becomes “unnecessary”. Especially as you can run LFA super fast in RAM. (You’ll need then at least 2 GB of RAM in your computer). Furthermore, anyone who wants to run an Ubuntu system with the latest Linux kernel.

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Run your Slackware 64 bit system with the latest kernel – 3.13.1!

I have compiled a very useful (as I think) 64 bit kernel for Slackware 12.0 – 14.1 and/or all Slackware derivatives. For example Slax, Zenwalk, SlackEX and Exton|Defender. The kernel is compiled exactly the same way as Slackware’s latest kernel huge. “My” kernel 3.13.1-exton has even more support for new hardware, etc. Kernel 3.13.1 is the latest stable kernel available from Kernel.org. Released yesterday (20140129).

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MeX 64 bit Linux with Cinnamon 2.0 and kernel 3.13.0

NEWS 140123
1. MeX Linux is once again based on Linux Mint. (I.e. Linux Mint 16 – codenamed “Petra“, released 20131130 and on Ubuntu 13.10 – codenamed “Saucy Salamander”, released 20131017).
2. The MeX ISO is now a ISO-hybrid, which means that it can very easily be transferred (copied) to a USB pen drive. You can then even run MeX from the USB stick and save all your system changes on the stick. I.e. you will enjoy persistence! I’ve found two scripts which make the installation to USB very simple. The scripts are quite ingenious. Unfortunately, it is not me who have created them. I found the scripts on Kanotix website. There was no direct indication of how good the scripts were, but my tests show that they work flawlessly on USB installations of all normal Ubuntu systems. Read my INSTRUCTION how to use the scripts. (The best way to perform a USB installation).
3. Another big improvement is that MeX now can run from RAM. Use Boot alternative 3 (Copy to RAM). When the system has booted up you can enjoy a really fast system! You’ll need at least 2 GB RAM to run MeX that way. I.e. superfast! When running from a DVD you can eject the DVD.

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Run from RAM (superfast!) using UNetbootin

ExTiX 14, MeX Linux, LFA (Linux for ALL) and ExLight (among other "exton distributions") can be installed to a USB stick with UNetbootin. I have now arranged it so that the aforementioned systems can run from RAM. You just have to replace on file after the installation is ready. READ THIS:
ExTiX
Mex Linux
LFA (Linux for ALL)
ExLight
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