After losing my laptop right after the public release of eXtern OS Beta 2 (you can check my twitter for more information on that) it’s been rather difficult to work on eXtern OS as I am currently using an extremely underpowered PC with 1gb of RAM and a celeron processor (as you may have noticed significantly below minimum specs) in the meantime.

With that said Beta 2.2.2 is now out (also Beta 2.2.1 was released sometime last week). Here is whats in Beta 2.2.2. This release is currently only available as an Over-the-Air update within eXtern OS. Open the App Store or logout/restart eXtern OS to get the update.

37 Comments

  1. Edward Fischer

    COULD YOU BE KIND TO LET ME KNOW WHEN THE STABLE PUBLIC EDITION OF EXTERN OS IS RELEASED? THANKS AND GOD BLESS.

    • anesu

      Hi Edward!

      Just make sure you are part of the “Get Updated” list and I’ll let you know through that! Alternatively (or in addition) you can follow my twitter as I make announcements like those there.

      • Jim Brundage

        What is the password for your Os extern Os I’ve installed it and now and I reboot a locked out

        • anesu

          It shouldn’t lock before you setting your password (something probably didn’t load fast enough), but if it did, it’s “extern” without the quotes. It will lock after reboot after you set your own password though

  2. Eddie G.

    Hello, just curious, have you “upgraded” your laptop yet?….if someone wanted to “donate” to help you get something better equipped…how would one go about doing that? Good luck with this distro, it has so much potential, and I hope it can expand and grow to the same levels as Ubuntu and Linux Mint!!

    • anesu

      Hi Eddie,

      I am most likely going to get my laptop back. It’s in for warranty so if they accept to fix it I should have it back in a week or so. Someone did recently offer one but I am waiting to hear from warranty at the moment.

  3. Felipe Campusano

    Hi Anesu,

    Great job by the way, the most beautiful and well crafted distribution i try in a long time, congratulation on a expectacular job. My cuestion is where is the version 2.2.2 ?
    Becuase i go to download and there is only the version 2.2.
    Best regards.

    • anesu

      Hi Felipe,
      No there isn’t an ISO version available because I dont have my computer back yet to compile an ISO. You can get the update while running 2.2

  4. Pakmandale

    sorry but the Google Drive link not work for mi and the torrent neither please share from other page .

  5. rafael

    the system only works with internet?

    • anesu

      It works without internet! However, I highly recommend an internet connection, it’s an early Beta Afterall. It’s not something I would try without updating to the latest version

  6. Peter McCrackan

    Hey, vey nice job! A couple of comments.
    I’m trying this as the persistent USB and note that although it’s detected my location correctly the time is 8 hours off, I’m in + 8 time zone so I guess this is something to do with UTC and time zones?
    Also, I’d like the option to move the ‘dock bar’ to the sid eof screen. Screens are so wide now I think w emake better use of screen space by have the dock on the side.
    Looking forward to trying each beta as they come.
    Best wisges, Peter.

  7. Fredrik

    Great job on the OS, I just hope you include scaling support, using my 4k monitor its so small I cant read text.

    • anesu

      I have no 4k monitor to test this on sadly. Hopefully if this project generates enough I’ll get one. It’s something I’ve been thinking about for sure. Although this will definitely depend if I have enough money to get one

  8. Magicquin

    Hi Anesu.

    well done on doing something different, I quite like it. however i am having some issues, my network speed on my lan connection is running at half the speed. I have installed the of on a dedicated drive on a i7 machine with 16gig mem.

    Not certain what the issue could be, would you have any advice?

  9. hackan

    Since I couldn’t find any specific place for bug reports I follow the others and leave a reply here 🙂

    I tried the 2.2.2 Beta and there were only two things which I had issues with:

    1) There was no way to adjusting the screenbrightness (intel graphics), neither with the function keys nor form any system settings. Adjusting Gamma works though. Would I need to craft a script on my own to fix that or is brightness supposed to work out of the box?

    2) I saw on “screenfetch” that there’s KDEneon in the base, but dpkg doesn’t work. If I would want to install other programs, do I need to compile stuff from source or is there any packaging system that works?

    Seriously awesome project! Will follow this with great interest 😀

    • anesu

      Nah, KDEneon shows up because I am using Kwin for the Window manager. It’s not actually based off KDE. I can practically switch the window manager to something else (it actually wasn’t Kwin until like December last year when I decided to switch to Kwin because it was more predictable and stable than the other Window manager implementation I was using) and you wouldn’t notice except for animations and whatnot. Why is dpkg not working? It should work, i’ve used it. You can also apt install (based off Ubuntu) if you want GTK etc Apps (you will need to enable them in the system settings to show up in the Hub menu). Normal eXtern OS Apps will be through the App store that comes with eXtern OS.

  10. Steven Gauerke

    Man I’m in love with this OS. Is it ever going to be possible to run WINE on this?

    • anesu

      You can now actually, it uses Ubuntu’s base. The Apps will look completely out of place though. I might think of adding an official support that integrates properly, but that’s just me thinking about it, not necessarily a confirmation since that’s not technically part of the goals of this project.

  11. Nelson G. Alvarez

    Congratulations !!! I love it !!! I hope you can continue with the project, I look forward to the stable version to be my daily distro linux … My respects and admiration for all the work done !!!

    Greetings from a small town in Argentina

  12. Jeyson Flores

    Dude I liked a lot what you did. It looks gorgeous, it looks better than my actual desktop enviroment (Budgie) and that’s very impressive. I really want to see this project succeed and I recommend you to try to work with a group of programmers, maybe if you look for help many people will be glad to help you in this awesome project. I’m a programmer but I don’t think I have enough skills to help you with this, but I will checking all the updates you make. If you manage well this project it could be one of the greatest Desktop Enviroments ever made and a Pilar of Linux Projects. Altought I don’t think I have enough skills to help I’ll be pendent of the source code of this. I hope you continue this.

  13. alessandro Sanfilippo

    hello .

    your os is very splendid !

    but your link for downloading is dead (torrent or direct).

    • anesu

      Hi alessandro,

      I’ve been slowly going through these. Probably too late now but the direct should work haha

  14. Keanan

    I love this project. Will definitely make it my daily driver once it has a stable release.

    On which Linux distro is it based?

  15. Handi Komara

    Hi.. Anesu, I love you’re OS so much. I was trying to install it to my laptop but its always failed ceated grub.
    What should I do? Thank you very much. Respect from Indonesia.

    • anesu

      You might be experiencing a similar error to another user I spoke to. Make sure you are installing using MBR instead of GPT if you have windows installed using MBR partitioning.

  16. Yuliya Gerner

    Hello!
    When will your distro be stable?
    I like it so much!
    It looks smooth and modern, but I am bit afraid of using it on daily basis.
    P.S. How can I sponsor your work?

  17. ABHISHEK

    I just loved the os and can’t wait to install it in my pc.May i know when the stable version will come?
    Love from India

  18. shield

    Will be released an eXtern OS also for CPU x86 32bits on the future?
    I love this friendly interface but my laptop still running 32 bits so i can’t test it!
    Good job buddy!

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