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How can I take this great Linux distribution for a spin?.
|CPU||2.5 GHz Dual Core 64-bit|
|Display||128MB VRAM OpenGL 2.1 Support|
|Other||Motherboard with support for USB boot|
|CPU||2.66 GHz Quad Core|
|Display||256MB VRAM OpenGL 3.0 Support|
|Other||Motherboard with support for USB boot, UEFI Support|
– Updated kernel 4.14.15 with patches for Meltdown and Spectre.
– Latest version of Plasma 5 (5.12.80), KDE Apps (18.03.70), KF5 (5.43.0) and Qt 5 (5.9.3).
– Updated NX Software Center; updated UI (WIP), ability to perform updates to AppImages.
– Added Software Updater KCM, a simple to use GUI to update the system.
– Updated Nomad Look and Feel.
– ONLYOffice Desktop Editors does not work in the Live session, this is an issue with permissions. Once the system is installed it works without any issues.
Creating bootable media
How to create a bootable USB drive to try Nitrux.
How to install Nitrux to your computer using the bootable USB.
Using the Terminal.
To use Nitrux on a USB follow the series of commands below. Plug the USB in first and ensure it’s available but not mounted.
Details on how to use your Nitrux system.
Using Nomad Desktop
How to get around the flagship desktop in Nitrux.
How to maintain Nitrux up-to-date.
Installing new software
Assistance in installing more software in Nitrux.
Nomad Desktop is the flagship desktop of Nitrux. It focuses on simplicity and elegance. Written from scratch with integration in mind, the Nomad Desktop tightly integrates with the KF5 stack, employing underlying technologies to offer an alternative desktop experience.
One of the core aims of Nitrux is to provide an out-of-box Linux experience that can take care of the average’s users daily needs with entirely free software.
Dolphin is a lightweight file manager. It has been designed with ease of use and simplicity in mind, while still allowing flexibility and customisation.
Kate is a multi-document, multi-view text editor by KDE. It features stuff like code folding, syntax highlighting, dynamic word wrap, and more.
Konsole is a terminal emulator.
KDE system manager for hardware, software, and workspaces.
KInfoCenter is a utility that provides information about a computer system.
The NX Software Center provides users with an easy way to manage the software installed on their open source operating systems.
ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors allows you to create, view and edit text documents, spreadsheets and presentations of any size and complexity.
Babe will handle your whole music collection, letting you create custom playlists to organize your music.
VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well various streaming protocols.
Nitrux regularly provides updates to the packages that make up the system. These include security updates, bug fixes or newer versions of software. All systems should be updated regularly to ensure the system operates in the most efficient and secure manner possible.
Installing Graphics Drivers.
By default Nitrux will use the open source video driver Nouveau for your NVIDIA graphics card. This driver lacks support for 3D acceleration and may not work with the very latest video cards or technologies from NVIDIA. An alternative to Nouveau are the closed source NVIDIA drivers, which are developed by NVIDIA. AMDGPU is AMD’s open source graphics driver for the latest AMD Radeon graphics cards. It is a compliment to the open source Radeon driver included by default in Nitrux, which works with graphics cards not supported by AMDGPU. Please make sure that you are connected to the Internet before installing these drivers.
If you have an NVIDIA graphics card you will need to install its proprietary driver.
If you have an AMD graphics card you will need to install its FOSS driver.
Installing New Software.
You can install applications in different ways. Terminal or the NX Software Center. With the NX Software Center, you just open it from the menu, and search for the application that you want.