During the pass FOSDEM (Free and Open Source Software Developers’ European Meeting), an event for all developers who defend Free Software, programmer Jonathan Riddell was pleased to announce the release of KDE Neon.
This project is just a series of repositories that will provide us with all the new KDE applications and tools already from the same day they are released, and also looks like in the future it could become a full-featured distro.
As reported in the official statement, KDE Neon has emerged from the obvious need for users to have a desktop stable with the newest features. In addition, this project will feature long-term support, So we can always count on the latest updates and bug fixes for KDE software. So when KDE Plasma 5 comes out, you can get all its news through the KDE Neon repositories.
In addition, KDE Neon provided us with the ISO and the means necessary to install on our PCs an Ubuntu-based distro with all the latest KDE, and also fully updated.
This project is still a bit “green” to be launched. For now this is all we know, so we’ll have to wait to see how the project progresses and where it ends, although at the moment it looks very good. In addition, it is also known that while developers are working on a version based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), An initial version will be released with Ubuntu 15.10 Willy Warewolf so that users can try this project, even though KDE Neon versions are expected to be based on LTS versions of Ubuntu.
Below you can see a photo of what KDE Neon will look like on a laptop.
As we said, at the moment we know nothing more than what the project is based on, so we still can not specify much in the matter, however it is a very promising project and as such, we will continue its growth from Ubunlog . We hope you enjoyed this new project as much as we did.