The new version of Neptune OS 5.5 is now available

Neptune OS

Recently the developer in charge of the project of the GNU / Linux Neptune OS distribution has announced that the new stable version is now available of this Debian-based operating system.

This new Neptune OS update has revamped the ISO file system image, which includes the newest versions of all the tools and packages that make up the system.

About Neptune OS

For those readers who still do not know the system I can tell you that Neptune OS is a GNU / Linux distribution based on Debian 9.0 ('Stretch') which features the KDE Plasma desktop environment.

Besides that offer the user a "lightweight" version of the KDE Plasma desktop environment. This means that they do not offer the latest available version of the environment, but rather that the developers carry out their tests and release it to the system with certain modifications.

Developing the Linux distribution Neptune's main focus is to be a system used for multimedia tasks, with which this system comes loaded with a handful of applications of this type.

The distribution It has some of its own tools with which to complement the system and the user experience in it. Of which we can highlight are Recffmpeg, Encode and ZevenOS-Hardwaremanager.

About the new Neptune 5.5 Linux distribution update

This new release of the distribution it's basically an incremental release of the 5.x series from Neptune OS bringing the latest technology and software updates.

Last month update 5.4 was received in which the introduction of a new dark visual theme for the system and several updated components was made.

This new release of Neptune 5.5 locks the kernel version for Linux kernel 4.17.8 and update table graphics 18.1.6, AMDGPU 18.0.1, Nouveau 1.0.15 and ATI / Radeon 18.0.1.

In the announcement of this new version, its developer shared the following:

“This update represents the current state of Neptune 5.x and refreshes the ISO file, so if the Neptune OS is installed there is no need to download the tons of changes. Improved hardware support with improved drivers and bug fixes was added in this new update, and the Linux kernel remains at version 4.17.8 «.

The release of Neptune 5.5 It also has the latest firmware update from Intel that fixes some of the latest security vulnerabilities detected in recent days (CVE-2018-3639 and CVE-2018-3640).

Other main changes in this version are the update we can find at KDE Frameworks version 5.49 and KDE Applications version 18.08.

As the new Rf5 version is not compatible with Qt 5.7, some implementations had to be made to its patches to version 5.45.

Of the others updates that we can highlight in this new release we can find the following:

  • Plasma Desktop has been updated to version 5.12.6 to provide bug fixes.
  • The Chrome browser arrives in its version 68 in which it corrects problems with HTML5 audio and video playback and provides a redesigned player.
  • LibreOffice is now available in version 6.1.
  • The FFMpeg multimedia environment was updated to version 3.2.12.

Download Neptune OS 5.5

If you want to download this new version of the Linux Neptune OS distribution to test in a virtual machine or install on your computers, you must do the following.

You can go to the official website of the project and in its download section you can get the link to download the ISO image of the System. The link is this.

They can make use of the “Etcher” application to burn the ISO image of the system and create a bootable medium on a USB pendrive.

Also, it is important to mention that the system is only available for 64-bit architecture.

The minimum requirements to be able to install this distribution on your computers are:

  • 1 Ghz Intel / AMD 64-bit processor or higher.
  • Ram memory: 1.6 GB or more.
  • Disk space: 8 GB or more.


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  1.   christian said

    Interesting. To prove it.