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Last Update: 2024-05-27 21:59 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: 5.5/10 from 24 review(s).


KaOS Summary
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  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2024-05-27: Distribution Release: KaOS 2024.05
 • 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
 • 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
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Full Package List:   KaOS 2020.11
  Number of packages: 927 (download as TXT)
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  •  a2ps 4.14-8
  •  aalib 1.4rc5-12
  •  accounts-qml-module 0.7-2
  •  accountsqt 1.16-2
  •  accountsservice 0.6.55-1
  •  acl 2.2.53-2
  •  akonadi 20.08.3-1
  •  akonadi-contacts 20.08.3-1
  •  akonadi-mime 20.08.3-1
  •  alpm_octopi_utils 1.0.3-1
  •  alsa-firmware 1.2.4-2
  •  alsa-lib 1.2.4-2
  •  alsa-oss 1.1.8-3
  •  alsa-plugins 1.2.2-2
  •  alsa-topology-conf 1.2.4-2
  •  alsa-ucm-conf 1.2.4-2
  •  alsa-utils 1.2.4-2
  •  argon2 20190702-1
  •  ark 20.08.3-1
  •  aspell 0.60.8-1
  •  attr 2.4.48-2
  •  audiothumbs 0.2-3
  •  autoconf 2.69-7
  •  automake 1.16.2-1
  •  avahi 0.8-3
  •  avisynthplus 3.6.1-1
  •  b43-fwcutter 019-5
  •  baloo 5.76.0-1
  •  baloo-widgets 20.08.3-1
  •  bash 5.0.018-1
  •  bash-completion 2.11-1
  •  bc 1.07.1-2
  •  bin86 0.16.21-5
  •  binutils 2.35.1-1
  •  bison 3.7.4-1
  •  bluedevil 5.20.3-1
  •  bluez 5.55-1
  •  bluez-firmware 1.2-10
  •  bluez-qt 5.76.0-1
  •  boost 1.73.0-1
  •  boost-libs 1.73.0-1
  •  breeze 5.20.3-1
  •  breeze-gtk 5.20.3-1
  •  breeze-icons 5.76.0-1
  •  btrfs-progs 5.9-1
  •  bzip2 1.0.8-1
  •  ca-certificates 1:20170717-2
  •  cairo 1.17.2-3
  •  calamares 3.2.33-7
  •  calamares-debug 3.2.33-7
  •  cdparanoia 10.2-6
  •  cdrdao 1.2.4-1
  •  cdrtools 3.02a09-2
  •  cfitsio 3.490-1
  •  chmlib 0.40-6
  •  chromaprint 1.5.0-2
  •  cifs-utils 6.11-1
  •  clucene 2.3.3.4-21
  •  colord 1.4.5-1
  •  console-setup 1.198-1
  •  coreutils 8.32-1
  •  cpupower 5.8.14-1
  •  cracklib 2.9.7-2
  •  croeso 1.6-1
  •  cryptsetup 2.3.4-1
  •  cups 2.3.3-1
  •  cups-filters 1.28.5-2
  •  cups-pdf 3.0.1-2
  •  curl 7.73.0-1
  •  dav1d 0.7.1-1
  •  db 5.3.28-6
  •  dbus 1.12.20-1
  •  dbus-c++ 0.9.1-1
  •  dbus-glib 0.110-1
  •  dbus-python3 1.2.16-2
  •  dcadec 0.2.0-3
  •  dconf 0.38.0-1
  •  ddcutil 0.9.9-1
  •  desktop-file-utils 0.26-1
  •  device-mapper 2.02.187-1
  •  dhcpcd 9.3.2-1
  •  dialog 1:1.3_20200327-1
  •  diffutils 3.7-1
  •  discount 2.2.7-2
  •  djvulibre 3.5.27-4
  •  dmidecode 3.3-1
  •  dmraid 1.0.0.rc16.3-2
  •  dnsutils 9.16.8-1
  •  docbook-xml 4.5-11
  •  docbook-xsl 1.79.2-4
  •  dolphin 20.08.3-1
  •  dolphin-plugins 20.08.3-1
  •  dosfstools 4.1-2
  •  dotconf 1.3-4
  •  double-conversion 3.1.5-1
  •  drkonqi 5.20.3-1
  •  dvd+rw-tools 7.1-7
  •  e2fsprogs 1.45.6-1
  •  ebook-tools 0.2.2-6
  •  ed 1.16-1
  •  editorconfig-core-c 0.12.4-1
  •  efibootmgr 17-1
  •  efivar 37-2
  •  elfutils 0.182-1
  •  elisa 20.08.3-1
  •  emovix 0.9.0-12
  •  enca 1.19-4
  •  epson-inkjet-printer-escpr 1.7.8-1
  •  exiv2 0.27.3-1
  •  expat 2.2.10-1
  •  faac 1.30-3
  •  faad2 2.10.0-1
  •  fakeroot 1.25.3-1
  •  falkon 3.1.0-1
  •  farstream 0.2.9-1
  •  ffmpeg 4.3.1-1
  •  ffmpegthumbs 20.08.3-1
  •  fftw 3.3.8-2
  •  file 5.39-1
  •  filesystem 2020.08-1
  •  findutils 4.7.0-1
  •  flac 1.3.3-1
  •  flex 2.6.4-2
  •  fluidsynth 2.1.5-1
  •  fontconfig 1:2.13.1-1
  •  foomatic-db 1:4.0_20200823-1
  •  foomatic-db-engine 1:4.0_20200823-1
  •  frameworkintegration 5.76.0-1
  •  freecell-solver 5.0.0-3
  •  freeglut 3.2.1-5
  •  freetype2 2.10.4-1
  •  fribidi 1.0.10-1
  •  fuse 2.9.9-2
  •  fuse3 3.10.0-1
  •  gawk 5.1.0-1
  •  gc 8.0.4-1
  •  gcc 10.2.0-1
  •  gcc-libs 10.2.0-1
  •  gd 2.3.0-1
  •  gdb 10.1-1
  •  gdbm 1.18.1-2
  •  gdk-pixbuf2 2.42.0-1
  •  gettext 0.21-1
  •  ghostscript 1:9.53.3-1
  •  giflib 5.2.1-1
  •  git 2.29.2-1
  •  glew 2.2.0-1
  •  glib2 2.66.2-1
  •  glibc 2.32-1
  •  glibmm 2.64.2-2
  •  glib-networking 2.66.0-3
  •  glu 9.0.1-4
  •  gmp 6.2.1-1
  •  gnupg 2.2.23-1
  •  gnutls 3.6.15-1
  •  gobject-introspection 1.66.1-1
  •  gperf 3.1-2
  •  gpgme 1.15.0-1
  •  gpm 1.20.7-6
  •  gpsd 3.21-1
  •  gptfdisk 1.0.5-2
  •  grantlee 5.2.0-1
  •  graphite 1.3.14-1
  •  grep 3.6-1
  •  groff 1.22.4-9
  •  grub 2.04-3
  •  grub2-editor 0.8.1-2
  •  grub-theme-midna 3.2-1
  •  gsettings-desktop-schemas 3.38.0-1
  •  gsm 1.0.19-1
  •  gst-libav 1.18.1-1
  •  gst-plugins-bad 1.18.1-1
  •  gst-plugins-base 1.18.1-1
  •  gst-plugins-good 1.18.1-1
  •  gstreamer 1.18.1-1
  •  guile 2.2.7-2
  •  gutenprint 5.3.3-1
  •  gwenview 20.08.3-1
  •  gzip 1.10-2
  •  hardware-detection 20200729-1
  •  harfbuzz 2.7.2-1
  •  hdf5 1.10.6-2
  •  hdparm 9.58-2
  •  hicolor-icon-theme 0.17-2
  •  hplip 3.20.9-1
  •  hspell 1.4-2
  •  hunspell 1.7.0-3
  •  hwdetect 2016.01-3
  •  hwids 20200813.1-1
  •  hwinfo 21.70-2
  •  hyphen 2.8.8-5
  •  iana-etc 20201110-1
  •  iasl 20201113-1
  •  icu 67.1-1
  •  imagemagick 6.9.11.38-1
  •  imlib2 1.7.0-1
  •  inetutils 1.9.4-7
  •  iniparser 4.1-2
  •  init-live 2020.03-1
  •  inxi 3.1.09-1
  •  iproute2 5.9.0-1
  •  iptables 1.8.6-1
  •  iputils 20200821-1
  •  ipw2100-fw 1.3-11
  •  ipw2200-fw 3.1-9
  •  isl3887usb-firmware 2.13.25.0-7
  •  isl3890-firmware 2.13.25.0-7
  •  iso-codes 4.5.0-1
  •  isowriter 1.2.5-1
  •  iwd 1.9-1
  •  jack2 1.9.16-1
  •  jansson 2.13.1-1
  •  jfsutils 1.1.15-7
  •  js 78.4.1-1
  •  json-c 0.15-1
  •  jsoncpp 1.9.4-1
  •  k3b 1:20.08.3-1
  •  kaccounts-integration 20.08.3-1
  •  kaccounts-providers 20.08.3-1
  •  kactivities 5.76.0-1
  •  kactivities-stats 5.76.0-1
  •  kactivitymanagerd 5.20.3-1
  •  kamoso 20.08.3-1
  •  kaos-wallpapers 3.1-3
  •  kapidox 5.76.0-1
  •  karchive 5.76.0-1
  •  kate 20.08.3-1
  •  kauth 5.76.0-1
  •  kbd 2.3.0-1
  •  kbookmarks 5.76.0-1
  •  kcalendarcore 5.76.0-2
  •  kcharselect 20.08.3-1
  •  kcmutils 5.76.0-1
  •  kcodecs 5.76.0-1
  •  kcompletion 5.76.0-1
  •  kconfig 5.76.0-1
  •  kconfigwidgets 5.76.0-1
  •  kcontacts 1:5.76.0-1
  •  kcoreaddons 5.76.0-1
  •  kcp 0.91.0-1
  •  kcrash 5.76.0-1
  •  kdbusaddons 5.76.0-1
  •  kdeclarative 5.76.0-1
  •  kde-cli-tools 5.20.3-1
  •  kde-common 20.08.0-1
  •  kdeconnect-kde 1:20.08.3-1
  •  kdecoration 5.20.3-1
  •  kded 5.76.0-1
  •  kdegraphics-mobipocket 20.08.3-1
  •  kdegraphics-thumbnailers 20.08.3-1
  •  kde-gtk-config 5.20.3-1
  •  kdelibs4support 5.76.0-1
  •  kdeplasma-addons 5.20.3-1
  •  kdesdk-thumbnailers 20.08.3-1
  •  kdesignerplugin 5.76.0-1
  •  kdesu 5.76.0-1
  •  kdewebkit 5.76.0-1
  •  kdialog 20.08.3-1
  •  kdnssd 5.76.0-1
  •  kdoctools 5.76.0-1
  •  kdsoap 1.9.1-1
  •  keditbookmarks 20.08.3-1
  •  kemoticons 5.76.0-1
  •  keyutils 1.6.3-1
  •  kf5-attica 5.76.0-1
  •  kfilemetadata 5.76.0-1
  •  kfind 20.08.3-1
  •  kget 20.08.3-1
  •  kglobalaccel 5.76.0-1
  •  kgpg 20.08.3-1
  •  kguiaddons 5.76.0-1
  •  khd-nvidia 1:455.38-2
  •  khd-nvidia-340xx 340.108-14
  •  khd-nvidia-390xx 390.138-6
  •  khelpcenter 20.08.3-1
  •  kholidays 1:5.76.0-1
  •  khotkeys 5.20.3-1
  •  khtml 5.76.0-1
  •  ki18n 5.76.0-1
  •  kiconthemes 5.76.0-1
  •  kidletime 5.76.0-1
  •  kimageformats 5.76.0-1
  •  kinfocenter 5.20.3-1
  •  kinit 5.76.0-1
  •  kio 5.76.0-1
  •  kio-extras 20.08.3-1
  •  kipi-plugins 20.08.3-1
  •  kirigami 5.76.0-1
  •  kitemmodels 5.76.0-1
  •  kitemviews 5.76.0-1
  •  kjobwidgets 5.76.0-1
  •  kjs 5.76.0-1
  •  kjsembed 5.76.0-1
  •  kmarkdownwebview 0.5.6-1
  •  kmediaplayer 5.76.0-1
  •  kmenuedit 5.20.3-1
  •  kmime 20.08.3-1
  •  kmod 27-1
  •  knewstuff 5.76.0-2
  •  knotifications 5.76.0-1
  •  knotifyconfig 5.76.0-1
  •  kompare 20.08.3-1
  •  konsole 20.08.3-1
  •  kpackage 5.76.0-1
  •  kparts 5.76.0-1
  •  kpat 20.08.3-1
  •  kpeople 5.76.0-1
  •  kpeoplevcard 0.1-1
  •  kplotting 5.76.0-1
  •  kpmcore 4.2.0-1
  •  kpmcore-debug 4.2.0-1
  •  kpty 5.76.0-1
  •  kquickcharts 5.76.0-1
  •  krb5 1.18.2-1
  •  kross 5.76.0-1
  •  krunner 5.76.0-1
  •  kscreen 5.20.3-1
  •  kscreenlocker 5.20.3-1
  •  kservice 5.76.0-1
  •  ksshaskpass 5.20.3-1
  •  ksysguard 5.20.3-1
  •  ktexteditor 5.76.0-1
  •  ktextwidgets 5.76.0-1
  •  ktp-accounts-kcm 20.08.3-1
  •  ktp-approver 20.08.3-1
  •  ktp-auth-handler 20.08.3-1
  •  ktp-call-ui 20.08.3-1
  •  ktp-common-internals 20.08.3-1
  •  ktp-contact-list 20.08.3-1
  •  ktp-contact-runner 20.08.3-1
  •  ktp-desktop-applets 20.08.3-1
  •  ktp-filetransfer-handler 20.08.3-1
  •  ktp-kded-module 20.08.3-1
  •  ktp-send-file 20.08.3-1
  •  ktp-text-ui 20.08.3-1
  •  kunitconversion 5.76.0-1
  •  kuserfeedback 1.0.0-1
  •  kvantum 0.17.0-1
  •  kwallet 5.76.0-1
  •  kwalletmanager 20.08.3-1
  •  kwallet-pam 5.20.3-1
  •  kwayland 5.76.0-1
  •  kwayland-server 5.20.3-1
  •  kwidgetsaddons 5.76.0-1
  •  kwin 5.20.3-1
  •  kwindowsystem 5.76.0-1
  •  kxmlgui 5.76.0-1
  •  kxmlrpcclient 1:5.76.0-1
  •  lame 3.100-2
  •  lcms2 2.11-1
  •  ldb 1:2.1.4-1
  •  ldns 1.7.1-1
  •  less 563-1
  •  libabw 0.1.3-1
  •  libaccounts-glib 1.25-2
  •  libaio 0.3.112-1
  •  libao 1.2.2-2
  •  libarchive 3.4.3-1
  •  libass 0.15.0-1
  •  libassuan 2.5.4-1
  •  libasyncns 0.8-5
  •  libatasmart 0.19-5
  •  libatomic_ops 7.6.10-1
  •  libavc1394 0.5.4-5
  •  libblockdev 2.24-2
  •  libbluray 1.2.1-1
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Version: 2024.05
Rating: 1
Date: 2024-05-28
Votes: 4


Misses the mark on many levels.

KaOS somehow takes KDE Plasma and makes it frustrating to use. Stability, performance and drivers also leaves a lot to be desired.

I'm always intrigued by independent, rolling release projects. But they all seem to suffer from the same things

Whilst I applaud the effort, it's just has way too many issues to contend with.

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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: 4


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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