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KDE neon

Last Update: 2018-10-04 23:57 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: 19 (447), 6 months: 14 (479), 3 months: 14 (512), 4 weeks: 9 (605), 1 week: 43 (171)

Average visitor rating: 8.89/10 from 170 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
Documentation https://community.kde.org/Neon
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors https://neon.kde.org/download
Bug Tracker https://bugs.launchpad.net/
Related Websites  
Reviews 2018: Verummeum
2017: DarkDuck
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2018-09-26: Distribution Release: KDE neon 20180925
 • 2016-10-05: Distribution Release: KDE neon 5.8
 • 2016-07-05: Distribution Release: KDE neon 5.7
 • More KDE neon releases...

  Headlines:
 •2018-01-17 KDE to focus on Wayland features
 •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 "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.
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Feature 20181004 20180906 20171228
Release Date 2018-10-04 2018-09-06 2017-12-28
End Of Life      
Price (US$) Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1700-1800 1700-1800 1700-1800
Free Download ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop KDE Plasma KDE Plasma KDE Plasma
Package Management DEB (apt) DEB (apt) DEB (apt)
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite -- -- --
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes
Asian Language Support Yes Yes Yes
Full Package List 20181004 20180906 20171228
Package 20181004 20180906 20171228
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.7) 1.1.3 1.1.0 1.1.0
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- --
bash (4.4.18) 4.4.18 4.3 4.3
bind (9.13.3) -- -- --
chromium (70.0.3538.67) -- -- --
cups (2.2.8) 2.2.7 2.1.3 2.1.3
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.5 4.3.3 4.3.3
e2fsprogs (1.44.4) 1.44.1 1.42.13 1.42.13
firefox (62.0.3) 62.0.3 61.0.1 57.0.1
freetype (2.9.1) 2.8.1 2.6.1 2.6.1
gcc (8.2.0) -- -- --
gimp (2.10.6) -- -- --
glibc (2.28) 2.27 2.23 2.23
gnome-shell (3.30.1) -- -- --
gnucash (3.3) -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.43) -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02beta2 2.02beta2
gtk+ (3.24.1) 3.22.30 3.18.9 3.18.9
httpd (2.4.35) -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.3) -- -- --
k3b (18.08.2) -- -- --
kmod (25) 24 22 22
krita (4.1.5) -- -- --
libreoffice (6.1.2) -- -- --
linux (4.18.14) 4.15 4.15 4.10
Package 20181004 20180906 20171228
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- -- --
mariadb (10.3.10) -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) -- -- --
mesa (18.2.2) 18.0.5 18.0.5 17.0.7
mysql (8.0.12) -- -- --
nautilus (3.30.2) -- -- --
NVIDIA (396.54) -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- --
openjdk (10.0.2) -- -- --
openssh (7.8p1) 7.6p1 7.2p2 7.2p2
openssl (1.1.1) 1.1.0g 1.0.2g 1.0.2g
perl (5.28.0) 5.26.1 5.22.1 5.22.1
php (7.2.11) -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.14.1) 5.13.5 5.13.5 5.11.4
postfix (3.3.1) -- -- --
postgresql (10.5) -- -- --
Python (3.7.0) 2.7.15rc1 2.7.12 2.7.11
qt (5.11.2) 5.11.1 5.11.1 5.9.3
samba (4.9.1) -- -- --
systemd (239) 237 229 229
thunderbird (60.2.1) -- -- --
vim (8.1) 8.0 7.4 7.4
vlc (3.0.4) 3.0.3 2.2.2 2.2.2
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.2) 1.19.6 1.19.6 1.19.3

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Version: 20181004
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-10-16
Votes: 0


No comment :) kde neon works smooth on Thinkpad T440s ,everything works out of install.
Fast ,responsive ,running on very low ram usage just a little under 400MB on desktop thats impressive.
No additional drivers needed its all there.I recommend it at least for this type of laptop.


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Version: 20181004
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-10-09
Votes: 2


KDE Neon is my new go-to distro. A definite word of warning: Neon may not be for the faint of heart or those completely new to Linux-- the downloadable image comes with very little in the way of extra software beyond the KDE base (Firefox and VLC, more or less... not even LibreOffice by default) and Discover has not yet grown out of its on-again, off-again bugginess, so you'll probably either download Synaptic or do a lot of installing from the command line.

However, that's its only hitch. And once you get past that, be amazed. KDE Neon is fast, responsive, powerful, full of adaptability and customizability, and Plasma 5.13 blows the doors off the old chestnut that a Desktop Environment has to be ultra-lightweight or else you'll risk sucking down all your RAM and CPU cycles.


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Version: 20180925
Rating: 6
Date: 2018-10-02
Votes: 0


After almost three years I wanted to give KDE another chance, trying Neon on a partition. I really like the fact that there are no pre-installed programs (only Firefox and VLC), unfortunately Plasma crashes and I can not use Kmail because, despite all my efforts, Akonadi sometimes starts and some do not.
Vote 6 for encouragement.


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