KDE Plasma 5.11 Desktop Environment Arrives with Vaults, Better Wayland Support

  • Post Updated: April 3, 2024

KDE today announced the general availability of the KDE Plasma 5.11 desktop environment for GNU/Linux distributions, a major release that adds improvements to several components, but also introduces a couple of new features.

KDE Plasma 5.11 has been in development for the past several months, and it was offered as a Beta since mid-September, allowing early adopters to its new features and enhancements, starting with the redesign of the System Settings app, which makes it easier to access common settings, and continuing with Plasma Vault, a secure storage app that lets users store sensitive information in encrypted vaults.

“For users who often deal with sensitive, confidential and private information, the new Plasma Vault offers strong encryption features presented in a user-friendly way,” reads today’s announcement. “Plasma Vault allows to lock and encrypt sets of documents and hide them from prying … (read more)

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