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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/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2019-02-28: Distribution Release: KaOS 2019.02
 • 2018-12-29: Distribution Release: KaOS 2018.12
 • 2018-10-14: Distribution Release: KaOS 2018.10
 • 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
 • 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
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  • 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 2019.02 2018.12 2017.11
Release Date 2019-02-28 2018-12-28 2017-11-14
End Of Life      
Price (US$) Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 2000-2100 1900-2000 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 2019.02 2018.12 2017.11

Full Package List:   KaOS 2017.11
  Number of packages: 945 (download as TXT)
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  •  a2ps 4.14-7
  •  aalib 1.4rc5-11
  •  accountsqt 1.15-4
  •  acl 2.2.52-4
  •  akonadi 17.08.3-1
  •  akonadi-contacts 17.08.3-2
  •  akonadi-mime 17.08.3-1
  •  alpm_octopi_utils 1.0.0-1
  •  alsa-firmware 1.0.29-3
  •  alsa-lib 1.1.4.1-1
  •  alsa-oss 1.0.28-4
  •  alsa-plugins 1.1.4-1
  •  alsa-utils 1.1.4-1
  •  ark 17.08.3-1
  •  asciidoc 8.6.9-5
  •  aspell 0.60.6.1-7
  •  atk 2.24.0-2
  •  attr 2.4.47-4
  •  audiothumbs 0.2-2
  •  autoconf 2.69-5
  •  automake 1.15.1-2
  •  avahi 0.7-1
  •  b43-fwcutter 019-3
  •  baloo 5.40.0-1
  •  baloo-widgets 17.08.3-1
  •  bash 4.4.012-1
  •  bash-completion 2.7-2
  •  bc 1.07.1-1
  •  bin86 0.16.21-3
  •  binutils 2.28-1
  •  bison 3.0.4-3
  •  bluedevil 5.11.3-1
  •  bluez 5.47-3
  •  bluez-firmware 1.2-9
  •  bluez-qt 5.40.0-1
  •  boost-libs 1.65.1-1
  •  breeze 5.11.3-1
  •  breeze-gtk 5.11.3-1
  •  breeze-icons 5.40.0-1
  •  btrfs-progs 4.13.3-1
  •  bzip2 1.0.6-8
  •  ca-certificates 20170717-1
  •  cairo 1.14.10-1
  •  calamares 3.1.7-3
  •  calamares-debug 3.1.7-3
  •  calligra 3.0.1-8
  •  calligra-l10n 3.0.1-8
  •  ccnet 6.1.3-1
  •  cdparanoia 10.2-5
  •  cdrdao 1.2.3-13
  •  cdrtools 3.02a07-1
  •  celt 0.11.3-3
  •  chmlib 0.40-5
  •  chromaprint 1.4.2-1
  •  cifs-utils 6.7-1
  •  cln 1.3.4-2
  •  colord 1.4.1-1
  •  compositeproto 0.4.2-4
  •  console-setup 1.167-1
  •  coreutils 8.28-1
  •  cpupower 4.13-1
  •  cracklib 2.9.4-2
  •  crda 3.18-2
  •  cryptsetup 1.7.5-1
  •  cups 2.2.6-2
  •  cups-filters 1.17.9-1
  •  cups-pdf 3.0.1-1
  •  curl 7.56.1-1
  •  damageproto 1.2.1-4
  •  db 5.3.28-4
  •  dbus 1.12.0-1
  •  dbus-c++ 0.9.0-5
  •  dbus-glib 0.108-1
  •  dbus-python2 1.2.4-1
  •  dbus-python3 1.2.4-2
  •  dcadec 0.2.0-2
  •  dconf 0.26.1-1
  •  ddcutil 0.8.4-1
  •  desktop-file-utils 0.23-1
  •  device-mapper 2.02.176-1
  •  dhcpcd 6.11.5-1
  •  dialog 1:1.3_20170509-1
  •  diffutils 3.6-1
  •  djvulibre 3.5.27-3
  •  dmidecode 3.1-1
  •  dmxproto 2.3.1-4
  •  dnsutils 9.11.2-1
  •  docbook-xml 4.5-10
  •  docbook-xsl 1.79.2-1
  •  dolphin 17.08.3-1
  •  dosfstools 4.1-1
  •  dotconf 1.3-3
  •  dri2proto 2.8-5
  •  dri3proto 1.0-3
  •  dvd+rw-tools 7.1-6
  •  e2fsprogs 1.43.7-1
  •  ebook-tools 0.2.2-4
  •  ed 1.14.2-1
  •  efibootmgr 15-1
  •  efivar 31-2
  •  eigen3 3.3.3-1
  •  elfutils 0.170-1
  •  elisa 0.0.7-2
  •  emovix 0.9.0-10
  •  enca 1.19-2
  •  epson-inkjet-printer-escpr 1.6.17-1
  •  exiv2 0.26-1
  •  expat 2.2.5-1
  •  faac 1.29.9-1
  •  faad2 2.8.6-1
  •  fakeroot 1.20.2-4
  •  farstream 0.2.8-1
  •  fatrat 1.2.0.4-4
  •  ffmpeg 3.4-2
  •  ffmpegthumbs 17.08.3-1
  •  fftw 3.3.6-2
  •  file 5.32-1
  •  filesystem 2017.01-1
  •  findutils 4.6.0-3
  •  fixesproto 5.0-5
  •  flac 1.3.2-1
  •  flex 2.6.4-1
  •  fluidsynth 1.1.8-1
  •  fontcacheproto 0.1.3-5
  •  fontconfig 1:2.12.6-1
  •  fontsproto 2.1.3-2
  •  foomatic-db 1:4.0_20170923-1
  •  foomatic-db-engine 1:4.0_20170923-1
  •  frameworkintegration 5.40.0-1
  •  freeglut 3.0.0-2
  •  freetds 1.00.54-1
  •  freetype2 2.8.1-1
  •  fribidi 0.19.7-2
  •  fuse 2.9.7-1
  •  gamin 0.1.10-4
  •  gawk 4.2.0-1
  •  gc 7.6.0-1
  •  gcc 6.4.0-1
  •  gcc-libs 6.4.0-1
  •  gconf 3.2.6-9
  •  gd 2.2.5-1
  •  gdb 8.0.1-1
  •  gdbm 1.13-1
  •  gdk-pixbuf2 2.36.11-1
  •  geoip 1.6.11-1
  •  geoip-database 20171106-1
  •  gettext 0.19.8.1-4
  •  ghostscript 1:9.22-1
  •  giflib 5.1.4-1
  •  gist 4.6.1-1
  •  git 2.15.0-1
  •  glew 2.1.0-1
  •  glib2 2.52.3-1
  •  glibc 2.25-3
  •  glibmm 2.54.1-1
  •  glib-networking 2.50.0-4
  •  glproto 1.4.17-3
  •  glu 9.0.0-6
  •  gmic-qt 2.0.0-1
  •  gmp 6.1.2-1
  •  gnupg 2.2.2-1
  •  gnutls 3.5.16-1
  •  gobject-introspection 1.52.1-1
  •  gperf 3.1-1
  •  gpgme 1.9.0-1
  •  gpm 1.20.7-5
  •  gpsd 3.17-1
  •  gptfdisk 1.0.3-1
  •  grantlee 5.1.0-2
  •  graphite 1.3.10-1
  •  grep 3.1-1
  •  groff 1.22.3-12
  •  grub 2.02-2
  •  grub2-editor 0.7.0-4
  •  grub-theme-midna 3.0-1
  •  gsl 2.4-1
  •  gsm 1.0.17-1
  •  gst-libav 1.12.3-1
  •  gst-plugins-bad 1.12.3-1
  •  gst-plugins-base 1.12.3-1
  •  gst-plugins-good 1.12.3-1
  •  gstreamer 1.12.3-1
  •  gtk2 2.24.31-3
  •  gtk-update-icon-cache 3.22.26-1
  •  guile 2.0.14-1
  •  gutenprint 5.2.13-1
  •  gwenview 17.08.3-1
  •  gzip 1.8-3
  •  hardware-detection 20170909-1
  •  harfbuzz 1.6.3-1
  •  hdparm 9.52-1
  •  hicolor-icon-theme 0.17-1
  •  hplip 3.17.10-1
  •  hspell 1.4-1
  •  hunspell 1.6.2-2
  •  hwdetect 2016.01-2
  •  hwids 20170715-1
  •  hwinfo 21.49-1
  •  hyphen 2.8.8-4
  •  iana-etc 2.30-6
  •  iasl 20170929-1
  •  icu 58.2-1
  •  ilmbase 2.2.0-2
  •  imagemagick 6.9.9.23-1
  •  imlib2 1.4.10-1
  •  inetutils 1.9.4-6
  •  iniparser 4.0-1
  •  init-live 2017.03-2
  •  inputproto 2.3.2-2
  •  inxi 2.3.42-1
  •  iproute2 4.13.0-2
  •  iptables 1.6.1-1
  •  iputils 20161105-1
  •  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 3.76-1
  •  isowriter 1.2.1-1
  •  iw 4.9-1
  •  jack 0.125.0-2
  •  jansson 2.10-1
  •  jasper 2.0.14-1
  •  jfsutils 1.1.15-5
  •  js 17.0.0-5
  •  json-c 0.12.1-1
  •  jsoncpp 1.8.3-1
  •  k3b 1:17.08.3-1
  •  kaccounts-integration 17.08.3-1
  •  kaccounts-providers 17.08.3-1
  •  kactivities 5.40.0-1
  •  kactivities-stats 5.40.0-1
  •  kactivitymanagerd 5.11.3-1
  •  kamoso 3.2.4-1
  •  kaos-wallpapers 3.0-1
  •  kapidox 5.40.0-1
  •  kaptan 5.4.4-1
  •  karchive 5.40.0-1
  •  kate 17.08.3-1
  •  kauth 5.40.0-1
  •  kbd 2.0.4-1
  •  kbookmarks 5.40.0-1
  •  kbproto 1.0.7-2
  •  kcalcore 17.08.3-2
  •  kcharselect 17.08.3-1
  •  kcmutils 5.40.0-1
  •  kcodecs 5.40.0-1
  •  kcompletion 5.40.0-1
  •  kconfig 5.40.0-1
  •  kconfigwidgets 5.40.0-1
  •  kcontacts 17.08.3-1
  •  kcoreaddons 5.40.0-1
  •  kcp 0.90.1-1
  •  kcrash 5.40.0-1
  •  kdbusaddons 5.40.0-1
  •  kdeclarative 5.40.0-1
  •  kde-cli-tools 5.11.3-1
  •  kde-common 17.08.3-1
  •  kdeconnect-kde 1:1.2-1
  •  kdecoration 5.11.3-1
  •  kded 5.40.0-1
  •  kdegraphics-mobipocket 17.08.3-1
  •  kdegraphics-thumbnailers 17.08.3-1
  •  kde-gtk-config 5.11.3-1
  •  kdelibs4support 5.40.0-1
  •  kdeplasma-addons 5.11.3-1
  •  kdesdk-thumbnailers 17.08.3-1
  •  kdesignerplugin 5.40.0-1
  •  kdesu 5.40.0-1
  •  kdewebkit 5.40.0-1
  •  kdiagram 2.6.0-1
  •  kdialog 17.08.3-1
  •  kdnssd 5.40.0-1
  •  kdoctools 5.40.0-1
  •  kdsoap 1.6.0-1
  •  keditbookmarks 17.08.3-1
  •  kemoticons 5.40.0-1
  •  keneric 0.3-2
  •  keyutils 1.5.10-1
  •  kf5-attica 5.40.0-1
  •  kfilemetadata 5.40.0-1
  •  kfind 17.08.3-1
  •  kglobalaccel 5.40.0-1
  •  kgpg 17.08.3-1
  •  kguiaddons 5.40.0-1
  •  khd-nvidia-340xx 340.104-3
  •  khd-nvidia 387.22-3
  •  khelpcenter 17.08.3-1
  •  kholidays 17.08.3-1
  •  khotkeys 5.11.3-1
  •  khtml 5.40.0-1
  •  ki18n 5.40.0-1
  •  kiconthemes 5.40.0-1
  •  kidletime 5.40.0-1
  •  kimageformats 5.40.0-1
  •  kinfocenter 5.11.3-1
  •  kinit 5.40.0-1
  •  kio 5.40.0-1
  •  kio-extras 17.08.3-1
  •  kipi-plugins 5.7.0-1
  •  kirigami 5.40.0-1
  •  kitemmodels 5.40.0-1
  •  kitemviews 5.40.0-1
  •  kjobwidgets 5.40.0-1
  •  kjs 5.40.0-1
  •  kjsembed 5.40.0-1
  •  kmarkdownwebview 0.3.0-1
  •  kmediaplayer 5.40.0-1
  •  kmenuedit 5.11.3-1
  •  kmime 17.08.3-1
  •  kmod 24-1
  •  knewstuff 5.40.0-1
  •  knotifications 5.40.0-1
  •  knotifyconfig 5.40.0-1
  •  kompare 17.08.3-1
  •  konsole 17.08.3-1
  •  kpackage 5.40.0-1
  •  kparts 5.40.0-1
  •  kpat 17.08.3-1
  •  kpeople 5.40.0-1
  •  kplotting 5.40.0-1
  •  kpmcore 3.2.1-1
  •  kpmcore-debug 3.2.1-1
  •  kproperty 3.0.2-1
  •  kpty 5.40.0-1
  •  krb5 1.15.2-1
  •  kreport 3.0.2-1
  •  krita 3.3.2.1-1
  •  kross 5.40.0-1
  •  kruler 17.08.3-1
  •  krunner 5.40.0-1
  •  kscreen 5.11.3-1
  •  kscreenlocker 5.11.3-1
  •  kservice 5.40.0-1
  •  ksshaskpass 5.11.3-1
  •  ksysguard 5.11.3-1
  •  ktexteditor 5.40.0-1
  •  ktexteditorpreviewplugin 0.2.1-1
  •  ktextwidgets 5.40.0-1
  •  ktp-accounts-kcm 17.08.3-1
  •  ktp-approver 17.08.3-1
  •  ktp-auth-handler 17.08.3-1
  •  ktp-call-ui 17.08.3-1
  •  ktp-common-internals 17.08.3-1
  •  ktp-contact-list 17.08.3-1
  •  ktp-contact-runner 17.08.3-1
  •  ktp-desktop-applets 17.08.3-1
  •  ktp-filetransfer-handler 17.08.3-1
  •  ktp-kded-module 17.08.3-1
  •  ktp-send-file 17.08.3-1
  •  ktp-text-ui 17.08.3-1
  •  kunitconversion 5.40.0-1
  •  kwallet 5.40.0-1
  •  kwalletmanager 17.08.3-1
  •  kwallet-pam 5.11.3-1
  •  kwayland 5.40.0-1
  •  kwidgetsaddons 5.40.0-1
  •  kwin 5.11.3-1
  •  kwindowsystem 5.40.0-1
  •  kxmlgui 5.40.0-1
  •  kxmlrpcclient 1:5.40.0-1
  •  lame 3.100-1
  •  lcms 1.19-6
  •  lcms2 2.8-1
  •  ldb 1:1.3.0-1
  •  less 494-1
  •  libaccounts-glib 1.23-1
  •  libaio 0.3.110-2
  •  libao 1.2.2-1
  •  libarchive 3.3.2-1
  •  libass 0.14.0-1
  •  libassuan 2.4.3-1
  •  libasyncns 0.8-4
  •  libatasmart 0.19-4
  •  libatomic_ops 7.4.6-1
  •  libavc1394 0.5.4-4
  •  libblockdev 2.14-1
  •  libbluray 1.0.1-1
  •  libbsd 0.8.6-1
  •  libburn 1.4.8-1
  •  libbytesize 1.0-1
  •  libcaca 0.99.beta19-3
  •  libcanberra 0.30-3
  •  libcap 2.25-2
  •  libcddb 1.3.2-5
  •  libcdio 0.94-1
  •  libcdio-paranoia 10.2.3-1
  •  libcl 1.1.12-1
  •  libconfig 1.6-1
  •  libcroco 0.6.12-2
  •  libcups 2.2.6-2
  •  libdaemon 0.14-5
  •  libdatrie 0.2.10-2
  •  libdbusmenu-qt5 0.9.3+16.04.20160218-3
  •  libdca 0.0.5-5
  •  libdiscid 0.6.2-1
  •  libdmtx 0.7.4-5
  •  libdmx 1.1.3-3
  •  libdrm 2.4.88-1
  •  libdv 1.0.0-6
  •  libdvdnav 5.0.3-2
  •  libdvdread 5.0.3-2
  •  libedit 20170329_3.1-1
  •  libepoxy 1.4.3-1
  •  libetonyek 0.1.7-1
  •  libevdev 1.5.7-1
  •  libevent 2.1.8-1
  •  libexif 0.6.21-4
  •  libfakekey 0.1-2
  •  libffado 2.3.0-1
  •  libffi 3.2.1-5
  •  libfontenc 1.1.3-2
  •  libgcrypt 1.8.1-1
  •  libgl 17.2.5-1
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Version: 2019.02
Rating: 4
Date: 2019-04-23
Votes: 0


Used Kaos a few years ago and was impressed with boot speed and stability pre ssd, The side toolbar was ahead of it's time and whichever distro I use, I always switch to right hand side, only stopped using due to lack of packages.
Thought I would give it another go after lack of consistency with themes in neon and kubuntu.
Thought boot would be even quicker now, alas not so!
Boot is between 3 and 4 times slower than any other distro I have tried lately.
When it does eventually boot (even with Firewall disabled) Theme consistency is good.
Try to configure wifi hotspot brings up usual plasma configuration which normally takes less than a minute to configure and run, not on Kaos !
Suspect intel wifi drivers not installed so go to Octopi and might as well gone to the end of my street as it's impossible to find anything from a search let alone install if you find it
Can't even install synaptic from terminal
Also screws up efi partition and list itself as only OS
Needed to re-install grub to boot to any other distro.
Kaos will have to get a lot of these issues sorted and be in the top 10 list before I ever go near it again.
Machine is HP intel i7 with 24 G ram and nvidia 960 graphics




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Version: 2019.02
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-03-16
Votes: 1


KaOS, a distribution designed for lovers of an Operating System with the best of the GNU / Linux world.

A light distribution and at the same time powerful and safe.

With a beautiful desktop with KDE and the most popular applications designed under Qt5.

I'm happy using it on my old laptop. I recommend it to everyone.


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Version: 2019.02
Rating: 8
Date: 2019-03-09
Votes: 1


The most attractive KDE distro I've ever seen.

People talk about the bar being on the side but there is a good reason for that, it extends the amount of vertical screen real estate, consuming the wide screen format that most people have instead.

I found the performance decent, but did see some visual glitches when dragging windows (using Nvidia driver). The developer/maintainer has very strong opinions about how this distro should be designed. This is generally good as he focuses on specific issues. The only drawback to me is that because he will not support 32-bit libs it does make some gaming more difficult, but it too can be overcome with flatpak... and there is a 64 bit version of wine in the repo, so I can install my 64-bit windows games...

But again... I am a pretty devout GNOME user, with a side of XFCE (MX Linux anyone?) and have, with the exception of I think it was KDE3, never really been fond of KDE. KaOS makes me question my preferences. It is gorgeous.


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