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NuTyX 11.5 Linux Distro Released: A Highly Flexible Operating System

If you’ve ever thought of building your own Linux-based operating system, you must have come across the Linux from scratch (LFS) project. It’s one of the best guides that teaches you to build your own customized Linux system from sources.

NuTyX is one such complete GNU/Linux distribution inspired by LFS and BLFS (Beyond LFS) that gives you full control of your OS. Continuing the development, the NuTyX dev team has released a new point version NuTyX 11.5 with minor improvements and package updates. So, let’s take a look at the new features and enhancements in NuTyX 11.5.

NuTyX 11.5: What’s New?

NuTyX is built around some unique concepts like Collections and Groups that provide high flexibility. Another unique feature of NuTyX is its custom package manager called ‘Cards’ that comes in NuTyX 11.5 with its latest version 2.4.115.

Using the package manager, you can install individual binary packages or a group of related binary packages and compile source packages from ‘ports’. Among the desktop packages, NuTyX now offers upgraded graphical interfaces in a binary form such as MATE 1.24.0, Xfce 4.14.1, and KDE Plasma 5.18.5 (with its framework 5.70.0 and application bundle 20.04.1).

The latest NuTyX 11.5 release ships the Long-term support (LTS) Linux kernel 4.19.123 for its 64-bit base system. If you don’t know, NuTyx also offers 64-bit ISO images for installing a ‘rolling’ base system that requires no internet connection.

NuTyX 11.5 also continues the development of its 32-bit version that features Kernel 4.9.224. Furthermore, the ‘kernel-419’ package in NuTyX replaces the ‘kernel-lts’ package. It now includes four versions of LTS kernel along with the last stable kernel, such as kernel 4.9, 4.14, 4.19, 5.4, and 5.6.

Additionally, VirtualBox and NVIDIA graphics card drivers and utilities are now available for all five kernel versions.

Now coming to the NuTyX applications, here is the list of core and desktop software with their updated version:

  • GNU C Library 2.31
  • Graphical server Xorg-server 1.20.8
  • Mesa Library 20.0.6
  • GTK3 3.24.20 and QT 5.14.2
  • Python 3.8.3 and 2.7.18
  • Thunderbird 68.8.0
  • Scribus 1.5.5
  • LibreOffice 6.4.3.2
  • GIMP 2.10.18
  • Firefox 76.0.1
  • Epiphany 3.36.1

How To Download, Install, Or Upgrade NuTyX 11.5?

If you’re an existing user of NuTyX, you can run a single command to upgrade your system to the latest version:

sudo cards upgrade

For a fresh installation, you can download the ISO image of NuTyX 11.5 from here. If you want a complete installation guide from creating a bootable USB to booting NuTyX, you can follow the official docs from here.

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