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Last Update: 2024-03-13 00:07 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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  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2024-02-03: Distribution Release: KaOS 2024.01
 • 2023-09-22: Distribution Release: KaOS 2023.09
 • 2023-02-14: Distribution Release: KaOS 2023.02
 • 2022-10-07: Distribution Release: KaOS 2022.10
 • 2022-06-22: Distribution Release: KaOS 2022.06
 • 2022-04-29: Distribution Release: KaOS 2022.04
 • 2022-02-14: Distribution Release: KaOS 2022.02
 • 2021-10-14: Distribution Release: KaOS 2021.10
 • 2021-08-18: Distribution Release: KaOS 2021.08
 • 2021-06-29: Distribution Release: KaOS 2021.06
 • 2021-04-27: Distribution Release: KaOS 2021.04
 • 2021-01-15: Distribution Release: KaOS 2021.01
 • More KaOS releases...

  Headlines:
 • 2023-07-13 KaOS releases install media fix
 • 2023-04-23 KaOS previews KDE Plasma 6
 • 2022-08-18 KaOS removes final Python 2 packages and PulseAudio
 • 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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Full Package List:   KaOS 2023.07
  Number of packages: 955 (download as TXT)
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  •  a2ps 4.15.5-1
  •  aalib 1.4rc5-14
  •  accounts-qml-module 0.7-2
  •  accountsqt 1.16-3
  •  accountsservice 23.13.9-1
  •  acl 2.3.1-2
  •  akonadi 23.04.3-1
  •  akonadi-contacts 23.04.3-1
  •  akonadi-mime 23.04.3-1
  •  alpm_octopi_utils 1.0.4-1
  •  alsa-firmware 1.2.4-5
  •  alsa-lib 1.2.9-1
  •  alsa-oss 1.1.8-8
  •  alsa-plugins 1.2.7.1-3
  •  alsa-topology-conf 1.2.5.1-4
  •  alsa-ucm-conf 1.2.9-1
  •  alsa-utils 1.2.9-1
  •  argon2 20190702-2
  •  ark 23.04.3-1
  •  aspell 0.60.8-4
  •  attr 2.5.1-4
  •  audiothumbs 0.2-5
  •  autoconf 2.71-2
  •  automake 1.16.5-3
  •  avahi 0.8-5
  •  avisynthplus 3.7.2-1
  •  b43-fwcutter 019-6
  •  baloo 5.107.0-1
  •  baloo-widgets 23.04.3-1
  •  bash 5.2.015-1
  •  bash-completion 2.11-2
  •  bc 1.07.1-4
  •  bin86 0.16.21-6
  •  binutils 2.40-1
  •  bison 3.8.2-1
  •  bluedevil 5.27.6-1
  •  bluez 5.68-1
  •  bluez-firmware 1.2-11
  •  bluez-qt 5.107.0-1
  •  boost-libs 1.80.0-2
  •  breeze 5.27.6-1
  •  breeze-gtk 5.27.6-1
  •  breeze-icons 5.107.0-1
  •  brotli 1.0.9-2
  •  btrfs-progs 6.3.2-1
  •  busybox 1.36.1-1
  •  bzip2 1.0.8-4
  •  ca-certificates 1:20230311-2
  •  cairo 1.17.8-1
  •  calamares 3.3.0alpha2-27
  •  calamares-debug 3.3.0alpha2-27
  •  cdparanoia 10.2-7
  •  cdrdao 1.2.5-1
  •  cdrtools 3.02a09-3
  •  cfitsio 4.2.0-1
  •  chmlib 0.40-7
  •  chromaprint 1.5.1-2
  •  cifs-utils 7.0-3
  •  clucene 2.3.3.4-28
  •  cmark 0.30.3-1
  •  colord 1.4.6-1
  •  console-setup 1.222-1
  •  coreutils 9.3-1
  •  cpio 2.14-1
  •  cpupower 6.3.3-1
  •  cracklib 2.9.11-1
  •  croeso 1.16-1
  •  cryptsetup 2.6.1-2
  •  cups 1:2.4.6-1
  •  cups-filters 1.28.17-7
  •  cups-pdf 3.0.1-3
  •  curl 8.1.2-1
  •  dav1d 1.2.1-1
  •  dbus 1.14.8-1
  •  dbus-c++ 0.9.1-2
  •  dbus-glib 0.112-1
  •  dbus-python3 1.3.2-2
  •  dcadec 0.2.0-4
  •  ddcutil 1.4.2-1
  •  debugedit 5.0-1
  •  desktop-file-utils 0.26-3
  •  device-mapper 2.03.21-1
  •  dhcpcd 10.0.1-1
  •  dialog 2:1.3_20230209-1
  •  diffutils 3.10-1
  •  discount 2.2.7.c-1
  •  djvulibre 3.5.28-3
  •  dmidecode 3.5-1
  •  dmraid 1.0.0.rc16.3-4
  •  dnsutils 9.18.16-1
  •  docbook-xml 4.5-14
  •  docbook-xsl 1.79.2-6
  •  dolphin 23.04.3-1
  •  dolphin-plugins 23.04.3-1
  •  dosfstools 4.2-2
  •  dotconf 1.3-5
  •  double-conversion 3.3.0-1
  •  dracut 059-1
  •  drkonqi 5.27.6-1
  •  duktape 2.7.0-1
  •  dvd+rw-tools 7.1-8
  •  e2fsprogs 1.47.0-1
  •  ebook-tools 0.2.2-8
  •  ed 1.19-1
  •  editorconfig-core-c 0.12.6-1
  •  efibootmgr 18-1
  •  efivar 38-1
  •  eigen3 3.4.0-1
  •  elfutils 0.189-1
  •  emovix 0.9.0-16
  •  enca 1.19-6
  •  epson-inkjet-printer-escpr 1.7.26-1
  •  exiv2 0.27.7-1
  •  expat 2.5.0-1
  •  faac 1.30-4
  •  faad2 2.10.1-1
  •  fakeroot 1.31-1
  •  falkon 23.04.3-1
  •  ffmpeg 5.1.3-1
  •  ffmpegthumbs 23.04.3-1
  •  fftw 3.3.10-1
  •  file 5.44-1
  •  filesystem 2023.01-1
  •  findutils 4.9.0-1
  •  flac 1.4.3-1
  •  flex 2.6.4-3
  •  fluidsynth 2.3.3-1
  •  fontconfig 1:2.14.2-1
  •  foomatic-db 2:20230330-2
  •  foomatic-db-engine 2:20230330-2
  •  frameworkintegration 5.107.0-1
  •  freecell-solver 5.0.0-4
  •  freeglut 3.4.0-2
  •  freetype2 2.13.1-1
  •  fribidi 1.0.13-1
  •  fuse 2.9.9-4
  •  fuse3 3.15.1-1
  •  fwupd 1.9.2-1
  •  gawk 5.2.2-1
  •  gc 8.2.4-1
  •  gcab 1.6-1
  •  gcc 12.3.0-1
  •  gcc-libs 12.3.0-1
  •  gd 2.3.3-6
  •  gdb 13.2-1
  •  gdbm 1.23-1
  •  gdk-pixbuf2 2.42.10-3
  •  gettext 0.22-1
  •  ghostscript 1:10.01.2-1
  •  giflib 5.2.1-2
  •  git 2.41.0-1
  •  glew 2.2.0-3
  •  glib2 2.76.4-1
  •  glibc 2.37-1
  •  glibmm 2.66.6-2
  •  glib-networking 2.76.1-1
  •  glu 9.0.2-1
  •  gmp 6.2.1-6
  •  gnupg 2.4.3-1
  •  gnutls 3.8.0-1
  •  gobject-introspection 1.76.1-1
  •  gperf 3.1-3
  •  gpgme 1.20.0-1
  •  gpm 1.20.7-8
  •  gpsd 3.25-1
  •  gptfdisk 1.0.9-3
  •  grantlee 5.3.1-1
  •  grantleetheme 23.04.3-1
  •  graphene 1.10.8-1
  •  graphite 1.3.14-2
  •  grep 3.11-1
  •  groff 1.23.0-1
  •  grub 2.06-4
  •  grub2-editor 0.8.1-6
  •  grub-theme-midna 3.2-2
  •  gsm 1.0.22-2
  •  gst-plugins-bad 1.22.4-1
  •  gst-plugins-base 1.22.4-1
  •  gst-plugins-good 1.22.4-1
  •  gstreamer 1.22.4-1
  •  guile 2.2.7-9
  •  gutenprint 5.3.4-4
  •  gwenview 23.04.3-1
  •  gzip 1.12-1
  •  hardware-detection 20230701-1
  •  harfbuzz 7.3.0-1
  •  haruna 0.11.1-1
  •  hdf5 1.14.1-1
  •  hdparm 9.65-1
  •  hicolor-icon-theme 0.17-3
  •  hplip 3.23.5-1
  •  hspell 1.4-5
  •  hunspell 1.7.2-2
  •  hwdata 0.372-1
  •  hwdetect 2023.07.02-1
  •  hwinfo 22.3-1
  •  hyphen 2.8.8-8
  •  iana-etc 20230629-1
  •  iasl 20230331-1
  •  icu 72.1-1
  •  imagemagick 7.1.1.12-2
  •  imlib2 1.11.1-1
  •  iniparser 4.1-3
  •  init-live 2022.09-1
  •  inxi 3.3.27-1
  •  iproute2 6.4.0-1
  •  iptables 1.8.9-1
  •  iputils 20221126-2
  •  isl3887usb-firmware 2.13.25.0-8
  •  isl3890-firmware 2.13.25.0-8
  •  iso-codes 4.15.0-1
  •  isowriter 1.2.9-1
  •  iwd 2.7-1
  •  jack2 1.9.22-1
  •  jansson 2.14-1
  •  jfsutils 1.1.15-10
  •  jpeg-xl 0.8.2-2
  •  json-c 0.16-1
  •  jsoncpp 1.9.5-1
  •  json-glib 1.6.6-1
  •  k3b 1:23.04.3-1
  •  kaccounts-integration 23.04.3-1
  •  kactivities 5.107.0-1
  •  kactivities-stats 5.107.0-1
  •  kactivitymanagerd 5.27.6-1
  •  kamoso 23.04.3-1
  •  kaos-wallpapers 3.1-4
  •  kapidox 5.107.0-1
  •  karchive 5.107.0-1
  •  kate 23.04.3-1
  •  kauth 5.107.0-1
  •  kbd 2.6.1-1
  •  kbookmarks 5.107.0-1
  •  kcalendarcore 5.107.0-1
  •  kcharselect 23.04.3-1
  •  kcmutils 5.107.0-1
  •  kcodecs 5.107.0-1
  •  kcolorpicker 0.2.0-1
  •  kcompletion 5.107.0-1
  •  kconfig 5.107.0-1
  •  kconfigwidgets 5.107.0-1
  •  kcontacts 1:5.107.0-1
  •  kcoreaddons 5.107.0-1
  •  kcp 1.2.2-1
  •  kcrash 5.107.0-1
  •  kdbusaddons 5.107.0-1
  •  kdeclarative 5.107.0-1
  •  kde-cli-tools 5.27.6-1
  •  kde-common 23.04.0-1
  •  kdeconnect-kde 1:23.04.3-1
  •  kdecoration 5.27.6-1
  •  kded 5.107.0-1
  •  kdegraphics-mobipocket 23.04.3-1
  •  kdegraphics-thumbnailers 23.04.3-1
  •  kdelibs4support 5.107.0-1
  •  kdeplasma-addons 5.27.6-1
  •  kdesdk-thumbnailers 23.04.3-1
  •  kdesignerplugin 5.107.0-1
  •  kdesu 5.107.0-1
  •  kdialog 23.04.3-1
  •  kdnssd 5.107.0-1
  •  kdoctools 5.107.0-1
  •  kdsoap 2.1.1-2
  •  keditbookmarks 23.04.3-1
  •  kemoticons 5.107.0-1
  •  keyutils 1.6.3-2
  •  kf5-attica 5.107.0-1
  •  kfilemetadata 5.107.0-2
  •  kfind 23.04.3-1
  •  kget 23.04.3-1
  •  kglobalaccel 5.107.0-1
  •  kgpg 23.04.3-1
  •  kguiaddons 5.107.0-1
  •  khd-nvidia 2:530.41.03-3
  •  khd-nvidia-390xx 390.157-12
  •  khd-nvidia-470xx 470.182.03-5
  •  khelpcenter 23.04.3-1
  •  kholidays 1:5.107.0-1
  •  khotkeys 5.27.6-1
  •  khtml 5.107.0-1
  •  ki18n 5.107.0-1
  •  kiconthemes 5.107.0-1
  •  kidletime 5.107.0-1
  •  kimageannotator 0.6.1-1
  •  kimageformats 5.107.0-1
  •  kinfocenter 5.27.6-1
  •  kinit 5.107.0-1
  •  kio 5.107.0-1
  •  kio-admin 23.04.3-1
  •  kio-extras 23.04.3-1
  •  kio-fuse 5.0.1-1
  •  kirigami 5.107.0-1
  •  kirigami-addons 0.9.0-1
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  •  kitemviews 5.107.0-1
  •  kjobwidgets 5.107.0-1
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  •  kjsembed 5.107.0-1
  •  kmediaplayer 5.107.0-1
  •  kmenuedit 5.27.6-1
  •  kmime 23.04.3-1
  •  kmod 30-3
  •  knewstuff 5.107.0-1
  •  knotifications 5.107.0-1
  •  knotifyconfig 5.107.0-1
  •  kompare 23.04.3-1
  •  konsole 23.04.3-1
  •  kpackage 5.107.0-1
  •  kparts 5.107.0-1
  •  kpat 23.04.3-1
  •  kpeople 5.107.0-1
  •  kpeoplevcard 0.1-2
  •  kpimtextedit 23.04.3-1
  •  kpipewire 5.27.6-1
  •  kplotting 5.107.0-1
  •  kpmcore 23.04.3-1
  •  kpmcore-debug 23.04.3-1
  •  kpty 5.107.0-1
  •  kquickcharts 5.107.0-1
  •  kquickimageeditor 0.2.0-2
  •  krb5 1.21-1
  •  kross 5.107.0-1
  •  krunner 5.107.0-1
  •  kscreen 5.27.6-1
  •  kscreenlocker 5.27.6-1
  •  kservice 5.107.0-1
  •  ksshaskpass 5.27.6-1
  •  ksystemstats 5.27.6-1
  •  ktexteditor 5.107.0-1
  •  ktextwidgets 5.107.0-1
  •  kunitconversion 5.107.0-1
  •  kuserfeedback 1.2.0-1
  •  kvantum 1.0.10-2
  •  kvantum-qt6 1.0.10-2
  •  kwallet 5.107.0-1
  •  kwalletmanager 23.04.3-1
  •  kwallet-pam 5.27.6-1
  •  kwayland 5.107.0-1
  •  kwayland-integration 5.27.6-1
  •  kwidgetsaddons 5.107.0-1
  •  kwin 5.27.6-1
  •  kwindowsystem 5.107.0-1
  •  kxmlgui 5.107.0-1
  •  kxmlrpcclient 1:5.107.0-1
  •  lame 3.100-3
  •  layer-shell-qt 5.27.6-1
  •  lcms2 2.15-1
  •  ldb 2:2.7.2-1
  •  ldns 1.8.3-2
  •  less 633-1
  •  libabw 0.1.3-2
  •  libaccounts-glib 1.26-2
  •  libaio 0.3.113-1
  •  libao 1.2.2-3
  •  libappimage 1.0.4.5-3
  •  libarchive 3.6.2-2
  •  libass 0.17.1-1
  •  libassuan 2.5.6-1
  •  libasyncns 0.8-6
  •  libatasmart 0.19-6
  •  libatomic_ops 7.8.0-2
  •  libavc1394 0.5.4-6
  •  libavif 0.11.1-2
  •  libblockdev 2.28-2
  •  libbluray 1.3.4-1
  •  libbsd 0.11.7-1
  •  libburn 1.5.6-1
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Version: 2023.11
Rating: 8
Date: 2024-02-13
Votes: 0


I see that the reviews are not too positive, and I will agree that the sideways panel is a little wacky... But it's easily dragged back to the bottom if one desires. It's Plasma! The easiest way to experience Plasma 6, which is no small feat.

I find it intriguing, though I'd never use it as a daily driver. Seems to do what it sets out to do. I had issues with the installer in the latest iso - it would refuse to move from the first setup page. Using an older image worked. I'll keep it installed, if only until Plasma 6 becomes mature and more widely available.

Also intriguing? The Czech server is waaay faster than the other mirrors. US internet speeds continue to lag behind international standards...


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Version: 2024.01
Rating: 1
Date: 2024-02-04
Votes: 0


Horrible. the kde philosophy completely overturned. Impossible to add a new panel, global theme does not respond, the panel always remains on the right, the initial setting (Croeso) is redundant, the same things can be done from the kde control panel. There are at least 100 other distros better than this one. Chaos equals mess, confusion. Comparing it to other distros it consumes more RAM, intense CPU usage. Why create such a distro? Get your own ISO for personal use but don't suggest it to anyone. A new Linux user would be right back where they came from.


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Version: 2023.09
Rating: 1
Date: 2023-09-22
Votes: 4


This is a very poor representation of KDE Plasma.

KaOS has many many quirks, issues and troubles. Aside from that, there's just zero reason to leave a stable, reputable, well supported and funded distribution for actual production.

This is clearly something developed for the KaOS developers themselves and not for potential real world users.

No way, no how and no thanks!


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