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 1.1.8. This new version brings together the latest software updates, bug fixes, performance improvements, and ready-to-use hardware support.
Nitrux 1.1.8 is available for immediate download. To update, please check the Compendium for instructions.
- The eighth release of Nitrux 1.1.x series.
- Dark theme by default. Transparency was enabled by default too.
- Updated kernel to version 5.1.15.
- Updated Waterfox to version 56.2.11.
- Updated KDE Plasma to version 5.16.2, KDE Frameworks to version 5.59.0, KDE Applications to version 19.04.2, and Qt to version 5.12.3.
- znx can deploy an image utilizing a USB device that was written raw with our ISO image, e.g., using dd, Etcher, or Rufus. Do note, however, that if you flash our ISO this way to a USB, only UEFI class 3 systems will be able to boot it. This is so that users don't have to download the ISO image twice.
- APT has been removed from Nitrux.
- mksh replaces dash as Nitrux default shell (/bin/sh).
- Users can now utilize the Terminal to download AppImages from AppImagehub.com with the command "app".
- Homebrew (Linuxbrew) software can be installed in Nitrux. For a list of software available go to https://formulae.brew.sh/formula/. To install software using Linuxbrew use the command "brew install FORMULA."
- Wine 32-bit packaged as a 64-bit AppImage is available by default from the application launcher.
- Added Pix as the default image gallery.