Welcome to the #NXWorld

Hi there! Meet Nitrux. Powered by Linux, Plasma 5, Qt and KDE Technologies.


Nitrux is made with 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 Nomad 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!.

Next — Introducing znx

A new horizon for Linux distributions.

znx follows the concept of AppImages which is that software isn’t “installed” but it is instead deployed. 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 spread 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 in /data. 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 would go in /applications where they would be 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.

Next — Introducing Nomad Desktop

Introducing Nomad Desktop.

Using a special blend of aesthetics and functionality, Nomad Desktop aims to extend Plasma to suit new
users without compromising its power and flexibility for experts. Click here to know more.

Nomad 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.

Next — Everything You Need

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.
Gwenview, image viewer.

Next — NX Software Center

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.

Next — Nomad Firewall

Securing your desktop and workstation.

Nomad 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. Nomad 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 to 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, 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 a 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.

Next — Plasma Vaults

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.

Next — Our Reviews

Our Reviews.

See why people are falling in with Nitrux.

Your feedback is what makes Nitrux get better each release and we absolutely would love to hear back from you, our users. If you’re still unsure about downloading and installing Nitrux on your computer check the reviews below.

Nomad Desktop is an interesting concept. It’s fairly advanced for a new thing — OCS Magazine.

Nitrux is a beautiful desktop that is incredibly efficient to use — Linux.com.

Nitrux: The most beautiful Linux distribution ever; elegant and cutting edge — It's FOSS.

Reviews from YouTube.

We’d like to thank every content creator that took the time to give Nitrux an honest review or an overview for their viewers. Below are their videos.

Nitrux Linux: Most Beautiful Linux Distribution? — By It’s FOSS – Linux Blog

Nitrux OS beautiful KDE Plasma — By Linux Network

Nitrux OS 1.0.10 (NXOS) Review 2018 — By Zatiel

Nitrux Linux – What’s what – submitted on Distrowatch 2017-06-14 — By Basic IT Stuff

Introducing Nitrux 1.0.7 — By Linux Scoop

Nitrux OS 1.0.14 — By Linux Network

Nitrux OS 1.0.15 Review – Absolutely gorgeous looking Linux OS — By quidsup

Nitrux 1.0.14 overview | Change The Rules — By Riba Linux

Nitrux 1.0.15 Installation and First Look — By DistroTube

Nitrux 1.0.16 – See What’s New — By LinuxScoop

Nitrux 1.1.1 overview | Meet Nitrux, powered by Linux, KDE Plasma 5, Qt and Nomad Desktop. — By Riba Linux

Nitrux 1.0.15 Overview — By LT

Next — Download Nitrux

The Wait is Finally Over.

Help us find issues and fix bugs within the operating system. Download Nitrux 1.1.1 and give it a try!. We’re looking forward to your feedback.

Supported Platform: AMD64/x64
Size: 1.47GB

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Next — One More Thing

Don't Follow. #Lead.

If there’s one thing we don’t lack is ambition.

Our drive and motivation are to create an operating system that helps the user get their stuff done. We have a vision, a goal and that is to make things; to make Nitrux work for you. We are creating new and innovative technologies that will help us achieve these goals.

A free and modular front-end framework for developing fast and powerful user experiences. A set of templated controls and tools based off QQC2 and Kirigami.

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znx is a tool that lets you deploy multiple operating systems in a single storage device, performs delta updates and also performs rollbacks on the operating systems.

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We are currently seeking business partners to accelerate development in order to build the perfect operating system for professional use. If you would like to participate, fund or make an investment in Nitrux, please contact us at hello@nxos.org.


We’re all one team at Nitrux, working together towards the same goals. Every employee shares a part of our success when we reach those goals. We also recognise those who embody what Nitrux is all about, making sure to those who go the extra mile are handsomely rewarded for inspiring us. Bringing together people from different backgrounds makes us stronger. Our goal is to make every employee feel welcome, whatever their personal circumstances. We value an open, diverse, and passionate workplace where everyone can be themselves, thrive, and do the best work of their careers.

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