Pre-installed apps



Auxtral's policy regarding pre-installed applications is to have only the basic ones of an OS, plus those of system administration typical of the selected graphical environment. Why an imposed office suite? or software that you will never use, taking up disk space and saturating the applications menu.



Cinnamón is the desktop environment (DE) designed by the Linux Mint team for their distributions, and currently it has been adopted by several of the most important, either for its official versions or its "community editions". It is undoubtedly the most suitable DE for those who make a transition from Windows since they will find it very familiar, facilitating adaptation to GNU / Linux. Based on modern technology but preserving traditional operating concepts, it results in a highly configurable and functional environment.

Auxtral 2 (antares), comes with version 3.8 just like Debian 10 (Buster).


Auxtral is a customized, unofficial distribution of Debian GNU / Linux OS with Cinnamón desktop; preconfigured to make it easier and friendlier.







*sure *modern *reliable


image viewer


play videos


play music




text editor


disk partitions manager


take photos and vids with the webcam

Mate Terminal

command line

Balena Etcher

create usb flash



It is built on Open Source and Free Software.

This gives you SECURITY and PRIVACY

As Open Source and Free Software, Auxtral has superior security and privacy compared to closed source software. When the source code is available for review, anyone with knowledge, be it a security researcher, an interested user, or an OEM who has the operating system on their PC, can ensure that the software is secure and does not collect or lose information. personal.

The operating system does not track private data, so advertisers and governments cannot spy on your activity.

Auxtral comes with a built-in firewall, so you can stay safe from any attempt to compromise your information

Reliable and Solid
Auxtral is Debian GNU / Linux, and therefore carries its reliability and robustness, running the same open source and Linux kernel, as well as the systems of the United States Department of Defense, The International Space Station and CERN, among others..
Safe from Viruses

You won't have to worry about malware or spyware when using Auxtral or any other GNU / Linux system. This is due to the advanced security features of Linux that help protect you from PC viruses.

For Programmers

The availability of the terminal (command line) makes certain tasks faster than executing them with clicks of the mause on a graphical interface, adding to this the easy access to the software repositories, but not having license obstacles and being software Open source make GNU / Linux an operating system that should at least arouse the interest of programmers and software developers.

If your application could benefit from an API system or some feature that is not yet available, you can help implement that feature in the system. Also, you might be curious about how a design feature or pattern has been made in Debian or Auxtral. Instead of guessing it or trying to implement it yourself, you can look at the source code to give a definitive answer.

Debian repositories

Debian has three repository sections:

1) “main” section: They are the "official debian" by default. It contains most of the packages and none of them requires others, such as libraries, that do not belong to this main repository; all dependencies are in "main". They are, therefore, most of the applications such as LibreOffice, Gimp or VLC, and the KDE, GNOME, Xfce, etc. desktops, of course, from Cinnamón, which is chosen for Auxtral.

This section is the recommended one for the security and privacy conditions mentioned above to be valid.

2) "contrib" section: They are free software packages that require other software (dependencies) that is not 100% free, either for its construction or for its operation. Here, for example, are flashplugin-nonfree, winetricks or virtualbox.

3) "Non-free" section: This contains packages that are not considered free software. Some because although they can be freely distributed and installed, you do not have access to their source code, others, in which their source code is available, but the software license is not contemplated in the Debian directives. Among those that may be more important to our system are the graphics card driver packages such as Nvidia-drivers, firmware-linux-nonfree or fglrx-driver, as well as virtualbox-guest-additions-iso


The packages in these sections (contrib and non-free) are not part of the Debian system, although they have been configured to be used with Debian. They were created for users who need to use software packages that do not follow Debian Free Software (DFSG) guidelines "(*)".

In addition, there is a deb-multimedia repository "not included in the official ones" which aims to complement and improve Debian's multimedia audio / video support, for which it maintains library packages and multimedia applications. This allows users to have multimedia codecs, as well as updates to these and free applications that may be in higher versions than those found in the official repository.





When starting the system for the first time once it is installed, you have to start the console (Ctrl + Alt + T), log in as "root" and type "main" (without quotes) to work with totally free software; Or write "nonfree" to add the other sections: "contrib" and "non-free".

This step is essential to perform at the first start after installing Auxtral.

For more details read this page >



Once installed you have a world of applications at your fingertips.

The specific applications are going to be installed by you, according to your software needs according to the destination you want to give to your PC.

Installation is quick and easy, and can be done from Debian's online repositories or by downloading ".deb", "appimages" or other formats from the developers' site.

On this page I explain how to do it >


You have applications for:


XFCE is a "desktop environment" for GNU / Linux that in Auxtral is presented with a configuration similar to that of the Cinnamón version, (a single panel located at the bottom of the screen). Although it is somewhat lighter than this in terms of the requirement of system resources, it is highly functional and aesthetically attractive as well as highly configurable and easy to use. Designed with a modular approach, it allows you to "put it together" with your native packages or by selecting applications from other desktops such as Cinnamón or Mate.

Try Auxtral with XFCE DE