Tuxedo OS 2: Preview with KDE Plasma 5.26.3 is ready for testing

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After the premiere of Tuxedo OS 1, the in-house operating system of the Augsburg-based Linux distributor Tuxedo Computers, Tuxedo OS 2, the successor, is now ready for testing. The new distribution is based on Ubuntu Linux 22.04 LTS and KDE Plasma 5.26.3.

Tuxedo OS 1, which was released on October 3rd, is the first draft of what Tuxedo sees as its own definition of an Ubuntu derivative. The Linux distribution is used on the Tuxedo Pulse 15 – Gen2 with AMD Lucienne and the InfinityBook S 17 Gen6 with Intel Tiger Lake-H35, among others, but is also available for computer systems outside of the Tuxedo ecosystem.

Tuxedo OS is more up-to-date than its Ubuntu base

The preview of Tuxedo OS 2 now makes the next one Step and is intended to give a first look at the 2nd edition of the free operating system, which has the following key data:

  • Linux 5.15 LTS*
  • KDE Plasma 5.26.3
  • KDE Frameworks 5.100.0
  • Qt Framework 5.17.7
  • Mesa 3D 22.2.3

*) is to be replaced in the final version of Linux 6.0< /p>

Current software packages, runtime environments and frameworks, such as the graphics stack Mesa 3D in version 22.2.3, which is essential for gaming under Linux, and the current desktop KDE Plasma in version 5.26.3 are a clear indication that the distribution will be more up-to-date, as its Ubuntu base.

In the area of ​​audio and video, PipeWire 0.3.60 and WirePlumber 0.4.12 are available, while the new graphical installer Calamares 3.2.60 is a smooth installation.

The free browser Firefox is represented in the latest version 107 and the office suite LibreOffice in version 7.3.6 on board. Unlike Ubuntu, Tuxedo OS 2 still does not rely on the Snap developed by Canonical, but on the classic Debian packages (.deb).

Graphic drivers for AMD, Intel and Nvidia

Tuxedo OS 2 comes with both free and proprietary drivers, so that desktops and notebooks are ready for use “out of the box” regardless of the CPU and GPU basis. In addition to the free graphics drivers from AMD and Intel, the proprietary GeForce driver from Nvidia is also used, provided you have the appropriate graphics card.

For gamers too is taken care of

For gamers, the open source game manager Lutris and the Heroic Games Launcher, which is compatible with GOG and the Epic Games Store, are available in the Repositories are available and current applications are also represented. To ensure improved compatibility between Linux, Windows and macOS, Tuxedo OS also implements several services as a Progressive Web App (PWA).

Tuxedo Download OS 2 Preview

Tuxedo OS 2 (ISO) Preview can now be downloaded directly from the official website. For more information, see the project page on the GitHub developer platform.