Nitrux 2.6 Available with Kernel 6.1 and a Major Change

Jan 04, 2023

The developers of Nitrux have officially released version 2.6 of their Linux distribution with plenty of new features to excite users.

Nitrux 2.6 is available and there are some serious changes to the distribution. First and foremost, dpkg, apt, and PackageKit package managers have been removed in favor of AppImage or Flatpack.

In the release, FlatHub has been enabled by default, and there are plenty of applications that can be installed with that system.

Users of the Live version of Nitrux will notice that the standard package managers are still available, but once the operating system has been installed, those package managers are no longer enabled.

Other changes include Pipeware as the default sound server and Wayland has been added but not enabled by default. The default desktop environment is KDE Plasma and Nitrux 2.6 ships with version 5.26.4, KDE Frameworks 5.101, and KDE Gear 22.12.

Of version 2.6, Uri Herrera, founder of Nitrux, said "This version of this distribution can be seen as the antithesis of the conventional Linux distribution, where a distribution is entirely devoted to its package manager, but this distribution is not.” Herrera continues to say, “Users can use a container of any Linux distribution (Arch, Fedora, Debian, openSUSE, NixOS, Gentoo, and many more), including multiple containers simultaneously; there’s no limitation whatsoever.”

Read more about Nitrux 2.6 in the official release announcement and download your copy now.

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