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NuTyX icon A French GNU/Linux distribution built from scratch and using it's own package manager.

NuTyX is an open-source and free GNU/Linux distribution created in France and built using the popular Linux From Scratch (LFS) and Beyond Linux From Scratch (BLFS) projects. It uses a custom package manager called "cards" and compiles source packages from "ports."

It's package management system is similar to those used in the CRUX operating system. The NuTyX GNU/Linux distribution offers multi-language support and it's targeted at intermediate and advanced Linux users.

Boot options and supported architectures

When booting the NuTyX live ISO image for the first time, you'll have a few boot options to choose from, including the ability to start the live system and use the operating system without installing anything on your computer. However, the default boot option is to install the NuTyX GNU/Linux on the local disk drive.

Both the live and install boot options come with debug variants in case you want to help the developers report a bug you've discovered in the live ISO image. In any case, NuTyX GNU/Linux is currently only supported on 64-bit (x86_64) hardware architectures as older 32-bit machines aren't supported.

First-time setup even for the live session

The NuTyX GNU/Linux live session requires users to do a first-time setup. Steps involved in the first-time setup process include choosing a system language and region, selecting a keyboard layout, configure a network card, setting the system clock, time, and date, and adding a user.

Usually, these steps are required when you want to install the operating system after you've tried the live session, so we find the whole process quite long and annoying, especially if you only want to give NuTyX a quick test drive to see how it works. Not to mention that the whole process fails in a virtual machine.

Clean, old-style MATE desktop for GNOME 2 fans

After finally arriving in the live session, you'll find that NuTyX offers you a clean, yet old-school looking MATE desktop environment, which is fast and perfect for fans of the old GNOME 2 desktop environment. The MATE desktop features the classic two-panel setup with a panel at the top and one at the bottom.

The good news is that the NuTyX live ISO image is packed with dozens of apps, including all the standard apps of the MATE desktop environment, as well as various popular Open Source software that you'll need for your daily computing needs. Even a few games are installed, for recreation.

Bottom line

As mentioned before, NuTyX GNU/Linux is designed for intermediate and advanced. Besides MATE, users will also be able to install the KDE Plasma, LXDE, LXQt, and Xfce desktop environments, so NuTyX can be flexible. However, we don't recommend NuTyX for Linux newcomers, which will have to look elsewhere.

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NuTyX was reviewed by Marius Nestor
3.0/5
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