Nitrux 2.9 OS is Available with the New Update Tool
The latest stable version of Nitrux OS, Nitrux 2.9, was released last week with a new Update Tool System, KDE Plasma 5.27.6 LTS, and Linux kernel 6.3.9-Liquorix. Nitrux operating system is the Debian-based rolling-release GNU/Linux distribution.
This release, codenamed “nu”, brings several software updates, hardware support, bug fixes, and performance improvements. Now, let’s have a detailed look at some of its new features and enhancements.
Nitrux 2.9 OS: What’s New?
Nitrux Update Tool System
One of the significant highlights of Nitrux 2.9 is the introduction of the Nitrux Update Tool System (nuts). This program makes it simpler for administrators to efficiently manage their systems by streamlining the upgrading and rolling back of installations. Furthermore, Nitrux 2.9 includes the latest KDE software, featuring KDE Plasma 5.27.6 LTS, KDE Frameworks 5.107, and KDE Gear 23.04.2. It also incorporates the Linux kernel 6.3.9-Liquorix, ensuring compatibility and performance improvements.
Nitrux 2.9 enhances the user experience by shipping with additional firewall rules. These rules enable the pairing of the KDE Connect mobile app with the Nitrux desktop by default. NVMe multipath is also enabled by default for all new installations, offering improved storage functionality. Moreover, this release introduces new modules and enhances support for GTK apps within the Fcitx5 input method framework, enhancing the overall versatility of the operating system.
This release includes the latest NVIDIA 535.54.03 graphics driver, MESA 23.2 git graphics stack, AMD Open Source Driver for Vulkan (AMDVLK) 20233.Q2.3, Distrobox 1.5.0, Mauikit 3.0.0, OpenRC 0.47.1, and Intel SOF firmware 2.2.5. Hence, these updates ensure optimal hardware support and compatibility with the latest hardware technologies, contributing to enhanced performance.
New Firmware Files
Furthermore, Nitrux 2.9 introduces an updated linux-firmware package. This package includes new firmware files for drivers, such as amdgpu, ath11k, brcm, cirrus, cxgb4, i915, intel/avs, iwlwifi, rtl_bt, rtlwifi, rtw89, and numerous others.
In addition to these updates, Nitrux 2.9 brings about other noteworthy changes.
- An application menu entry to install the Heroic Games Launcher
- Support for the OpenConnect VPN plugin for NetworkManager
- Integration of kexec-tools, allowing users to boot a Linux kernel from the context of a running kernel
- Wireguard VPN that runs inside the kernel
Additionally, this update fixes a number of flaws and difficulties that users reported with the prior release. Existing Nitrux users can utilize the new upgrade tool to upgrade to Nitrux 2.9 version directly. For fresh installation of Nitrux 2.9, you can download the ISO images from the official website.
The sources for this article include a story from 9to5Linux.