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Today is the day! — Nitrux 3.4.0 “pl” is available to download

We are pleased to announce the launch of Nitrux 3.4.0. This new version combines the latest software updates, bug fixes, performance improvements, and ready-to-use hardware support.

Nitrux 3.4.0 is available immediately.

🔰 Information: The codename for this release is “pl,” which refers to the fact that we will continue to use Plasma 5 (5.27.x is an LTS release) until we replace it with Maui Shell; also see this post, Plasma 6 in Nitrux, when?

⚠️ Important: Despite the efforts and improvements in this and previous releases, we’re not claiming to be security or forensic experts or that the distribution is “impenetrable” or “unhackable,” so there isn’t any misunderstanding. Suggestions to continue improving on this area are welcome at our organization at GitHub (open a new discussion).

🔰 Information: The ISO file is signed with a GPG key, and we only provide SHA512 checksum files; please check the Notes to know more.

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📜 Table of Contents

    1. What’s new
    2. Download
    3. Known issues
    4. Notes
    5. Report bugs
    6. Changelog history
    7. Resources
    8. PSA (post-release service announcements)
    9. Get involved

✨ What’s new

We recommend new users do a fresh installation using the latest media. For users of the previous version (3.3.0), please check the Notes for information about upgrading Nitrux.

Nitrux 3.4.0 uses Linux 6.7.11-1 (Liquorix)

We’ve updated the distribution components listed below.

  • Firefox to version 124.0.1.
  • MauiKit, MauiKit Frameworks, and Maui Apps to version 3.3.0.
  • Nitrux Update Tool System to version 2.1.3.
    • The utility will display a warning when it detects NVIDIA hardware.
  • We have updated our linux-firmware package to include newer files from the Linux firmware repository (up to the commit 3b128b60) for the following drivers.
    • “amdgpu”: Open-source graphics driver for AMD Radeon GPUs.
    • “cirrus”: Cirrus Logic video cards.
    • “i915”: Intel graphics driver for integrated graphics processors.
    • “intel_ipu6”: Intel Imaging Processing Unit 6 (IPU6) for image and video processing.
    • “iwlwifi”: Intel Wireless Wi-Fi Link adapters.
    • “mediatek”: MediaTek SoC firmware.
    • “rtl_bt”: Realtek Bluetooth USB devices.
  • Distrobox to version
  • Touchegg to version 2.0.17.
  • AMD Open Source Driver for Vulkan® to version v-2024.Q1.3.
  • The NX Desktop utility desktop-config was updated to allow users to turn on or off double-clicking to open directories in Maui Apps.
  • The custom page add-ons for the Plasma System monitor were updated to display the CPU temperature and frequency. Also, the GPU Util page was updated with a new layout, and we’ve included another page for laptops to display their discrete GPU data.
    • ⚠️ Important: Plasma System Monitor will not report GPU data in a VM; this is not a bug in Nitrux or caused by Nitrux.

We’ve added the following components to the distribution.

  • saferm is a wrapper designed to intercept the execution of the rm command. Its primary purpose is to prevent users from accidentally or maliciously deleting critical directories such as the root directory (/) or their home directory (~).
  • ethtool. Ethtool can query and change settings such as speed, auto-negotiation, and checksum offload on many network devices, especially Ethernet devices.
  • Powercap. This includes utilities for accessing the powercap Linux kernel feature through sysfs.
  • GeoClue. GeoClue is a D-Bus geoinformation service.

We’ve fixed or closed the following issues in the distribution; see Report bugs.

  • Fix a problem with the service script for the USB multiplexor daemon for iPhone and iPod Touch devices (usbmuxd), which prevented OpenRC from starting the service.
  • Fix a problem with the service script for Tor, which prevented OpenRC from starting the service.

We’ve removed the following components from the distribution.

  • Starting with the release of Nitrux, we no longer use packages provided by the KDE Neon developers who provide the latest Plasma, KDE Frameworks, and recent Qt releases. Instead, all Plasma, KDE Frameworks, and Qt packages come directly from Debian.
    • ⚠️ Important: Due to these changes, we strongly recommend following the alternative method to update the distribution described in our tutorial.
  • Agenda (Calendar Maui App) due to a problem with the application crashing.

📥 Download

Here are various ways to download our ISOs and virtual appliances.

Checksums (SHA512).

Check the tutorial for using the signature file or the checksum; click here.

⛔ Known issues

To see a list of known issues, click here.

🗒 Notes

To see a list of release notes, click here.

🐞 Report bugs

To report bugs, please use our bug tracker on GitHub.

📝 Changelog history

To see a list of previous changelogs, click here for the changes archived at our site or for the changes archived at Sourceforge.

📰 Resources

Here are various articles, tutorials, and other information on our blog.

📢 PSA (Post-release service announcements)

Here’s a list of post-release service announcements for this version of Nitrux.

🚀 Get involved

Everyone can participate in the Nitrux community on many levels, from advising fellow Nitrux users to becoming a maintainer. Any contribution, even the smallest, is valued. To start contributing to Nitrux, click here.