Nitrux 2.7.0 arrives with a new image with Maui Shell


Nitrux continues migration to Maui Shell

It was recently announced release of the new version of the Linux distribution, “Nitrux 2.7.0”, which its main novelty is the introduction of a new system image built with Maui Shell, updates 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.

The NX desktop offers a different style, its own implementation of the system tray, notification center, and various plasmoids, such as a network connection configurator and a multimedia applet for volume control and media playback control.

Applications built with the MauiKit framework include the Index file manager (Dolphin can also be used), the Note text editor, the Station terminal emulator, the VVave music player, the Clip video player, the application control NX Software Center center and the Pix image viewer.

The user environment Maui Shell is evolving around the concept of "Convergence", which means that the same applications can be used on touch screens of smartphones and tablets, as well as on large screens of laptops and PCs.

Main news in Nitrux 2.7

In this new version of Nitrux 2.7, we can find that NX Desktop components have been updated to KDE Plasma 5.27.2, KDE Frameworks 5.103.0 and KDE Gear (KDE Applications) 22.12.3.

While for the part of updated software versions, the packages that stand out are the updates that include Mesa 23.1-git, Firefox 110.0.1 and NVIDIA drivers 525.89.02.

Another of the changes that stands out in this new version is that by default, Linux kernel 6.1.15 with Liquorix patches is enabled.

In addition to this, it is also mentioned that this new version was composed byn includes packages with OpenVPN and open-iscsi, as well as removing executable files with package management utilities from the live image (the Calamares installer can install the system and them, and they are superfluous in a static live image).

The NX Software Center has been rebuilt with MauiKit, besides whate has started with the formation of a separate ISO image with Maui Shell, which has the updated versions of MauiKit 2.2.2, MauiKit Frameworks 2.2.2, Maui Apps 2.2.2 and Maui Shell 0.6.0.

This new compilation offered is still positioned to demonstrate the capabilities of the new shell and the applications available. The program includes Agenda, Arca, Bonsai, Booth, Owl, Clip, Communicator, Fiery, Index, Maui Manager, Note, Pix, Shelf, Station, Strike, and VVave.

Finally if you are interested in knowing more about it, 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 2.6, 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. The full size of the boot image is 3,2 GB (NX Desktop) and 2,6 GB (Maui Shell).

For those who are already on a previous version of the distribution, they can upgrade to the new version by typing the following commands:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install --only-upgrade nitrux-repositories-config amdgpu-firmware-extra

sudo apt install -o Dpkg::Options::="--force-overwrite" linux-firmware/trixie

sudo apt dist-upgrade

sudo apt autoremove

sudo reboot

As for the those who have a previous version of the distribution, can perform the kernel update typing any of the following commands:

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 install linux-image-liquorix
sudo apt install linux-image-xanmod-edge
sudo apt install linux-image-xanmod-lts

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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