Nitrus is one of the most unique Linux distributions because of the beautiful KDE Plasma desktop, and that it employs a portable universal app format, called AppImage, with support for package managers like APT and DPKG.
While Nitrux has released a new point version, Nitrux 1.3.2 which succeeds the previous Nitrux 1.3.1 released last month, with several changes and update in many software packages.
The latest version Nitrux 1.3.2 also brings bug fixes, performance improvements, and new hardware supports. And most importantly, Nitrux has finally replaced the default Init System from Systemd to OpenRC init system.
What's New in Nitrux 1.3.2 Release?
Besides the replacement of the default Init System from Systemd to OpenRC, Nitrux 1.3.2 has upgraded the Linux Kernel from version 5.6.0-1020 to the latest 5.6.0-1021.
And it has updated KDE Plasma to the latest version 5.19.4, KDE Applications to version 20.11.70, KDE Frameworks to version 5.74.0, Nvidia driver to version 450.66, LibreOffice to version 18.104.22.168.0+, and Firefox to version 80.
There is also the addition of a Wayland session in Nitrux 1.3.2, which feature allows you to gain access from the SDDM login manager, albeit, the Wayland session is not turned on by default. And Plasma (Wayland) session works better with Intel and AMD graphics cards, with the session also working on Nvidia graphics cards, but with lower performance.
Additionally, Nitrux 1.3.2 has added new components like Docker for building AppImages via appimage-builder, Nitroshare for sharing files within the same network, and a tree utility that displays the content of a directory in a tree-like format.
How to Upgrade to Nitrux 1.3.2
If you wish to give Nitrux 1.3.2 a spin, the ISO image is now available for download, and it is recommended to reinstall the distribution after performing a backup with Kup.
But note that Nitrux now offers openrc-init directly, rather than as a service manager of another /sbin/init binary, which means you can not be able to install programs with hard dependency on systemd, for instance Snaps.