Chitwanix OS 1.5 Codename Khukuri (खुकुरी) has been released !!!

Jul 12th, 2014 by arunpyasi in News

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.

Chitwanix Welcome Screen

Chitwanix Welcome Screen

Some remarkable improvements of this release are:-

New Features and Improvements:-

– Sagarmatha version 1.0.2

– HTML5 Login screen with user list and On-screen keyboard on the login screen..

– Updated Software Packages.

– Will receive software updates and will have binary as well as source code repository access.

– Improvements in drivers and supports like WiFi drivers, Ethernet drivers, Graphics, HDMI, etc.

– Improvements in Nemo and its extensions.

– Artworks Improvements.

Sagarmatha 1.0.2

Sagarmatha 1.0.2 is a startup of Desktop Environment for Chitwanix OS which is forked from Cinnamon 2.0 featuring a lot of additional bug fixes, features and tweaks. Version 1.0 is the initial version of Sagarmatha which is installed as default in Khukuri. Sagarmatha will go on with bug fixes and improvements in performance and best User Interface according to the user’s ease.

Sagarmatha Menu:-


Sagarmatha Menu of Chitwanix OS 1.5 Khukuri

Sagarmatha Menu of Chitwanix OS 1.5 Khukuri

Sagarmatha Menu is a traditional designed menu which is highly user friendly to the new user coming from Window’s environment. The Menu features a good panel in which the available installed software packages are displayed and can be run with a single click on it.

Sagarmatha Extensions and Applets :-

CubeDesktop of Chitwanix OS

Desktop Cube of Chitwanix OS


Chitwanix OS 1.5 provides a bunches of Sagarmatha applets as default items. There are some awesome applets that the user would love to have according to their needs and interest of it.  Effects which all the compiz fans love are now available with Sagarmatha, you have Cube Desktop, Wobbly and 3D Flip at the moment as extensions of it.

Awesome Background Wallpapers:-

Background of Chitwanix OS

Screenshots of Backgrounds in Khukuri

Chitwanix OS has some awesome artworks and photographs which is full of Nepali taste and Natural Beauty of Nepal. Background Contributors  of Chitwanix OS 1.5 Khukuri are as follows:-

  •  Aashish Aryal
  • Dinesh Khadka
  • Prabin Gautam
  • Sachin Jung Karki
  • Sandeep Dhakal
  • Vikash Tamang

Thank You guys for such a beautiful contribution, we wish best of luck for your future and help support Chitwanix OS in artworks in coming future too.

Login Screen:-

Login Screen of Chitwanix OS 1.5 Khukuri

Login Screen of Chitwanix OS 1.5 Khukuri

MDM is the default login screen of Chitwanix OS 1.5 featuring HTML5 Login screens having user list feature and better managed language option. The On-Screen Keyboard is also kept in the login screen for the ease access in touch screens.

Update and Source :-

Chitwanix OS 1.5 supports repository access and updates through the Chitwanix’s Repo server and its mirror with full accesss to Ubuntu Packages .

Refresh Button :-

Chitwanix OS 1.5 breaks the history of Refresh button in Linux Distribution. The refresh button looks like of Windows but its work is a bit different with that.

Chitwanix Loadshedding Application:-

Loadshedding is a great problem of Nepal in the current context, so as per the necessary seen by the Chitwanix Users, The Team has come to include a Loadshedding App preinstalled in Chitwanix OS , which gets updated from the official site of NEA .

Bunches of Preinstalled Softwares:-

The distro is available with tons of awesome softwares which are preinstalled in it. Plus, it is featured with some 40,000 plus apps in the software center. It comes with Appgrid as its default software center with one-click software installation and removal options. Chitwanix OS 1.5 Khukuri also includes some proprietary softwares preinstalled like Skype, Media Codecs, etc.

Firefox 29 and its Addons:-

It comes with some highly popular addons necessary in daily activities of the user. It has DownThemAll, Flash Video Downloader, Flashgot, Lightbeam, Firefox OS 1.3 Simulator, Google Translator, Nepali Patro, etc preinstalled with the latest Firefox Browser 29 .

Downloads :- We heartly thank the below listed networks for providing an awesome mirror and server service for Chitwanix OS. You can download the new ISO build of Khukuri from the below servers.

Blackinator FTP Server (France) ftp/http

SUBISU Cable Net Pvt Ltd. (Nepal) http (Taiwan) ftp/http

Linux Freedom ftp/http

University Of kent (UK) ftp/http


If you had any problem with the above links you can goto our Download Center (

You have any queries/ideas regarding Chitwanix OS 1.5 “Khukuri”  ?? You can mail us to or you can chat with us live in the IRC #chitwanix-dev. Please feel free, don’t feel hesitated to ask me.


  • Wow. Cinnamon has never appealed to me until now. I’m definitely going to give this a try. Thank you and congratulations on this release!

  • This appears to be a very exciting release!! I am really interested in seeing how everyone can contribute to this project to make it all that it can be. Really happy to have an active linux community in Nepal. Keep up the great work!

  • Good work guys. Is the OS in Chitwanix “OS” really necessary ? It looks nice when you just say Chitwanix 1.5 “codename” (Khukuri, in this case). Keep up the good work.

  • Is this a 32 or 64 bit OS