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KDE neon

Last Update: 2019-06-11 20:22 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: 14 (573), 6 months: 14 (605), 3 months: 16 (577), 4 weeks: 17 (566), 1 week: 15 (677)

Average visitor rating: 8.91/10 from 202 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:
 • 2018-09-26: Distribution Release: KDE neon 20180925
 • 2016-10-05: Distribution Release: KDE neon 5.8
 • 2016-07-05: Distribution Release: KDE neon 5.7
 • More KDE neon releases...

  Headlines:
 •2018-10-26 Pine64 plans PinePhone with Plasma
 •2018-10-17 KDE neon dropping older Ubuntu-based versions
 •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 20190611 20180906 20171228
Release Date 2019-06-11 2018-09-06 2017-12-28
End Of Life      
Price (US$) Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1400-1500 1700-1800 1700-1800
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 -- -- --
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
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes
Asian Language Support Yes Yes Yes
Full Package List 20190611 20180906 20171228
Package 20190611 20180906 20171228
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.9) 1.1.3 1.1.0 1.1.0
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- --
bash (5.0) 4.4.18 4.3 4.3
bind (9.15.0) -- -- --
chromium (75.0.3770.90) -- -- --
cups (2.2.11) 2.2.7 2.1.3 2.1.3
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.5 4.3.3 4.3.3
e2fsprogs (1.45.2) 1.44.1 1.42.13 1.42.13
firefox (67.0.2) 67.0.1 61.0.1 57.0.1
freetype (2.10.0) 2.8.1 2.6.1 2.6.1
gcc (9.1.0) -- -- --
gimp (2.10.12) -- -- --
glibc (2.29) 2.27 2.23 2.23
gnome-shell (3.32.2) -- -- --
gnucash (3.5) -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.45) -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02beta2 2.02beta2
gtk (3.24.8) 3.22.30 3.18.9 3.18.9
httpd (2.4.39) -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.4) -- -- --
k3b (19.04.2) -- -- --
kmod (26) 24 22 22
krita (4.2.1) -- -- --
libreoffice (6.2.4) -- -- --
linux (5.1.11) 4.18 4.15 4.10
Package 20190611 20180906 20171228
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- -- --
mariadb (10.3.15) -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.22.0) -- -- --
mesa (19.1.0) 18.2.8 18.0.5 17.0.7
mysql (8.0.16) -- -- --
nautilus (3.32.1) -- -- --
NVIDIA (430.26) -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- --
openjdk (12.0.1) -- -- --
openssh (8.0p1) 7.6p1 7.2p2 7.2p2
openssl (1.1.1c) 1.1.1 1.0.2g 1.0.2g
perl (5.30.0) 5.26.1 5.22.1 5.22.1
php (7.3.6) -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.16.0) 5.16.0 5.13.5 5.11.4
postfix (3.4.5) -- -- --
postgresql (11.3) -- -- --
Python (3.7.3) 3.6.8 2.7.12 2.7.11
qt (5.12.4) 5.12.3 5.11.1 5.9.3
samba (4.10.4) -- -- --
systemd (242) 237 229 229
thunderbird (60.7.1) -- -- --
vim (8.1) 8.0 7.4 7.4
vlc (3.0.7.1) 3.0.4 2.2.2 2.2.2
xfdesktop (4.12.5) -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.5) 1.19.6 1.19.6 1.19.3

Reader Ratings
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Version: 20180906
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-06-11
Votes: 9


I've tried many distros with the Plasma DE (not Solus yet tho), and overall, Neon is the best implementation of it.

Better default Plasma settings than most other distros and also better non-free support out of the box. Runs smoother (speed and animation quality) than most as well.

I give it a 9 just because it's a blank canvas at first boot - you have to install nearly every application and it comes with very few theme options (but again, non-free support is very good). I personally like this and don't mind spending an hour or two getting up and running when the result is a precise, lean system. But it does need to be made clear that Neon is not what most users would consider a fully functioning workstation at install


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Version: 20190516
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-05-25
Votes: 21


Incredibly low ram usage (300mb) and really fast on my computer. Never had any crash, even if I make dangerous action on my system like shutting down the computer during an update. The desktop environment is really windows-like and can be whatever you want. The updates are great because you get the latest of the kde software without making your system unstable.


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Version: 20190502
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-05-16
Votes: 21


excellent and fast loading. update mgr. works slowly at first but makes up speed and accuracy in the end. Great program performance


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