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Exe GNU/Linux


Last Update: 2024-06-05 22:36 UTC


Exe GNU/Linux is a Debian-based desktop Linux distribution. Its primary goal is to provide a Debian variant that ships with a slightly re-themed Trinity desktop environment (a fork of KDE 3), as well as several useful scripts and utilities. It offers LXDE as an alternative desktop. It uses the official Debian repositories, as well as the Trinity mirror for updating the desktop environment. In late 2017, the distribution re-based itself on Devuan, using the official Devuan repositories.

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Feature 20240604-daedalus 20220306-chimaera 20200707-beowulf 20200103 20171215 20161230 20150625 4.2 3.3 Feature
Release Date 2024-06-05 2022-03-06 2020-07-08 2020-01-03 2017-12-17 2016-12-30 2015-06-25 2013-07-24 2012-10-21 Release Date
End Of Life                   End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 900-1000 800-900 700-800 600-700 600-700 600-700 600-700     Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Installation
Default Desktop Trinity Trinity Trinity Trinity Trinity Trinity Trinity Trinity Trinity Default Desktop
Package Management DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB Package Management
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite -- -- -- -- -- -- -- GOffice GOffice Office Suite
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 i386 i386 Processor Architecture
Init Software SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV Init Software
Journaled File Systems ext3 ext3 ext3 ext3 ext3 ext3 ext3 ext3 ext3 Journaled File Systems
Multilingual en, es en, es en, es en, es en, es en, es en, es en, es en, es Multilingual
Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Asian Language Support
Full Package List 20240604-daedalus 20220306-chimaera 20200707-beowulf 20200103 20171215 20161230 20150625 4.2 3.3 Full Package List
Package 20240604-daedalus 20220306-chimaera 20200707-beowulf 20200103 20171215 20161230 20150625 4.2 3.3 Package
abiword (3.0.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.9.2 2.8.2 abiword (3.0.5)
alsa-lib (1.2.12) 1.2.8 1.2.4 1.1.8 1.1.3 1.0.28 1.0.28 1.0.28 1.0.25 1.0.23 alsa-lib (1.2.12)
amdgpu (23.0.0) 23.0.0 19.1.0 18.1.99 -- -- -- -- -- -- amdgpu (23.0.0)
bash (5.2.21) 5.2 5.1 5.0 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.1 bash (5.2.21)
bind (9.18.27) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.18.27)
chromium (126.0.6478.55) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (126.0.6478.55)
cups (2.4.9) 2.4.2 2.3.3 2.2.10 2.2.1 1.7.5 1.7.5 1.7.5 1.5.3 1.4.4 cups (2.4.9)
dhcp (4.4.3-P1) 4.4.3 4.4.1 4.4.1 4.3.5 4.3.1 4.3.1 4.3.1 4.2.2 4.1.1-P1 dhcp (4.4.3-P1)
e2fsprogs (1.47.1) 1.47.0 1.46.2 1.44.5 1.43.4 1.42.12 1.42.12 1.42.12 1.42.5 1.41.12 e2fsprogs (1.47.1)
firefox (127.0) 115.11.0 91.6.0 -- 68.3.0 52.5.0 45.3.0 31.6.0 17.0.7 3.5.16 firefox (127.0)
freetype (2.13.2) 2.12.1 2.10.4 2.9.1 2.6.3 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.4.9 2.4.2 freetype (2.13.2)
gcc (14.1.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 4.7.2 4.4.5 gcc (14.1.0)
gimp (2.10.38) 2.10.34 2.10.22 2.10.8 2.8.18 2.8.14 2.8.14 2.8.14 2.8.2 2.6.10 gimp (2.10.38)
glibc (2.39) 2.36 2.31 2.28 2.24 2.19 2.19 2.19 2.13 2.11.3 glibc (2.39)
gnome-shell (46.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (46.2)
gnucash (5.6) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (5.6)
gnumeric (1.12.57) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1.10.17 1.10.8 gnumeric (1.12.57)
grub (2.12) 2.06 2.04 2.02 2.02beta3 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 1.99 0.97 grub (2.12)
gtk (4.14.4) 3.24.38 3.24.24 3.24.5 3.22.11 3.14.5 3.14.5 3.14.5 3.4.2 2.20.1 gtk (4.14.4)
httpd (2.4.59) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.59)
inkscape (1.3.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (1.3.2)
k3b (24.05.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3.5.13 3.5.13 k3b (24.05.0)
kmod (32) 30 28 26 23 18 18 18 9 -- kmod (32)
krita (5.2.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- krita (5.2.2)
LibreOffice (24.2.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- LibreOffice (24.2.4)
linux (6.9.4) 6.1.90 5.10.92 4.19.118 4.9.189 3.16.51 3.16.36 3.16.7 3.2.46 2.6.32 linux (6.9.4)
Package 20240604-daedalus 20220306-chimaera 20200707-beowulf 20200103 20171215 20161230 20150625 4.2 3.3 Package
lxpanel (0.10.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.5.6 lxpanel (0.10.1)
mariadb (11.4.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (11.4.2)
mate-desktop (1.28.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.28.2)
mesa (24.1.1) 8.5.0 20.3.5 18.3.6 13.0.6 10.3.2 10.3.2 10.3.2 8.0.5 7.7.1 mesa (24.1.1)
mysql (8.4.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mysql (8.4.0)
nautilus (46.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (46.2)
NVIDIA (550.90.07) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (550.90.07)
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.5.2 3.5.2 -- -- 3.4.11.1 openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (22) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (22)
openssh (9.7p1) 9.2p1 8.4p1 7.9p1 7.4p1 6.7p1 6.7p1 6.7p1 6.0p1 5.5p1 openssh (9.7p1)
openssl (3.3.1) 3.0.11d 1.1.1k 1.1.1d 1.1.0l 1.0.1t 1.0.1t 1.0.1k 1.0.1e 0.9.8o openssl (3.3.1)
perl (5.40.0) 5.36.0 5.32.1 5.28.1 5.24.1 5.20.2 5.20.2 5.20.2 5.14.2 5.10.1 perl (5.40.0)
php (8.3.8) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (8.3.8)
plasma-desktop (6.0.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (6.0.5)
postfix (3.9.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postfix (3.9.0)
postgresql (16.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (16.3)
Python (3.12.4) 3.11.2 3.9.2 2.7.16 2.7.13 2.7.9 2.7.9 2.7.9 2.7.3 2.6.6 Python (3.12.4)
qt (6.7.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3.3.8 3.3.8 qt (6.7.1)
samba (4.20.1) 4.17.12 -- -- -- -- -- -- 3.6.6 -- samba (4.20.1)
systemd (256) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (256)
thunderbird (127.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 17.0.7 3.0.11 thunderbird (127.0)
vim (9.1) 9.0 8.2 8.1 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.2 vim (9.1)
vlc (3.0.21) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- vlc (3.0.21)
wayland (1.23.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- wayland (1.23.0)
xfdesktop (4.18.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 4.8.3 -- xfdesktop (4.18.1)
xorg-server (21.1.13) 21.1.7 1.20.11 1.20.4 1.19.2 1.16.4 1.16.4 1.16.4 1.12.4 1.7.7 xorg-server (21.1.13)

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Version: 20220306-chimaera
Rating: 10
Date: 2023-12-27
Votes: 7


Found Exe distro to be a delightful and stable systemd-free image from Devuan! Easily configured and simple to install. Most anyone could install and enjoy having such a robust system as a daily driver.
The developer is ofen on the Devuan forum, knowledgeable and seasoned dev. Easy enough for anyone to customize it to their liking with abundance of themes and icons on the web.
Exe is a simplified distribution, lightweight and using Trinity, a fork of KDE i'm assuming or continuation of the desktop enviroment, which ever is a very configurable DE.
I rated this distro as a 10, the developer has many realeases to download and try out, test drive and enjoy using. I use it as my daily driver and very pleased!

Keep up the great work and anxiously await the next release!


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Version: 20220306-chimaera
Rating: 1
Date: 2023-09-03
Votes: 2


The new version called "Daedalus" from August 2023 is rubbish. It's full of bugs: The installer doesn't work without using the command line manually, keyboard layout can't be switched properly (new keyboard layout can't be saved and is lost after a reboot), and Synaptic asks for a password but doesn't accept the defined root-password. It seems nothing has been tested properly and therefore the developer wasts the precious time of user who are looking for a distro for older hardware. The developer should better test his rubbish before publishing it. This is definitely not a good distro - neither for older hardware nor for new systems.


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Version: 20220306-chimaera
Rating: 10
Date: 2022-08-27
Votes: 26


This little distro is wonderful! It outperforms all the distro's meant to help 'old' systems run fast again.

I've installed this on an old system I keep around to use more than anything else as our 'TV', but it's the *only* distro that doesn't take forever to start or run *any* app in the menu.

My system:

AMD Athlon II x2 250
ASRock A770DE+ MOBO
Nvidia GT520 video card
4GB RAM
250GB WD HD (old as dirt!)
Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live! sound card (I got this when it was a 'new' model!)

The TDE/Trinity desktop also brings back wonderful memories of the days when KDE ran well and believed in the Linux/UNIX mantra of "Do One Thing And Do It Well.". It also looks better than Plasma and gives me back some control of things that KDE, for whatever dumb reasons decided upon, took away from me/us/the linux community.

Anyway, I got rid of Firefox simply because of everything on the stock menu in this installation it was the absolute slowest to start up. I replaced it with Brave Browser, which unfortunately isn't yet in any of the Devuan/Debian repositories.

Everything else works wonderfully fast and are the old things I remember from the KDE 3 days. I do need to go to the forums though and ask how to install the Nvidia blob driver for this card, as the Wayland does seem to tear once in a while and I've always had beautiful luck with the blobs from Nvidia on my Slackware systems.

I tried probably 6 other distro's on this system, in hopes of them working this fast and well, *before* finding ExeGNU, and they eventually disappointed severely one way or another (sound wouldn't work right or not at all, video worked so badly couldn't watch movies, everything started and ran like molasses in January, etc). I was skeptical of this distro too, but now that I've had it up and running for two weeks, this is the keeper for this system. I can't laud the dev's of this distro enough and that they used it as a dirivative of Devuan (also another wonderful distro, just not for *this* system, heh).

Thank you, ExeGNU dev's for everything you've done and making it so I have good memories again and didn't have to throw a computer away that I've had for a decade plus!


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