Very few people in Nepal use legitimately-bought software, most use pirated or virus-infected “discount” software, usually at a 10th of the cost. After that, most people purchase anti-virus software (which may have viruses itself) to protect an already-infected system. To limit this bad practice, an operating system named Chitwanix OS was developed to suit Nepalese users’ tastes. Chitwanix is an Operating System developed from Nepal using Linux Kernel which is based in Ubuntu.

  • OS Type: Linux
  • Based on: Debian, Ubuntu
  • Origin: Nepal
  • Architecture: i386
  • Desktop: Sagarmatha
  • Category: Desktop, Live Medium
  • Status: Discontinued (defined)
  • Popularity: Not ranked

About Chitwanix OS

Chitwanix OS is an Ubuntu-based distribution that has been crafted to fit the needs of computer users in Nepal. It comes with the Sagarmatha desktop environment (a fork of Linux Mint’s Cinnamon) and it also offers various user-friendly enhancements. The developers of Chitwanix OS are cooperating with user communities in Nepal in order to translate the operating system and applications into Nepali, as well as Tharu, Newari, Gurung, and Magar languages. It is developed for a better, friendly UI with Nepalese taste.

Chitwanix OS Available Versions

Chitwanix OS released its first version with code name Kadey Vyakur (Spiny Babbler) on September 21st, 2013 on the occasion of Software Freedom Day Celebration by the FOSS Nepal Community from Kathmandu, Nepal. Its second version locally named Khukuri was released on the 12th of August 2014.

Feature1.5
Khukuri
1.0
Kanade Vyakur
Release Date2014-07-122013-09-21
End Of Life – –
Price (US$)FreeFree
Image Size (MB)2600-2700 
Free DownloadISOISO
InstallationGraphicalGraphical
Default DesktopSagarmathaCinnamon
Package ManagementDEBDEB
Release ModelFixedFixed
Office SuiteLibreOfficeLibreOffice
Processor Architecturei386i386
Init SoftwaresystemdUpstart
Journaled File SystemsBtrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFSBtrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS
Multilingualenen

According to official reports available online, the main aim for developing this OS has been to serve with Nepalese computing feel and taste. It also helps to promote, create, share and collaborate culture. Not only does it have a pool of Nepali developers’ applications but also a pool of Localized applications. Chitwanix OS names convention is based on Nepal recognizing objects, places, animals, person’s name starting with Nepali Letters Ka (क) Kha(ख) Ga(ग) variation with respective version.

To sum up, Chitwanix OS is designed for new and experienced users alike, but it’s geared towards the Nepali Linux community. It includes lots of free software, which can be used as alternatives to popular apps found in Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X operating systems.

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Currently a final year student at Islington College, Dipesh Duwal is a passionate and quick learner who wishes to learn something new every day. When not writing, he is busy reviving his life energy through books.

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