Project Description

Nitrux at a glance

Nitrux is a Linux desktop distribution directly based on Debian. It uses the Calamares installer and includes NX Desktop on the KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment and KDE Applications. Focused on simplicity

Nitrux emphasizes the use of AppImages to manage end-user software. Nitrux also does not use systemd as its init system; instead, it uses OpenRC, a simpler init and service manager.

MauiKit and Maui Apps

Nitrux includes a suite of convergent applications called Maui Apps. We use MauiKit, our free and open-source convergent, cross-platform UI framework, to create these applications. Updated software on every release

Nitrux is very up-to-date, thanks to its use of the latest Debian base and the Liquorix kernel, an enthusiast Linux kernel designed for uncompromised responsiveness in interactive systems. Nitrux includes additional performance enhancements, such as allowing “inodes” to be placed at any location on the filesystem, compression using zstd with compression at level 6, and verification of compressed blocks using a checksum to avoid corruption. High-performance desktop/workstation

Additionally, Nitrux includes enhancements such as a better garbage collector and asynchronous garbage collection, avoiding the synchronous updating access or modification times, zswap enabled by default, and also changes include the rate at which VFS caches are reclaimed, enabling asynchronous non-blocking I/O, and reducing the aggressivity when the kernel swaps out anonymous memory relative to pagecache and other caches. Exceptional system integrity

Nitrux is an immutable Linux distribution, meaning no changes occur to the content of the root directory by default. We use overlayroot, which allows us to provide new distribution versions more accurately. An immutable operating system is a system that, once installed, cannot be modified. On Nitrux, the root directory is default set to be immutable, meaning no changes occur to its contents. It makes the system more resistant to tampering, malware and simplifies maintenance.

System Requirements

Minimum

* CPU 2.5 GHz Dual-Core 64-bit
* RAM 4GB
* Storage 14.17 GB
* Display Any GPU supported by the MESA drivers (radeon, amdgpu, i945, iris, etc.) and the NVIDIA proprietary driver
* Other Motherboard with support for USB boot, Legacy BIOS, EFI/UEFI Support, and active Internet connection.

Recommended

* CPU 2.40 GHz Quad-Core 64-bit or better
* RAM 8GB
* Storage 14.17 GB
* Display Any GPU supported by the MESA drivers (radeon, amdgpu, i945, iris, etc.) and the NVIDIA proprietary driver
* Other Motherboard with support for USB boot, EFI/UEFI Support, and active Internet connection.

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