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DistroWatch.com: AcademiX GNU/Linux

AcademiX GNU/Linux

Last Update: 2019-07-20 01:09 UTC

AcademiX GNU/Linux is a Debian Stable-based distribution which works with software which can be used at all levels of education from grade schools through to university. AcademiX includes an installation utility (called EDU) that can be used to install a variety of applications in mathematics, physics, chemistry, geography, biology, statistics, electronics, amateur radio, graphics, office, programming - which are accompanied by virtual interactive labs. The distribution uses the MATE desktop by default.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 282 (12), 6 months: 251 (25), 3 months: 152 (50), 4 weeks: 71 (154), 1 week: 55 (207)

Average visitor rating: 9.5/10 from 42 review(s).

AcademiX GNU/Linux Summary
Distribution AcademiX GNU/Linux
Home Page https://academixproject.com
Mailing Lists --
User Forums https://academixproject.com/forums/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation https://academixproject.com/en/documentation/
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Download Mirrors https://academixproject.com/en/download-2/
Bug Tracker https://academixproject.com/en/bugs/
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Feature 2.2
Release Date 2019-07-17
End Of Life  
Price (US$) Free
Image Size (MB) 1650-1660
Free Download ISO
Installation Graphical
Default Desktop MATE
Package Management DEB (apt)
Release Model Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64
Init Software systemd
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4
Multilingual Yes
Asian Language Support --
Full Package List 2.2
Package 2.2
abiword (3.0.2) --
alsa-lib (1.1.9) 1.1.8
ati-driver (18.30) --
bash (5.0) 5.0
bind (9.15.2) --
chromium (76.0.3809.100) --
cups (2.2.12) 2.2.10
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.4.1
e2fsprogs (1.45.3) 1.44.5
firefox (68.0.2) 60.8.0
freetype (2.10.1) 2.9.1
gcc (9.2.0) 8.3.0
gimp (2.10.12) --
glibc (2.30) 2.28
gnome-shell (3.32.2) --
gnucash (3.6) --
gnumeric (1.12.45) --
grub (2.04) 2.02
gtk (3.24.10) --
httpd (2.4.41) --
inkscape (0.92.4) --
k3b (19.08.0) --
kmod (26) 26
krita (4.2.5) --
libreoffice (6.3.0) 6.1.5
linux (5.2.9) 4.19.37
Package 2.2
lxpanel (0.10.0) --
mariadb (10.4.7) --
mate-desktop (1.22.1) 1.20.4
mesa (19.1.4) 18.3.6
mysql (8.0.17) --
nautilus (3.32.3) --
NVIDIA (430.40) --
openbox (3.6.1) --
openjdk (12.0.1) 11.0.3
openssh (8.0p1) 7.9p1
openssl (1.1.1c) 1.1.1c
perl (5.30.0) 5.28.1
php (7.3.8) --
plasma-desktop (5.16.4) --
postfix (3.4.6) --
postgresql (11.5) --
Python (3.7.4) 3.7.3
qt (5.13.0) 5.11.3
samba (4.10.6) --
systemd (242) 241
thunderbird (60.8.0) --
vim (8.1) 8.1
vlc ( --
xfdesktop (4.14.1) --
xorg-server (1.20.5) 1.20.4

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Version: 2.2
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-08-15
Votes: 4

I installed on the following configuration:

Machine: Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 80Q7 v: Lenovo ideapad 300-15ISK
Dual Core model: Intel Core i7-6500U bits: 64 type: MT MCP L2 cache: 4096 KiB
Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 520 driver: i915
Device-2: AMD Sun XT [Radeon HD 8670A / 8670M / 8690M / R5 M330 / M430] driver: radeon
Network: Device-1: Realtek RTL8111 / 8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet driver: r8169
Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter driver: ath10k_pci
Ram 8 gb
The system behaves well, stability and speed very good.
Worth noting V-Rep-Player and V-Rep-PRO-Edu in the Robotics category, easy to install and very versatile.
In the Engineering category there are many packages that can be used by engineers and students
In the Physics category we find Energy2d, Energy3d and Openmeca very useful for both students and engineers.
In the very useful Virtual Laboratory category is Virtual Brain, PhET successfully completes lessons in physics, biology, mathematics.
On the whole there are no problems

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Version: 2.2
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-08-11
Votes: 189

kernel 4.19.0-5-amd64
Nvidia GPUs,
Intel CPUs on desktop & laptop
It is my new favorite linux distro! I have used straight Debian as well as Ubuntu & Linuxmint. This one runs smoother & more trouble free than the others by a long shot. I am still rocking 10+ yr old hardware (Dell core duo laptop as well as older desktop tower) with no issues. ( low ram use is a key part of it)
You can't go wrong with Academix desktop.
Lots of browser options as well as every package you could possibly want or need to do what you previously ran on Windows OS. If there is something missing the great developers & maintainers are very accommodating to locate what you may be missing. They just added a whole section in Package download area for VPNs & other networking concerns. A big part of the computer experience is user support & their forum & FB group check that box in spades.
For all those Microsoft Windows refugees, this may be your safe haven. Easy transition to a new Linux OS. For all those long term Linux users, give this distro a try! Developers & maintenance team are quick responders when any issues come up.
Linux is all about choices - freedom of your data & customized experience.

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Version: 2.2
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-08-10
Votes: 94

It's practical, stable, customizable, easy for beginners to use, perfectly usable for advanced users. Most of all it's beautiful, very well made, has panels for every taste and an awesome welcome app with an excellent app center where we can find lots of applications, as well as user manuals.

And it's lightweight, suitable for old and new computers.

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