Ubuntu-Based KDE Neon User LTS Edition Distro Out Now with KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS
The development team behind the KDE Neon GNU/Linux distribution have announced the availability of an LTS (Long Term Support) flavor of the KDE Neon User Edition operating system.
As you might know, KDE Neon is usually distributed as User Edition and Developer Edition 64-bit Live ISO images. While the former is shipping with the latest stable KDE Plasma, Frameworks, and Applications releases, the latter is targeted at developers and bleeding-edge users who want to test drive the pre-release versions of these technologies.
But it looks like there’s room for one more, a KDE Neon User Edition designed for those who want to have a rock-solid KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment experience. And this is where KDE Neon User LTS Edition fits in, based on KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS, which will receive maintenance updates for the next two years, until April 2018, and won’t be rebased on a non-LTS version of the KDE Plasma desktop.
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