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KDE neon

Last Update: 2019-08-15 13:40 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: 13 (619), 6 months: 13 (644), 3 months: 13 (678), 4 weeks: 10 (757), 1 week: 12 (736)

Average visitor rating: 9.01/10 from 227 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 2019: DedoimedoDistroWatch
2018: Verummeum
2017: DarkDuck
5.7: DistroWatchDedoimedo
5.6: Phoronix
Where To Buy

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:
 •2018-10-26 Pine64 plans PinePhone with Plasma
 •2018-10-17 KDE neon dropping older Ubuntu-based versions
 •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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  • 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.
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Feature 20190815 20180906 20171228
Release Date 2019-08-15 2018-09-06 2017-12-28
End Of Life      
Price (US$) Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1400-1500 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 20190815 20180906 20171228
Package 20190815 20180906 20171228
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.9) 1.1.3 1.1.0 1.1.0
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- --
bash (5.0) 4.4.18 4.3 4.3
bind (9.15.2) -- -- --
chromium (76.0.3809.100) -- -- --
cups (2.2.12) 2.2.7 2.1.3 2.1.3
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.5 4.3.3 4.3.3
e2fsprogs (1.45.3) 1.44.1 1.42.13 1.42.13
firefox (68.0.2) 68.0.1 61.0.1 57.0.1
freetype (2.10.1) 2.8.1 2.6.1 2.6.1
gcc (9.2.0) -- -- --
gimp (2.10.12) -- -- --
glibc (2.30) 2.27 2.23 2.23
gnome-shell (3.32.2) -- -- --
gnucash (3.6) -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.45) -- -- --
grub (2.04) 2.02 2.02beta2 2.02beta2
gtk (3.24.10) 3.22.30 3.18.9 3.18.9
httpd (2.4.41) -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.4) -- -- --
k3b (19.08.0) -- -- --
kmod (26) 24 22 22
krita (4.2.5) -- -- --
libreoffice (6.3.0) -- -- --
linux (5.2.9) 5.0 4.15 4.10
Package 20190815 20180906 20171228
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- -- --
mariadb (10.4.7) -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.22.1) -- -- --
mesa (19.1.4) 19.0.8 18.0.5 17.0.7
mysql (8.0.17) -- -- --
nautilus (3.32.3) -- -- --
NVIDIA (430.40) -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- --
openjdk (12.0.1) -- -- --
openssh (8.0p1) 7.6p1 7.2p2 7.2p2
openssl (1.1.1c) 1.1.1 1.0.2g 1.0.2g
perl (5.30.0) 5.26.1 5.22.1 5.22.1
php (7.3.8) -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.16.4) 5.16.4 5.13.5 5.11.4
postfix (3.4.6) -- -- --
postgresql (11.5) -- -- --
Python (3.7.4) 3.6.8 2.7.12 2.7.11
qt (5.13.0) 5.12.3 5.11.1 5.9.3
samba (4.10.6) -- -- --
systemd (242) 237 229 229
thunderbird (60.8.0) -- -- --
vim (8.1) 8.0 7.4 7.4
vlc (3.0.7.1) 3.0.7.1 2.2.2 2.2.2
xfdesktop (4.14.1) -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.5) 1.19.6 1.19.6 1.19.3

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Version: 20190815
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-08-18
Votes: 0


Very fast and responsive. Many apps. Based on Ubuntu, so NOT rolling release. Thats a pity.


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Version: 20190801
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-08-14
Votes: 3


Very well operating system!!! This system is comfortable.


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Version: 20190801
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-08-08
Votes: 23


As a windows/Linux Mint user forced to switch after running into hardware problems with Mint, this is the distro I had been putting off trying, just to give others a try first.
After hopping between a couple of dozen, I can say that this one outshines almost all of them as a transitional distro from windows.

- Surprisingly lightweight after recent changes to KDE.
- Stable on a laptop that otherwise has a couple of problems with linux.
- Customizable and always up to date without breaking.
- Cohesive and smooth.

So far there haven't been any serious bugs, only trivial ones like the "Discovery" application installer crashing once every couple of weeks, and even that seems to have been fixed in a recent update.


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