A new version of ExTiX 20.09 has been released by Arne Exton, the founder of Ubuntu-based Linux distribution ExTiX. This is a big update that comes with the KDE Plasma Desktop and support using Anbox (‘Android in a Box’) to run Android apps.

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ExTiX 20.09: What’s New?

ExTiX 20.09 comes standard with useful Android applications such as Aptoide App Manager and F-Droid. But you can also conveniently use GAPPS (Google Play Services and Google Play Store) to install any Android app on ExTiX.

Not only Google Play Store, but you can download Android APK and install apps using ADB tool as well.


ExTiX, however, still has certain drawbacks, such as that you can not run Anbox live or in VirtualBox. Unfortunately, even though sounds work well, you can’t play videos on YouTube or other apps in the Anbox too.

Anbox running Spotify Android app

As with every update, ExTiX 20.09 also ships pre-installed with Refracta Snapshot. You can use it to build your own Ubuntu / Anbox-based live and installable system when running your system live or from the hard drive.

Moving to the visual changes, v20.09 has a new , highly configurable desktop environment for the KDE Plasma 5.104 which replaces the lightweight LXQT desktop used in the previous version 20.08.

Finally, when it comes to the core components, ExTiX 20.09 KDE plasma is built on top of the latest Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS “Focal Fossa” point version featuring Linux Kernel 5.4 for the long term.

Now, if you want to get your hands together with KDE and Anbox on Ultimate Linux system ExTiX 20.9, download it directly from here.


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