SuperX (Operating System)
|Developer||Libresoft Technology Pvt. Ltd.|
|Source model||Open source|
|Latest release||2.1 (Ada)|
|Update method||APT (front-ends available)|
|Package manager||dpkg (front-ends like Synaptic available)|
|Kernel type||Monolithic (Linux kernel)|
|Default user interface||KDE Plasma|
|License||Mainly the GNU GPL and various other free software licenses|
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".
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.
The following is the release history for SuperX:
|Green||Current Stable release|
|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|