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Old 29. Aug 2013, 06:13 AM   #41 (permalink)
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I found out today the cause of the delay regarding their new site development. They are actually in middle of shipping around 30000 SuperX installed laptops to students of State of Assam in India who qualify the High School leaving exam with good grades. This is funded by the State Government of Assam and is taking up their entire man-power to get SuperX installed in those machines. Quite a product endorsement, so well done to them.
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Old 29. Aug 2013, 11:53 AM   #42 (permalink)
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Updated both my desktops (one NVIDIA, one ATI) today with the "Ada" upgrade packages and no issues.
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Old 30. Oct 2013, 01:47 PM   #43 (permalink)
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ISO's for the updated version 2.1 "Ada" are now online.

http://superxos.com/forums/viewtopic.php?pid=96
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Old 06. Nov 2013, 09:03 AM   #44 (permalink)
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New website is also up:

http://superxos.com/
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Old 10. Dec 2013, 08:58 PM   #45 (permalink)
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I finally took the plunge to Linux, and installed SuperX on my spare 160 GB hard drive.

I installed the 32-bit version of SuperX 2.1 Ada.

I must say I am very impressed with this distro. It looks clean, and beautiful. Everything seems to work so far. I am able to connect with the internet, which is via my router. Sound is working. Everything looks great... I love the look and feel of the distro. Feels lively.

I had burned the image on rewriteable DVD, and then booted with it. The option to install can be seen after the SuperX boots up to the desktop. The installation was pretty smooth, and I noted one very interesting thing. It was copying files, while the options to configure the distro were being presented. That was something new to me, and I found it a time saver.

Regarding the booting, I found it slow a bit. I had expected a faster boot with Linux. I think it took the same time as Windows 8 takes to boot up, on the same system, on another hard drive.

I am typing this from SuperX itself. By default, it has Google Chromium installed on it. Is that the same as Chrome? Anyways, I would have loved it, if Firefox was the default. I did find Firefox in the SuperX Apps Centre, but since Firefox 26.0 was released today... its not yet available in the repository, so I will wait, until it becomes available.

However, I must say, the speed of opening pages in Chromium is really something else. Very fast. Is it Linux effect, or it's Chromium itself, I don't know. I will have to install Firefox and see if it's as fast.

The list of applications opens in a kinda different style. I saw in the earlier posts that wdhpr mentioned, it could be changed to the kind of traditional start menu that I am used to. How can I do that?

I installed a few software from the SuperX App Centre, which I really liked. It was really easy to install software. The ratings are there, which are very helpful, along with the reviews from users. The installation is as easy as clicking on the install button. Neat.

However, I would like to know, that if I wanted to install a software which I cannot find in there, then how do I go about doing that. Should I look in the Package Manager?

I haven't poked around much yet. But, there seems to be a lot of options for configuration of things. A lot for to look around and see, which will take time, as I am really very new to Linux. I had used it, but that was years ago. It makes me a newbie again.

What I intend to do is, I will try to run Linux as my main PC, and will try to see what all I can do on Linux. Whether I can run it as my main OS, or, I will need to go to Windows.

Since I am quite new to Linux, what things I can do, what settings I can change, what all can I try on the system? Would be good to know... as a start, so that I can make myself familiar with things.

Also, while booting up, I got the message that a partition was not able to mount. This partition is the main hard drive, I think, of 145 GB, since my hard drive is of 160 GB. Despite that message, I find that the 145 GB partition is available, and usable. So, I think I could disregard that message?
There is another 3.3 GB of extended drive.

So far, so good . Thanks MC, for recommending this distro. I really cannot believe that such a product was developed in India. I am proud of it .

I have downloaded three distros for checking out. SuperX is the one that I decided to try out. Impressed, as MC had said. I have downloaded Xubuntu 13.10, and also Mint 16 Petra Cinnamon edition, for which I read great reviews. I will try them out one by one after spending time on SuperX for a month or so maybe.
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Old 10. Dec 2013, 09:23 PM   #46 (permalink)
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Glad you like it.

Chromium browser is the standard Linux version (i.e. Chrome without the privacy concerns) but SuperX confuse things a bit by using the Chrome icon.

I don't really like the main SuperX launcher but there are two alternatives you can add. Right-click the panel - panel settings - add widgets and choose 1) Application launcher and 2) Lancelot. Lancelot is the fancy bit of kit but the other launcher you can swap between modes (right-click the tray icon for options).

Stuff not in the Software Center might be available via Package Manager, otherwise just download the DEB file then right-click "open with QApt Package installer". This should then pull in the dependencies for you if any are needed.

Ignore the partition not mounted notice. It always runs once but you will be able to access Windows and/or external drives without issue.

First thing most folks wanna change are window borders, panel themes and icons. These you can access via the Control Panel. Icons are under "Application appearance". Some choices are there by default or you can install others from the GUI. Try "Hycons" which are pretty cool. Additionally, you can also change the icons for your home folder by right-clicking the folders and selecting any appropriate image file. Need doing individually though. You can change the default panel launch icons the same way using "icon settings".

Desktop/panel themes can be installed and loaded from "Workspace appearance", as can the window borders and cursor theme. Just click on multiple theme choices to install then all at once.

Afterthought: It isn't to work out the panel settings. First you need to right-click the panel, choose panel settings, more settings and "lock widgets". Then, right-click the desktop and select "folder view settings", then "unlock widgets". This then releases the panel for you to also delete stuff if you want.
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Great MC! Thanks for all that tips.. I will try them out.

Yea, they have made the Chromium logo look like Chrome, although, it's a square instead of round. . It's good as a browser, and its fast. But, I feel more comfortable with Firefox, which I can set it up in no time, and carry over the add-ons and bookmarks easily, with site passwords.

Hmm... if that error message is occurring for all, then I think that might be a bug.

I will try changing the launcher. It's not bad, but it's a bit new to see things that way. I think a traditional menu is what I would like. I had got as far as Panel Settings, but didn't see much option after that. I will try again.

I will slowly take a look around, and start looking into stuff, make myself familiar. Looks like there is a lot .
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Dang MC, that looks amazing .
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Old 10. Dec 2013, 10:08 PM   #50 (permalink)
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I will slowly take a look around, and start looking into stuff, make myself familiar. Looks like there is a lot .

Let me know how you get on. I'll be happy to help with individual items/issues as you encounter them.

For me, SuperX remains by far the best KDE experience, especially considering it works with my ATi and NVIDIA desktops + the laptop.
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