Nitrux is a Linux desktop distro based on Ubuntu, which uses the Calamares installer and includes NX Desktop and NX Firewall on top of the KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment and MauiKit Applications. The previous version Nitrux 1.3.0 brought several performance improvements; now, Nitrux 1.3.1 comes with updated KDE Plasma desktop, KDE Framework and Applications.
Nitrus remains one of the most unique Linux distributions not only because of the beautiful KDE Plasma desktop, but also for employing a portable universal app format, called AppImage, coupled with package managers like APT and DPKG.
Besides the upgraded Linux Kernel from the previous version of v5.6.0-1017 to the latest version 5.6.0-1020 that offers bug and security fixes, Nitrux 1.3.1 also includes some new enhancements.
What's New in Nitrux 1.3.1 Release?
Nitrux 1.3.1 has updated to KDE Plasma 5.19.4, KDE Framework 5.72.0, and KDE Applications 20.04.03, with further touches to GTK theme to make it look more similar like the Kvantum theme and Plasma color scheme. It also updated Luv icon theme, including all the Wallpapers for more modern appearance.
Just as in the previous release, Nitrux 1.3.1 also added more wallpaper to the default collections, and replaced some files with uncompressed images with better quality.
It has also changed the user interface of Calamares installer with the QML port module, Calamares-QML, and also fixed the problem with the environmental variables resulting issues with changing application styles.
How to Upgrade to Nitrux 1.3.1
The new point version, Nitrux 1.3.1 is now available for download, through the ISO images, if you want to give it a spin. And if you are an exisiting user, you can easily upgrade to Nitrux 1.3.1 from the previous version.
Kindly note that the new ISO now uses the LZ4 lossless data compression algorithm for faster installation.