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This is a community maintained list of distributions shipping KDE software.
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This is a community-maintained page that lists active distributions shipping Plasma 5. Please keep these lists sorted in alphabetical order.
  
Keep the list sorted in alphabetical order.
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[https://community.kde.org/Get_KDE_Software_on_Your_Linux_Distro Get KDE Software on Your Linux Distro] has packaging information for those wishing to ship KDE software.
  
=AntergOS=
 
Arch based, always fresh, never frozen
 
  
Web page: https://antergos.com/
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=Distributions Featuring Plasma 5=
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These distributions ship Plasma 5 by default or offer it as an easy and formally-supported option during installation, and are recommended for most users.
  
Download: https://antergos.com/try-it/
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==Debian==
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Debian is the oldest continuously-produced free operating system with one of the largest communities of developers and users. It is used as the basis for many other distributions but can be used directly and offers Plasma 5 as an option.
  
Desktop: Plasma 5
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Web page: http://www.debian.org
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Download: http://www.debian.org/distrib/
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==Fedora KDE==
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The Fedora KDE Plasma Desktop Edition is a variant of the Fedora operating system featuring Plasma 5 as its main user interface.
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Web page: https://spins.fedoraproject.org/kde/
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Download: https://spins.fedoraproject.org/kde/download/index.html
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==Feren OS==
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Feren OS is an operating system based on Ubuntu's long-term support version featuring Plasma 5 and some KDE apps. It's a highly customised Plasma experience and makes use of KDE neon User Edition's packages to roll its Plasma version. It also rolls other frequently-used packages as well.
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Web page: https://ferenos.weebly.com/
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Download: https://ferenos.weebly.com/get-feren-os.html
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==KaOS==
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KaOS is a rolling, built-from-scratch operating system and with a focus on KDE and Qt software.
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Web page: https://kaosx.us
  
=Arch Linux=
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Download: https://kaosx.us/pages/download/
A lightweight and flexible Linux® distribution that tries to Keep It Simple.
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==KDE Neon==
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[[Neon|KDE neon]] is the latest long-term support version of the Ubuntu operating system, additionally offering continuously-updated versions of KDE software. Neon is available in three editions: User Edition (latest released versions of KDE software), Developer Edition Stable Branches (continuous delivery of beta/stable versions of KDE software), and Developer Edition Unstable Branches (continuous delivery of unstable Git master branches for KDE software).
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Web page: https://neon.kde.org
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Download: https://neon.kde.org/download
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==Kubuntu==
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[[Kubuntu]] is an Ubuntu-based operating system featuring Plasma 5 and KDE apps. It is available in long-term support and more frequently-updated versions.
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Web page: http://www.kubuntu.org/
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Download: http://www.kubuntu.org/getkubuntu
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==Mageia==
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Mageia is an operating system that's a continuation of Mandriva and features Plasma 5.
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Web page: http://www.mageia.org
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Download: http://www.mageia.org/downloads/
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==Manjaro KDE==
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Manjaro is an Arch-based rolling release operating system with a graphical installer that offers a KDE edition with Plasma 5.
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Web page: https://manjaro.org/
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Download: https://manjaro.org/download/official/kde/
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==Neptune==
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Neptune is an operating system based on Debian Stable, plus more recent versions of the Linux kernel, device drivers, and popular applications such as LibreOffice. It also features the latest version of Plasma 5.
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Web page: http://neptuneos.com/
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Download: http://neptuneos.com/en/download.html
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==Netrunner==
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Netrunner is an operating system featuring Plasma 5 that's based on tested snapshots of Debian Rolling.
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Web page: http://www.netrunner.com
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Download: http://www.netrunner.com/download/
  
Web page: https://www.archlinux.org/
 
  
Download: https://www.archlinux.org/download/
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==Nitrux==
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Nitrux is an Ubuntu-based operating system focusing on portable universal app formats. It features the Nomad desktop environment, a heavily customized variant of Plasma 5.
  
Desktop: None, see https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/KDE for information on how to install Plasma
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Web page: https://nxos.org/
  
=Chakra=
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Download: https://sourceforge.net/projects/nitruxos/files/Release/
  
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/
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==NixOS==
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NixOS is a Linux distribution with a unique approach to package and configuration management. Built on top of the Nix package manager, it is completely declarative, makes upgrading systems reliable, and has many other advantages. The graphical installation CD contains the NixOS installer as well as X11, Plasma 5 Desktop and several applications.
  
Desktop: Plasma 5
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Web page: https://nixos.org/
  
=Debian=
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Download: https://nixos.org/nixos/download.html
  
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
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==openmamba==
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openmamba is a an operating system built from sources which provides by default a complete and up-to-date Plasma 5 desktop.
  
Download: http://www.debian.org/distrib/
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Web page: https://openmamba.org
  
Desktop: Plasma 5
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Download: https://openmamba.org/en/downloads/
  
=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/
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==OpenMandriva==
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OpenMadriva is an operating system based on Mandriva featuring Plasma 5 that and incorporates many of Mandriva's original tools and utilities.
  
Download: https://spins.fedoraproject.org/kde/download/index.html
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Web page: http://openmandriva.org/
  
Desktop: Plasma 5
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Download: https://www.openmandriva.org/download
  
=FreeBSD=
 
An advanced computer operating system used to power modern servers, desktops and embedded platforms.
 
  
Web page: https://www.freebsd.org/
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==openSUSE==
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openSUSE is an operating system offering Plasma 5 that's based on the commercial SUSE Linux Enterprise product. It comes in two editions: Leap, which has discrete releases and ships stable versions of software, and Tumbleweed, which is a rolling release.
  
Download: https://www.freebsd.org/where.html
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Web page: https://www.opensuse.org/
  
Project web page: https://freebsd.kde.org/
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Download: http://software.opensuse.org/
  
Desktop
 
    a) The ports tree contains Plasma 4
 
    b) The development repository area51 contains Plasma 5
 
  
=Gentoo=
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==PCLinuxOS==
Gentoo is a free operating system based on Linux that can be automatically optimized and customized for just about any application or need.  
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PCLinuxOS is an operating system featuring Plasma 5 that's based on the old Mandriva.
  
Web page: https://gentoo.org/
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Web page: https://www.pclinuxos.com/
  
Download: https://gentoo.org/downloads/
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Download: https://www.pclinuxos.com/get-pclinuxos/kde/
  
Desktop: Plasma 5, stable and testing versions, see https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/KDE
 
  
= KaOS =
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==Parrot Security OS==
* The independent KaOS  is a rolling, built from scratch distribution and focused on both, Qt as well as KDE.  
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Parrot Security is an operating system featuring Plasma 5 that's based on the Debian and focused for security testing, software development and privacy defence, all in one place.
  
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Web page: https://parrotlinux.org/
  
Web page: https://kaosx.us
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Download: https://parrotlinux.org/download.php
  
Download: https://kaosx.us/pages/download/
 
  
Desktop: Plasma 5
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==Rosa==
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ROSA is is an operating system featuring a highly customized Plasma 5 desktop and a number of modifications designed to enhance the user-friendliness of the workspace.
  
= KDE neon=
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Web page: http://www.rosalab.com/
* 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).
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Download: http://wiki.rosalab.ru/en/index.php/ROSA_Release
  
Web page: https://neon.kde.org
 
  
Desktop: Plasma 5
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==Sabayon==
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Sabayon is a Gentoo-based operating system offering Plasma 5 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.
  
= Korora KDE=
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Web page: http://www.sabayon.org/
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/
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Download: http://www.sabayon.org/download
  
Download: https://kororaproject.org/download
 
  
=Kubuntu=
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==Solus==
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.  
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Solus is a modern operating system to power your daily needs. Install today, update forever. It is a rolling release distribution which offers Plasma 5 as one of it's Desktop Environment versions available.
  
Web page: http://www.kubuntu.org/
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Web page: https://getsol.us/
  
Download: http://www.kubuntu.org/getkubuntu
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Download: https://getsol.us/download/
  
Desktop: Plasma 5
 
  
=Linux Mint=
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==TTOS Linux==
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TTOS Linux is an operating system based on Debian offering Plasma 5. It was originally designed as an OEM alternative OS to replace Windows but has since evolved to be a general-purpose Debian-based distribution containing access to [http://www.ttpc-systems.com/proshield/ TTPC software] in its repositories.
  
From freedom came elegance
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Web page: https://www.ttoslinux.org/
  
Web page: https://www.linuxmint.com
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Download: https://www.ttoslinux.org/download.html
  
Download: https://ftp.heanet.ie/mirrors/linuxmint.com/stable/18/ (official mirror)
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=Distributions offering Plasma 5 as an installable option=
  
Desktop: Plasma 5.6
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==Alpine Linux==
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A security-oriented, lightweight Linux distribution based on musl libc and busybox
  
=Mageia=
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Web page: https://alpinelinux.org/
Stable, secure operating system for desktop & server
 
  
Web page: http://www.mageia.org
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Download: https://www.alpinelinux.org/downloads/ (see https://wiki.alpinelinux.org/wiki/KDE for information on how to install Plasma)
  
Download: http://www.mageia.org/downloads/
 
  
Desktop: Plasma 5
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==Arch Linux==
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A lightweight and flexible Linux® distribution that tries to Keep It Simple.
  
=Manjaro=
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Web page: https://www.archlinux.org/
Based on Arch Linux, fast & rolling release
 
  
Web page: https://manjaro.org/
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Download: https://www.archlinux.org/download/ (see https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/KDE for information on how to install Plasma)
  
Download: https://manjaro.org/get-manjaro/
 
  
Desktop: Plasma 5
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==Gentoo==
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Gentoo is a free operating system based on Linux that can be automatically optimized and customized for just about any application or need.
  
=Maui=
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Web page: https://gentoo.org/
Partitial Rolling Desktop distribution based on Ubuntu LTS/KDE Neon with many additional programs and configs default.
 
  
Web page: http://www.mauilinux.org
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Download: https://gentoo.org/downloads/ (see https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/KDE for information on how to install Plasma)
  
Download: http://www.mauilinux.org/download/
 
  
Desktop: Plasma 5.8
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==Kanotix==
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KANOTIX is a Linux distribution based on the most recent stable release of Debian GNU/Linux.
  
=Netrunner=
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Web page: http://kanotix.com/
Plasma Desktop distribution based on tested snapshots of Debian Rolling.
 
  
Web page: http://www.netrunner.com
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Download: http://kanotix.com/Downloads.html
  
Download: http://www.netrunner.com/download/
 
  
Desktop: Plasma 5.8
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==Knoppix==
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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.
  
=openSUSE=
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Web page: http://www.knopper.net/knoppix/index-en.html
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/
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Download: http://www.knopper.net/knoppix-mirrors/index-en.html
  
Download: http://software.opensuse.org/
 
  
Desktop: Plasma 5
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==Nutyx==
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NuTyX is a French GNU/Linux distribution created from Linux From Scratch and Beyond Linux From Scratch.
  
* openSUSE Leap 42.2: Plasma 5.8 LTS
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Web page: http://www.nutyx.org/
* openSUSE Tumbleweed: The latest Plasma version currently available
 
  
=TrueOS=
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Download: http://downloads.nutyx.org/
FreeBSD based operative system with Lumina & KDE desktops.
 
  
Web page: https://www.trueos.org/
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==Slackware==
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The Slackware Linux Project aims at producing the most "UNIX-like" Linux distribution out there. <br>
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An installable Slackware Live image with Plasma 5 comes with login account "live" (password "live"). Use su or sudo to become root (using the "live" password).
  
Download: https://www.trueos.org/downloads/
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Web Page: https://alien.slackbook.org/blog/slackware-live-edition/
  
Desktop: KDE 4
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Download: https://slackware.nl/slackware-live/latest/
  
 
=KDE on Windows=
 
=KDE on Windows=
Stable, easy to use and complete multi-purpose distribution for Windows 7, 8 and 10 (32- and 64-bit)
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You can build lots of KDE applications for Windows 7, 8 and 10 using Craft.
 
 
Web page: https://community.kde.org/Windows/Distribution
 
  
Download: https://download.kde.org/stable/kdewin/installer/kdewin-installer-gui-latest.exe
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Web page: https://community.kde.org/Craft
  
Desktop:  
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= Former Linux Distributions that featured Plasma 5 =
* 4.10.2
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== Chakra Linux ==
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[https://www.chakralinux.org/ Chakra Linux] was a community-developed GNU/Linux distribution with an emphasis on KDE and Qt technologies, utilizing a unique semi-rolling repository model. Its final release, 2017.10 “Goedel,” was announced on 2017-10-15 and uses Linux kernel version 4.12.4 with Plasma 5.10.5, Frameworks 5.38 and Applications 17.08.1.

Latest revision as of 11:55, 12 March 2020

This is a community-maintained page that lists active distributions shipping Plasma 5. Please keep these lists sorted in alphabetical order.

Get KDE Software on Your Linux Distro has packaging information for those wishing to ship KDE software.


Distributions Featuring Plasma 5

These distributions ship Plasma 5 by default or offer it as an easy and formally-supported option during installation, and are recommended for most users.

Debian

Debian is the oldest continuously-produced free operating system with one of the largest communities of developers and users. It is used as the basis for many other distributions but can be used directly and offers Plasma 5 as an option.

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

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


Fedora KDE

The Fedora KDE Plasma Desktop Edition is a variant of the Fedora operating system featuring Plasma 5 as its main user interface.

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

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


Feren OS

Feren OS is an operating system based on Ubuntu's long-term support version featuring Plasma 5 and some KDE apps. It's a highly customised Plasma experience and makes use of KDE neon User Edition's packages to roll its Plasma version. It also rolls other frequently-used packages as well.

Web page: https://ferenos.weebly.com/

Download: https://ferenos.weebly.com/get-feren-os.html


KaOS

KaOS is a rolling, built-from-scratch operating system and with a focus on KDE and Qt software.

Web page: https://kaosx.us

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


KDE Neon

KDE neon is the latest long-term support version of the Ubuntu operating system, additionally offering continuously-updated versions of KDE software. Neon is available in three editions: User Edition (latest released versions of KDE software), Developer Edition Stable Branches (continuous delivery of beta/stable versions of KDE software), and Developer Edition Unstable Branches (continuous delivery of unstable Git master branches for KDE software).

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

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


Kubuntu

Kubuntu is an Ubuntu-based operating system featuring Plasma 5 and KDE apps. It is available in long-term support and more frequently-updated versions.

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

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


Mageia

Mageia is an operating system that's a continuation of Mandriva and features Plasma 5.

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

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


Manjaro KDE

Manjaro is an Arch-based rolling release operating system with a graphical installer that offers a KDE edition with Plasma 5.

Web page: https://manjaro.org/

Download: https://manjaro.org/download/official/kde/


Neptune

Neptune is an operating system based on Debian Stable, plus more recent versions of the Linux kernel, device drivers, and popular applications such as LibreOffice. It also features the latest version of Plasma 5.

Web page: http://neptuneos.com/

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


Netrunner

Netrunner is an operating system featuring Plasma 5 that's based on tested snapshots of Debian Rolling.

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

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


Nitrux

Nitrux is an Ubuntu-based operating system focusing on portable universal app formats. It features the Nomad desktop environment, a heavily customized variant of Plasma 5.

Web page: https://nxos.org/

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


NixOS

NixOS is a Linux distribution with a unique approach to package and configuration management. Built on top of the Nix package manager, it is completely declarative, makes upgrading systems reliable, and has many other advantages. The graphical installation CD contains the NixOS installer as well as X11, Plasma 5 Desktop and several applications.

Web page: https://nixos.org/

Download: https://nixos.org/nixos/download.html


openmamba

openmamba is a an operating system built from sources which provides by default a complete and up-to-date Plasma 5 desktop.

Web page: https://openmamba.org

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


OpenMandriva

OpenMadriva is an operating system based on Mandriva featuring Plasma 5 that and incorporates many of Mandriva's original tools and utilities.

Web page: http://openmandriva.org/

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


openSUSE

openSUSE is an operating system offering Plasma 5 that's based on the commercial SUSE Linux Enterprise product. It comes in two editions: Leap, which has discrete releases and ships stable versions of software, and Tumbleweed, which is a rolling release.

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

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


PCLinuxOS

PCLinuxOS is an operating system featuring Plasma 5 that's based on the old Mandriva.

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

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


Parrot Security OS

Parrot Security is an operating system featuring Plasma 5 that's based on the Debian and focused for security testing, software development and privacy defence, all in one place.

Web page: https://parrotlinux.org/

Download: https://parrotlinux.org/download.php


Rosa

ROSA is is an operating system featuring a highly customized Plasma 5 desktop and a number of modifications designed to enhance the user-friendliness of the workspace.

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

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


Sabayon

Sabayon is a Gentoo-based operating system offering Plasma 5 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


Solus

Solus is a modern operating system to power your daily needs. Install today, update forever. It is a rolling release distribution which offers Plasma 5 as one of it's Desktop Environment versions available.

Web page: https://getsol.us/

Download: https://getsol.us/download/


TTOS Linux

TTOS Linux is an operating system based on Debian offering Plasma 5. It was originally designed as an OEM alternative OS to replace Windows but has since evolved to be a general-purpose Debian-based distribution containing access to TTPC software in its repositories.

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

Download: https://www.ttoslinux.org/download.html

Distributions offering Plasma 5 as an installable option

Alpine Linux

A security-oriented, lightweight Linux distribution based on musl libc and busybox

Web page: https://alpinelinux.org/

Download: https://www.alpinelinux.org/downloads/ (see https://wiki.alpinelinux.org/wiki/KDE for information on how to install Plasma)


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/ (see https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/KDE for information on how to install Plasma)


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/ (see https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/KDE for information on how to install Plasma)


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


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


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/

Slackware

The Slackware Linux Project aims at producing the most "UNIX-like" Linux distribution out there.
An installable Slackware Live image with Plasma 5 comes with login account "live" (password "live"). Use su or sudo to become root (using the "live" password).

Web Page: https://alien.slackbook.org/blog/slackware-live-edition/

Download: https://slackware.nl/slackware-live/latest/

KDE on Windows

You can build lots of KDE applications for Windows 7, 8 and 10 using Craft.

Web page: https://community.kde.org/Craft

Former Linux Distributions that featured Plasma 5

Chakra Linux

Chakra Linux was a community-developed GNU/Linux distribution with an emphasis on KDE and Qt technologies, utilizing a unique semi-rolling repository model. Its final release, 2017.10 “Goedel,” was announced on 2017-10-15 and uses Linux kernel version 4.12.4 with Plasma 5.10.5, Frameworks 5.38 and Applications 17.08.1.


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