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Old 15. Jun 2013, 10:06 AM   #21 (permalink)
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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.
I'm not into games so my opinion can only be based on ignorance but if I really liked a certain Linux distro and lack of gaming options was the only flaw, I think I'd dual boot it and use Windows just for the games.

Incidentally, my standby machine blew a memory card yesterday so now it's only running on half capacity. Windows 7 struggles with this but I just installed SuperX alongside Windows and again it is running fast and flawless on yet another hardware configuration. This distro is now running perfectly on two completely different desktop configurations and one laptop, and is the only distro that has done this for me so far.
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Old 15. Jun 2013, 07:25 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I'm not into games so my opinion can only be based on ignorance but if I really liked a certain Linux distro and lack of gaming options was the only flaw, I think I'd dual boot it and use Windows just for the games.
I would rather spend most of my time in Linux and being able to fire up my games new and old (thats where Wine comes in) without booting into Windows just makes things easier. Although Windows 7 is a pleasure to use and is a true upgrade to XP I truly feel at home with Linux and now with Steam I can spend even more time at home.

I like Superx, its fast and elegant and believe KDE is an important ingredient to its success and it because of that it will remain on my radar. I believe if the corporate side of it takes off and the resources poor in I'm certain it will have tremendous potential. For now the Package Manager is a bit lacking and well I already mentioned no support for Wine.
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I haven't been able to conect to their website the last two days. I wanted to see how they're coming on the new version. Anyone else having the same problem?
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I haven't been able to conect to their website the last two days. I wanted to see how they're coming on the new version. Anyone else having the same problem?
There is a notice on their Facebook page. The server is down for maintenance.
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Found a review of SuperX ["India's most actively developed and highest rated computer operating system based on the Linux kernel and the K Desktop Environment ."] here:

http://saikatbasak.com/superxos-review/

This review pretty well duplicates what I experienced at first look and IMO it puts plenty of the more established brands to shame. Of the three installations I have, two machines are pretty much in use 24/7 and not so much as a flicker, let alone a crash. I just hope the new version keeps this stability. Too many Linux "upgraded" releases break when their predecessors were rock solid.
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Old 17. Aug 2013, 04:36 AM   #26 (permalink)
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I think I'm going to give this distro a spin on my spare 35 GB partition. I'm warming to KDE based on previous experiences. Mint is responsible for me not going with KDE full time during the whole Unity and Gnome 3 mess.

Well scratch that idea for now, seems the download link is broken.

Ok its working now, just slower than molasses in the winter

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I think I'm going to give this distro a spin on my spare 35 GB partition.
Let me know if I can help with anything (that I might understand )
Remember the safety feature built in to the panel settings in case you did not encounter this before.
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For some reason I thought this was a newer version than what I tried last time. My bad, I should pay attention more. (hard to do while watching football) Well since I downloaded it I'll check it out again when I get some time.
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SuperX part 2
As with my past experience this distro is impressive. While putting it through some paces I kept thinking of how clean Superx is for being a KDE desktop. Smooth and snappy everything just worked and worked well. I'm glad I checked it out a second time because like re-watching a movie or re-reading a book there were some very good parts that I over looked the first time.

Now the not-so good stuff. No wine support, which was the deal breaker for me the first time. I Have not been able to visit its home website because the link times out. I don't know if this means it fell into the black hole which happens all to often with distro's with little to no support. What I was able to learn was there were plans to make a 32 bit version and that wine support was going to be added.

This distro should be studied because it should be the standard for how a KDE desktop looks and operates.
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I Have not been able to visit its home website because the link times out. I don't know if this means it fell into the black hole which happens all to often with distro's with little to no support.
They are still responding on their Facebook page and the notice there is the site is still down for maintenance.
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