Chitwanix OS, an Ubuntu-based operating system developed by a group of Linux users from Nepal that uses its very own graphical desktop environment forked from Cinnamon, has reached version 1.5 and it is now available for download.Chitwanix OS 1.5 is the second major release of the operating system and comes after almost a year of development. It is dubbed “Khukuri” and introduces important features and software updates, as well as bugfixes.
According to the changelog, Sagarmatha, the graphical interface of Chitwanix OS, has been updated to version 1.0.2. A brand-new login screen based on the latest HTML5 technologies has been implemented in this release and it features a user list and on-screen keyboard.
The distribution also includes updated software packages, support for the latest Wi-Fi, Ethernet, GPU and HDMI devices, improvements in the Nemo file manager and its extensions, as well as better artwork.
“The Team is proud to announce the release of our second version Chitwanix OS 1.5 “Khukuri”, we had a lot fun developing this version of Chitwanix OS. Chitwanix OS 1.0 was a good startup of the Chitwanix OS Project. It had been at a good glance.”
“As per the improvement and updates, Chitwanix OS 1.5 was developed having codename Khukuri (खुकुरी) with a lot of improved features and software updates. Many software pre-installed in Chitwanix OS 1.5 are the latest and stable one,” was stated in the official release announcement.
The desktop environment of Chitwanix OS has received a ton of tweaks and fixes. The Sagarmatha Menu has been improved, providing users with a traditional design that is user-friendly and familiar, especially for Microsoft Windows users who want to migrate to an open-source distribution.
In addition, several applets and extension will make your Chitwanix OS experience more fun and productive. Among these, we can mention the Desktop Cube, 3D Flip and Wobbly desktop effects, as well as a bunch of mission-critical applets and several jaw dropping wallpapers.
As mentioned, Chitwanix OS 1.5 introduces a brand-new HTML5 login screen (a.k.a. display manager) that is based on Linux Mint’s MDM (Mint Display Manager) software and provides users with an on-screen keyboard, better language manager and a user list feature.
There are many other interesting features implemented in this major release of Chitwanix OS, such as the popular Mozilla Firefox web browser packed with lots of useful add-ons, numerous pre-installed applications, out-of-the-box multimedia support, a refresh button, and the Chitwanix Loadshedding application.
Chitwanix OS 1.5 is distributed as a dual-arch Live DVD ISO image of approximately 2.5GB in size, which can be downloaded right now from Softpedia. Do not hesitate to visit the official announcement for more details about this release.