I couldn't see a reason for this distro to exist, but gave it a run anyway.
Oh dear, it stank the place out. Unless you dig around for the Calamares installer you end up with something that resembles a Slackware installer circa 1999. The Falkon (Qupzilla) browser didn't open properly and wasn't usable. Some panel icons didn't work, and selecting the dark theme made all the text dissappear (well it did on my Thinkpad).
This is as buggy as an Aussie dunny, if you want Ubuntu then stick with Canonicals officially supported spins.
Version: 18.7 Rating: 1 Date: 2018-07-24 Votes: 6
Just like all previous ExTix offerings, rubbish.
It failed to find my wifi, had to use an Ethernet cable.
Primitive, it's positively Neanderthal! Nobody uses user/password combinations in 'live' environments these days.
If you want something that is based on Debian / Ubuntu, stick with one that sticks to the basics that work.
Unfortunately the lowest possible score is one, so that's what it gets. Zero would be generous.
Being based on Debian and Ubuntu I can't believe the primitive installer being used. Ubuntu and Mint use a simple GUI installer so why is EnTiX 18.0 using such an old style installer GUI/terminal.
Also, really people, you have to have a password to log into the live DVD session? I could not find the password on the EnTiX or Deepin web page. I did a Google search "password to install entix 18.0" and found it on the Sourceforge web page. It is "live" without the quotes, by the way. That small pain would have been the; send dvd to the trash for any real newbie. Ubuntu and Mint do not require a password for the live session, it just boots to the desktop where you can click install followed by "use entire disk" as one option, pick a time zone and user-name and create your own password and poof you are done. Now that is simple. You guys should really switch to your base Ubuntu installer. These are reasons why I give EnTiX version 18.0 a 1 rating. Post your password on your website so it can be located with ease.
Alright, this EnTiX version 18.0 is going to be a complete install on a Dell Inspirion Duo 1090. This is an older netbook which has a flip touch screen, google it. This netbook has an 64bit Intel Atom CPU, 2gb RAM, Intel Integrated Graphics and a new 525gb solid state hard drive. The original HHD was a 320gb serial ATA 7200RPM drive.
I do understand this is a BETA, but it just looked to good to pass up so i am going to test it out. WiFi on the live DVD works out of the box and the install is going smooth now.
Well, the installation FAILED!!!!!! I would never recommend this for a newbie because now I have to go back and actually use gparted to create my partitions since this distro could not overwrite my sda1 and sda5 swap. Crazy! All this is way beyond any new person to linux and will drive the screaming back to Windows and Mac.
Version: 17.8 Rating: 2 Date: 2017-10-17 Votes: 3
Live DVD seemed to work.
After install in a multi-boot machine, bootloader identified multiple bogus additional OS's, none of which were the actual.
Login was an endless loop of username/password.
Appears not ready.
Version: 17.8 Rating: 2 Date: 2017-10-13 Votes: 1
No install icon or install file found after system finished initial load.
Version: 17.8 Rating: 1 Date: 2017-10-12 Votes: 0
Would not install the boot loader on a VM after several attempts on multiple computers.
Version: 17.7 Rating: 8 Date: 2017-07-13 Votes: 0
Fast, iightweight, great choice of default software. Love Refracta install. Detects all hardware including legacy wifi. I had problems booting after install but could be due to my unique (multi os) setup.
Version: 17.4 Rating: 8 Date: 2017-04-19 Votes: 4
ExTiX is the only Ubuntu-based" distro that is based on LXQt. Others in the list are:
1. Debian (2)
2. Manjaro Linux (3)
3. Mageia (17)
4. GeckoLinux (33)
5. SparkyLinux (34)
6. ROSA (63)
7. Calculate Linux (89)
> 8. ExTiX (96)
9. siduction (102)
(based on: https://distrowatch.com/search.php#advanced)
Because it uses Ubuntu's "innovations, I find it very easy to install on my Dell XPS-15 notebook. PPA, Grub-customizer (added via PPA), etc means that it easily co-exists with my multi-boot menu. So it easily allows any Linux kernel of my choice to be chosen. It easily allows selection of any of my three Windows or eleven (11) other Linux operating systems to boot.
However LXQt desktop environment is competing with LXDE & XFCE. All three seem "middle-weight" equals to me. Other final details might help me to decide to tell the differences, ... if I really cared.
Version: 17.2 Rating: 5 Date: 2017-03-30 Votes: 0
Tried to boot from USB stick and didn't work well for me. Decided not to try and install to SSD (seemed unfinished to me -maybe try a later version).
Version: 17.0 Rating: 9 Date: 2017-02-23 Votes: 2
Amazing distro! Keep working on the design overall this is highly recomended