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


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 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/


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


KaOS

KaOS is a rolling, built-from-scratch distribution 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 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


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


Mageia

Stable, secure operating system for desktop & server

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

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


Manjaro KDE

Based on Arch Linux, fast & rolling release

Web page: https://manjaro.org/

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


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


Netrunner

Plasma Desktop distribution 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 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/


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/


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


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/


PCLinuxOS

GNU/Linux distribution based on the old Mandriva.

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

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


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


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


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.ttoslinux.org/

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


Distributions offering Plasma 5 as an installable option

Get KDE Software on Your Linux Distro has packages information.

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/


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


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