Exton OS already has its version based on Ubuntu 16.04

Exton OS

As with previous versions, the development team of Exton OS has already ported its distribution to Ubuntu 16.04In other words, the new version of Exton OS released this week is based on Ubuntu 16.04. This version has brought a lot of work for its leader, who, once he published the version, had to rebuild another version in a few days to satisfy the demands of the users.

Now the new version of Exton OS will default to MATE 1.14 as desktop, the latest stable version of the popular desktop that brings us Gnome 2 to the latest versions of the most popular distributions. The great demand that users made to the Exton OS development team was the incorporation of the latest version of MATE, which was not in the Ubuntu base. Ubuntu 16.04 has version 1.12 of MATE, an outdated version since MATE 1.14 came out a month ago.

Arné Exton, project leader, has also included kernel version 4.5-3, which he assumes has an improvement in Nvidia driver support. Another novelty is the utility «copy to RAM»That allows to use the distribution from the ram memory with the consequent speed of the system.

Exton OS has in its repositories version 1.14 of MATE

Exton OS presents some differences with respect to Ubuntu MATE, the official flavor that this distribution could remind us of. Among the most notable differences is Wicd as a network manager, a fork of the Debian Live Installer as a distribution installer and LightDM as a login manager, among other differences ... Exton OS can be obtained or download from its official website. There you can get the installation image as well as the various news and main changes of this new version of Exton OS.

For the next few days we will see a flood of distributions that are updated and they take Ubuntu 16.04 as the basis for their new version, but there will really be few that include interesting news such as the inclusion of MATE 1.14 to distributions based on Ubuntu 16.04. Getting ahead of the official development for Ubuntu.


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