Nitrux Original

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Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): https://github.com/Nitrux/

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Welcome to the #NXWorld
Hi there! Meet Nitrux. Powered by Linux, Plasma 5, Qt and KDE Technologies.

#YourNextOS
Nitrux is made by people like you.
Nitrux is a Linux distribution built from Ubuntu suitable for laptops and desktop computers. Nitrux provides all the benefits of the Ubuntu operating system combined with a focus on portable, redistributable application formats like AppImages. Nitrux uses the LTS branch of Ubuntu as a basis using only the core system and then slowly building up to ensure a clean user experience. Nitrux is suitable for newcomers to Linux as well as *nix experienced users. Nitrux uses KDE Plasma 5 and KDE Applications; we also use our in-house software suite NX Desktop adding to the user experience.

What could I use Nitrux for?
Well — just about anything! It can perform many functions that any computer could use. Surf the internet, word process, email, spreadsheets, listen to music, watch movies, chat, games, photo editing, content creation, whatever you want!.

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A new horizon for Linux distributions.
We have aimed to make znx simple and easy. Simple to understand and maintain and easy to use for potential users.

What does it do?
znx deploys the ISO image into the storage device, makes the device bootable and creates the data partition where the user data is kept across reboots. Once that the ISO has been deployed the user can restart and boot into the storage device to select the system.

How is it different than using an installer?
znx follows the concept of AppImages which is that software isn’t “installed,” but it is instead deployed. That means that you don’t get lots of files and folders distributed in a filesystem but just one file, same with znx, instead of unpacking the squashfs file (the compressed filesystem that holds the actual OS) and extracting the contents to the target device (thus “installing” the OS the traditional way). The OS remains as one file which can be updated using a zsync file for differential updates (so-called delta updates which is what znx does, similarly, AppImageUpdate performs updates to AppImages only updating the bits that changed) or replacing the entire file, i.e., downloading a new ISO that replaces the old one.

Where is my data stored then?
Any file that the user creates is kept in the data partition. To install new software (by the software we mean desktop applications like Firefox, LibreOffice, etc.) the go-to method would be to get an AppImage. These AppImages are kept when the user updates the deployed ISO to a new version.

Alright, but what would be the benefits of using znx?
An immediate benefit is that multiple systems can be deployed at once which allows the user to perform rollbacks and switch between them. When a new version of the distribution is available, the user would only have to download the differential zsync file instead of having to reinstall the system, think like OTA updates on mobiles. Or instead of having to rely on pre-compiled binary packages (like Debian packages, RPM packages, etc.) that can lead to unmet dependencies, broken packages, and related inconveniences during full-system upgrades the user would download the new version entirely or use the differential zsync file.

It also would provide a way to have a factory reset method available at any moment, i.e., immutable filesystems. Or for businesses znx would be able to offer an OEM-mode that would facilitate the deployment of the operating system.

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Introducing NX Desktop.
We extend Plasma to allow the user to glance over system operations with easy to understand status displayed on the screen. NX Desktop is our set of applied customizations to the Plasma 5 Desktop. It includes new plasmoids (or widgets) and a new look and feel package (wallpapers, Plasma themes, Konsole theme and profile, Aurorae themes, SDDM themes, cursors, and color-schemes). NX Desktop is the flagship desktop interface of Nitrux. It focuses on simplicity and elegance. Written from scratch with integration in mind, the NX Desktop tightly integrates with the KF5 stack, employing underlying technologies to offer an alternative desktop experience. The vast majority of improvements included in each release come from the community. NX Desktop is not a desktop environment. NX Desktop does not provide a file manager, web browser, multimedia player, email client, address book, PDF reader, photo manager, and system preferences application. We wanted to harness the power of Plasma but put our spin on it while not forking anything.

Renewed System Tray
The System Tray replaces the traditional Plasma version.

Notification Center
For easy access to your notifications, the System Tray features an area specifically for them.

Quick access to networks
Easily access and edit your network preferences.

Easy multimedia controls
Combining the volume controls and the media controls of Plasma for simpler operation.

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Everything you need to get started.
Nitrux is a complete Operating System that ships the essential apps and services for the daily use: office applications, PDF reader, image editor,
music and video players, etc. Nitrux ships with select KDE Applications by default along our own custom applications. KDE Applications are a set
of applications and supporting libraries that are designed for KDE Plasma 5. We also include non-KDE or Qt applications like Chromium and LibreOffice
that together create a friendly user experience.

Available out-of-the-box
Nitrux includes a selection of applications carefully picked to perform the best when using your computer:

Dolphin, the file manager.
Kate, advanced text editor.
Ark, archiving tool.
Konsole, the terminal emulator.
Chromium, web browser.
VVave, music player.
VLC, multimedia player.
LibreOffice, open source office suite.

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Explore a universe of apps in Nitrux with Appimage.
The NX Software Center is a free application that provides Linux users with a modern and easy way to manage the software installed on their open source operating systems. It has been specifically engineered to run on top of the Qt desktop environments. It is your new one stop shop for all things app related. Designed from the ground up to be easily handled by users as well as easily integrated by distributions. Its features allow you to search, install and manage and AppImages. AppImages are faster to install, easier to create and safer to run. AppImages aim to work on any distribution or device, from IoT devices to servers, desktops to mobile devices.

The NX Software Center is all about new app delivery technologies, and its focus is to empower the user to browse, test, install apps and update their installation without fear of disastrous results. Installing an application is easy! When you’ve found the application that you want, click the “Install” button in the, and it will begin to download and install. With this software, you will be able to view installed applications, remove them, view available updates for installed applications, find and install new apps.

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Securing your desktop and workstation.
NX Firewall is a firewall tool for Linux uses the Qt toolkit. You can use the wizard to create a basic firewall, then streamline it further using the dynamic rules. You can open and close ports with a few clicks, or monitor your services giving access only to a select few. NX Firewall is an open source application that provides users with a graphical user interface (GUI) for the ufw (Uncomplicated Firewall)/iptables command-line interface, which lets users manage Linux kernel’s packet filtering system.

Key features include the ability to use profiles, quickly enable or disable the firewall, easily set incoming and outgoing rules and view which applications are listening on which ports, as well as to effortlessly add or remove rules. With a single click of a button, users will be able to enable or disable the firewall as well as to set incoming and outgoing rules (Allow, Deny, Reject). It is also possible to easily create rules as well as to add simple or advanced firewall rules, where you can set default policy, category, subcategory and application.

Under the hood, the software is written entirely in the C++ programming language. However, its graphical user interface is written using the QML GUI toolkit. It is available as a KCM for the Plasma 5 desktop environment.

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Keep your important files secure.
Plasma Vaults allows you to create encrypted folders where you can keep important files secure. It uses one of two options: Encfs or Cryfs. Vaults isn’t a new encryption mechanism, but a user-friendly way to use existing encryption backends, neatly integrated into the desktop, and easy to set up using a user-friendly wizard.

Features in Plasma Vault
FOSS – free, and open-source.
Integrated with KDE Plasma 5 desktop.
User-friendly UI makes it easy to create a vault.

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The Wait Is Finally Over.
Help us find issues and fix bugs within the operating system. Download Nitrux 1.1.2 and give it a try!. We’re looking forward to your feedback.

Supported Platform: AMD64/x64
Size: 1.47GB

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Sponsor us. Help Nitrux achieve more, together.
We build Nitrux because we love it and there is no pressure to sponsor, however, we do welcome anything that you can spare. By sponsoring Nitrux you contribute by giving the development team a regular and predictable income to cover our hosting, development, and hardware testing costs. Donated funds are used to finance the needs of the project including, but not limited to, hosting/server costs, equipment, and funding the work of the people behind it. You can donate any amount you want. The team behind Nitrux will appreciate all donations as they will help bring this wonderful project to the same level of quality as that of the much larger, top-tier projects.

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Last changelog:

1.1.2 20 days ago

What's new

- The third release of Nitrux 1.1.x series.
- Update Linux kernel to mainline version 4.20.0.
- Updated Plasma 5 (5.14.4), KDE Apps (18.12.0), KF5 (5.54.0).

- Updated znx:
+ Don't add the menu entry if no images were found.
+ Test if URL points to a local file before trying to copy it.
+ Append the release type to the file name.
+ Fixed file name for upload.
+ Various fixes. Use _print for writing to stdout. Remove unneeded &&'s.
+ Fixed list command.
+ For the sake of brevity, cd to/during the clean command.
+ Fix for #16. Use %s when printing user-provided positional parameters.

- Update MauiKit, Index, Pix, Buho, VVave.
- Added Nota Text Editor.
- Updated Chromium and LibreOffice AppImages.
- Updated NVIDIA binary Xorg driver, NVIDIA driver support binaries, NVIDIA kernel source, NVIDIA DKMS, NVIDIA OpenGL-based Inband Frame Readback runtime library, NVIDIA OpenGL/GLX/EGL/GLES GLVND libraries and Vulkan ICD, NVIDIA OpenGL-based Framebuffer Capture runtime library, NVENC Video Encoding runtime library, NVIDIA Video Decoding runtime libraries, NVIDIA libcompute, NVIDIA binary OpenGL/GLX configuration library to 415.25.


Known issues

- Included VLC AppImage does not include an icon.

Notes

- Our ISO is a standard ISO-9660 bootable image. However, our ISO dramatically differs from other conventional Linux ISO files in that ours is not a hybrid-ISO image and this means that the ONLY way to use Nitrux is deploying the ISO image using znx. We DO NOT recommend that you flash the ISO raw to a storage device AT ALL, please use znx.

- We only support booting from EFI and UEFI motherboards and not from the CSM or Compatibility Support Module or Legacy BIOS motherboards because of this, meaning that if you have enabled CSM in your UEFI to boot other systems, it must be disabled to boot Nitrux. Most Linux distributions already support UEFI boot.

- Nitrux, by default, uses OpenGL (3.1) acceleration as the rendering backend, this is to provide users of a great experience when they are running the distribution on their computers. We do recommend that in this case, testers use XRender instead. We also suggest that users don't attempt to install the guest additions from the VirtualBox Guest ISO or install the package using APT and this is because the Linux kernel since version 4.16 does already include the video driver and related modules.

Support and Help
[en] https://nxos.org/en/compendium/
[es] https://nxos.org/es/compedio/

FAQ
[en] https://nxos.org/en/faq/
[es] https://nxos.org/es/faq/

Download
[en] https://nxos.org/#download
[es ] https://nxos.org/es/#download

Mirrors available at
Opendesktop.org https://www.opendesktop.org/p/1188112/
SourceForge https://sourceforge.net/projects/nitruxos/
OSDN Magazine https://osdn.net/projects/nitrux/

Sponsor Nitrux
[en] https://nxos.org/#sponsor
[es] https://nxos.org/es/#sponsor

sqmishra

1 month ago

Latest image won't boot with Parallels either. Guys, this is a major disaster for a new distro. Did you not even test the ISO? It reflects very badly on the possible QC of the complete distro.

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DevianTN7k1

1 month ago

Yes, we test the ISO. As we have mentioned continuously, our ISO is NOT a hybrid ISO file like every other Linux distributions do. To boot our ISO in real hardware first, you need an EFI capable device; then you need to use znx to deploy it. Like it was mentioned in the release article on our blog, to use it in a virtual machine you have to enable EFI in the virtual machine configuration. In VirtualBox, it is a checkbox under System, and in Parallels, you have to specify the boot flag vm.bios.efi=1 (this is mentioned in the Parallels support pages).

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sqmishra

1 month ago

Thanks. Will post after doing the necessary adjustments for running in a VM.

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red-rhett

2 months ago

The latest stable release won't boot in VMware workstation; it also can't be installed to USB using Rufus

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DevianTN7k1

2 months ago

Please read our blog for more information.

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Fldarknesss

3 months ago

-looks nice, but works badly

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Sourav_Kumar

5 months ago

+most beautiful

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LnxSlck

8 months ago

The user interface is clean and very professional. The distro is fast and light, with a very small memory and cpu footprint. My favorite distro so far.

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1219774571

9 months ago

konsole incompatible fcitx

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azubieta

11 months ago

Awesome and beautiful!

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1.1.2 20 days ago

What's new

- The third release of Nitrux 1.1.x series.
- Update Linux kernel to mainline version 4.20.0.
- Updated Plasma 5 (5.14.4), KDE Apps (18.12.0), KF5 (5.54.0).

- Updated znx:
+ Don't add the menu entry if no images were found.
+ Test if URL points to a local file before trying to copy it.
+ Append the release type to the file name.
+ Fixed file name for upload.
+ Various fixes. Use _print for writing to stdout. Remove unneeded &&'s.
+ Fixed list command.
+ For the sake of brevity, cd to/during the clean command.
+ Fix for #16. Use %s when printing user-provided positional parameters.

- Update MauiKit, Index, Pix, Buho, VVave.
- Added Nota Text Editor.
- Updated Chromium and LibreOffice AppImages.
- Updated NVIDIA binary Xorg driver, NVIDIA driver support binaries, NVIDIA kernel source, NVIDIA DKMS, NVIDIA OpenGL-based Inband Frame Readback runtime library, NVIDIA OpenGL/GLX/EGL/GLES GLVND libraries and Vulkan ICD, NVIDIA OpenGL-based Framebuffer Capture runtime library, NVENC Video Encoding runtime library, NVIDIA Video Decoding runtime libraries, NVIDIA libcompute, NVIDIA binary OpenGL/GLX configuration library to 415.25.


Known issues

- Included VLC AppImage does not include an icon.

Notes

- Our ISO is a standard ISO-9660 bootable image. However, our ISO dramatically differs from other conventional Linux ISO files in that ours is not a hybrid-ISO image and this means that the ONLY way to use Nitrux is deploying the ISO image using znx. We DO NOT recommend that you flash the ISO raw to a storage device AT ALL, please use znx.

- We only support booting from EFI and UEFI motherboards and not from the CSM or Compatibility Support Module or Legacy BIOS motherboards because of this, meaning that if you have enabled CSM in your UEFI to boot other systems, it must be disabled to boot Nitrux. Most Linux distributions already support UEFI boot.

- Nitrux, by default, uses OpenGL (3.1) acceleration as the rendering backend, this is to provide users of a great experience when they are running the distribution on their computers. We do recommend that in this case, testers use XRender instead. We also suggest that users don't attempt to install the guest additions from the VirtualBox Guest ISO or install the package using APT and this is because the Linux kernel since version 4.16 does already include the video driver and related modules.

Support and Help
[en] https://nxos.org/en/compendium/
[es] https://nxos.org/es/compedio/

FAQ
[en] https://nxos.org/en/faq/
[es] https://nxos.org/es/faq/

Download
[en] https://nxos.org/#download
[es ] https://nxos.org/es/#download

Mirrors available at
Opendesktop.org https://www.opendesktop.org/p/1188112/
SourceForge https://sourceforge.net/projects/nitruxos/
OSDN Magazine https://osdn.net/projects/nitrux/

Sponsor Nitrux
[en] https://nxos.org/#sponsor
[es] https://nxos.org/es/#sponsor

1.1.1 1 month ago

What's new:
- The second release of Nitrux 1.1.x series.
- Update kernel to mainline version 4.19.5.
- Updated Plasma 5 (5.14.4), KDE Apps (18.11.90), KF5 (5.53.0) and Qt 5 (5.11.2).
- Added VAAPI driver for Intel G45 & HD Graphics family, Video Acceleration (VA) API for Linux, Intel Thunderbolt userspace components.
- Added utilities and scripts for power management.
- Added VDPAU driver with OpenGL/VAAPI backend.
- Added Bluetooth module for PulseAudio sound server.
- Added VDPAU-based backend for VA API.
- Added Open VMware Tools for virtual machines hosted on VMware.
- Added QXL display driver.
- Updated znx:
---- Modify the variable value before creating menu entries.
---- Append a newline character after the version number
---- Simplify the _mount function
---- Rename the 'rollback' command to 'revert'
---- Always succeed on cleanups
---- Don't check if a device is a partition
---- Improved help. Accepts the -h and --help flags. Accepts the -v and -- version flags.
---- Use bash to avoid variable substitution issues
---- Use a standard name for the active and the backup image. Don't rely on the file extension for any operation.
---- Invoke bash instead of dash.
---- Show a warning if there are no images available for booting.
---- Don't prevent the user from deploying images that are already deployed.
---- Reordered arguments for find command.

- Updated Luv icon theme.
- Updated Welcome Wizard.
- Updated NVIDIA binary Xorg driver to 415.18.
- Added NVIDIA driver support binaries, NVIDIA kernel source, NVIDIA DKMS, NVIDIA OpenGL-based Inband Frame Readback runtime library, NVIDIA OpenGL/GLX/EGL/GLES GLVND libraries and Vulkan ICD, NVIDIA OpenGL-based Framebuffer Capture runtime library, NVENC Video Encoding runtime library, NVIDIA Video Decoding runtime libraries, NVIDIA libcompute, NVIDIA binary OpenGL/GLX configuration library,

Known issues:
- Included VLC AppImage does not include an icon.

Notes:
- Our ISO is a standard ISO-9660 bootable image. However, our ISO dramatically differs from other conventional Linux ISO files in that ours is not a hybrid-ISO image and this means that the ONLY way to use Nitrux is deploying the ISO image using znx. We DO NOT recommend that you flash the ISO raw to a storage device AT ALL, please use znx.
- Nitrux, by default, uses OpenGL (3.1) acceleration as the rendering backend, this is to provide users of a great experience when they are running the distribution on their computers. We do recommend that in this case, testers use XRender instead. We also suggest that users don't attempt to install the guest additions from the VirtualBox Guest ISO or install the package using APT and this is because the Linux kernel since version 4.16 does already include the video driver and related modules.

1.1.0 2 months ago

What's new:
- First version of Nitrux 1.1.x series of releases.
- Updated kernel to version 4.19.0.
- Updated Plasma 5 (5.14.2), KDE Apps (18.08.2), KF5 (5.52.0) and Qt 5 (5.11.2).

Known issues:
- Included VLC AppImage does not include an icon.

Notes:

- Our ISO is a standard ISO-9660 bootable image. However, our ISO dramatically differs from other conventional Linux ISO files in that ours is not a hybrid-ISO image and this means that the ONLY way to use Nitrux is deploying the ISO image using znx. We DO NOT recommend that you flash the ISO raw to a storage device AT ALL, please use znx.

1.0.16 3 months ago

What's new:
- Updated packages from Ubuntu/cosmic.
- Updated kernel to version 4.18.10.
- Updated Plasma 5 (5.13.90), KDE Apps (18.08.1), KF5 (5.51.0) and Qt 5 (5.11.1).
- Updated Nomad Look and Feel. Fixed bug with the top panel.
- Updated Luv icon theme.
- Updated Software Center.
- Remove Babe (deprecated) music player.
- Fixed bug where PPAs couldn't be added.

Known issues:
- Installer icon in the desktop is below the top panel. This is already a bug known to the KDE Bug Tracker.

Nitrux 1.0.16 is the last release that we will make of our 1.0.x series of releases. Version 1.0.16 is an update to the previous release.
The typical monthly updates for the kernel and the Plasma stack are included. In this new release, the Software Center was updated to use our new web scraper backend allowing for automated sorting and listing of AppImages.
This is still a work in progress but it's fully functional.

1.0.15 4 months ago

What's new
- Updated packages from Ubuntu/cosmic.
- Updated kernel to version 4.18.5.
- Updated Plasma 5 (5.13.4), KDE Apps (18.08), KF5 (5.50.0) and Qt 5 (5.11.1).
- Updated Kvantum to version 0.10.9.
- Added Mesa (18.1.5) drivers for Vulkan, VDPAU and support for VP-API.
- Added microcode updates for Intel (3.20180807a.1) and AMD (3.20180524.1) processors.
- Added support for ExFAT drives.
- Added support for btrfs partitions in Calamares (default is ext4).
- Added Kcalc.
- Disabled KDE Wallet subsystem.

Known issues:
- AppImages not showing an icon in the menu. This is a known issue and we're working together with the AppImage team on a solution. Logging out and logging in solves it.
- Can not edit top panel. This is caused by a bug in the look and feel package. We're keeping track of it here https://github.com/nomad-desktop/nomad-plasma-look-and-feel/issues/32.

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