• July 6, 2014 - Early July '14 Status - Another month passed where a lot of interesting things happened in KaOS. - First the most visual change. The website has undergone a complete overhaul, this to get easier navigation, have all the navigation menus being fully compatible with Qt5 browsers and have more info about this distribution... More →
  • June 12, 2014 - KaOS ISO 2014.06 - KaOS is proud to announce the availability of the June release of a new stable ISO. The last two months updates were done to a good 1100 packages and to stay with the policy that a first pacman -Syu should be an uncomplicated one for new users means a new ISO is needed. - At the base of the system... More →
  • June 6, 2014 - Early June '14 Status - A very busy month for KaOS is behind us. To start with the usual, though it was a bit more then normal, a good 700 packages were updated, this combined with the 500 or so more the month before, makes it clear, a new ISO is needed soon to stay with the policy to have the first pacman -Syu for new... More →
  • May 5, 2014 - Early May '14 Status - These "Early Month Status" reports are full cycle now, first one was published a year ago, May 2013 Status, so a year indication will be added from now on. - One of the goals from the start has been to keep all packages in all repositories as fully integrated and well maintained as possible, to... More →
  • April 17, 2014 - One year Anniversary ISO KaOS 2014.04 - Many might not know, but it is one year to this date the website went live, the repositories came online, the forum was activated for what has since become the distribution KaOS. A nice way of celebrating this anniversary is with a new ISO featuring the major new release, KDE 4.13.0. - After a good... More →
  • April 7, 2014 - Early April Status - On the surface it has been a fairly quiet month since the ISO release March 4. That doesn't mean nothing was happening, more the opposite, but not all is visible to all users yet. - One of the major changes that is worked on is the preparations for KDE 4.13. Some of you might wonder why KDE 4.12.4... More →

A lean KDE Distribution


Download-iconKaOS makes regular ISO releases available, so any (new) user is not confronted with a large or complicated first update. Those who already have KaOS installed do not need to reinstall, a regular “sudo pacman -Syu” will always give you the latest.

Release Notes for KaOS 2014.06 ISO.

The June version comes with an installer, non-free nvidia driver, all language packs, KDE 4.13.2, linux kernel 3.14.6 (linux-next is in the repo’s, following the 3.15 series), glibc 2.19, systemd 212, kmod 17, xorg-server 1.15.1, Qt 4.8.6, QtWebkit 2.3.3, mesa 10.2.1, calligra 2.8.3, amarok 2.8.0 and the latest versions of qupzilla, octopi, kde-telepathy, kdenlive, plasma-mediacenter and Qt 5.3.0.
For those wondering about gtk apps, firefox 30.0, chrome 37, thunderbird 24.6.0, ardour 3.5 are among the available in their latest version.

To create reliable Media for booting the Live ISO, please select USB or DVD and follow the instructions for either using an USB flash drive or DVD disc.

KaOS users make torrent downloads available, see the forum for the different options.