Nitrux is a new Linux distribution with focus on design. It introduces Nomad desktop which is built on top of KDE Plasma 5 and Qt.

Linux Distribution Nitrux 1.1.2 is available to download

Linux Distribution

We are pleased to announce the launch of Nitrux 1.1.2. This new version brings together the latest software updates, bug fixes, performance improvements, and ready-to-use hardware support.

Nitrux 1.1.2 is available for immediate download. To update please check the Compendium for instructions.

What's new

  1. The third release of Nitrux 1.1.x series.
  2. Update Linux kernel to mainline version 4.20.0.
  3. Updated Plasma 5 (5.14.4), KDE Apps (18.12.0), KF5 (5.54.0).
  4. Updated znx:
    4.1. Don't add the menu entry if no images were found.
    4.2. Test if URL points to a local file before trying to copy it.
    4.3. Append the release type to the file name.
    4.4. Fixed file name for upload.
    4.5. Various fixes. Use print for writing to stdout. Remove unneeded &&'s.
    4.6. Fixed list command.
    4.7. For the sake of brevity, cd to/during the clean command.
    4.8. Fix for #16. Use %s when printing user-provided positional parameters.
  5. Update MauiKit, Index, Pix, Buho, VVave.
  6. Added Nota Text Editor.
  7. Updated Chromium and LibreOffice AppImages.
  8. 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.


  • 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.

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