Nitrux is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu suitable for laptops and desktop computers. Nitrux provides all the benefits of the Ubuntu operating system combined with a focus on portable, redistributable application formats like AppImages. Nitrux uses the LTS branch of Ubuntu as a basis using only the core system and then slowly building up to ensure a clean user experience. Nitrux is suitable for newcomers to Linux as well as *nix experienced users. Nitrux uses KDE Plasma 5 and KDE Applications; we also use our in-house software suite Nomad Desktop adding to the user experience.
This sounds very similar to Elementary OS, but instead of Gnome and Gtk+-oriented, it’s built around Qt and KDE technologies. I like distributions that try to do something more interesting than being just another random Gnome or KDE distribution, and I especially like how the open source Linux community seems to be focusing more and more on polish, design, and simplicity lately. Very welcome additions to the Linux world.
I was eager to try this out, but I’m on a Mac and I want to try it in a VM. It’s too bad that’s near impossible – from my own attempt and what I’ve read in the comments on their blog, installing the system requires using their tool “znx” from an existing Linux distro or from Windows 10 with WSL. If only they had a live DVD then they could include znx for the install as part of it. I assume the driver support in Parallels wouldn’t be a problem since it’s based on Ubuntu.