Nitrux 1.6.1 arrives with Linux 5.14.8, updates and more

The new version of the Linux distribution "Nitrux 1.6.1" was released recently and in this new update version we will be able to find apart from the already classic package update and the system kernel, some interesting changes of which one of them is the change of the Firefox package in the AppImage format, some changes in the squid installer and more.

For those who are unaware of this distribution, they should know that is built on the basis of the Debian package, KDE technologies and the OpenRC startup system. This distribution stands out for the development of its own "NX" desktop, which is a complement to the user's KDE Plasma environment, in addition to the fact that the application installation process is based on the use of AppImages packages.

Main news in Nitrux 1.6.1

In this new version of the distribution one of the most important changes is that the kernel 5.14.8 which is not LTS is now the default In the distribution, although for the system installation, you can choose between packages with the Linux kernel 5.14.8 (default), 5.4.149, 5.10.69, Linux Libre 5.10.69 and Linux Libre 5.14.8, as well as with kernels 5.14.0-8.1, 5.14 .1 and with patches from the Liquorix and Xanmod projects.

On the part of the update packages system, we may find that the desktop components have been updated to KDE Plasma 5.22.5, KDE Frameworksn 5.86.0 and KDE Gear (KDE applications) 08.21.1.

In addition to the most notable updates on the part of the system package, the updated versions of the graphics editor stand out. Inkscape updated to version 1.1.1.

In addition to the so-called Next Generation Desktop Shell, NX Desktop comes based on the latest KDE Plasma 5.22.5 and that Nitrux 1.6.1 also brings all the important software packages that according to the “Debian + Plasma + Qt” principle, KDE Plasma and the free Qt GUI toolkit in particular have been updated and up-to-date.

As for Mesa 3D, which is particularly important for Linux games, they have been updated to the KDE frameworks and the KDE Gear application programs with which those users who play and who prefer a Linux distribution with fixed versions and still want an updated substructure for Steam, Wine and Proton can find the right OS here.

The focus on gamers is also clear from the fact that the developers provide relevant information on the correct use of essential packages such as Mesa and current graphics drivers in the official release notes.

Of the other changes that stand out from this new version:

  • By default, Firefox now ships in a standalone AppImage package and runs in an isolated environment.
  • The Calamares installer uses the new QML Summary module (a summary of the planned activities shown before starting the installation).

Finally if you are interested in knowing more about it of this new version of the distribution, 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 1.6.1, 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 5.4.149:

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

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