PantherX Operating System

Configure once, copy wherever, run forever

PantherX Desktop

A detailed installation guide is available on our wiki: download and install PantherX.

PantherX OS is a modern operating system based on GNU Guix, with LXQt as default desktop environment, and non-free software enabled out of the box. PantherX is designed to enable everyone without a PHD in computer science to enjoy a fast, flexible and private work & entertainment platform that runs for years, with little intervention.

It's kind of like docker-compose, but for your whole system.

  • No download or usage tracking
  • Always up to date, with rolling updates
  • No system breakage after major updates (1)
  • Easy replication of your whole system, or individual user profiles
  • No more random config files,
  • Developer's dream, with virtual environments and 1st class docker support
  • Optional enterprise support

(1) Never say always; If things go wrong, you can roll-back instantly to any previous system state.

NEW: LXQt, XFCE, Gnome ... Mate - What do you want?

desktop switching made easy

Sometimes you just want something different for a while...
PantherX now supports desktop environments including XFCE, Mate, Gnome and others.
We provide comfy defaults, so you can free your mind to focus on other things. Read more about it here (news).

(services (cons*
          ;; Add desktop
          (service px-desktop-service-type)        ;; LXQt desktop
          (service xfce-desktop-service-type)      ;; XFCE desktop
          (service mate-desktop-service-type)      ;; Mate desktop

Generate a system config right in your browser:


Use Disk Encryption

User account


Read more about how-to configure your own system: System configuration

PantherX Editions

crafted to satisfy your individual needs

Home Business Institution
Open source Yes Yes Yes
No Tracking Yes Yes Yes
Always up to date Yes Yes Yes
Release Cycle Rolling Rolling 6/12/18-Months
Instant Recovery Yes Yes Yes
File sharing Yes Yes Yes
Remote Administration No (manually) Yes Yes
Central Time Tracking No (manually) Yes Yes
Team Chat No (manually) Yes Yes
1-Click Server Apps: CRM, ERP, ... No Yes Yes
Custom Application Development No Yes Yes
24/7 Support and Configuration Services No Yes Yes
Dedicated Hardware Yes, depending on project requirements, including embedded and wearables.
Pricing Free & Open Source
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The Panther Vision

A brighter future for all.

  • More privacy: A OS that doesn't track you, and apps that don't phone home
  • More performance: Lightweight apps that focus on key features
  • More accessibility: Great software that doesn't cost anything, and that you can improve yourself.
  • More decentralization: Bitcoin was revolutionary, but other tech should follow the foot-steps.

It's our mission to provide you with a operating system and hardware, that satisfy both your today's and tomorrow's computing needs, and provide a steady stream of updates, so you're not only on the safe site, but receive new features regularly.

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PantherX OS is a reliable, user-friendly operating system that builds on GNU Guix but incorporates non-free software and drivers including nonguix to make it easy to install and use on a wide range of hardware.

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