A Warm NuTyX Welcome To All
NuTyX is a complete GNU/Linux distribution with high performance and flexibility. It is based on the Linux From Scratch books LFS and BLFS.
We recommend that potential users first acquire some knowledge about the GNU/Linux system.
NuTyX is an excellent operating system for persons who want to commit themselves in developing their skills further and learn how a Linux system is put together.
NuTyX is a binary distribution optimized for i686 and x86_64 architectures.
It is up to you to decide whether to use the ports system to compile and install your own source packages or to be content with the binary packages that are natively integrated into the system.
NuTyX offers the GNOME, MATE, LXDE, KDE5, enlightenment and XFCE GUI in binary form.
The 10 benefits of NuTyX
- You can install it from almost
any other distribution, thanks to the BASH script located at
http://downloads.nutyx.org/install-nutyx. this can be downloaded,
study it carefully to see what it will do, then launch it from the host
distribution. Briefly, the script will check for all the necessary
tools, then start the download of a minimal set of packages and finally,
install them in the location you specified. Details and explanations are
found in http://www.nutyx.org/en/generate-iso.html.
- The hierarchical ports
collection system provides maximum flexibility in managing software. Each
collection is divided into a mandatory and an extra part.
- A very simple
method called porting allows you to download a recipe
from our repositories. This recipe is very similar to the scripts used in CRUX, and is usually less
than 10 lines long. It can also determine and apply all needed Dependencies.
Instead of the script, you can also use the binary
package manager cards to download and install your packages.
- It has the ability, once installed, to be
modified easily in order to produce a personalized live version of NuTyX. The new
live version can also be re-installed on other machines, should you so
- It allows you to install a complete base binary
package or a selection of individual base binaries
packages. For example: devel, man, doc and lib.
- It has no need of a separate HDD or
partition. The NuTyX installer creates a virtual environment and
therefore is able to install/re-install without formatting the target
disk or partition.
- It has unique installation coding, that
prevents the NuTyX installer from FORMATTING the target partition. This means
that NuTyX can be installed on a partition containing data: (for
example) personal files and various non-system folders.
- It has a very powerful, yet simple
command which allows you to revert to the base system and completely
change the graphical user interface (for example from KDE to XFCE). This makes it unnecessary to reinstall or
download every package again. The downloaded
packages and updates will be simply be reinstalled automatically.
- It has a totally unique package manager
made of expandable modules. It has no dependencies except glibc. One of its
strong points is the ability to discover binary (run-time) dependencies
- It has the ability to compile all the packages
properly per level in a dedicated chroot environment. After compilation, all the
dependencies are again checked to make sure no broken links are found.
The NuTyX team wish you a very warm welcome
on the IRC
channel irc.freenode.org. Mainly active in the evening after 8 PM Paris local time.
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Last updated on 2016-09-16 22:49