NuTyX is a complete GNU/Linux distribution with high flexibility thanks to the collections and the groups' concepts.
It's an excellent operating system for people who want to commit themselves to develop their skills further and learn how a Linux system is put together.
It is up to you to decide whether to use the ports system, compile and install your own source packages, or be content with the binary packages that are natively integrated into the system.
It is inspired by the excellent Linux From Scratch documentation LFS and Behind Linux From Scratch documentation BLFS.
The 10 benefits of NuTyX You can install NuTyX from almost any other distribution, thanks to the BASH script named 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, start downloading a minimal set of packages, and finally install them in the specified location. Details and explanations can be found here.
The hierarchical ports collection system provides maximum flexibility in managing software. Each collection is responsible for a set of functionality. The base system, command lines applications, libraries, graphical interface, graphical libraries, desktops, and non-graphical or graphical applications.
A straightforward method called porting allows you to download a recipe from our repositories. This recipe is very similar to CRUX's scripts and is usually less than 10 lines long. It can also determine and apply all required Dependencies.
Once installed in a folder, it has the ability to produce a personalized installable ISO version of NuTyX. The new live version can also be re-installed on other machines, should you so desire.
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 does not need a separate HDD or partition for your personal data. The NuTyX installer can install/reinstall without formatting the target disk or partition.
It has unique installation coding, which 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 already downloaded packages will be reinstalled automatically if still up to date.
It has a unique package manager made of expandable modules with no dependencies except Glibc. One of its strong points is the ability to discover binary (run-time) dependencies automatically.
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.
NuTyX offers the MATE, LXDE, KDE5, and XFCE graphical interfaces in binary form. Our download links forward to Sourceforge to choose and install. The ISO with LXDE in the file name is the smallest and best place to start for new users.