SuperX (Operating System)

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SuperX
Developer Libresoft Technology Pvt. Ltd.
OS family Unix-like
Working state Current
Source model Open source
Latest release 2.1 (Ada)
Available in Multilingual
Update method APT (front-ends available)
Package manager dpkg (front-ends like Synaptic available)
Platforms i386, AMD64
Kernel type Monolithic (Linux kernel)
Userland GNU
Default user interface KDE Plasma
License Mainly the GNU GPL and various other free software licenses
Official website www.superxos.com

SuperX is a Linux-based computer operating system originally developed in India. SuperX uses a tweaked version of KDE and is aimed towards beginners and casual users. SuperX 2.0 features a new launcher made in QML that allows users to get a grid view of all icons of the installed applications in the system, the new launcher is called "SuperX App Launcher".

History[edit]

SuperX was first developed in Guwahati, the capital city of Assam in India by a high school going boy named Wrishiraj Kausik in the year of 2007.Later he released the first public version of SuperX in the year of 2011 and started a company to support and promote SuperX called Libresoft (Libresoft Technology Pvt. Ltd.). Libresoft along with its supporters, funds the development of SuperX and provides support to the users. Libresoft also organizes various public events to spread awareness about open-source software and computers in general.

Its first formal release, SuperX v1 "Galileo", was released to selected users on April 24, 2011 and was made available to the public as a free download on October 8, 2011. The second release, SuperX v1.1 "Cassini" was released on June 21, 2012. It is an LTS version with 5 years of support.

The current release is SuperX 2.1 "Ada" was released on 27th Oct 2013. It is a minor update to the SuperX 2.0. Users of 2.0 can directly upgrade to 2.1 without reinstalling (formatting) their computers.

Release History[edit]

The following is the release history for SuperX:

Color Meaning
Red Discontinued release
Yellow Old release
Green Current Stable release
Version Date Notes
1 "Galileo" 2011-10-08 Based on Ubuntu 11.04 codebase, KDE 4.6
1.1 "Cassini" 2012-06-21 Based on Ubuntu 12.04 codebase, KDE 4.8, LTS release
2.0 "Darwin" 2013-05-23 Based on SuperX 1.1 codebase, KDE 4.10, New Development model adopted
2.1 "Ada" 2013-10-27 Minor update to Darwin, direct upgrade possible from Darwin
3.0 "Grace" 2013-10-27 Based on Ubuntu 14.04 code base, features a highly modified KDE workspace

References[edit]

  • Official SuperX Website URL
  • Official SuperX Forums URL
  • SuperX Distrowatch Page, Distrowatch.com URL
  • SuperX 2.0 Release announcement URL