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Extended Lifecycle Support for Ubuntu 18.04 - TuxCare

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Last Update: 2023-12-06 17:11 UTC

TUXEDO OS is an Ubuntu-based distribution developed in Germany by TUXEDO Computers GmbH, designed and optimised for the company's own range of Linux-friendly personal computers and notebooks. The distribution uses KDE Plasma as the preferred desktop. Some of the differences between Ubuntu and TUXEDO OS include custom boot menu, the TUXEDO Control Centre, Calamares installer, availability of the Lutris open gaming platform, preference for the PipeWire audio daemon (over PulseAudio), removal of Ubuntu's snap daemon and snap packages, and various other tweaks and enhancements.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 38 (248), 6 months: 34 (286), 3 months: 23 (340), 4 weeks: 35 (281), 1 week: 41 (273)

Average visitor rating: 8.17/10 from 23 review(s).

TUXEDO Summary
Distribution TUXEDO OS
Home Page https://www.tuxedocomputers.com/os
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Feature 2-20231206 1-20220929
Release Date 2023-12-06 2022-09-29
End Of Life    
Price (US$) Free Free
Image Size (MB) 3300-3400 3100-3200
Free Download ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop KDE Plasma KDE Plasma
Package Management DEB (apt) DEB (apt)
Release Model Fixed Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS
Asian Language Support    
Full Package List 2-20231206 1-20220929
Package 2-20231206 1-20220929
abiword (3.0.5) -- --
alsa-lib (1.2.10) 1.2.6
amdgpu (23.0.0) 22.0.0 22.0.0
bash (5.2.21) 5.1 5.1
bind (9.18.20) -- --
chromium (119.0.6045.199) -- --
cups (2.4.7) 2.4.1 2.4.1
dhcp (4.4.3-P1) 4.4.1 4.4.1
e2fsprogs (1.47.0) 1.46.5 1.46.5
firefox (120.0.1) 120.0.1 105.0.1
freetype (2.13.2) 2.11.1 2.11.1
gcc (13.2.0) 11.2.0 11.2.0
gimp (2.10.36) -- --
glibc (2.38) 2.35 2.35
gnome-shell (45.2) -- --
gnucash (5.4-1) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.56) -- --
grub (2.06) 2.06 2.06
gtk (4.12.4) 3.24.33 3.24.33
httpd (2.4.58) -- --
inkscape (1.3.1) -- --
k3b (23.08.3) -- --
kmod (31) 29 29
krita (5.2.1) -- --
libreoffice (7.6.3) 7.5.7 7.3.6
linux (6.6.4) 6.5.0 5.15
Package 2-20231206 1-20220929
lxpanel (0.10.1) -- --
mariadb (11.1.3) -- --
mate-desktop (1.26.2) -- --
mesa (23.3.0) 23.1.9 22.0.5
mysql (8.2.0) -- --
nautilus (45.2.1) -- --
NVIDIA (545.29.06) 535.113.01 510.85.02
openbox (3.6.1) -- --
openjdk (21.0.1) -- --
openssh (9.5p1) 8.9p1 8.9p1
openssl (3.2.0) 3.0.2u 3.0.2
perl (5.38.2) 5.34.0 5.34.0
php (8.3.0) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.27.10) 5.27.9 5.24.6
postfix (3.8.3) -- --
postgresql (16.1) -- --
Python (3.12.0) 3.10.6 3.10.6
qt (6.6.1) 5.15.11 5.15.3
samba (4.19.3) 4.15.13 4.15.9
systemd (255) 249.11 249.11
thunderbird (115.5.1) 115.5.0 91.11.0
vim (9.0) 8.2 8.2
vlc (3.0.20) 3.0.16 3.0.16
wayland (1.22.0) -- --
xfdesktop (4.18.1) -- --
xorg-server (21.1.9) 21.1.4 21.1.3

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Version: 2-20231013
Rating: 5
Date: 2023-10-19
Votes: 0

Would love to use Tuxedo but unfortunately it does NOT support secure boot. Some software is missing that the official Ubuntu repositories has. There is no MINIMAL install option. I also wish the kernel was more up to date. So for now I'll stick with Kubuntu.

Outside of the aforementioned it appears to be pretty good. KDE Plasma is updated after testing is complete (currently at 5.27.8) which is super cool. All Flatpak support is available from the get go so nothing to do there aside from install what you want. And zero signs of Snap stuff.

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Version: 2-20230816
Rating: 9
Date: 2023-08-17
Votes: 48

Best Ubuntu based Plasma distro - Very close to KDE Neon in terms of base packages but better performing. My guess is the kernel mods Tuxedo adds make for a slightly smoother experience overall.


- Plasma and KDE apps are kept up to date and Flatpak is enabled in the software store out of the box

- Good set of included apps, I only remove a couple

- Branded theming is better than most - subtle and no visual conflicts or bugs

- Very responsive, better than other ubuntu based Plasmas definitely. I'd say probably only Solus KDE is quicker


- Two step install process is a little confusing at first

- Repository server is slow - updates and software list take a while to fully load

- Specific Tuxedo tools don't really work on non-Tux hardware and are not easily removed

- No community forum as far as I can tell

My advice is to stick with Ubuntu based distros for Plasma and Tuxedo is the best of that lot. I have not had luck with any Arch derived spins. Solus is a good performer, but past issues with team reliability and communication puts it in wait-and-see status. Nobara seems pretty stable, but has a ton of stuff I'd never use and an odd bifurcated update and package manager setup. Most others I've tried are just not fully functional.

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Version: 2-20230704
Rating: 9
Date: 2023-08-04
Votes: 23

Installed on my Walmart Gateway notebook and I'm pretty happy.
Admittedly I was hesitant as I've been using Kubuntu for quite some time. But the direction Ubuntu is heading it's caused me to seek out an alternative. And after much searching, trial and error, I settled on Tuxedo.

Once installed and after removing what I consider superfluous software, I go through the my usual Kubuntu setup (codecs, software install, settings, etc...)

I wasn't sure how I'd feel using something based on 22.04 LTS but with KDE Plasma being up to date, relevant drivers, snaps nowhere to be seen, and Flathub up and ready to go, it's a very pain free experience. The only thing missing is a driver manager and minimum install option.

I'm not a tinkerer nor a customization type. I just want something I can install, setup and not worry about there after. So far, Tuxedo delivers.

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