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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.



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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/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2018-06-25: Distribution Release: KaOS 2018.06
 • 2018-03-06: Distribution Release: KaOS 2018.03
 • 2018-01-20: Distribution Release: KaOS 2018.01
 • 2017-11-15: Distribution Release: KaOS 2017.11
 • 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
 • 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...

Table Notes and Explanations
  • Select view: Major packages only (52) All tracked packages (226)
  • To compare the software in this project to the software available in other distributions, please see our Compare Packages page.
  • 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.
Feature 2018.08 2017.11 2016.11
Release Date 2018-08-31 2017-11-14 2016-11-07
End Of Life      
Price (US$) Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1800-1900 1700-1800  
Free Download ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop KDE Plasma KDE Plasma KDE Plasma
Package Management Pacman Pacman Pacman
Release Model Rolling Rolling Rolling
Office Suite Calligra Calligra Calligra
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems      
Multilingual de, en, es, fr de, en, es, fr de, en, es, fr
Asian Language Support -- -- --
Full Package List 2018.08 2017.11 2016.11

Full Package List:   KaOS 2016.11
  Number of packages: 973 (download as TXT)
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  •  a2ps 4.14-5
  •  aalib 1.4rc5-10
  •  accountsqt 1.15-3
  •  acl 2.2.52-4
  •  akonadi 16.08.2-1
  •  akonadi-contacts 16.08.2-1
  •  akonadi-mime 16.08.2-1
  •  alpm_octopi_utils 1.0.0-1
  •  alsa-firmware 1.0.29-2
  •  alsa-lib 1.1.2-1
  •  alsa-oss 1.0.28-3
  •  alsa-plugins 1.1.1-4
  •  alsa-utils 1.1.2-1
  •  ark 16.08.2-1
  •  asciidoc 8.6.9-4
  •  aspell 0.60.6.1-6
  •  attr 2.4.47-4
  •  audiofile 0.3.6-2
  •  audiothumbs 0.2-2
  •  autoconf 2.69-5
  •  automake 1.15-4
  •  avahi 0.6.32-2
  •  b43-fwcutter 019-3
  •  baloo 5.27.0-1
  •  baloo-widgets 16.08.2-1
  •  bash 4.3.048-1
  •  bash-completion 2.4-1
  •  bc 1.06.95-5
  •  bin86 0.16.21-3
  •  binutils 2.26.1-1
  •  bison 3.0.4-3
  •  bluedevil 5.8.3-1
  •  bluez 5.43-1
  •  bluez-firmware 1.2-8
  •  bluez-qt 5.27.0-1
  •  boost 1.61.0-1
  •  boost-libs 1.61.0-1
  •  breeze 5.8.3-1
  •  breeze-icons 5.27.0-1
  •  btrfs-progs 4.8.2-1
  •  bzip2 1.0.6-8
  •  ca-certificates 20160104-2
  •  cairo 1.14.6-3
  •  calamares 2.4.3-3
  •  calamares-debug 2.4.3-3
  •  calligra 2.9.124-1
  •  calligra-l10n 2.9.91-1
  •  cantata 2.0.1-4
  •  ccnet 6.0.0-1
  •  cdparanoia 10.2-4
  •  cdrdao 1.2.3-13
  •  cdrtools 3.02a06-1
  •  celt 0.11.3-3
  •  chmlib 0.40-4
  •  chromaprint 1.3.1-4
  •  cifs-utils 6.6-1
  •  cln 1.3.4-2
  •  colord 1.3.3-1
  •  compositeproto 0.4.2-4
  •  console-setup 1.152-1
  •  coreutils 8.25-3
  •  cpupower 4.8-1
  •  cracklib 2.9.4-2
  •  crda 3.18-2
  •  cryptsetup 1.7.3-1
  •  cups 2.2.1-1
  •  cups-filters 1.11.6-1
  •  cups-pdf 2.6.1-2
  •  curl 7.51.0-2
  •  cyrus-sasl 2.1.26-2
  •  damageproto 1.2.1-4
  •  db 5.3.28-4
  •  dbus 1.10.12-1
  •  dbus-c++ 0.9.0-5
  •  dbus-glib 0.108-1
  •  dbus-python2 1.2.4-1
  •  dbus-python3 1.2.4-1
  •  dcadec 0.2.0-1
  •  dconf 0.26.0-2
  •  desktop-file-utils 0.23-1
  •  device-mapper 2.02.166-1
  •  dhcpcd 6.11.5-1
  •  dialog 1.3_201600828-1
  •  diffutils 3.5-1
  •  djvulibre 3.5.27-3
  •  dmidecode 3.0-1
  •  dmxproto 2.3.1-4
  •  dnsutils 9.11.0.1-1
  •  docbook-xml 4.5-10
  •  docbook-xsl 1.79.1-2
  •  dolphin 16.08.2-1
  •  dosfstools 4.0-1
  •  dri2proto 2.8-5
  •  dri3proto 1.0-3
  •  dvd+rw-tools 7.1-6
  •  e2fsprogs 1.43.3-1
  •  ebook-tools 0.2.2-3
  •  ed 1.13-3
  •  efibootmgr 14-2
  •  efivar 30-1
  •  eigen3 3.2.10-1
  •  elfutils 0.167-1
  •  emovix 0.9.0-8
  •  enca 1.19-2
  •  epsoneplijs 0.4.1-2
  •  epson-inkjet-printer-escpr 1.6.9-1
  •  exiv2 0.25-2
  •  expat 2.2.0-2
  •  faac 1.28-5
  •  faad2 2.7-4
  •  fakeroot 1.20.2-3
  •  farstream 0.2.8-1
  •  fatrat 1.2.0.2-1
  •  ffmpeg 3.2-1
  •  ffmpegthumbs 16.08.2-2
  •  fftw 3.3.5-1
  •  file 5.29-1
  •  filesystem 2016.01-2
  •  findutils 4.6.0-3
  •  fixesproto 5.0-5
  •  flac 1.3.1-2
  •  flex 2.6.2-1
  •  fluidsynth 1.1.6-8
  •  fontcacheproto 0.1.3-5
  •  fontconfig 1:2.12.1-1
  •  fontsproto 2.1.3-2
  •  foomatic-db 1:4.0_20161005-1
  •  foomatic-db-engine 1:4.0_20161005-1
  •  frameworkintegration 5.27.0-1
  •  freeglut 3.0.0-1
  •  freetds 1.00.15-1
  •  freetype2 2.7-1
  •  fribidi 0.19.7-1
  •  fuse 2.9.7-1
  •  gamin 0.1.10-3
  •  gawk 4.1.4-1
  •  gc 7.6.0-1
  •  gcc 5.4.0-1
  •  gcc-libs 5.4.0-1
  •  gconf 3.2.6-8
  •  gd 2.2.3-1
  •  gdb 7.12-1
  •  gdbm 1.12-2
  •  gdk-pixbuf2 2.36.0-2
  •  gettext 0.19.8.1-3
  •  ghostscript 1:9.20-4
  •  giflib 5.1.4-1
  •  gist 4.5.0-2
  •  git 2.10.2-1
  •  glew 2.0.0-1
  •  glib2 2.50.1-1
  •  glibc 2.23-2
  •  glibmm 2.50.0-1
  •  glib-networking 2.50.0-1
  •  glproto 1.4.17-3
  •  glu 9.0.0-6
  •  gmp 6.1.1-2
  •  gnupg 2.1.15-1
  •  gnutls 3.5.6-1
  •  gobject-introspection 1.50.0-1
  •  gperf 3.0.4-9
  •  gpgme 1.7.1-1
  •  gpgmepp 16.08.2-1
  •  gpm 1.20.7-5
  •  gpsd 3.16-2
  •  gptfdisk 1.0.1-4
  •  grantlee 5.1.0-2
  •  graphite 1.3.8-2
  •  grep 2.26-1
  •  groff 1.22.3-9
  •  grub 2.01.81-2
  •  grub2-editor 0.7.0-1
  •  grub-theme-midna 2.3-1
  •  gsl 2.2.1-1
  •  gsm 1.0.14-1
  •  gst-libav 1.10.0-1
  •  gst-plugins-bad 1.10.0-1
  •  gst-plugins-base 1.10.0-1
  •  gst-plugins-good 1.10.0-1
  •  gstreamer 1.10.0-1
  •  guile 2.0.13-1
  •  gutenprint 5.2.11-1
  •  gwenview 16.08.2-1
  •  gzip 1.8-3
  •  hardware-detection 20161014-1
  •  harfbuzz 1.3.3-1
  •  hdparm 9.50-1
  •  hicolor-icon-theme 0.15-1
  •  hplip 3.16.10-1
  •  hspell 1.3-1
  •  hunspell 1.4.1-2
  •  hwdetect 2016.01-1
  •  hwids 20161103-1
  •  hwinfo 21.30-1
  •  iana-etc 2.30-6
  •  iasl 20160930-1
  •  icu 57.1-2
  •  ilmbase 2.2.0-2
  •  imagemagick 6.9.6.3-1
  •  imlib2 1.4.9-1
  •  inetutils 1.9.4-5
  •  iniparser 3.2-1
  •  init-live 2016.01-1
  •  inputproto 2.3.2-2
  •  inxi 2.3.2-1
  •  iproute2 4.8.0-1
  •  iptables 1.6.0-2
  •  iputils 20160308-3
  •  ipw2100-fw 1.3-10
  •  ipw2200-fw 3.1-8
  •  isl3887usb-firmware 2.13.25.0-5
  •  isl3890-firmware 2.13.25.0-5
  •  iso-codes 3.70-1
  •  isowriter 1.0.4-1
  •  iw 4.9-1
  •  jack 0.125.0-1
  •  jansson 2.9-1
  •  jasper 1.900.16-1
  •  jfsutils 1.1.15-5
  •  js 17.0.0-4
  •  json-c 0.12.1-1
  •  jsoncpp 1.7.6-1
  •  k3b 1:2.9.92-1
  •  kaccounts-integration 16.08.2-1
  •  kaccounts-providers 16.08.2-1
  •  kactivities 5.27.0-1
  •  kactivities-stats 5.27.0-1
  •  kactivitymanagerd 5.8.3-1
  •  kamoso 3.2-1
  •  kaos-wallpapers 3.0-1
  •  kapidox 5.27.0-1
  •  kaptan 5.3.5-1
  •  karchive 5.27.0-1
  •  kate 16.08.2-1
  •  kauth 5.27.0-1
  •  kbd 2.0.3-2
  •  kbookmarks 5.27.0-1
  •  kbproto 1.0.7-2
  •  kcalcore 16.08.2-1
  •  kcharselect 16.08.2-1
  •  kcmutils 5.27.0-1
  •  kcodecs 5.27.0-1
  •  kcompletion 5.27.0-1
  •  kconfig 5.27.0-1
  •  kconfigwidgets 5.27.0-1
  •  kcontacts 16.08.2-1
  •  kcoreaddons 5.27.0-1
  •  kcp 0.86.0-1
  •  kcrash 5.27.0-2
  •  kdbusaddons 5.27.0-1
  •  kde-baseapps 16.07.80-1
  •  kdeclarative 5.27.0-1
  •  kde-cli-tools 5.8.3-1
  •  kde-common 16.08.2-1
  •  kdeconnect-kde 1:1.0.1-1
  •  kdecoration 5.8.3-1
  •  kded 5.27.0-1
  •  kdegraphics-thumbnailers 16.08.2-1
  •  kde-gtk-config 5.8.3-1
  •  kde-l10n-ar 16.08.2-1
  •  kde-l10n-ast 16.08.2-1
  •  kde-l10n-bg 16.08.2-1
  •  kde-l10n-bs 16.08.2-1
  •  kde-l10n-ca 16.08.2-1
  •  kde-l10n-ca@valencia 16.08.2-1
  •  kde-l10n-cs 16.08.2-1
  •  kde-l10n-da 16.08.2-1
  •  kde-l10n-de 16.08.2-1
  •  kde-l10n-el 16.08.2-1
  •  kde-l10n-en_gb 16.08.2-1
  •  kde-l10n-eo 16.08.2-1
  •  kde-l10n-es 16.08.2-1
  •  kde-l10n-et 16.08.2-1
  •  kde-l10n-eu 16.08.2-1
  •  kde-l10n-fa 16.08.2-1
  •  kde-l10n-fi 16.08.2-1
  •  kde-l10n-fr 16.08.2-1
  •  kde-l10n-ga 16.08.2-1
  •  kde-l10n-gl 16.08.2-1
  •  kde-l10n-he 16.08.2-1
  •  kde-l10n-hi 16.08.2-1
  •  kde-l10n-hr 16.08.2-1
  •  kde-l10n-hu 16.08.2-1
  •  kde-l10n-ia 16.08.2-1
  •  kde-l10n-id 16.08.2-1
  •  kde-l10n-is 16.08.2-1
  •  kde-l10n-it 16.08.2-1
  •  kde-l10n-ja 16.08.2-1
  •  kde-l10n-kk 16.08.2-1
  •  kde-l10n-km 16.08.2-1
  •  kde-l10n-ko 16.08.2-1
  •  kde-l10n-lt 16.08.2-1
  •  kde-l10n-lv 16.08.2-1
  •  kde-l10n-mr 16.08.2-1
  •  kde-l10n-nb 16.08.2-1
  •  kde-l10n-nds 16.08.2-1
  •  kde-l10n-nl 16.08.2-1
  •  kde-l10n-nn 16.08.2-1
  •  kde-l10n-pa 16.08.2-1
  •  kde-l10n-pl 16.08.2-1
  •  kde-l10n-pt 16.08.2-1
  •  kde-l10n-pt_BR 16.08.2-1
  •  kde-l10n-ro 16.08.2-1
  •  kde-l10n-ru 16.08.2-1
  •  kde-l10n-sk 16.08.2-1
  •  kde-l10n-sl 16.08.2-1
  •  kde-l10n-sv 16.08.2-1
  •  kde-l10n-tr 16.08.2-1
  •  kde-l10n-ug 16.08.2-1
  •  kde-l10n-uk 16.08.2-1
  •  kde-l10n-wa 16.08.2-1
  •  kde-l10n-zh_CN 16.08.2-1
  •  kde-l10n-zh_TW 16.08.2-1
  •  kdelibs4support 5.27.0-1
  •  kdeplasma-addons 5.8.3-1
  •  kdesdk-thumbnailers 16.08.2-1
  •  kdesignerplugin 5.27.0-1
  •  kdesu 5.27.0-1
  •  kdewebkit 5.27.0-1
  •  kdiagram 0.2-5
  •  kdnssd 5.27.0-1
  •  kdoctools 5.27.0-1
  •  kemoticons 5.27.0-1
  •  keneric 0.3-1
  •  keyutils 1.5.9-3
  •  kf5-attica 5.27.0-1
  •  kfilemetadata 5.27.0-1
  •  kglobalaccel 5.27.0-1
  •  kgpg 16.07.72-1
  •  kguiaddons 5.27.0-1
  •  khd-nvidia-340xx 340.98-3
  •  khd-nvidia 370.28-3
  •  khelpcenter 16.08.2-1
  •  kholidays 16.08.2-1
  •  khotkeys 5.8.3-1
  •  khtml 5.27.0-1
  •  ki18n 5.27.0-1
  •  kiconthemes 5.27.0-1
  •  kidletime 5.27.0-1
  •  kimageformats 5.27.0-1
  •  kinfocenter 5.8.3-1
  •  kinit 5.27.0-1
  •  kio 5.27.0-1
  •  kio-extras 16.08.2-1
  •  kipi-plugins 5.2.0-1
  •  kirigami 1.1.0-1
  •  kitemmodels 5.27.0-1
  •  kitemviews 5.27.0-1
  •  kjobwidgets 5.27.0-1
  •  kjs 5.27.0-1
  •  kjsembed 5.27.0-1
  •  kmediaplayer 5.27.0-1
  •  kmenuedit 5.8.3-1
  •  kmime 16.08.2-1
  •  kmod 23-1
  •  knewstuff 5.27.0-1
  •  knotifications 5.27.0-1
  •  knotifyconfig 5.27.0-1
  •  kompare 16.08.2-1
  •  konsole 16.08.2-1
  •  kpackage 5.27.0-1
  •  kparts 5.27.0-1
  •  kpat 16.08.2-1
  •  kpeople 5.27.0-1
  •  kplotting 5.27.0-1
  •  kpmcore 2.2.1-1
  •  kpmcore-debug 2.2.1-1
  •  kproperty 3.0.0-1
  •  kpty 5.27.0-2
  •  krb5 1.14.2-2
  •  kreport 3.0.0-1
  •  krita 3.0.1.1-1
  •  kross 5.27.0-1
  •  kruler 16.08.2-1
  •  krunner 5.27.0-1
  •  kscreen 5.8.3-1
  •  kscreenlocker 5.8.3-1
  •  kservice 5.27.0-1
  •  ksshaskpass 5.8.3-1
  •  ksysguard 5.8.3-1
  •  ktexteditor 5.27.0-1
  •  ktextwidgets 5.27.0-1
  •  ktp-accounts-kcm 16.08.2-1
  •  ktp-approver 16.08.2-1
  •  ktp-auth-handler 16.08.2-1
  •  ktp-call-ui 16.08.2-1
  •  ktp-common-internals 16.08.2-1
  •  ktp-contact-list 16.08.2-1
  •  ktp-contact-runner 16.08.2-1
  •  ktp-desktop-applets 16.08.2-1
  •  ktp-filetransfer-handler 16.08.2-1
  •  ktp-kded-module 16.08.2-1
  •  ktp-send-file 16.08.2-1
  •  ktp-text-ui 16.08.2-1
  •  kunitconversion 5.27.0-1
  •  kwallet 5.27.0-1
  •  kwalletmanager 16.08.2-1
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Version: 2018.08
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-09-17
Votes: 0


KaOS is flawless for what it's trying to be... Lean, mean KDE Plasma DE, focusing on Qt apps and 64 bit software.
Getting Started: The Calemares installer is awesome, as always. The Croeso welcome app is super useful and a very nice touch. After a day, the right-hand panel became second nature and I'll never go back to any other position. I did, however swap-out the digital clock widget with the Event Calendar widget. Event clendar allows for 2 configurable lines (hh on line 1 and mm on line 2) and minimum height. This stacks the clock on the vertical, increases the size and makes the clock legible. It can also intergrate with you google calendar.
My epson printer install required the creation of a small text file. The Falkon web browser is fast and simple but cannot play all video formats from YouTube. The KaOS repos and KCP (KaOS Community Packages) have most of the software you'll need. If not you can always build a package from source and share it on KCP.
The -1 point in my rating is only due to the lack of 32 bit libraries. I don't use Skype and I'm not a gamer, but my son does play some games and uses my machine to do so. I think being able to install Steam out of the box would make KaOS the perfect distro. The documentation for the project is written very clear and very well organized. My hat's off to Demmm. He's done a lot of great work with the project. In the past month I've installed to hardware KaOS, then Fedora KDE, then KaOS, then Manjaro KDE, and back to KaOS. I think I'll just settle in for a while, enjoy what KaOS has to offer and try to contribute a little something to the KaOS community. :) Karl Schneider


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Version: 2018.06
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-08-27
Votes: 0


An under-rated distro with Awesome KDE desktop.

What i like:
- its not Debian/Ubuntu
- its KDE
- independendent distro
- clean and lean kde base install
- its quick and responsive.

What i do not like:
- Nothing for me at least for the past 10 days im using it. apps that is not on repo or their KCP i am able to compile on my own.

using this on main computer for development and everyday tasks


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Version: 2018.06
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-07-30
Votes: 5


Awesome KDE-Desktop!
Independent.
Fast!
Stable!
Clean and clear, not-bloated (but all you need as "home-office-user").
Very easy and quick install on my old iMac 27" (2009).
The best distribution after my "18-years-Linux-work" with several distributions!


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