Exploring Nitrux with DistroTest
I was longing to explore the Nitrux OS for a long time. But I was not able to explore this distribution because of its special installation procedure. Also, my laptop is not modern enough to explore this distribution on bare metal. Then came DistroTest as a savior.
What is DistroTest?
Simply speaking, DistroTest is an online platform for exploring the different operating systems without installing. It allows us to launch an instance of a Virtual Machine on a remote host and to connect to the same using a VNC client.
Currently, there are 249 OS distributions available on DistroTest. If we consider the different versions also, there are a total of 834 versions.
For providing fair access to all the users, DistroTest puts us on a queue, when we request to launch a distribution. After a usual wait time of 3 minutes, it will start an instance in a remote host and launch a web-based VNC client. Alternatively, we can use a native VNC client for viewing the remote host. DistroTest also restricts the total usage time for each distribution to 30 minutes.
How did Nitrux perform on DistroTest?
DistroTest allocates a 2 GB of RAM for Nitrux, which is not adequate for this distribution. So, the performance was poor. Still, I’m happy because finally, I’m able to explore the beautiful implementation of Nitrux Desktop.
The following section showcases some screenshots of Nitrux captured on DistroTest. The quality of screenshots is comparatively poor as it is captured on a remote host.
01 Nitrux Desktop02 About Nitrux 1.2.904 Index File Manager05 Station Terminal Emulator06 Busy Desktop07 Busy Desktop with alternate layout08 Window switching09 Firefox Browser10 Vvave Music Player11 LMMS Audio Editor12 GIMP Image Editor13 Nota Text Editor14 Buho - Sticky notes15 System Settings16 NX Firewall17 Enabling tiling WM18 Tiling window preview19 Background selection20 Discover - Featured apps21 Discover - applications22 Background Collection23 GIMP splash24 GIMP in action25 Resource usage - qps26 Resource usage - htop27 Resource usage - top28 Calendar widget29 Shutdown confirmation01 Nitrux bootscreen02 Nitrux Welcome App03 Nitrux Desktop - First impression04 Application Menu05 Application Menu with Category grouping06 Category Folder Open07 Dolphin File Manager08 Resource Usage09 Global Menu10 System Settings11 Global Theme Settings12 Shutdown confirmation