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KDE neon

Last Update: 2018-07-05 13:49 UTC


KDE neon is a Ubuntu-based Linux distribution and live DVD featuring the latest KDE Plasma desktop and other KDE community software. Besides the installable DVD image, the project provides a rapidly-evolving software repository with all the latest KDE software. Two editions of the product are available - a "User" edition, designed for those interested in checking out the latest KDE software as it gets released, and a "Developer's" edition, created as a platform for testing cutting-edge KDE applications.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 22 (411), 6 months: 19 (451), 3 months: 17 (448), 4 weeks: 13 (488), 1 week: 23 (379)

Average visitor rating: 9.01/10 from 155 review(s).


KDE neon Summary
Distribution KDE neon
Home Page https://neon.kde.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums https://forum.kde.org/viewforum.php?f=309
Alternative User Forums
Documentation https://community.kde.org/Neon
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors https://neon.kde.org/download
Bug Tracker https://bugs.launchpad.net/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2016-10-05: Distribution Release: KDE neon 5.8
 • 2016-07-05: Distribution Release: KDE neon 5.7
 • More KDE neon releases...

  Headlines:
 •2018-01-17 KDE to focus on Wayland features
 •2017-01-22 KDE neon to use Calamares
 •2016-12-10 KDE neon gets LTS branch
 •2016-11-14 KDE neon closes security hole
 •2016-09-06 KDE neon to use Wayland
 • More KDE neon headlines...

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  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "plasma-desktop" package and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.
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Feature 20180705 20171228
Release Date 2018-07-05 2017-12-28
End Of Life    
Price (US$) Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1700-1800 1700-1800
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 -- --
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
Multilingual Yes Yes
Asian Language Support Yes Yes
Full Package List 20180705 20171228
Package 20180705 20171228
abiword (3.0.2) -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.6) 1.1.0 1.1.0
ati-driver (16.40) -- --
bash (4.4.18) 4.3 4.3
bind (9.13.2) -- --
chromium (67.0.3396.99) -- --
cups (2.2.8) 2.1.3 2.1.3
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.3 4.3.3
e2fsprogs (1.44.3) 1.42.13 1.42.13
firefox (61.0.1) 60.0.2 57.0.1
freetype (2.9.1) 2.6.1 2.6.1
gcc (8.1.0) -- --
gimp (2.10.4) -- --
glibc (2.27) 2.23 2.23
gnome-shell (3.28.3) -- --
gnucash (3.2) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.41) -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02beta2 2.02beta2
gtk+ (3.22.30) 3.18.9 3.18.9
httpd (2.4.34) -- --
inkscape (0.92.3) -- --
k3b (18.04.3) -- --
kmod (25) 22 22
krita (4.1.1) -- --
libreoffice (6.0.5) -- --
linux (4.17.8) 4.13 4.10
Package 20180705 20171228
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- --
mariadb (10.3.8) -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) -- --
mesa (18.1.4) 18.0.5 17.0.7
mysql (8.0.11) -- --
nautilus (3.28.1) -- --
NVIDIA (396.24) -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- --
openjdk (10.0.1) -- --
openssh (7.7p1) 7.2p2 7.2p2
openssl (1.1.0h) 1.0.2g 1.0.2g
perl (5.28.0) 5.22.1 5.22.1
php (7.2.8) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.13.3) 5.13.2 5.11.4
postfix (3.3.1) -- --
postgresql (10.4) -- --
Python (3.7.0) 2.7.12 2.7.11
qt (5.11.1) 5.11.0 5.9.3
samba (4.8.3) -- --
systemd (239) 229 229
thunderbird (52.9.1) -- --
vim (8.1) 7.4 7.4
vlc (3.0.3) 2.2.2 2.2.2
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- --
xorg-server (1.20.0) 1.19.6 1.19.3

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Version: 20180705
Rating: 3
Date: 2018-07-09
Votes: 0


I'd been very impressed when running the live USB; more speed and stability with KDE features eg Discover. BUT, on install, it wouldn't boot, and, reading round, it sounds a complicated process a beginner or non-tech really needs to not be doing. After thinking to take another look at any privacy issues, via live USB, and incase a new release would fix the booting issues, I saw popularity-contest was installed ... I'd been reading the day before about how the KDE team had voted to prioritise the privacy users want, so was very disappointed to see this. Searching online for any commentary about privacy/popularity-contest included etc, no results come up, which is more than unusual. I'm happy with NeptuneOS, who don't install popularity-contest etc, and just hope that KDE stick to their powerful affirmations regarding privacy ... in practice, regarding KDE Neon, it seems not.


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Version: 20180705
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-07-07
Votes: 4


An amazingly fast, light and full featured distribution. The KDE desktop is my favourite desktop environment to use; it has loads of integrated theme-ing options and is light weight for what it offers.
KDE neon is great as it utilises a solid base (using the LTS versions of Ubuntu), whilst using the very latest stable versions of the KDE desktop and utilities. Offering both stability and bleeding edge software.

The only gripe I have with KDE neon is that the repositories included have a limited number of packages available, and is no where near as jam-packed like other distros (Deepin, Manjaro). This is only based on my own opinion though, I understand that some people do not like to have too much software clogging up the repositories.

KDE neon is really something amazing and has made KDE more stable and provided much more QT software for us to use.



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Version: 20180705
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-07-05
Votes: 3


I installed KDE neon on a Dell Optiplex 760. I didn't experience any problems with the installation. The machine boots up and runs flawlessly. It's a live disc take it for a test drive before you install!


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