Some days ago, The developer in charge of the Linux Nitrux distribution, has announced through a statement the availability of the new version of the distribution, with which it reaches its new version Nitrux 1.0.15.
For those who do not know Nitrux I can tell you that this is also an attractive design-based Linux distro. It is worth noting that Nitrux is based on the Ubuntu branch of unstable dev and uses the Nomad desktop environment based on KDE Plasma 5 and Qt.
Nomad tries to extend KDE Plasma with a special blend of aesthetics and functionality. It is a KDE Plasma desktop enhanced with plasmoids to create a special blend of aesthetics and functionality.
This project also focuses on creating redistributable applications using the AppImage format.
On the other hand, Nitrux like most Linux distributions has a software center. Which was built from scratch in order to have a better integration with QT desktops.
Unlike other distros with their software centers, Nitrux does not search for applications within official repositories as you might expect, if not thanks to the fact that it was built from scratch, this allow you to find, install and manage AppImage applications.
Since the developers argue that this type of format is faster to install, easier to create and safer to run.
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Nitrux has been updated to the new version 1.0.15
As mentioned, the distribution was recently updated and with it the new version of Nitrux 1.0.15 is updated along with numerous software packages and the Linux kernel.
Its developer shares the following about the new release:
We are pleased to announce the release of Nitrux 1.0.15. This new version brings together the latest software updates, bug fixes, performance improvements and hardware support out of the box.
Nitrux 1.0.15 features an updated hardware stack, among other things. The recently included Linux kernel 4.18.5, as well as an updated graphics stack, adds support for newer computers and hardware in Nitrux.
Additionally, new patches for system vulnerabilities are included in this release, so you can be sure that you are using the most secure version of Nitrux.
The latter now reported in version 4.18.5, plus updated microcodes for Intel and AMD processors. The substructure is Ubuntu Cosmic Cuttlefish and therefore Ubuntu version 18.10 is currently in development.
As the basis of the desktop environment, Nomad now supports KDE Plasma 5.13.4. Also on board are the KDE 18.08, KDE Frameworks 5.50.0 and Qt 5.11.1 applications. Kvantum goes up to version 0.10.9. What's new on board is Kcalc, in return Nitrux developers shut down the KDE Wallet subsystem.
Nitrux 1.0.15 now also supports the ExFAT file system. The installation wizard Squids also supports Btrfs partitions, but the Ext4 file system is still standard.
Finally, he also makes us a small note, for those who want to run the Linux distribution on a virtual machine.
Nitrux, by default, uses OpenGL (3.1) acceleration as the rendering backend. This is to provide users with a great experience when running direct mode distribution on their computers.
Obviously, this affects performance in VirtualBox since the 3D rendering is completely software-based.
We recommend that testers use XRender instead. We also recommend that testers do not try to install the VirtualBox Guest ISO guest additions or install the package using APT, and this is because the Linux kernel since version 4.16 already includes the video driver and related modules.
Download the new version of Nitrux 1.0.15
If you want to get this new version of Nitrux 1.0.15 They should go to the official website of the project where they can obtain the download link of the system image.
The link is this.