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DistroWatch.com: KaOS

KaOS

Last Update: 2017-09-02 23:36 UTC


KaOS is a desktop Linux distribution that features the latest version of the KDE desktop environment, the Calligra office suite, and other popular software applications that use the Qt toolkit. It was inspired by Arch Linux, but the developers build their own packages which are available from in-house repositories. KaOS employs a rolling-release development model and is built exclusively for 64-bit computer systems.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 40 (265), 6 months: 51 (213), 3 months: 63 (173), 4 weeks: 79 (132), 1 week: 77 (127)

Average visitor rating: 7/10 from 12 review(s).


KaOS Summary
Distribution KaOS
Home Page http://kaosx.us/
Mailing Lists https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/kaos-general
User Forums http://kaosx.us/phpBB3/
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
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Download Mirrors http://kaosx.us/download/LinuxTracker.org
Bug Tracker https://github.com/KaOSx/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2017-09-02: Distribution Release: KaOS 2017.09
 • 2017-06-06: Distribution Release: KaOS 2017.06
 • 2017-04-11: Distribution Release: KaOS 2017.04
 • 2017-01-06: Distribution Release: KaOS 2017.01
 • 2016-11-07: Distribution Release: KaOS 2016.11
 • 2016-07-23: Distribution Release: KaOS 2016.07
 • 2016-04-22: Distribution Release: KaOS 2016.04
 • 2016-03-14: Distribution Release: KaOS 2016.03
 • 2016-01-15: Distribution Release: KaOS 2016.01
 • 2015-11-24: Distribution Release: KaOS 2015.11
 • 2015-10-02: Distribution Release: KaOS 2015.10
 • 2015-08-15: Distribution Release: KaOS 2015.08
 • More KaOS releases...

  Headlines:
 •2017-08-14 KaOS working on hardened kernel
 •2017-03-22 KaOS updates
 •2016-09-14 KaOS gets first run wizard
 •2016-07-24 KaOS releases big changes
 • More KaOS headlines...

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  • 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 2017.09 2016.11 2015.11 2014.12
Release Date 2017-09-02 2016-11-07 2015-11-24 2014-12-26
End Of Life        
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1856-1856      
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop KDE Plasma KDE Plasma KDE Plasma KDE
Package Management Pacman Pacman Pacman Pacman
Release Model Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling
Office Suite Calligra Calligra Calligra Calligra
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems        
Multilingual de, en, es, fr de, en, es, fr de, en, es, fr de, en, es, fr
Asian Language Support -- -- -- --
Full Package List 2017.09 2016.11 2015.11 2014.12

Full Package List:   KaOS 2015.11
  Number of packages: 987 (download as TXT)
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  •  a2ps 4.14-3
  •  a52dec 0.7.4-7
  •  aalib 1.4rc5-10
  •  accountsqt 1.14-1
  •  acl 2.2.52-2
  •  akonadi 15.08.3-1
  •  alsa-firmware 1.0.29-1
  •  alsa-lib 1.1.0-1
  •  alsa-oss 1.0.28-2
  •  alsa-plugins 1.1.0-1
  •  alsa-utils 1.1.0-1
  •  ark 15.08.3-1
  •  asciidoc 8.6.9-3
  •  aspell 0.60.6.1-5
  •  attica 0.4.2-2
  •  attr 2.4.47-3
  •  audiothumbs 0.1-1
  •  autoconf 2.69-2
  •  automake 1.15-2
  •  avahi 0.6.32rc-11
  •  b43-fwcutter 019-1
  •  baloo 5.16.0-1
  •  baloo-widgets 15.08.3-1
  •  bash 4.3.042-2
  •  bash-completion 2.1-2
  •  bc 1.06.95-2
  •  bin86 0.16.21-1
  •  binutils 2.25.1-1
  •  bison 3.0.4-1
  •  bluedevil 5.4.3-1
  •  bluez 5.36-1
  •  bluez-firmware 1.2-8
  •  bluez-qt 5.16.0-1
  •  boost 1.59.0-1
  •  boost-libs 1.59.0-1
  •  breeze4 5.4.3-1
  •  breeze 5.4.3-1
  •  btrfs-progs 4.3.1-1
  •  bzip2 1.0.6-6
  •  ca-certificates 20141019-1
  •  cairo 1.14.4-2
  •  calamares 1.97-1
  •  calligra 2.9.106-1
  •  calligra-l10n-bs 2.9.9-1
  •  calligra-l10n-ca 2.9.9-1
  •  calligra-l10n-ca@valencia 2.9.9-1
  •  calligra-l10n-cs 2.9.9-1
  •  calligra-l10n-da 2.9.9-1
  •  calligra-l10n-de 2.9.9-1
  •  calligra-l10n-el 2.9.9-1
  •  calligra-l10n-en_GB 2.9.9-1
  •  calligra-l10n-es 2.9.9-1
  •  calligra-l10n-et 2.9.9-1
  •  calligra-l10n-fi 2.9.9-1
  •  calligra-l10n-fr 2.9.9-1
  •  calligra-l10n-gl 2.9.9-1
  •  calligra-l10n-hu 2.9.9-1
  •  calligra-l10n-it 2.9.9-1
  •  calligra-l10n-ja 2.9.9-1
  •  calligra-l10n-kk 2.9.9-1
  •  calligra-l10n-nb 2.9.9-1
  •  calligra-l10n-nl 2.9.9-1
  •  calligra-l10n-pl 2.9.9-1
  •  calligra-l10n-pt 2.9.9-1
  •  calligra-l10n-pt_BR 2.9.9-1
  •  calligra-l10n-ru 2.9.9-1
  •  calligra-l10n-sk 2.9.9-1
  •  calligra-l10n-sv 2.9.9-1
  •  calligra-l10n-uk 2.9.9-1
  •  calligra-l10n-zh_CN 2.9.9-1
  •  calligra-l10n-zh_TW 2.9.9-1
  •  cdparanoia 10.2-4
  •  cdrdao 1.2.3-12
  •  cdrtools 3.02a01-1
  •  celt 0.11.3-2
  •  chmlib 0.40-4
  •  chromaprint 1.2-1
  •  cifs-utils 6.4-1
  •  clementine 1.2.3.92-1
  •  cln 1.3.4-1
  •  cloog 0.18.1-4
  •  clucene 2.3.3.4-9
  •  colord 1.2.12-1
  •  compositeproto 0.4.2-3
  •  coreutils 8.24-1
  •  cpupower 4.0-1
  •  cracklib 2.9.4-1
  •  crda 3.18-1
  •  crypto++ 5.6.2-3
  •  cryptsetup 1.7.0-1
  •  cups 2.1.0-1
  •  cups-filters 1.1.0-4
  •  cups-pdf 2.6.1-2
  •  curl 7.45.0-1
  •  cyrus-sasl 2.1.26-2
  •  damageproto 1.2.1-3
  •  db 5.3.28-2
  •  dbus 1.10.4-1
  •  dbus-c++ 0.9.0-4
  •  dbus-glib 0.104-1
  •  dbus-python2 1.2.0-2
  •  dbus-python3 1.2.0-2
  •  dconf 0.24.0-2
  •  desktop-file-utils 0.22-2
  •  device-mapper 2.02.134-1
  •  dhcpcd 6.9.3-1
  •  dialog 1.2_20150920-1
  •  diffutils 3.3-2
  •  directfb 1.7.7-2
  •  djvulibre 3.5.27-2
  •  dmidecode 3.0-1
  •  dmxproto 2.3.1-3
  •  dnsutils 9.10.3-1
  •  docbook-xml 4.5-8
  •  docbook-xsl 1.79.0-1
  •  dolphin 15.08.3-1
  •  dosfstools 3.0.28-1
  •  dotconf 1.3-2
  •  dri2proto 2.8-4
  •  dri3proto 1.0-1
  •  dvd+rw-tools 7.1-5
  •  e2fsprogs 1.42.13-1
  •  ebook-tools 0.2.2-3
  •  ed 1.12-1
  •  eigen3 3.2.6-1
  •  elfutils 0.164-1
  •  emovix 0.9.0-8
  •  enca 1.16-1
  •  enchant 1.6.0-6
  •  epsoneplijs 0.4.1-2
  •  epson-inkjet-printer-escpr 1.6.1-1
  •  exiv2 0.25-1
  •  expat 2.1.0-3
  •  faac 1.28-5
  •  faad2 2.7-3
  •  fakeroot 1.20.2-1
  •  farstream 0.2.7-1
  •  ffmpeg 2.8.2-1
  •  ffmpegthumbs 15.07.70-1
  •  fftw 3.3.4-1
  •  file 5.25-1
  •  filesystem 2015.02-1
  •  findutils 4.4.2-7
  •  fixesproto 5.0-4
  •  flac 1.3.1-1
  •  flex 2.6.0-1
  •  fluidsynth 1.1.6-6
  •  fontcacheproto 0.1.3-4
  •  fontconfig 1:2.11.1-1
  •  fontsproto 2.1.3-1
  •  foomatic-db 1:4.0_20150819-1
  •  foomatic-db-engine 1:4.0_20150819-1
  •  frameworkintegration 5.16.0-1
  •  freeglut 3.0.0-1
  •  freetds 0.95.21-1
  •  freetype2 2.6.1-1
  •  fribidi 0.19.7-1
  •  fuse 2.9.4-1
  •  gamin 0.1.10-3
  •  gawk 4.1.3-1
  •  gc 7.4.2-1
  •  gcc 4.9.3-1
  •  gcc-libs 4.9.3-1
  •  gd 2.1.1-3
  •  gdb 7.10-2
  •  gdbm 1.11-2
  •  gdk-pixbuf2 2.32.2-1
  •  gettext 0.19.6-2
  •  ghostscript 1:9.16-1
  •  giflib 5.1.1-1
  •  gist 4.3.0-1
  •  git 2.6.3-1
  •  glew 1.13.0-1
  •  glib2 2.46.2-1
  •  glibc 2.21-1
  •  glibmm 2.46.2-1
  •  glib-networking 2.46.1-1
  •  glproto 1.4.17-1
  •  glu 9.0.0-4
  •  gmp 6.1.0-1
  •  gnupg 2.1.9-1
  •  gnutls 3.4.6-1
  •  gobject-introspection 1.46.0-1
  •  gperf 3.0.4-6
  •  gpgme 1.6.0-1
  •  gpgmepp 15.08.3-1
  •  gpm 1.20.7-3
  •  gpsd 3.15-2
  •  gptfdisk 1.0.1-2
  •  grantlee 5.0.0-2
  •  graphite 1.3.3-1
  •  grep 2.22-1
  •  groff 1.22.3-6
  •  grub 2.01.80-1
  •  grub-theme-midna 1.4-1
  •  gsl 2.0-1
  •  gsm 1.0.14-1
  •  gst-libav 1.6.1-1
  •  gst-plugins-bad 1.6.1-1
  •  gst-plugins-base 1.6.1-1
  •  gst-plugins-good 1.6.1-1
  •  gst-plugins-ugly 1.6.1-1
  •  gstreamer 1.6.1-1
  •  guile 2.0.11-3
  •  gutenprint 5.2.10-1
  •  gwenview 15.08.3-1
  •  gzip 1.6-3
  •  harfbuzz 1.1.0-1
  •  hdparm 9.48-1
  •  hicolor-icon-theme 0.15-1
  •  hplip 3.15.11-1
  •  hspell 1.3-1
  •  hunspell 1.3.3-3
  •  hwdetect 2015.10-1
  •  hwids 20150717-1
  •  hwinfo 21.23-1
  •  iana-etc 2.30-4
  •  iasl 20150717-1
  •  icu 56.1-1
  •  ilmbase 2.2.0-1
  •  imagemagick 6.9.2.6-1
  •  imagewriter 1.10.11-1
  •  imlib2 1.4.7-2
  •  inetutils 1.9.4-2
  •  iniparser 3.2-1
  •  init-live 2015.10-1
  •  inputproto 2.3.1-1
  •  intel-ucode 20151106-2
  •  inxi 2.2.28-1
  •  iproute2 4.3.0-1
  •  iptables 1.4.21-2
  •  iputils 20150815-1
  •  ipw2100-fw 1.3-8
  •  ipw2200-fw 3.1-6
  •  isl 0.13-2
  •  isl3887usb-firmware 2.13.25.0-3
  •  isl3890-firmware 2.13.25.0-3
  •  iso-codes 3.63-1
  •  iw 4.3-1
  •  jack 0.124.1-2
  •  jansson 2.7-1
  •  jasper 1.900.1-10
  •  jfsutils 1.1.15-3
  •  js 17.0.0-2
  •  json-c 0.12-1
  •  k3b 2.9.90-4
  •  kaccounts-integration 15.08.3-1
  •  kactivities 5.16.0-1
  •  kamoso 3.0-1
  •  KaOS_wallpapers 2.2-1
  •  kapidox 5.16.0-1
  •  karchive 5.16.0-1
  •  kate 15.08.3-1
  •  kauth 5.16.0-1
  •  kbd 2.0.3-1
  •  kbookmarks 5.16.0-1
  •  kbproto 1.0.7-1
  •  kcalcore 15.08.3-1
  •  kcharselect 15.08.3-1
  •  kcmutils 5.16.0-1
  •  kcodecs 5.16.0-1
  •  kcompletion 5.16.0-1
  •  kconfig 5.16.0-1
  •  kconfigwidgets 5.16.0-1
  •  kcontacts 15.08.3-1
  •  kcoreaddons 5.16.0-1
  •  kcp 0.81.1-1
  •  kcrash 5.16.0-1
  •  kdb 2.96.0-9
  •  kdbusaddons 5.16.0-1
  •  kde-baseapps 15.07.75-1
  •  kdeclarative 5.16.0-1
  •  kde-cli-tools 5.4.3-2
  •  kde-common 15.08.3-1
  •  kdeconnect-kde 0.9.1-1
  •  kdecoration 5.4.3-1
  •  kded 5.16.0-1
  •  kdegraphics-thumbnailers 15.07.70-1
  •  kde-gtk-config 5.4.3-1
  •  kde-l10n-ar 15.08.3-1
  •  kde-l10n-bg 15.08.3-1
  •  kde-l10n-bs 15.08.3-1
  •  kde-l10n-ca 15.08.3-1
  •  kde-l10n-ca@valencia 15.08.3-1
  •  kde-l10n-cs 15.08.3-1
  •  kde-l10n-da 15.08.3-1
  •  kde-l10n-de 15.08.3-1
  •  kde-l10n-el 15.08.3-1
  •  kde-l10n-en_gb 15.08.3-1
  •  kde-l10n-eo 15.08.3-1
  •  kde-l10n-es 15.08.3-1
  •  kde-l10n-et 15.08.3-1
  •  kde-l10n-eu 15.08.3-1
  •  kde-l10n-fa 15.08.3-1
  •  kde-l10n-fi 15.08.3-1
  •  kde-l10n-fr 15.08.3-1
  •  kde-l10n-ga 15.08.3-1
  •  kde-l10n-gl 15.08.3-1
  •  kde-l10n-he 15.08.3-1
  •  kde-l10n-hi 15.08.3-1
  •  kde-l10n-hr 15.08.3-1
  •  kde-l10n-hu 15.08.3-1
  •  kde-l10n-ia 15.08.3-1
  •  kde-l10n-id 15.08.3-1
  •  kde-l10n-is 15.08.3-1
  •  kde-l10n-it 15.08.3-1
  •  kde-l10n-ja 15.08.3-1
  •  kde-l10n-kk 15.08.3-1
  •  kde-l10n-km 15.08.3-1
  •  kde-l10n-ko 15.08.3-1
  •  kde-l10n-lt 15.08.3-1
  •  kde-l10n-lv 15.08.3-1
  •  kde-l10n-mr 15.08.3-1
  •  kde-l10n-nb 15.08.3-1
  •  kde-l10n-nds 15.08.3-1
  •  kde-l10n-nl 15.08.3-1
  •  kde-l10n-nn 15.08.3-1
  •  kde-l10n-pa 15.08.3-1
  •  kde-l10n-pl 15.08.3-1
  •  kde-l10n-pt 15.08.3-1
  •  kde-l10n-pt_BR 15.08.3-1
  •  kde-l10n-ro 15.08.3-1
  •  kde-l10n-ru 15.08.3-1
  •  kde-l10n-sk 15.08.3-1
  •  kde-l10n-sl 15.08.3-1
  •  kde-l10n-sv 15.08.3-1
  •  kde-l10n-tr 15.08.3-1
  •  kde-l10n-ug 15.08.3-1
  •  kde-l10n-uk 15.08.3-1
  •  kde-l10n-wa 15.08.3-1
  •  kde-l10n-zh_CN 15.08.3-1
  •  kde-l10n-zh_TW 15.08.3-1
  •  kdelibs 4.14.14-1
  •  kdelibs4support 5.16.0-1
  •  kdeos-hardware-detection 20150729-1
  •  kdepimlibs 15.08.3-1
  •  kdeplasma-addons 5.4.3-1
  •  kdesdk-thumbnailers 15.07.70-1
  •  kdesignerplugin 5.16.0-1
  •  kdesu 5.16.0-1
  •  kdewebkit 5.16.0-1
  •  kdiagram 0.2-3
  •  kdnssd 5.16.0-1
  •  kdoctools 5.16.0-1
  •  kemoticons 5.16.0-1
  •  keyboardctl 0.1.6-2
  •  keyutils 1.5.9-1
  •  kf5-attica 5.16.0-1
  •  kfilemetadata 5.16.0-1
  •  kget 15.07.71-1
  •  kglobalaccel 5.16.0-1
  •  kguiaddons 5.16.0-1
  •  khd-nvidia-304xx 304.131-1
  •  khd-nvidia 352.63-1
  •  khelpcenter 5.4.3-1
  •  khotkeys 5.4.3-1
  •  khtml 5.16.0-1
  •  ki18n 5.16.0-1
  •  kiconthemes 5.16.0-1
  •  kidletime 5.16.0-1
  •  kimageformats 5.16.0-1
  •  kinfocenter 5.4.3-2
  •  kinit 5.16.0-1
  •  kio 5.16.0-1
  •  kio-extras 15.08.3-1
  •  kipi-plugins 4.80.13-1
  •  kitemmodels 5.16.0-1
  •  kitemviews 5.16.0-1
  •  kjobwidgets 5.16.0-1
  •  kjs 5.16.0-1
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Version: 2017.09
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-10-09
Votes: 3


It works in an excellent way, very well optimized and with the latest updates to the day, both the system and applications


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Version: 2017.09
Rating: 7
Date: 2017-10-05
Votes: 0


Installation from DVD went fine. Runs pretty smooth and fast on my very old Pentium D 3.0 GHz with 4 Gb RAM (one of the very first 64bit machines). Great looks (if you like modern). Midna theme is nice. Updating software is as easy as with Mint.

However, for daily work not suitable yet. My Private Internet Access VPN does not connect (runs fine on Mint). Unable to install my modern HP Officejet (runs fine on Mint). SABNZBd can not be installed.

Debian based distro's still have an advantage when you want to use popular software outside repositories. But KaOS has a lot of potential in my opinion.

For now I stick with Mint...


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Version: 2017.09
Rating: 1
Date: 2017-09-17
Votes: 1


1. Partitioning during installation is too simplistic (hint: pls, check opensuse tumbleweed)
Could not figure out how to reuse my existing /home and create only /boot, / and swap.
While trying to use ext4, I had crashed the installer. QA anyone?

2. First impression is sometime the last impression - panel on the screen's right side?
(that I could change)
Dolphin toolbar icons on the left side?
(this I could NOT change)

3. OK theme and icons (Minda/Midna?), but I am used to cleaner Breeze, already.

4. System HW utilization (i7/6700HQ) much higher than KDE Mint, or Suse

5. Qupzilla browser? Really? Opera would be more contemporary. But it would need some
work, could not install it solo, only in a group "internet".

Summary:
too much of the bleeding edge, aimed at the wrong direction (leftright).
Kind of Unity's window control on the left side. Original? Perhaps. Stupid? Absolutely!

I would kindly suggest to the graphic layout/system engineer to take an elementary and/or basic class or at least a workshop in design of the user interface (UI).
Bye.





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