The launch of the new version of the Linux distribution "Nitrux 1.3.9" which is built on the basis of the Debian package, the KDE technologies and the OpenRC boot system and in this new version there are two big changes that stand out from the others.
The first and most important change of all is that in this new version, the distribution makes a change in the base of the system, as switch from Ubuntu to Debian as a baseFurthermore, another change that stands out is the ability to choose the Kernel to be installed.
For those who are unaware of the distribution, they should know that she develops her own NX desktop, which is a plugin on the user's KDE Plasma environment. The system bet on the use of AppImages and its own NX Software Center are being promoted to install additional applications.
NX Desktop offers a different style, its own implementation of the systray, the notification center and various plasmoids, such as a network configurator and a multimedia applet for volume control and multimedia content playback control. From the applications developed by the project, an interface for configuring the NX Firewall is also distinguished, which allows you to control access to the network at the level of individual applications.
Basic applications include Index file manager (you can also use Dolphin), Kate text editor, Ark filing cabinet, Konsole terminal emulator, Chromium browser, VVave music player, VLC video player, suite LibreOffice office automation and Pix image viewer.
Main news in Nitrux 1.3.9
In this new version the distribution made an important change, since migrated from Ubuntu package base (with some packages migrated from Devuan) in favor of Debian GNU / Linux. Also, for installation in this new version you can choose between packages with the kernels Linux 5.4.108, 5.10.26, 5.11.10, Linux Libre 5.10.26 and Linux Libre 5.11.10, as well as kernel 5.11 with patches from the Liquorix and Xanmod projects.
As for system components that have been updated, we can find the new versions of KDE Plasma 5.21.2, KDE Frameworksn 5.79.0 and KDE Gear (KDE applications) 20.12.3. Updated applications including Kdenlive 20.12.3, LibreOffice 7.1.1, Firefox 87.0.
Based on the Lightly theme, a new KStyle application style has been proposed, which replaces the previous Kvantum theme and offers various window decoration options. By default, the window control buttons move to the upper left corner.
In addition, added KIO Fuse plugin, which allows access to files on external hosts from any application (SSH, SAMBA / Windows, FTP, TAR / GZip / BZip2, WebDav).
KIO Fuse uses the FUSE mechanism to mirror external files to the local file system, which allows working with remote storages not only from programs based on KDE frameworks, but also from applications based on other frameworks, for example, from LibreOffice, Firefox and GTK.
Of the other changes that stand out:
- Redesigned interface to preview themes.
- New KCM modules (KConfig module) added: online accounts and software updates.
- A set of applications based on the Maui framework designed for developing cross-platform graphics applications has been updated to version 1.2.1. New Shelf and Clip apps have been added.
- Mpv and qpdfviewer have been removed from the distribution.
Finally if you are interested in knowing more about it About the release of this new version, you can check the details in the following link
Download the new version of Nitrux
If you want to download this new version of the Linux distribution "Nitrux 1.3.9", you should go to official website of the project where you can get the download link of the system image and which can be recorded on a USB with the help of Etcher.
Nitrux 1.3.9 is available for immediate download from the following link. The boot image is 4.6 GB in size. The developments of the project are distributed under free licenses.
If you want to know more about the project, you can visit its official website at the following link