This is the Official Website of Poseidon Linux
NOTE: Since Poseidon 5 (2010) we have a new direction for the project and focused only on Bathymetry, Seafloor Mapping and GIS software. The main software are MB-System, GMT and some GIS packages. Poseidon 4 or earlier versions are now history.
Poseidon (GNU/)Linux was designed as a friendly and complete desktop, based on open source software and aimed at the international scientific community (students, technicians, professors, researchers). This operating system is based on Ubuntu (previously in Kurumin/Knoppix) and inspired by Quantian Linux. It offers several specific tools in the areas of Bathymetry, Seafloor Mapping, GIS and 3D Visualization.
Since Poseidon Linux 3.0 we started a new era for our project, this new release is based on Ubuntu LTS (Long Term Support) it can be easily installed in any language supported by Ubuntu. The previous versions (1.3, 1.5, 2.0), based on Kurumin (a Brazilian Portuguese distro based on Knoppix), were Pt_Br, only.
Version 4.0 was launched in 2010. Both 32 bits and 64 bits versions were released. This release was based on the Long Term Support (LTS) Ubuntu 10.04 (with 3 years of updates guaranteed by Canonical), since our goals are stability, usability and support for the whole system when used professionally at universities, institute, colleges and -also- at home.
Poseidon Linux 5.0 and 6.0 were based on Ubuntu LTS 12.04.1. Poseidon Linux 7.0 was based on Ubuntu LTS 14.04.
Current Poseidon Linux 8.0 is based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (with 5 years of updates by Canonical).