For the first time apart from its internal computing systems, such as the Tuxedo Pulse 15 – Gen2 with AMD Lucienne or the InfinityBook S 17 Gen6 with Intel Tiger Lake-H, the Augsburg-based Linux distributor Tuxedo Computers publishes its definition of a derivative of Ubuntu Linux 22.04 LTS (“Jammy Jellyfish”) for everyone.
Based on the current release of Canonical’s Ubuntu Linux distribution, which is also easy to access and easy to manage for beginners, the three main components of the operating system with Linux 5.15 LTS, Gnome 42 and long-term support until 2027 are now available. arranged. , but the new Tuxedo OS 1, which was first publicly available as System Image (ISO) available for download clearly wants to be more than just “the next Ubuntu distribution”.
Based on the modern and customizable KDE Plasma 5.24 LTS Linux desktop, also equipped with long-term support, Tuxedo Computers GmbH has implemented its own vision of an Ubuntu derivative.
Tuxedo OS 1 in detail
Tuxedo OS 1 is based on Ubuntu and KDE Plasma and places great importance on extensive Linux compatibility on the hardware and software side.
Graphics drivers for AMD, Intel and Nvidia
Tuxedo OS 1 comes with both free and proprietary drivers, so desktops and laptops are “out of the box” regardless of base CPU and GPU.
In addition to the free graphics drivers from AMD and Intel, Nvidia’s proprietary GeForce driver is also used, assuming a suitable graphics card is available.
Players are also taken care of
For gamers, the open source game manager Lutris and the heroic game launcher, which is supported by GOG and the Epic Games Store, is available in the repositories and current apps are also represented. To ensure better compatibility between Linux, Windows, and macOS, Tuxedo OS also implements various services such as a Progressive Web App (PWA).
Popular services like Google Drive, Microsoft Teams, Zoom and Spotify are also available to the user, which require an internet connection anyway and should also offer corresponding functionality as a web app.
Tuxedo OS does without Snap
Unlike Ubuntu, Tuxedo is not based on the one developed by Canonical Napa software distribution system and package manager for Linux, but in the Debian Package Manager and Debian packages (.debutante). Mozilla Firefox and Chromium browsers, for example, are also available. If you want, you can use Twitch, Netflix, Disney+ and Amazon Prime.
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