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This is a community maintained list of distributions shipping KDE software.

Keep the list sorted in alphabetical order.

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AntergOS

Arch based, always fresh, never frozen

Web page: https://antergos.com/

Download: https://antergos.com/try-it/

Desktop version: Plasma 5

Arch Linux

A lightweight and flexible Linux® distribution that tries to Keep It Simple.

Web page: https://www.archlinux.org/

Download: https://www.archlinux.org/download/

Desktop version: None, see https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/KDE for information on how to install Plasma

Blue Star

Another Arch Linux based distribution with a KDE custom theme

Web page: http://bluestarlinux.sourceforge.net/

Download: https://sourceforge.net/projects/bluestarlinux/files/distro/

Desktop version: Plasma 5

CentOS

CentOS is a rebuild of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 100% compatible with it in full compliance with red Hat Redistribution requirements.

Web page: http://www.centos.org/

Download: http://www.centos.org/download/

Desktop version: KDE 4

Chakra

A distribution with an emphasis on KDE and Qt technologies that focuses on simplicity from a technical standpoint and free software. Semi-rolling release model.

Web page: https://chakralinux.org/

Desktop version: Plasma 5

Debian

Debian is a free operating system (OS) for your computer. An operating system is the set of basic programs and utilities that make your computer run.

Web page: http://www.debian.org

Download: http://www.debian.org/distrib/

Desktop version: Plasma 5

DesktopBSD

DesktopBSD is a free operating system, derived from Unix, and based on FreeBSD. Its objective is to combine the traditional stability of FreeBSD with the simplicity of use of KDE.

Web page: http://www.desktopbsd.net/

Download: http://www.desktopbsd.net/?pos=downloads

Desktop version: KDE 4

Dragon Fly

Dragon Fly is a derivated from FreeBSD

Web page: http://www.dragonflybsd.org/

Download: http://www.dragonflybsd.org/download/

Desktop version: KDE 4

Fedora KDE

The Fedora KDE Plasma Desktop Edition is a powerful Fedora-based operating system utilizing the KDE Plasma Desktop as the main user interface.

Web page: https://spins.fedoraproject.org/kde/

Download: https://spins.fedoraproject.org/kde/download/index.html

Desktop version: Plasma 5

FreeBSD

An advanced computer operating system used to power modern servers, desktops and embedded platforms.

Web page: https://www.freebsd.org/

Download: https://www.freebsd.org/where.html

Project web page: https://freebsd.kde.org/

Desktop version

    a) The ports tree contains Plasma 4 
    b) The development repository area51 contains Plasma 5

Frugalware

Frugalware Linux is a distribution for general-purpose desktop developed independently for the intermediate user. Follow design concepts in the Slackware way and include the "pacman" package management tool from Arch Linux.

Web page: http://frugalware.org/

Download: http://frugalware.org/download

Desktop version : Plasma 5

Gentoo

Gentoo is a free operating system based on Linux that can be automatically optimized and customized for just about any application or need.

Web page: https://gentoo.org/

Download: https://gentoo.org/downloads/

Desktop version: Plasma 5, stable and testing versions, see https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/KDE

KaOS

  • The independent KaOS is a rolling, built from scratch distribution and focused on both, Qt as well as KDE.


Web page: https://kaosx.us

Download: https://kaosx.us/pages/download/

Desktop version: Plasma 5

Kanotix

KANOTIX is a Linux distribution based on the most recent stable release of Debian GNU/Linux.

Web page: http://kanotix.com/

Download: http://kanotix.com/Downloads.html

Desktop version: Plasma 5

KDE neon

  • A way of getting KDE software continuously updated on stable distro base of Ubuntu LTS

Available as User Edition (released versions of software), Developer Edition Stable Branches (continuous delivery of beta/stable Git branches), Developer Edition Unstable Branches (continuous delivery of unstable master Git branches).

Web page: https://neon.kde.org

Download: https://neon.kde.org/download

Desktop version: Plasma 5

Knoppix

KNOPPIX is a bootable Live system on CD, DVD or USB flash drives, consisting of a representative collection of GNU/Linux software, automatic hardware detection, and support for many graphics cards, sound cards, SCSI and USB devices and other peripherals.

Web page: http://www.knopper.net/knoppix/index-en.html

Download: http://www.knopper.net/knoppix-mirrors/index-en.html

Desktop version: Plasma 5.8

Korora KDE

The main goal of Korora is to provide a complete, easy-to-use system for general computing. Originally based on Gentoo Linux in 2005, Korora was re-born in 2010 as a Fedora Remix with tweaks and extras to make the system "just work" out of the box. It ships packages from the default Fedora repositories but also a number of other packages. In current version (25), KDE is again one of the available environments in Korora.

Web page: https://kororaproject.org/

Download: https://kororaproject.org/download

Desktop version: Plasma 5

Kubuntu

Kubuntu is an operating system built by a worldwide team of expert developers. It contains all the applications you need: a web browser, an office suite, media apps, an instant messaging client and much more.

Web page: http://www.kubuntu.org/

Download: http://www.kubuntu.org/getkubuntu

Desktop version: Plasma 5

Linux Mint

From freedom came elegance

Web page: https://www.linuxmint.com

Download: https://www.linuxmint.com/release.php?id=31

Desktop version: Plasma 5.8

Note: Linux Mint discontinued its KDE Edition since version 19 of the distribution. More information at https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3418.

Mageia

Stable, secure operating system for desktop & server

Web page: http://www.mageia.org

Download: http://www.mageia.org/downloads/

Desktop version: Plasma 5

Manjaro

Based on Arch Linux, fast & rolling release

Web page: https://manjaro.org/

Download: https://manjaro.org/get-manjaro/

Desktop version: Plasma 5

Maui

Partitial Rolling Desktop distribution based on Ubuntu LTS/KDE Neon with many additional programs and configs default.

Web page: http://www.mauilinux.org

Download: http://www.mauilinux.org/download/

Desktop version: Plasma 5.8

Neptune

Neptune is a distribution for desktop computers. It is based on the stable branch of Debian, except for a new kernel, some drivers and newer versions of popular applications, such as LibreOffice. It is also released with the latest version of the KDE desktop.

Web page: http://neptuneos.com/

Download: http://neptuneos.com/en/download.html

Desktop version: Plasma 5

NetBSD

NetBSD is an open source operating system similar to UNIX that is free, secure and highly portable available for many platforms.

Web page: http://www.netbsd.org/

Download: http://www.netbsd.org/mirrors/#iso

Desktop version: KDE 4

Netrunner

Plasma Desktop distribution based on tested snapshots of Debian Rolling.

Web page: http://www.netrunner.com

Download: http://www.netrunner.com/download/

Desktop version: Plasma 5

Nitrux

Nitrux is an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution focusing on portable universal app formats, using the Nomad desktop environment, built on top of KDE Plasma 5 and Qt.

Web page: https://nxos.org/

Download: https://sourceforge.net/projects/nitruxos/files/Release/

Desktop version: Based on Plasma 5

Nutyx

NuTyX is a French GNU/Linux distribution created from Linux From Scratch and Beyond Linux From Scratch.

Web page: http://www.nutyx.org/

Download: http://downloads.nutyx.org/

Desktop version: Plasma 5

openmamba

openmamba is a GNU/Linux distribution built from sources which provides by default a complete and up-to-date KDE desktop

Web page: https://openmamba.org

Download: https://openmamba.org/en/downloads/

Desktop version: Plasma 5

OpenMandriva

OpenMadriva is a distribution based on Mandriva. Incorporates many of Mandriva's original tools and utilities

Web page: http://openmandriva.org/

Download: https://www.openmandriva.org/download

Desktop version: Plasma 5

openSUSE

Stable, easy to use and complete multi-purpose distribution. Ships KDE with other KDE-Apps like Krita and Amarok. openSUSE Leap is based on SUSE Linux Enterprise. Tumbleweed is Rolling release and uses the newest Plasma version.

Web page: https://www.opensuse.org/

Download: http://software.opensuse.org/

Desktop version: Plasma 5

PCLinuxOS

GNU/Linux distribution based on the old Mandriva.

Web page: https://www.pclinuxos.com/

Download: https://www.pclinuxos.com/get-pclinuxos/

Desktop version: Plasma 5

Pisi

Pisi is a GNU/Linux distribution based on the old Pardus Linux with its famous PiSi package management system.

Web page: http://www.pisilinux.org/

Download: http://www.pisilinux.org/indir

Desktop version: KDE 4

Q4OS

German origin, based on Debian and oriented towards the desktop. It is light and friendly with the newbies users, offering a desktop environment called Trinity.

Web page: http://q4os.org/

Download: http://q4os.org/downloads1.html

Desktop version: KDE 3 (Trinity)

Rosa

ROSA, is a Linux distribution featuring a highly personalized KDE desktop and a number of modifications designed to enhance the user-friendly face of the work environment.

Web page: http://www.rosalab.com/

Download: http://wiki.rosalab.ru/en/index.php/ROSA_Release

Desktop version: Plasma 5

Sabayon

Sabayon is a Gentoo-based distribution, which follows the "ready to work" philosophy, aiming to give the user a large number of ready-to-use applications and a self-configured operating system.

Web page: http://www.sabayon.org/

Download: http://www.sabayon.org/download

Desktop version: Plasma 5

Scientific Linux

Scientific Linux is a recompiled Red Hat Enterprise Linux, co-developed by Fermilab National Laboratory and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)

Web page: https://www.scientificlinux.org/

Download: https://www.scientificlinux.org/downloads/

Desktop version: KDE 4

Slackel

Slackel is a distribution and a live CD based on Slackware Linux and Salix OS and is fully compatible with both. Use the current version of Slackware and KDE desktop.

Web page: http://www.slackel.gr/

Download: http://sourceforge.net/projects/slackel/files/

Desktop version: KDE 4

TrueOS

FreeBSD based operating system with Lumina & KDE desktops.

Web page: https://www.trueos.org/

Download: https://www.trueos.org/downloads/

Desktop version: KDE 4

TTOS Linux

TTOS Linux is a desktop linux distribution based on Debian. It was originally designed as an OEM alternative OS to replace Windows on the TTPC and has since evolved to be a debian based distribution containing access to TTPC software in it's repositories.

Web page: https://www.ttpc-systems.com/ttpc-blog/index.php/ttos/

Download: https://sourceforge.net/projects/ttos-linux/?source=directory

Desktop version: Plasma 5

Univention

Univention Corporate Server is an enterprise distribution based on Debian GNU/Linux.

Web page: https://www.univention.com/

Download: https://www.univention.com/downloads/

Desktop version: KDE 4

KDE on Windows

Stable, easy to use and complete multi-purpose distribution for Windows 7, 8 and 10 (32- and 64-bit)

Web page: https://community.kde.org/Windows/Distribution

Download: https://download.kde.org/stable/kdewin/installer/kdewin-installer-gui-latest.exe

Desktop Version: 4.10.2


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