Arne Exton, its developer, touts it as "the ultimate operating system"; Believing it is already a personal matter for each one. It is true that it includes interesting software by default, but if we are not interested in a software, it automatically becomes what is known as "bloatware". Whether it is the definitive operating system or not, we already have a new version: ExTiX 19.5, a new version that includes the latest version of the Linux kernel, that is, Linux 5.1.
And is that Exton is a developer with a certain obsession to include all the latest. His ExTiX 19.3 It was the first operating system with Linux 5.0 and was already based on Disco Dingo when Ubuntu 19.04 was still more than a month away from being officially released. ExTiX 19.5 is also based on Disco Dingo, and here I would say that because Eoan Ermine has only been in development for a couple of weeks. Many of the new features included in the new version are updated packages for Kodi, Netfix, Amazon Prime Video and Plex.
ExTiX 19.5 includes Kodi 19 "Matrix"
On some other occasion, a server has already mentioned that Exton is a very daring developer, which is shown not only when it releases operating systems based on others even before the official launch of the base system, but by the software that it includes. The version of Kodi that includes ExTiX 19.5 is Kodi 19 “Matrix”, a version that in the same information note on its launch says it is in ALPHA phase. Even me, who is a user who likes to always have the latest software, I find that using software in a phase that does not reach beta is very risky. And it is even more so in a program as "delicate" as Kodi to which any small modification can affect it badly. And it is that arriving first is not always better.
Other new features of this version
- The Refracta installer has been added as the default installer, replacing Ubuntu's Ubiquity.
- Added support for UEFI-enabled computers.
- The latest Nvidia 418.74 graphics drivers have been added.
- The Refracta Snapshot utility has been added, allowing us to create our own Live and installable versions of ExTiX 19.5.
- System speed has been improved.
- LXQt 0.14.1 Desktop.
ExTiX 19.5 is available from this link. Do you think ExTiX deserves to be called "the ultimate operating system"?