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DistroWatch.com: AcademiX GNU/Linux

AcademiX GNU/Linux

Last Update: 2019-12-03 23:52 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: 174 (48), 6 months: 110 (95), 3 months: 168 (48), 4 weeks: 277 (2), 1 week: 277 (9)

Average visitor rating: 9.52/10 from 88 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/
Related Websites Wikipedia
Reviews 2.x: DistroWatch
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Feature 2.3
Release Date 2019-08-19
End Of Life  
Price (US$) Free
Image Size (MB) 1900-2000
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 2.3
Package 2.3
abiword (3.0.4) --
alsa-lib ( 1.1.8
ati-driver (18.30) --
bash (5.0) 5.0
bind (9.15.6) --
chromium (79.0.3945.79) --
cups (2.3.0) 2.2.10
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.4.1
e2fsprogs (1.45.4) 1.44.5
firefox (71.0) 60.8.0
freetype (2.10.1) 2.9.1
gcc (9.2.0) 8.3.0
gimp (2.10.14) --
glibc (2.30) 2.28
gnome-shell (3.34.1) --
gnucash (3.7) --
gnumeric (1.12.46) --
grub (2.04) 2.02
gtk (3.24.13) --
httpd (2.4.41) --
inkscape (0.92.4) --
k3b (19.08.3) --
kmod (26) 26
krita ( --
libreoffice (6.3.3) 6.1.5
linux (5.4.2) 4.19.37
Package 2.3
lxpanel (0.10.0) --
mariadb (10.5.0) --
mate-desktop (1.22.2) 1.20.4
mesa (19.2.7) 18.3.6
mysql (8.0.18) --
nautilus (3.34.2) --
NVIDIA (440.36) --
openbox (3.6.1) --
openjdk (13.0.1) 11.0.4
openssh (8.1p1) 7.9p1
openssl (1.1.1d) 1.1.1c
perl (5.30.1) 5.28.1
php (7.4.0) --
plasma-desktop (5.17.4) --
postfix (3.4.8) --
postgresql (12.1) --
Python (3.8.0) 3.7.3
qt (5.13.2) 5.11.3
samba (4.11.3) --
systemd (244) 241
thunderbird (68.3.0) --
vim (8.1) 8.1
vlc (3.0.8) --
xfdesktop (4.14.1) --
xorg-server (1.20.6) 1.20.4

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Version: 2.3
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-11-09
Votes: 313

Acer Aspire 5100, AMD Turion 64 Mobile MK-36 2000 MHz, 768 MB RAM, Mobility Radeon Xpress 200, Realtek Fast Ethernet Adapter_Broadcom Limited Wifi, Western Digital 80 GB.
First time I'm installing AcademiX GNU/Linux on a laptop. Although, as it is, everything runs decently. It seems it's missing something for the wireless network, I need to search for it and also RAM upgrade and everything would be much better. A turning point for me to switch to MATE, simpler than GNOME and not gourmand as resources.
EDU and Package Updater are also better GUI apps for beginners and school environment. Not to mention all other installed by default for them to start out of the gate.
The developer could consider in the future for a lightweight version by reducing a bunch of unneeded packages. That's for experts as default OS for daily work.

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Version: 2.3
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-11-05
Votes: 4

WiFi works flawlessly.Elegant & customization.EDU works flawless, tested many uncovered apps

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Version: 2.3
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-11-05
Votes: 3

Hi, I installed AcademiX GNU / Linux in dual boot with WIndows 10 on a Dell Latitude 5490 laptop, I have to say that your OS was created quite well, EDU software manager well done with all its categories. The only thing I don't like and start menu, I personally prefer the old Mate menu ... all in all, congratulations for the effort , keep it up !!

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