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KDE neon

KDE neon is the intersection of these needs using a stable Ubuntu long-term release as its core, packaging the hottest software fresh from the KDE Community ovens.

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  • [Totk] PSA: Linux helps a ton on my low end box
    Ubuntu is one of the distro of Linux. I personally recommend KDE neon because it’s windows user friendly and has live cd available ie you can boot from usb drive and play around with it before you install it. KDE neon is using the same desktop user interface as steamos. Source: 5 days ago
  • is there a kde distro based on Mint?
    They are talking about this: Source: 6 days ago
  • I had to jump ship to mint. May God forgive me.
    For anyone interested in trying the KDE, I highly recommend KDE Neon. Even if you choose to move on to a different distro for the long-term, I found it to be an excellent introduction to what KDE is capable of. Source: about 1 month ago
  • Tips & Tricks for Productivity with BOOX (Obsidian, Syncthing, Weylus, RustDesk, Termux, KDE Connect, ZeroTier) + 2 Bonus Screensavers
    I use KDE Neon OS on my laptop/workstation, and KDE Connect is a fantastic app that allows me to connect my phone and BOOX Tab Ultra to my computer. It’s a versatile app that can do a lot of things! It can do much more, but it does the following things very well: multimedia control (volume control, previous/next track, ...), share phone notifications (e.g. Reply to chat messages on laptop), share clipboard... Source: about 2 months ago
  • This popped up on my moms comp. Is it real?
    Got mine from for free and legally. Source: about 2 months ago
  • GNOME 44
    Meanwhile, KDE has a really nice distro with the latest version: - Source: Hacker News / 2 months ago
  • Ask HN: Rolling Release Distro, or LTS w/ Backports?
    Not the biggest distrohopper on the planet, but I have been using GNU/Linux since around 2006 so I will throw my hat in the ring with some comments and answers I have seen to similar questions over the years. * Straight-up Debian is not always recommended as a desktop distro. I use Debian Testing as my desktop distro, though, and have had no problems. I did use Debian Sid, which works like a rolling distro in the... - Source: Hacker News / 3 months ago
  • How do i upgrade from 5.24?
    Use a distro more aligned with KDE release cycles (Neon for example): Source: 4 months ago
  • Good distro with KDE
    KDE Neon is a good option. Pure KDE with little BS. This is my second choice if I ever decide to stop running Debian. Personally I just set up Debian Testing on my system with KDE. Arch or openSUSE with KDE is really good too. Source: 4 months ago
  • Does KDE Neon have a support forum?
    You can find Neon's options listed at under the “Support” label right in the hero section of the page, one is a forum. Source: 5 months ago
  • An explanation of what we're talking about over here
    Finally, there's half-rolling release. Usually this means that the OS has a core which follows a fixed release cycle, ensuring greater stability, but provides rolling release desktop and applications, resulting in the user seeing newer features more quickly. An example of this is KDE Neon. Source: 5 months ago
  • Stable KDE Distros
    KDE has its own distro called Neon: Source: 7 months ago
  • I made outlines for KDE Breeze window decoration
    I've always had a soft spot for KDE but haven't actually used it much in the last decade because I kept running into show-stopping bugs. But this week I decided to try out the latest KDE plasma release on Debian testing and it's all going quite well so far. I love having the ability to configure things how _I_ want them to be, while adhering to a more traditional desktop experience. The easiest way to try out the... - Source: Hacker News / 7 months ago
  • Which DE you use with Debian?
    I had been using KDE neon (the latest KDE software on the latest Ubuntu LTS) when Debian 10 didn't recognize the graphics on my (then) new laptop, but it was just buggy enough that I switched back to Debian 11, which did work with my laptop. I do miss some of the newer KDE apps though. Source: 8 months ago
  • Steam Deck or: How I Learned to Stop Windows and Love Linux
    Seconded, something with a Ubuntu base is a really good option. If you do prefer the KDE desktop, in addition to Kubuntu I might suggest KDE Neon. Neon is a very trim OS based on a stable Ubuntu LTS (long term support) release which has the latest bleeding edge updates from the KDE Plasma desktop. So you get the latest updates and features for the KDE desktop, but other OS updates are more limited. (Can be a good... Source: 10 months ago
  • A distro that resembles macOS's functionalities, file hierarchy, libraries, etc.?
    • DIY: Start with the KDE Plasma desktop (you can use a distro like Kubuntu or KDE Neon), put a panel on the top and add a global menu, and add the Latte dock. You can then search for macOS-inspired Plasma themes and icon sets. Source: 10 months ago
  • Desktop Background bug? or did i do something wrong?
    If you want the latest KDE, you should be using the KDE Neon distro. Source: 10 months ago
  • Is there a Linux os that has a tablet mode?
    I would agree with him. I would recommend also fedora workstation for a beginner or kde neon if you want kde because it has the latest version of kde and this version has many improofments in the tablet usage. Source: 11 months ago
  • I’m currently on arch, looking to move to Pop_Os, for more stability, how is the KDE plasma DE?
    Yup, may as well go with KDE Neon if you want a supported KDE distro with an Ubuntu LTS base. Source: 11 months ago
  • Which Distro to use for PC running Win XP
    Almost any distro would (if your computer is stock, you got an Intel Core Duo, 4GB of memory & 500GB HD. People like Mint (will be fine), if you want a really lightweight distro go with XFCE MX Linux or Antix (the gains are minimal, might as well go with what you like), or KDE Neon (never gets mentioned, it's a basic KDE Plasma distro with just the basic apps preinstalled -- I'm a fan). If you want to see how well... Source: 12 months ago
  • Seriously, if I want to try Linux, where should I start?
    I've been maining Linux for about 15 years now. It has become much, much easier and more accessible over the past few years. Distros like Mint, Ubuntu and Neon are very user friendly and stable. Source: 12 months ago

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KDE neon is a KDE-developed Linux alternative distribution based on the current Ubuntu long-term support (LTS) release and the software includes a collection of additional software repositories containing the newest 64-bit versions of the Plasma 5 desktop environment/framework, the Qt 5 toolkit, and other suitable KDE software.

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