We’ve been informed by Arne Exton, a GNU/Linux developer known for numerous Linux kernel-based operating systems, about the availability for download of a new build of his DebEX KDE Linux operating system.
According to Mr. Exton, DebEX KDE Build 160102 is the first release of the GNU/Linux distribution for 2016, designed as a drop-in replacement for DebEX KDE Build 150830. The OS is distributed as a Live DVD, and it is powered by Linux kernel 4.3.3, the latest stable and most advanced kernel version available at the moment of writing this article.
Based on the Debian GNU/Linux 8.2 (Jessie) operating systems, DebEX KDE Build 160102 does not contain any elements from the Ubuntu or Kubuntu Linux distributions. It is a pure Debian OS built around the KDE desktop environment. Among other features included in DebEX KDE Build 160102, we can mention support for the latest Nvidia video drivers.
“I have made a new version of DebEX KDE Live DVD. It replaces version 150830. It’s a pure Debian 8.2 system. I.e.: There are no Ubuntu or Kubuntu elements involved. DebEX KDE uses KDE 4.14.2 and KDE Plasma Desktop 5:84 as Desktop environment and kernel 4.3.0-5-exton. (Latest as of 160102). I have pre-installed Nvidia’s proprietary graphic driver 352.63,” said Arne Exton in an email to Softpedia.
Ships with KDE4 and KDE Plasma 5
The great thing about the DebEX KDE Build 160102 operating system is that it now lets users choose between two major branches of the modern and elegant KDE desktop environment, such as KDE 4.14.2 and KDE Plasma 5. Additionally, Arne Exton added the Google Chrome web browser for those who want to watch Netflix, and replaced VLC Media Player with SMPlayer.
Last but not least, DebEX KDE Build 160102 uses the Apt and Synaptic package managers for installing, updating and removing software, as well as Pacapt, which is similar in functionality with Arch Linux’s pacman package manager