Article from Issue 275/2023

In the news: Nitrux 2.9.1 Available and Uses a Newer Linux Kernel; Zorin OS 16.3; Mageia 9 RC1; Linux Mint 21.2; AlmaLinux Will No Longer Aim for 1:1 RHEL Compatibility; Canonical Announces Real-Time Ubuntu for Intel Core; EU-US Data Privacy Framework Ensures Safe Data Transfers; and IEEE Releases New Standard for LiFi Communications.

Nitrux 2.9.1 Available and Uses a Newer Linux Kernel

The developers of the systemd-free Linux distribution, Nitrux, have released a new version of the operating system (version 2.9.1) which includes kernel 6.4. This Debian-based distribution is immutable and uses the KDE Plasma desktop environment as a base to form its own unique desktop, called NX Desktop.

Although this is just a point release, it shifts to the Liquorix Linux kernel, version 6.4.8, the latest KDE software (including KDE Frameworks 5.108 and KDE Gear 23.04.3), and is built against Qt 5.15.5.

You'll also find a few new bits, such as the Kernel Boot tool that simplifies the process of booting different kernels. Another addition is the Hardware Probe Tool, which makes hardware detection easier and more reliable. As well, fuse-overlayfs has been added for rootless containers. Finally, you'll enjoy built-in support for AppImages and a suite of convergent applications (called Maui Apps), such as Index, Nota, Station, VVave, Pix, Clip, Buho, and Shelf.


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