SuperX

From SuperX Documentation and Help
Jump to: navigation, search

SuperX is an operating system based on the Linux kernel, combined with the GNU utilities and a modified K Desktop Environment as its graphical user interface (GUI). It is designed to run on 32-bit (i686) and 64-bit (x86_64) CPUs.


Philosophy

SuperX stands for "Simple, User friendly, Powerful, Energetic and Robust eXperience".

Simple: SuperX aims to be as simple and down-to-earth as possible, avoiding bloat and unneccesary components as much as possible.

User friendly: SuperX is user friendly, which means that it aims to as easy as possible for the user. The OS embraces beginners and casual users and makes them feel at home.

Powerful: Simplicity doesn't mean feature-less. SuperX is powerful and very handy for professionals and experts. The GNU utilities plus the software packages available is enough for SuperX to be used for any task. So SuperX is perfectly capable of being your desktop publishing setup, multimedia hub or even your server.

Energetic: SuperX uses a tweaked (modified) version of KDE as its GUI, providing a polished, pretty and buttery desktop which is a delight to use.

Robust: SuperX is based on the Linux kernel. As a consequence, it is strong, resilient to crashes and recovers quickly. Moreover, unlike Windows, it is virus and malware-free and no one can gain access to your computer without your knowledge. With SuperX installed, you need not defragment the hard-drive or clean up the registry every month, as all housekeeping is done by the OS itself.


History

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 Tecnology 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.