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Download: https://gentoo.org/downloads/
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Desktop: Both Plasma 4 and Plasma 5 are available, see https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/KDE
Desktop: Plasma 5, stable and testing versions, see https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/KDE
= KaOS =
= KaOS =

Revision as of 20:51, 28 May 2017

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

Keep the list sorted in alphabetical order.


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


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: Plasma 5


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: Plasma 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: Plasma 5


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/


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


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


  • 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: 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

Desktop: Plasma 5

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


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 many more.

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

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

Desktop: Plasma 5

Linux Mint

From freedom came elegance

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

Download: https://ftp.heanet.ie/mirrors/linuxmint.com/stable/18/ (official mirror)

Desktop: Plasma 5.6


Stable, secure operating system for desktop & server

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

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

Desktop: Plasma 4


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: Plasma 5.8


Plasma Desktop distribution based on tested snapshots of Debian Rolling.

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

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

Desktop: Plasma 5.8


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/


  • openSUSE Leap 42.2: Plasma 5.8 LTS
  • openSUSE Tumbleweed: The latest Plasma version currently available

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


  • 4.10.2

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