ExTiX 20.09 “The Ultimate Linux System” Released With Android Apps Support

ExTiX 20.09 “The Ultimate Linux System” Released With Android Apps Support

Arne Exton, the founder of the Ubuntu-based Linux distribution ExTiX, released a new version ExTiX 20.09. This is a major release that comes with the KDE Plasma Desktop and support for running Android apps using Anbox (“Android in a Box”).

ExTiX 20.09: What’s new?

Starting with a major update, ExTiX has now included a free and open-source compatibility layer, Anbox, which lets you run Android apps and games on GNU / Linux distributions.

By default, ExTiX 20.09 comes with useful Android apps like Aptoide App Manager and F-Droid. But you can also easily install any Android app in ExTiX using GAPPS (Google Play Services and Google Play Store).

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

Anbox
Anbox

However, ExTiX also has some limitations such as you cannot run Anbox live or in VirtualBox. Unfortunately, you also cannot play videos on YouTube or other apps in Anbox, although the sounds work fine.

Anbox running the Spotify Android app
Anbox running the Spotify Android app

Like every version, ExTiX 20.09 also comes with Refracta Snapshot preinstalled. You can use it to create your own live, installable Ubuntu / Anbox based system while running your system live or from hard drive.

As for the visual changes, v20.09 features a modern and highly configurable KDE Plasma 5.104 desktop environment, which replaces the LXQT lightweight desktop used in previous release 20.08.

Finally, speaking of the core components, ExTiX 20.09 KDE plasma is built on the latest point release of Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS “Focal Fossa” with the long-term Linux 5.4 kernel.

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

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