This is a community-maintained page that lists active distributions shipping Plasma 5. Please keep these lists list sorted in alphabetical order.
- 1 Distributions Featuring Plasma 5
- 2 Distributions offering Plasma 5 as an installable option
- 3 KDE on Windows
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 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
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/
KaOS is a rolling, built-from-scratch distribution and with a focus on KDE and Qt software.
Web page: https://kaosx.us
KDE neon is 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
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/
Stable, secure operating system for desktop & server
Web page: http://www.mageia.org
Based on Arch Linux, fast & rolling release
Web page: https://manjaro.org/
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/
Plasma Desktop distribution based on tested snapshots of Debian Rolling.
Web page: http://www.netrunner.com
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/
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
OpenMadriva is a distribution based on Mandriva. Incorporates many of Mandriva's original tools and utilities
Web page: http://openmandriva.org/
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/
GNU/Linux distribution based on the old Mandriva.
Web page: https://www.pclinuxos.com/
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/
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/
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.ttoslinux.org/
Distributions offering Plasma 5 as an installable option
Get KDE Software on Your Linux Distro has packages information.
A security-oriented, lightweight Linux distribution based on musl libc and busybox
Web page: https://alpinelinux.org/
A lightweight and flexible Linux® distribution that tries to Keep It Simple.
Web page: https://www.archlinux.org/
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/
KANOTIX is a Linux distribution based on the most recent stable release of Debian GNU/Linux.
Web page: http://kanotix.com/
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.
NuTyX is a French GNU/Linux distribution created from Linux From Scratch and Beyond Linux From Scratch.
Web page: http://www.nutyx.org/
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