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Last Update: 2024-07-13 22:48 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: 24 (348), 6 months: 20 (391), 3 months: 16 (470), 4 weeks: 16 (450), 1 week: 13 (561)

Average visitor rating: 8.13/10 from 38 review(s).

TUXEDO Summary
Distribution TUXEDO OS
Home Page https://www.tuxedocomputers.com/os
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 • 2024-05-10: Distribution Release: TUXEDO OS 3-20240429
 • 2023-02-24: Distribution Release: TUXEDO OS 2
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Feature 3-20240708 2-20240327 1-20220929
Release Date 2024-07-08 2024-03-27 2022-09-29
End Of Life      
Price (US$) Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 3500-3600 3500-3600 3100-3200
Free Download ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop KDE Plasma KDE Plasma KDE Plasma
Package Management DEB (apt) DEB (apt) DEB (apt)
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS
Asian Language Support      
Full Package List 3-20240708 2-20240327 1-20220929
Package 3-20240708 2-20240327 1-20220929
abiword (3.0.5) -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.2.12) 1.2.9
amdgpu (23.0.0) 22.0.0 22.0.0 22.0.0
bash (5.2.21) 5.1 5.1 5.1
bind (9.18.27) -- -- --
chromium (126.0.6478.126) -- -- --
cups (2.4.10) 2.4.1 2.4.1 2.4.1
dhcp (4.4.3-P1) 4.4.1 4.4.1 4.4.1
e2fsprogs (1.47.1) 1.46.5 1.46.5 1.46.5
firefox (128.0) 127.0.2 124.0.1 105.0.1
freetype (2.13.2) 2.11.1 2.11.1 2.11.1
gcc (14.1.0) 11.2.0 11.2.0 11.2.0
gimp (2.10.38) -- -- --
glibc (2.39) 2.35 2.35 2.35
gnome-shell (46.3.1) -- -- --
gnucash (5.8) -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.57) -- -- --
grub (2.12) 2.06 2.06 2.06
gtk (4.14.4) 3.24.33 3.24.33 3.24.33
httpd (2.4.61) -- -- --
inkscape (1.3.2) -- -- --
k3b (24.05.2) -- -- --
kmod (32) 29 29 29
krita (5.2.3) -- -- --
LibreOffice (24.2.5) 24.2.4 24.2.1 7.3.6
linux (6.9.9) 6.5 6.5 5.15
Package 3-20240708 2-20240327 1-20220929
lxpanel (0.10.1) -- -- --
mariadb (11.4.2) -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.28.2) -- -- --
mesa (24.1.3) 24.0.8 24.0.3 22.0.5
mysql (9.0.0) -- -- --
nautilus (46.2) -- -- --
NVIDIA (555.58) 550.90.07 535.146.02 510.85.02
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- --
openjdk (22) -- -- --
openssh (9.8p1) 8.9p1 8.9p1 8.9p1
openssl (3.3.1) 3.0.2 3.0.2 3.0.2
perl (5.40.0) 5.34.0 5.34.0 5.34.0
php (8.3.9) -- -- --
plasma-desktop (6.1.2) 6.1.2 5.27.10 5.24.6
postfix (3.9.0) -- -- --
postgresql (16.3) -- -- --
Python (3.12.4) 3.10.6 3.10.12 3.10.6
qt (6.7.2) 6.7.0 5.15.12 5.15.3
samba (4.20.2) 4.15.13 4.15.13 4.15.9
systemd (256.2) 249.11 249.11 249.11
thunderbird (128.0) 115.12.0 115.9.0 91.11.0
vim (9.1) 8.2 8.2 8.2
vlc (3.0.21) 3.0.16 3.0.16 3.0.16
wayland (1.23.0) -- -- --
xfdesktop (4.18.1) -- -- --
xorg-server (21.1.13) 21.1.4 21.1.4 21.1.3

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Version: 3-20240605
Rating: 10
Date: 2024-07-08
Votes: 1

Installed this distro on my Dell Precision which has an Nvidia dgpu RTX2000A. I did my own partitions layout since I like to have a /home seperate from /. The install was very smooth and easy and used a GUI. After using it less than a week I can say I am very happy with it's performance, stability and the fact it is the newer KDE Plasma 6.1.1. I also like the 6.5 kernel, I would like newer even more but I'm not complaining. Because as I said it is rock solid stable. Kernel is new enough for my i7-11 processor and remaining hardware. I have not experienced any hang ups, shut downs, or peculiar behavior. Unlike Fedora who chose to discard X11, Tux has both the X11 and Wayland. I like that better, currently using X11.

I've used Arch, Fedora, openSUSE, Kubuntu, and Debian and I've seen pros and cons of all of them. I personally like and find that a Debian/Ubuntu system meets more of my "wish list" than others but they can fall behind in updates. Siduction would be my second choice behind Kubuntu. That said, now that I have tried Tuxedo OS 3 I have greatest number of check marks on my wish list. I really like it's ease of use, APT, no snaps. Yet, flatpaks are there if necessary. But since it is ubuntu based I prefer to add the PPA to sources and install using the terminal apt command.

This OS has a nice combination of newer updates for kernel and desktop elements along with vast number of applications available to install, the swappiness, cache, vm settings are well tweaked out of the box. Love you people at Tuxedo OS, you think outside the box and package all the right choices in your distro.

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Version: 3-20240605
Rating: 8
Date: 2024-06-27
Votes: 2

Being a long term user of Elementary OS and dabbled with Deepin and Ubuntu DDE, I can say this release is like a breath of fresh air.

After a bit of tinkering, I have the task bar centered in a reduced width and resized to be larger.
The Tuxedo Control Center is brilliant for creating profiles and the standard profiles are quite good too.

The only problem seems to be that installing any flathub fails with some weird error.
which is a shame as I wanted to install colorwall app and snap isnt supported so i cant go down that route either.

The os runs fast and i cant complain.
very impressed overall even with the few minor issues

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Version: 3-20240605
Rating: 9
Date: 2024-06-21
Votes: 1

I was tired of constant freezes on my hybrid graphics laptop with Arch-based systems with Nvidia drivers 55x series. I installed Tuxedo OS on an external SSD to test. By default it comes with kernel 6.5 and Nvidia drivers 550 on X11. I add the ppa repository 'graphics-drviers' to upgrade to Nvidia beta drivers 555. I then switched to Wayland.

I extensively tested Steam games (native and non native), Firefox, utilities, Discover (package manager). I left several apps open including Steam. I did stand-by, switch off. Zero problem. Zero freeze.

Tuxedo may not have all the bells and whistles of a 'dedicated' gaming distro but it performs very well on laptop AMD/Nvidia. Benchmarks in Shadow of the Tomb Raider (Dx12) or Cyberpunk very similar to Cachy OS.

A solid choice even for those with no Tuxedo hardware (some control panel function or sensors are just disabled on non-Tuxedo hardware). Certainly better than KDE Neon and slightly lighter than Kubuntu. I wish they would rebase Tuxedo OS on Ubuntu 24.04 to have a more recent Kernel and Mesa.

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