GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton announced the release and immediate availability for download of his brand new ExTiX 16.5 Linux-based distribution for personal computers.
Based on the soon-to-be-released Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) operating system, ExTiX 16.5 is built around the lightweight, next-gen LXQt 0.10.0 desktop environment, which completely replaces the Unity 7 interface of Ubuntu Linux, and is powered by kernel 4.8.0-21-exton, based on the recently released Linux 4.8 kernel.
Best of all, it appears that ExTiX 16.5 also borrows various features from the stable Debian GNU/Linux 8.6 “Jessie” operating system, as well as the Debian GNU/Linux 9 “Stretch” development release. Out-of-the-box multimedia support and compilation tools for installing apps from sources are also provided.
Additionally, the Mozilla Thunderbird email and news client, GParted partition editor, Brasero CD/DVD burning tool, and Nvidia 370.28 proprietary graphics driver are present as well. Please note that the default system language for ExTiX 16.5 “LXQt” is English.
Users are being informed that the Nvidia video driver has support for the Quadro K1200, Quadro M6000, Quadro P6000, Quadro P5000, GeForce 920M, GeForce 930A, GeForce 930M, GeForce 940M, GeForce GTX 950M, GeForce GTX 960M, and GeForce GTX TITAN X GPUs, and will load automatically.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht