The new version of KaOS 2018.06 has already been released

KaOS 2018.06

Yesterday the development team in charge of the KaOS operating system announced through an official statement through the project website a new version of the system, reaching its version KaOS 2018.06.

This new version of KaOS comes with various bug fixes and fixes As for its previous version, this new version also includes the KDE Plasma version 5.13 and many more.

For those who do not know this Linux distribution I can tell you that Kaos is a standalone rolling release distribution, which uses the KDE desktop with the Pacman package manager the same one used by Arch Linux.

So they should not be confused, KaOS is not a derivative of Arch Linux, since although it was inspired by Arch Linux, over time, developers create their own packages which are available in internal repositories.

KaOS is updated under Rolling Release, a new version is released every two months available from the terminal or an ISO image. Packaging is managed by the team itself, only for stable versions.

As a main highlight, this distribution features the latest version of the KDE desktop, the Calligra office suite, and other popular software applications that use the Qt toolkit.

What's new in KaOS 2018.06

KaOS 2018.06 brings KDE Plasma 5.13 and Croeso, a helper assistant that will start on the first run of the system, this will help you to customize the operating system.

East will run on newly installed systems and will allow with just a few clicks to configure the behavior of the mouse, the launcher menu, the desktop theme, the wallpaper, the color scheme, widget styles, window decoration and virtual desktops.


About KDE Plasma 5.13

Among the novelties that we can find in the inclusion of the version of the KDE Plasma 5.13 desktop environment include.

La optimization of initialization and minimization of memory usage, providing faster uptime for the desktop, better runtime performance, and less memory consumption.

Our System settings with KDE's Kirigami framework give pages a new look. KWin has had much better effects for blurring and working area shifting.

Wayland's work continued, the use of high-priority EGL contexts and initial support for screencasts and desktop sharing. Plus a tech sample of the global GTK menu integration.

This ISO has a complete reformulation of the Midna theme for 2018. About 2.500 new icons in use, SDDM access theme was rewritten.


New tool to burn ISO images

KaOS too includes a specific tool to burn ISOs to a USB memory. IsoWriter not only records to USB, but also provides the option to recover your USB stick after using it with an ISO, something that a normal copy with dd the previous Imagewriter did not do.

New in this version is the ability to verify the integrity of what is recorded on the USB memory by comparing it with the downloaded ISO.

This can also be done in Dolphin, by right-clicking on the ISO file, and selecting Actions and then Verify ISO Write.

Squids updated to version 3.2

The CMost notable changes and additions are:

Service GeoIP provided by is closing so the development team of KaOS has switched to using

UI annoyances in the partitioning module were fixed; the mount point selector is now more obvious when no mount point has been chosen, and the mount point and flags are preserved when (re) editing partitions.

KaOS 2018.06 download

If you want to try this new version of the system can go to their official website of the project and in its download section you can get the image of this new version, the link is this.


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  1.   Luis Castillo Corbella said

    Bad implementation of language support in KDE, you cannot add a language, and the translation into Spanish is incomplete, also in the system tools, octopi for example comes out in English, only using es_ES they are translated, but if you use your local particular (in my case es_PE), they are still in English, that was not the case before, but since the update to KDE 5.13 this problem has arisen.
    It's a shame it was a very good distro but now I have no choice but to forget about it.