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Old 14. Jun 2013, 12:39 AM   #11 (permalink)
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What are the odds that this Distro will remain viable for the long term?
I also see it using Linux kernel 3.2 and KDE 4.10.2 by default which are not current.
The objective of the distro is to provide a stable environment with long term support. There are plenty of bleeding edge distros around with the latest kernels for those who desire such an environment.

Fuduntu of course has now gone and some other excellent examples such as Fusion and Luninux are struggling to maintain momentum with new releases. Personally I just want something that works every time I switch it on and doesn't break with a stack of updates every week.

In terms of general longevity this is a bit of an open ended question. There are plenty of semi one-man-band operations like Korora, Bodhi and others still in existence and others that have disappeared during the same period. SuperX has a corporate attachment so it's logical to assume that the distro will remain so long as maintaining it returns a commercial benefit.

Overall though it remains by far the best distro I've used.
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Old 14. Jun 2013, 01:50 AM   #12 (permalink)
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The objective of the distro is to provide a stable environment with long term support. There are plenty of bleeding edge distros around with the latest kernels for those who desire such an environment.
I'm still using Mate and I hear is not going to be in Mint 16 so in that regard I'm facing A decision to either go with Cinnamon (which has good reviews) or to something else. I'm not worried about bleeding edge as much as seeking stability.
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There are plenty of semi one-man-band operations like Korora, Bodhi and others still in existence and others that have disappeared during the same period.
My last experience with Bodhi was not good and Korora though was amazing with its ability to change desktops but neither offered rock solid stability (at least in my experience)
I think I've seen enough of the new Mint 15 on my spare partition so perhaps I'll give SuperX a spin but its going to have to WOW me
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Here I am using Superx and so far not bad at all. I'm having to get used to KDE and Plasma again. I'm impressed with its speed and its use of resources. It has a good mix of default apps. I didnt like the default Superx start menu so I replaced it with the default start menu. I still havent installed the OS yet so I'm just working in Live CD mode. I'm glad to see KDE is right up there with the big leagues and offers a clear alternative to Gnome and Unity.
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I didnt like the default Superx start menu so I replaced it with the default start menu.
Lancelot also works fine with this which is another alternative menu choice.
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Here I am using Superx and so far not bad at all. I'm having to get used to KDE and Plasma again. I'm impressed with its speed and its use of resources.
There is no much to like about KDE which has certainly come a long way in recent times. Although this is a couple of years old now, you can get a real insight into the development behind it from this presentation.

http://medialab-prado.es/article/presentacion_kugler

One of the things I like most is the ability to customize directly. Themes, icons pointers etc., can be installed and selected with just a couple of clicks. No having to create ".themes" and ".icons"folders, search and download themes, copy these into the right directory and then choose them using a third party tweak tool and pray that it doesn't break. Cinnamon is good in this respect too but is still very much a minority desktop and the breadth of customization is much less than with KDE.

I keep the default panel background and use Helium borders and Hycons with it, but there are so many other options for those inclined to experiment and they really do change the whole "look" and not just a part of it.

SuperX is also the only distro where the hot corners function works consistently on my machine, and where effects such as the "fall apart" work across all windows and not just the main apps.
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I like what I saw so I installed it. I sure need to brush up on KDE its been awhile, for instance I deleted my panel by accident and then spent the next hour trying to figure out how to get the default panel back. LOL it never dawned on me to click the middle mouse button.

Thanks for the pointers on how I can pimp my OS, Its fun so it gives me something to do.
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I like what I saw so I installed it. I sure need to brush up on KDE its been awhile, for instance I deleted my panel by accident and then spent the next hour trying to figure out how to get the default panel back. LOL it never dawned on me to click the middle mouse button.
Their guys on the forum are pretty quick to respond too if you encounter something strange (other than me that is )
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Well things where going smoothly until.... I went to install Wine and met with a major road block.
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No support for Skype and Wine on 64-bit version: Skype and Wine are not officially supported in the 64-bit version of SuperX 2.0 "Darwin". If you need Skype or Wine please install the 32-bit version [Coming Soon]. http://superxos.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=107
I don't want the 32 bit version so I guess I'll wait till they support Wine.
MC, I see your point, from what I see Superx is indeed geared for corporations to offer a Windows alternatives and thus they don't consider Wine a high priority. Oh well back to Mint 15
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I don't want the 32 bit version so I guess I'll wait till they support Wine.
MC, I see your point, from what I see Superx is indeed geared for corporations to offer a Windows alternatives and thus they don't consider Wine a high priority. Oh well back to Mint 15
I've never found the need to use Wine at all. If I did, I'd have stuck with Windows. The whole point for me was to get away from Windows.
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I only use wine to play games. Pretty soon though there will be more games available with Steam. SuperX has steam in its repository but I'm waiting for more games to ported to Linux.
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