Nitrux is a Linux desktop distribution directly based on Debian. It uses the Calamares installer and includes NX Desktop and NX Firewall on the KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment and KDE Applications.
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.
Nitrux includes a suite of convergent applications called Maui Apps. We use MauiKit, our convergent, cross-platform UI framework, to create these applications. Both MauiKit and the Maui Apps are entirely free and open-source software.
In addition, we include a curated selection of free and open-source software by default; we don’t add proprietary end-user software (*).
Nitrux is very up-to-date, thanks to using the latest Debian base and to the effort of the KDE Neon developers, who provide the latest stable releases of KDE Plasma 5. Nitrux also provides its users with the latest MESA drivers from Git and kernels optimized for intensive tasks such as gaming with Liquorix.
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.
We are pleased to announce the launch of Nitrux 1.1.5. This new version brings together the latest software updates, bug fixes, performance improvements, and ready-to-use hardware support.
Nitrux 1.1.5 is available for immediate download. To update, please check the Compendium for instructions.
- The fifth release of Nitrux 1.1.x series. - Update Linux kernel to mainline version 4.20.17. - Added Waterfox as the default browser. - Added Nvidia PRIME support. - Updated NVIDIA binary Xorg driver, NVIDIA driver support binaries, NVIDIA kernel source, NVIDIA DKMS, NVIDIA OpenGL-based Inband Frame Readback runtime library, NVIDIA OpenGL/GLX/EGL/GLES GLVND libraries and Vulkan ICD, NVIDIA OpenGL-based Framebuffer Capture runtime library, NVENC Video Encoding runtime library, NVIDIA Video Decoding runtime libraries, NVIDIA libcompute, NVIDIA binary OpenGL/GLX configuration library to 418.56. - Updated appimaged. - Removed AppImage Desktop Integration in favor of only using appimaged, now AppImage files that are located, moved or copied to ~/Applications will make use of firejail sandboxing.
- Welcome Wizard "Get New Software" and "Help and Support" buttons do not open, this is apparently a problem about the environment not detecting a default web browser.
- We have temporarily removed the NX Software Center and the Maui applications (Index, Buho, VVave, Nota, and Pix) to update them and fix a bug with Qt 5.12.0