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KDE Edition Beta Released For Linux Mint 18 'Sarah' (fossbytes.com) 36

An anonymous Slashdot reader quotes a report from fossBytes: Linux Mint 18 'Sarah' KDE Edition Beta is now available for download and testing. This release is based on the long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel and KDE Plasma 5.6 desktop environment. The final release of this widely popular distro is expected to arrive in September... Just like MATE, Cinnamon, and Xfce releases, the KDE release is a long term release that will remain supported until 2021.

Linux Mint 18 'Sarah' KDE Edition ships with Mozilla Firefox as default web browser and LibreOffice as the default office suite. The Linux distro also features a wide range of popular KDE apps like Kontact, Dolphin, Gwenview, KMail, digiKam, KTorrent, Skanlite, Konversation, K3b, Konsole, Amarok, Ark, Kate, Okular, and Dragon Player.

"Unlike other Linux Mint editions, the KDE edition will ship with the SDDM display manager," reports the Linux Mint blog. Distrowatch notes that it's based on Ubuntu 16.04, and suggests "Mint's 'KDE' flavour might turn out to be the most interesting of the bunch, especially if the project's usually excellent quality assurance is applied to this edition in the same manner as in its 'MATE' and 'Cinnamon' variants."
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KDE Edition Beta Released For Linux Mint 18 'Sarah'

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  • by Anonymous Coward

    Why bother? Don't they know that Slashdot already declared KDE to be dead?

    • by Anonymous Coward
      Sorry, Netcraft has not yet confirmed it. Fake.
  • KDE again? (Score:4, Funny)

    by anchovy_chekov ( 1935296 ) on Sunday August 21, 2016 @11:38AM (#52743229)
    First time we hear about KDE in ages.. then we get a second story on the same day.

    Konspiracy?
    • by Anonymous Coward

      To counter the negative attention in the previous article sponsored by GNOME

    • by Anonymous Coward

      It is simply not dead. Far from it. Kontrary to what some retarded idiots say.

  • by Anonymous Coward

    I'm going to use this one on principle.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday August 21, 2016 @11:58AM (#52743305)

    What's new: https://www.linuxmint.com/rel_sarah_kde_whatsnew.php
    Release notes: https://www.linuxmint.com/rel_sarah_kde.php

    Why post a set of irrelevant links when you can post links to the summary documents?

  • Bah, already passe (Score:3, Interesting)

    by fustakrakich ( 1673220 ) on Sunday August 21, 2016 @11:59AM (#52743319) Journal

    I'm running Plasma 5.7 [slackbook.org], live... You can't go wrong with Slackware..

  • by Anonymous Coward

    They have dumped plasma, for [insert random code here]. This will be useful, I was getting around to updating an old kde system. Was thinking of dumping kde for anything else after seeing what the current version (kubuntu flavored) runs like. Maybe i will grab onto linux mint kde style.

    In other news don't just drop in acronyms (even if you include what it expands out too). Cause in the world of computing, ambiguous names abound, please provide a small context.
    FTFY, "will ship with SDDM manager, instead of

  • by dexotaku ( 1136235 ) on Sunday August 21, 2016 @04:24PM (#52744285)

    and don't regret it, but .. it's not superior, it just does things [Arch-based rather than Debian or Debian/Ubuntu] differently. I kinda like KDE5.

  • KDE Edition Beta Released For Linux Mint 18 'Sarah'

    I completely thought that KDE released a special beta version for Linux Mint 18. Maybe this would be better said as "Linux Mint 18 Sara KDE Beta Edition Released"?

    I'm not going crazy, are we?

  • It's a security/administrative nightmare...
    https://lwn.net/Articles/67666... [lwn.net]
    Please, read what's below the headline...I know that the site's compromise has been fixed and has nothing to do with the OS.

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