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FOSS Project Spotlight: Nitrux, a Linux Distribution with a Focus on AppImages and Atomic Upgrades


Nitrux is a Linux distribution with a focus on portable, application formats like AppImages. Nitrux uses KDE Plasma 5 and KDE Applications, and it also uses our in-house software suite Nomad Desktop.

What Can You Use Nitrux For?

Well, just about anything! You can surf the internet, word-process, send email, create spreadsheets, listen to music, watch movies, chat, play games, code, do photo editing, create content—whatever you want!

Nitrux's main feature is the Nomad Desktop, which aims to extend Plasma to suit new users without compromising its power and flexibility for experts. Nomad's features:

Nitrux is a complete operating system that ships the essential apps and services for daily use: office applications, PDF reader, image editor, music and video players and so on. 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 chosen to perform the best when using your computer:

Explore a Universe of Apps in Nitrux

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. Its features allow you to search, install and manage 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 and mobile devices.

Nomad Software Center

Figure 1. The Nomad Software Center

Securing Your Desktop and Workstation

Nomad Firewall is a firewall tool for Linux that uses the Qt toolkit. You can use the wizard to create a basic firewall and 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 manage the Linux kernel's packet filtering system.

Nomad Firewall

Figure 2. The Nomad Firewall

What We're Working On

znx: https://github.com/Nitrux/znx

znx allows users to perform the following:

For more information about how znx works, see the documentation.

Maui Project: https://maui-project.org

The Maui Project is a free and modular front-end framework for developing fast and powerful user experiences:

For more information and to download Nitrux, visit https://nxos.org/#welcome.

—Nitrux Latinoamericana S.C.

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