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Try and install Plasma from a live medium provided by several Linux distributions.

Shipping the latest code from Git

KDE neon

KDE neon builds Frameworks, Plasma and Applications on a continuous integration system.

You can use the Developer-stable version for builds from Plasma/5.x branches or Developer-unstable version for builds from master branches.

https://neon.kde.org/download

openSUSE

Krypton is an installable live image based on openSUSE Tumbleweed with the latest KDE software from Git master (unreleased) on top.

See also https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Argon_and_Krypton

Ships Plasma 5.14

KaOS

KaOS is a sophisticated Distro, which focuses completely on KDE. A modern packaging approach leads to stability and freshness at the same time. Small and helpfully community.

KDE neon

KDE neon builds Frameworks, Plasma and Applications on a continuous integration system.

The User edition ships with Plasma 5.14.

The developer stable edition builds from untested Plasma/5.14 branches

https://neon.kde.org/download

openSUSE

In addition to Git based versions there is openSUSE's rolling distribution "Tumbleweed" which ships the latest Plasma release tested with openQA:

Both 32 bit and 64 bit versions are available.

Argon is an installable live image of openSUSE Leap 15.0 with the latest Plasma release. See also https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Argon_and_Krypton

Ships Plasma 5.13

GeckoLinux

GeckoLinux is built directly from openSUSE packages and uses openSUSE repositories.

GeckoLinux NEXT Plasma includes the Plasma 5.13 desktop environment on top of the Leap 15.0 base system. It also includes KDE Applications 18.04 and the KDE Framework at version 5.47.0.

http://geckolinux.github.io/#download-next

GeckoLinux ROLLING Plasma can also be updated to Plasma 5.13.

http://geckolinux.github.io/#download-rolling

Manjaro

Manjaro KDE Edition is rolling release distribution. It provides the latest stable Plasma, KDE Applications, KDE Frameworks and Qt releases.

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

Slackware

Alien BOB (Eric Hameleers) provides an installable Live image for Plasma 5 based on the development tree "slackware64-current". Login account/password are both "live". Use su or sudo to become root (using the "live" password).

Kubuntu

Kubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish, released in October, includes Plasma 5.13.5. The live ISO is available for download, and Plasma 5.14.2 can be installed via the Kubuntu backports PPA.

Ships Plasma 5.12 LTS

KDE neon

KDE neon builds Frameworks, Plasma and Applications on a continuous integration system.

The User LTS edition builds from Plasma 5.12.

https://neon.kde.org/download

openSUSE

The latest released Plasma LTS version is available as a live image with openSUSE's stable branch "Leap":

64 bit version

GeckoLinux

GeckoLinux is built directly from openSUSE packages and uses openSUSE repositories.

GeckoLinux STATIC Plasma includes the Plasma 5.12 LTS desktop environment on top of a Leap 15.0 base.

http://geckolinux.github.io/#download-static

Kubuntu

Kubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver, released in April, includes Plasma 5.12 LTS. The live ISO is available for download.

Manjaro

Manjaro KDE Edition is rolling release distribution. It provides the latest stable packages including Plasma 5.12 LTS, KDE Applications 17.12, KDE Frameworks and Qt.

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

Ships Plasma 5.8

Debian

Official Debian 9 “stretch” live images can be downloaded from debian.org/CD/live. There’re several desktop environment flavors, including KDE. The next version, “buster”, will ship Plasma 5.14.


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