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KaOS

Last Update: 2019-07-13 15:02 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.

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Average visitor rating: 7.73/10 from 41 review(s).


KaOS Summary
Distribution KaOS
Home Page http://kaosx.us/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2019-04-29: Distribution Release: KaOS 2019.04
 • 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
 • 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
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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 2019.07 2018.12 2017.11 2016.11 2015.11 2014.12
Release Date 2019-07-01 2018-12-28 2017-11-14 2016-11-07 2015-11-24 2014-12-26
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Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free
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Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop KDE Plasma KDE Plasma KDE Plasma KDE Plasma KDE Plasma KDE
Package Management Pacman Pacman Pacman Pacman Pacman Pacman
Release Model Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling
Office Suite Calligra Calligra Calligra Calligra Calligra Calligra
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Full Package List 2019.07 2018.12 2017.11 2016.11 2015.11 2014.12

Full Package List:   KaOS 2018.06
  Number of packages: 923 (download as TXT)
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  •  a2ps 4.14-7
  •  aalib 1.4rc5-11
  •  accountsqt 1.15-4
  •  acl 2.2.53-1
  •  akonadi 18.04.2-2
  •  akonadi-contacts 18.04.2-1
  •  akonadi-mime 18.04.2-1
  •  alpm_octopi_utils 1.0.0-2
  •  alsa-firmware 1.0.29-3
  •  alsa-lib 1.1.6-1
  •  alsa-oss 1.1.6-1
  •  alsa-plugins 1.1.6-1
  •  alsa-utils 1.1.6-1
  •  argon2 20171227-1
  •  ark 18.04.2-1
  •  asciidoc 8.6.9-5
  •  aspell 0.60.6.1-7
  •  attr 2.4.48-1
  •  audiothumbs 0.2-2
  •  autoconf 2.69-5
  •  automake 1.16.1-1
  •  avahi 0.7-3
  •  b43-fwcutter 019-3
  •  baloo 5.47.0-1
  •  baloo-widgets 18.04.2-1
  •  bash 4.4.023-1
  •  bash-completion 2.8-1
  •  bc 1.07.1-1
  •  bin86 0.16.21-3
  •  binutils 2.30-1
  •  bison 3.0.5-1
  •  bluedevil 5.13.1-1
  •  bluez 5.50-1
  •  bluez-firmware 1.2-9
  •  bluez-qt 5.47.0-1
  •  boost-libs 1.66.0-1
  •  breeze 5.13.1-1
  •  breeze-icons 5.47.0-1
  •  btrfs-progs 4.17-1
  •  bzip2 1.0.6-8
  •  ca-certificates 20180409-1
  •  cairo 1.15.12-2
  •  calamares 3.2.0-3
  •  calamares-debug 3.2.0-3
  •  calligra 3.1.0-5
  •  calligra-l10n 3.1.0-5
  •  ccnet 6.1.8-1
  •  cdparanoia 10.2-5
  •  cdrdao 1.2.4-1
  •  cdrtools 3.02a09-1
  •  celt 0.11.3-3
  •  chmlib 0.40-5
  •  chromaprint 1.4.2-1
  •  cifs-utils 6.8-1
  •  cln 1.3.4-2
  •  colord 1.4.3-1
  •  console-setup 1.167-1
  •  coreutils 8.29-1
  •  cpupower 4.16-1
  •  cracklib 2.9.4-2
  •  crda 3.18-2
  •  croeso 0.6.3-1
  •  cryptsetup 2.0.3-1
  •  cups 2.2.8-2
  •  cups-filters 1.20.3-1
  •  cups-pdf 3.0.1-1
  •  curl 7.60.0-1
  •  db 5.3.28-4
  •  dbus 1.12.8-1
  •  dbus-c++ 0.9.0-5
  •  dbus-glib 0.110-1
  •  dbus-python2 1.2.8-1
  •  dbus-python3 1.2.8-1
  •  dcadec 0.2.0-2
  •  dconf 0.28.0-1
  •  ddcutil 0.8.4-1
  •  desktop-file-utils 0.23-1
  •  device-mapper 2.02.178-1
  •  dhcpcd 7.0.6-1
  •  dialog 1:1.3_20171209-1
  •  diffutils 3.6-1
  •  discount 2.2.3.1-1
  •  djvulibre 3.5.27-3
  •  dmidecode 3.1-1
  •  dnsutils 9.13.1-1
  •  docbook-xml 4.5-10
  •  docbook-xsl 1.79.2-1
  •  dolphin 18.04.2-1
  •  dosfstools 4.1-1
  •  dotconf 1.3-3
  •  drkonqi 5.13.1-1
  •  dvd+rw-tools 7.1-6
  •  e2fsprogs 1.44.2-1
  •  ebook-tools 0.2.2-4
  •  ed 1.14.2-1
  •  efibootmgr 16-1
  •  efivar 34-1
  •  eigen3 3.3.4-1
  •  elfutils 0.171-1
  •  elisa 0.1.80-1
  •  emovix 0.9.0-10
  •  enca 1.19-2
  •  epson-inkjet-printer-escpr 1.6.21-1
  •  exiv2 0.26-1
  •  expat 2.2.5-1
  •  faac 1.29.9.2-1
  •  faad2 2.8.8-1
  •  fakeroot 1.20.2-4
  •  falkon 3.0.1-2
  •  farstream 0.2.8-2
  •  ffmpeg 3.4.2-3
  •  ffmpegthumbs 18.04.2-1
  •  fftw 3.3.6-2
  •  file 5.33-2
  •  filesystem 2018.01-2
  •  findutils 4.6.0-3
  •  flac 1.3.2-1
  •  flex 2.6.4-1
  •  fluidsynth 1.1.11-1
  •  fontconfig 1:2.12.6-1
  •  foomatic-db 1:4.0_20180604-1
  •  foomatic-db-engine 1:4.0_20180604-1
  •  frameworkintegration 5.47.0-1
  •  freeglut 3.0.0-2
  •  freetds 1.00.91-1
  •  freetype2 2.9.1-2
  •  fribidi 1.0.4-1
  •  fuse 2.9.7-1
  •  gamin 0.1.10-4
  •  gawk 4.2.1-1
  •  gc 7.6.4-1
  •  gcc 7.3.0-1
  •  gcc-libs 7.3.0-1
  •  gconf 3.2.6-11
  •  gd 2.2.5-1
  •  gdb 8.1-1
  •  gdbm 1.15-1
  •  gdk-pixbuf2 2.36.12-3
  •  gettext 0.19.8.1-6
  •  ghostscript 1:9.23-2
  •  giflib 5.1.4-2
  •  git 2.18.0-1
  •  glew 2.1.0-1
  •  glib2 2.56.1-1
  •  glibc 2.26-1
  •  glibmm 2.56.0-1
  •  glib-networking 2.56.1-1
  •  glu 9.0.0-6
  •  gmic-qt 2.2.2-1
  •  gmp 6.1.2-2
  •  gnupg 2.2.8-1
  •  gnutls 3.5.18-2
  •  gobject-introspection 1.56.1-1
  •  gperf 3.1-1
  •  gpgme 1.11.1-1
  •  gpm 1.20.7-5
  •  gpsd 3.17-1
  •  gptfdisk 1.0.3-2
  •  grantlee 5.1.0-2
  •  graphite 1.3.11-1
  •  grep 3.1-1
  •  groff 1.22.3-13
  •  grub 2.02-3
  •  grub2-editor 0.7.1-4
  •  grub-theme-midna 3.1-1
  •  gsl 2.5-1
  •  gsm 1.0.17-1
  •  gst-libav 1.14.1-1
  •  gst-plugins-bad 1.14.1-2
  •  gst-plugins-base 1.14.1-1
  •  gst-plugins-good 1.14.1-1
  •  gstreamer 1.14.1-1
  •  guile 2.0.14-1
  •  gutenprint 5.2.14-1
  •  gwenview 18.04.2-1
  •  gzip 1.9-1
  •  hardware-detection 20180618-1
  •  harfbuzz 1.8.1-1
  •  hdparm 9.56-1
  •  hicolor-icon-theme 0.17-1
  •  hplip 3.18.6-1
  •  hspell 1.4-1
  •  hunspell 1.6.2-2
  •  hwdetect 2016.01-2
  •  hwids 20180315-1
  •  hwinfo 21.53-1
  •  hyphen 2.8.8-4
  •  iana-etc 2.30-6
  •  iasl 20180209-1
  •  icu 60.2-1
  •  ilmbase 2.2.1-1
  •  imagemagick 6.9.10.2-1
  •  imlib2 1.4.10-1
  •  inetutils 1.9.4-6
  •  iniparser 4.1-1
  •  init-live 2017.03-2
  •  inxi 3.0.12-1
  •  iproute2 4.17.0-1
  •  iptables 1.6.2-1
  •  iputils 20161105-2
  •  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 1.2.2-1
  •  iw 4.14-1
  •  jack 0.125.0-2
  •  jansson 2.11-1
  •  jasper 2.0.14-1
  •  jfsutils 1.1.15-5
  •  js 17.0.0-5
  •  json-c 0.13.1-1
  •  jsoncpp 1.8.4-1
  •  k3b 1:18.04.2-1
  •  kaccounts-integration 18.04.2-1
  •  kaccounts-providers 18.04.2-1
  •  kactivities 5.47.0-1
  •  kactivities-stats 5.47.0-1
  •  kactivitymanagerd 5.13.1-1
  •  kamoso 18.04.2-1
  •  kaos-wallpapers 3.1-1
  •  kapidox 5.47.0-1
  •  karchive 5.47.0-1
  •  kate 18.04.2-2
  •  kauth 5.47.0-1
  •  kbd 2.0.4-1
  •  kbookmarks 5.47.0-1
  •  kcalcore 18.04.2-1
  •  kcharselect 18.04.2-1
  •  kcmutils 5.47.0-1
  •  kcodecs 5.47.0-1
  •  kcompletion 5.47.0-1
  •  kconfig 5.47.0-1
  •  kconfigwidgets 5.47.0-1
  •  kcontacts 18.04.2-1
  •  kcoreaddons 5.47.0-1
  •  kcp 0.90.3-1
  •  kcrash 5.47.0-1
  •  kdbusaddons 5.47.0-1
  •  kdeclarative 5.47.0-1
  •  kde-cli-tools 5.13.1-1
  •  kde-common 18.04.2-1
  •  kdeconnect-kde 1:1.3.1-1
  •  kdecoration 5.13.1-1
  •  kded 5.47.0-1
  •  kdegraphics-mobipocket 18.04.2-1
  •  kdegraphics-thumbnailers 18.04.2-1
  •  kde-gtk-config 5.13.1-1
  •  kdelibs4support 5.47.0-1
  •  kdeplasma-addons 5.13.1-1
  •  kdesdk-thumbnailers 18.04.2-1
  •  kdesignerplugin 5.47.0-1
  •  kdesu 5.47.0-1
  •  kdewebkit 5.47.0-1
  •  kdiagram 2.6.1-1
  •  kdialog 18.04.2-1
  •  kdnssd 5.47.0-1
  •  kdoctools 5.47.0-1
  •  kdsoap 1.6.0-1
  •  keditbookmarks 18.04.2-1
  •  kemoticons 5.47.0-1
  •  keneric 0.3-2
  •  keyutils 1.5.10-1
  •  kf5-attica 5.47.0-1
  •  kfilemetadata 5.47.0-1
  •  kfind 18.04.2-1
  •  kget 18.04.2-1
  •  kglobalaccel 5.47.0-1
  •  kgpg 18.04.2-1
  •  kguiaddons 5.47.0-1
  •  khd-nvidia-340xx 340.107-1
  •  khd-nvidia-390xx 390.67-2
  •  khd-nvidia 396.24-5
  •  khelpcenter 18.04.2-1
  •  kholidays 1:5.47.0-1
  •  khotkeys 5.13.1-1
  •  khtml 5.47.0-1
  •  ki18n 5.47.0-1
  •  kiconthemes 5.47.0-1
  •  kidletime 5.47.0-1
  •  kimageformats 5.47.0-1
  •  kinfocenter 5.13.1-1
  •  kinit 5.47.0-1
  •  kio 5.47.0-2
  •  kio-extras 18.04.2-1
  •  kipi-plugins 5.9.0-2
  •  kirigami 5.47.0-1
  •  kitemmodels 5.47.0-1
  •  kitemviews 5.47.0-1
  •  kjobwidgets 5.47.0-1
  •  kjs 5.47.0-1
  •  kjsembed 5.47.0-1
  •  kmarkdownwebview 0.5.3-1
  •  kmediaplayer 5.47.0-1
  •  kmenuedit 5.13.1-1
  •  kmime 18.04.2-1
  •  kmod 25-1
  •  knewstuff 5.47.0-1
  •  knotifications 5.47.0-1
  •  knotifyconfig 5.47.0-1
  •  kompare 18.04.2-1
  •  konsole 18.04.2-1
  •  kpackage 5.47.0-1
  •  kparts 5.47.0-1
  •  kpat 18.04.2-1
  •  kpeople 5.47.0-1
  •  kplotting 5.47.0-1
  •  kpmcore 3.3.0-1
  •  kpmcore-debug 3.3.0-1
  •  kproperty 3.1.0-1
  •  kpty 5.47.0-1
  •  krb5 1.16.1-1
  •  kreport 3.1.0-1
  •  krita 4.0.4-1
  •  kross 5.47.0-1
  •  kruler 18.04.2-1
  •  krunner 5.47.0-1
  •  kscreen 5.13.1-1
  •  kscreenlocker 5.13.1-1
  •  kservice 5.47.0-1
  •  ksshaskpass 5.13.1-1
  •  ksysguard 5.13.1-1
  •  ktexteditor 5.47.0-2
  •  ktextwidgets 5.47.0-1
  •  ktp-accounts-kcm 18.04.2-1
  •  ktp-approver 18.04.2-1
  •  ktp-auth-handler 18.04.2-1
  •  ktp-call-ui 18.04.2-1
  •  ktp-common-internals 18.04.2-1
  •  ktp-contact-list 18.04.2-1
  •  ktp-contact-runner 18.04.2-1
  •  ktp-desktop-applets 18.04.2-1
  •  ktp-filetransfer-handler 18.04.2-1
  •  ktp-kded-module 18.04.2-1
  •  ktp-send-file 18.04.2-1
  •  ktp-text-ui 18.04.2-1
  •  kunitconversion 5.47.0-1
  •  kwallet 5.47.0-1
  •  kwalletmanager 18.04.2-1
  •  kwallet-pam 5.13.1-1
  •  kwayland 5.47.0-1
  •  kwidgetsaddons 5.47.0-1
  •  kwin 5.13.1-1
  •  kwindowsystem 5.47.0-1
  •  kxmlgui 5.47.0-1
  •  kxmlrpcclient 1:5.47.0-1
  •  lame 3.100-1
  •  lcms 1.19-6
  •  lcms2 2.9-1
  •  ldb 1:1.3.3-1
  •  less 530-1
  •  libaccounts-glib 1.23-1
  •  libaio 0.3.111-1
  •  libao 1.2.2-1
  •  libarchive 3.3.2-1
  •  libass 0.14.0-2
  •  libassuan 2.5.1-1
  •  libasyncns 0.8-4
  •  libatasmart 0.19-4
  •  libatomic_ops 7.6.4-1
  •  libavc1394 0.5.4-4
  •  libblockdev 2.18-1
  •  libbluray 1.0.2-1
  •  libbsd 0.8.7-1
  •  libburn 1.4.8-1
  •  libbytesize 1.3-1
  •  libcaca 0.99.beta19-3
  •  libcanberra 0.30-3
  •  libcap 2.25-2
  •  libcddb 1.3.2-6
  •  libcdio 2.0.0-1
  •  libcdio-paranoia 10.2.3-3
  •  libcl 1.1.12-1
  •  libconfig 1.7.2-1
  •  libcroco 0.6.12-4
  •  libcups 2.2.8-2
  •  libdaemon 0.14-5
  •  libdatrie 0.2.12-1
  •  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 1.1.4-1
  •  libdrm 2.4.92-1
  •  libdv 1.0.0-6
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  •  wireless_tools 29.9-3
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  •  x265 2.8-1
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  •  xcb-util-keysyms 0.4.0-3
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  •  xclip 0.13-1
  •  xdelta3 3.1.0-1
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  •  xorg-fonts-encodings 1.0.4-4
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  •  xorg-font-utils 7.6-4
  •  xorg-mkfontdir 1.0.7-4
  •  xorg-mkfontscale 1.1.3-1
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  •  xorg-res-utils 1.0.7-1
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  •  xorg-xauth 1.0.10-1
  •  xorg-xinit 1.4.0-1
  •  xorg-xkb-utils 7.7-8
  •  xvidcore 1.3.4-2
  •  xz 5.2.4-1
  •  yakuake 3.0.5-1
  •  yaml-cpp 0.6.2-1
  •  youtube-dl 2018.06.18-1
  •  zd1211-firmware 1.5-3
  •  zeromq 4.2.5-1
  •  zip 3.0-5
  •  zlib 1.2.11-1


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Version: 2019.04
Rating: 4
Date: 2019-05-16
Votes: 2


It is pretty bad. Machine slows down compared to other distros like opensuse and ubuntu. Octopi package manager is a disaster. You can't as much there, If you find it, like firefox and chrome, then it does not install, because of retrieval issues. Also, poor fan control on my machine HP HDX 9300 with clean fans. Machine runs faster n ubuntu and opensuse. Looks nice, but I will pass on Kaos. The updates have consistemt retrrieval erors. Save yourself the headache with this distro.


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Version: 2019.04
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-05-12
Votes: 1


As the rating says already, it is almost perfect. It works, the programs I use are available, it looks amazing (because it's KDE). What should be improved, just this one point, are the amount of users, so the forum becomes a bit more active.


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Version: 2019.04
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-05-05
Votes: 16


I have tried other distros more than 20 years, but the KaOS is a best.
Every distros is a most of problem.
KaOs is simple, fast, easy.
Excellent sound and good volume level, same font sizes, and same mouse theme for all applications, all programs are available from the repository.

I recommend to everyone!



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