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DistroWatch.com: KDE neon

KDE neon

Last Update: 2017-03-23 14:57 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: 29 (360), 6 months: 19 (507), 3 months: 19 (517), 4 weeks: 21 (479), 1 week: 29 (455)

Average visitor rating: 9.32/10 from 19 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 LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation https://community.kde.org/Neon
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Download Mirrors https://neon.kde.org/download
Bug Tracker https://bugs.launchpad.net/
Related Websites  
Reviews 5.7: DistroWatchDedoimedo
5.6: Phoronix
Where To Buy OSDisc.com (sponsored link)

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...

 •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 "kdelibs" and "plasma-desktop" packages 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 20170323
Release Date 2017-03-23
End Of Life  
Price (US$) Free
Free Download ISO
Installation Graphical
Default Desktop KDE Plasma
Package Management DEB (apt)
Office Suite --
Processor Architecture x86_64
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS
Multilingual Yes
Asian Language Support Yes
Full Package List 20170323
Package 20170323
abiword (3.0.2) --
alsa-lib (1.1.3) 1.1.0
ati-driver (16.40) --
bash (4.4) 4.3
bind (9.11.0-P3) --
chromium (57.0.2987.110) --
cups (2.2.2) 2.1.3
dhcp (4.3.5) 4.3.3
e2fsprogs (1.43.4) 1.42.13
firefox (52.0.1) 52.0.1
freetype (2.7.1) 2.6.1
gcc (6.3.0) --
gimp (2.8.20) --
glibc (2.25) 2.23
gnome-shell (3.24.0) --
gnucash (2.6.15) --
gnumeric (1.12.34) --
grub (2.00) 2.02beta2
gtk+ (3.22.11) 3.18.9
httpd (2.4.25) --
inkscape (0.92.1) --
k3b (2.0.3a) --
kmod (24) 22
libgnome (2.32.1) --
libreoffice (5.3.1) --
linux (4.10.6) 4.8
Package 20170323
lxde-common (0.99.2) --
mariadb (10.1.22) --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) --
mesa (17.0.2) 12.0.6
mysql (5.7.17) --
nautilus (3.24.0) --
NVIDIA (378.13) --
openbox (3.6.1) --
openjdk (8u121) --
openssh (7.5p1) 7.2p2
openssl (1.1.0e) 1.0.2g
perl (5.24.1) 5.22.1
php (7.1.3) --
plasma-desktop (5.9.4) 5.9.4
postfix (3.2.0) --
postgresql (9.6.2) --
Python (3.6.1) 2.7.11
qt (5.8.0) 5.7.1
samba (4.6.1) --
systemd (233) 229
thunderbird (45.8.0) --
vim (8.0) 7.4
vlc (2.2.4) 2.2.2
xfdesktop (4.12.3) --
xorg-server (1.19.3) 1.18.4

Reader Ratings
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Version: 5.8
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-01-22
Votes: 5

The best solution for KDE

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Version: 20170309
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-03-13
Votes: 1

Outside of turning Konqueror into crap and being unable to apply icons to the new sddm greeter(Happy Face anyone), I would recommend KDE Neon to anyone and it's the best way I can see to be rid of MS Windows and never look back, KDE Neon just works with an easy to use system settings and all your settings in one place so you don't have to go hunting for the setting you need. Both wireless and bluetooth just worked, stability is great. I've been testing Linux and KDE for more than 15yrs and I can tell you this is the computer operating system for today and tomorrow. It's the best Point-N-Click system you will find.

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Version: 5.8
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-01-26
Votes: 0

The new Kubuntu is called KDE Neon and it is awesome. It's lightweight, fast and the looks are stunning. Flawless installation. Installing new software is done via discover which could use a rating system like linux mint has.
Again, well done KDE guys!

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