Few days ago the release of the new version of the Linux distribution, "Nitrux 1.4.0", was announced which is built on the basis of the Debian package, KDE technologies and the OpenRC boot system. This distribution is highlighted by the development of your own desktop «NX», which is a plug-in on the user's KDE Plasma environment, plus the application installation process is based on the use of AppImages packages.
NX Desktop offers a different style, own implementation of the systray, 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.
The package also includes MauiKit apps, including Index file manager (you can also use Dolphin), Note text editor, Terminal Station emulator, Clip music player, VVave video player, and Pix image viewer. .
Main news in Nitrux 1.4.0
In this new version of the distribution we can find that desktop components have been updated a KDE Plasma 5.21.4, KDE Frameworksn 5.81.0 and KDE Gear (KDE Applications) 21.04 and with which the integration of KDE Plasma with skins and specific Nitrux color schemes was also improved with which the design of the screen saver is unified with the desktop, both Kvantum themes support transparency and blur, but it is not enabled by default.
The Plasma (Wayland) session currently works better with Intel and AMD graphics cards, while for the one with Nvidia graphics cards, you may notice a reduced performance.
On the other hand, we can find that during the installation of the distribution we are allowed to choose between the packages with the kernel Linux 5.4.115, 5.10.33, 5.12, Linux Libre 5.12 and Linux Libre 5.10.33, as well as kernels 5.11 and 5.12 with patches from the Liquorix and Xanmod projects.
Regarding the novelties presented in this new version, it stands out thatand a new address book management application is included of Communicator written with the Maui frame.
Fgetty and Dash removed of the base distribution that were not used, as well as the KDE Partition Manager was removed from the default set of applications.
Of the updated apps included highlights the new version of Kdenlive 21.04.0 which highlights a new voice-to-text option, interface and usability improvements, LibreOffice 188.8.131.52 and Firefox 88.0, application with which the base of this new version is also integrated in the minimum version of 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 Nitrux 1.4.0, you should go to the 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 is available for immediate download from the following link.
As for the those who have a previous version of the distribution, can perform the kernel update typing any of the following commands:
In order to update the kernel LTS 5.4 to version 5.4.115:
sudo apt install linux-image-mainline-lts- 5.4
As for the those who want to keep their LTS version or some recent non-LTS version, they can type:
sudo apt install linux-image-mainline-lts sudo apt install linux-image-mainline-current
For those who are interested in being able to install or test the Liquorix and Xanmod kernels:
sudo apt instalar linux-image-liquorix sudo apt instalar linux-image-xanmod
Finally for those who prefer to use the latest Linux Libre LTS and non-LTS kernels:
sudo apt instalar linux-image-libre-lts sudo apt instalar linux-image-libre-curren
If you want to know more about the project, you can visit its official website at the following link