Poseidon Linux was designed as a friendly and complete desktop, based on open source software and aimed at the Brazilian/International scientific community. It is based on Ubuntu and inspired by Quantian Linux. Poseidon Linux offers several specific tools in the areas of GIS, 3D Visualization, Mathematics, Statistics and several otherfields of research. It also has all the software expected in a modern desktop such as an office suite - with spell checker, web browsers, e-mail readers, instant messaging, to cite but a few.
It includes a large number of scientific applications, covering areas such as:
- GIS and Geostatistics
- Visualization 2D/3D/4D
- CAD / Engineering
- Computer Graphics
- Image Editing and Vectorial Drawing
- Numeric modelling / Simulation
- Scientific graphs
- Scientific Authoring
- Programming languages
Poseidon Linux 3.0 also offers all software needed to make it a complete workstation - office suite, web browser, e-mail readers, instant messaging, among others.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Based on Ubuntu 8.04.1 with security updates until 2008-10-17; for the first time Poseidon Linux comes in 32-bit and 64-bit editions; updated packages - Firefox 3.0.3, WINE 1.0, GRASS 6.3, R 2.7.2, Spring 5.0 in English, MB System 5.1.1 beta 23; new additions - VirtualBox OSE, Open Universe Simulator, Gwyddion, SagCAD, Emacs (with support for Prolog and Gri), Maxima, Prolog, Xetex, ghemical, Fontforge, Hugin panorama editor, Gnumeric, Bluefish, Avidemux, Audacity; Terraview is not included in the 64-bit edition.