KaOS 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 2016.01 ISO.

Current Version

The January version ships with Plasma 5 as the default desktop, it includes non-free nvidia drivers, all language packs, KDE Applications 15.12.1, linux kernel 4.3.3 (linux-next is in the repo’s, following the 4.4 series), glibc 2.22, systemd 228, kmod 22, xorg-server 1.17.4, Qt 5.5.1 & Qt 4.8.7, mesa 11.1.1, calligra 3.0Alpha, Clementine and the latest versions of qupzilla, octopi, kde-telepathy, seafile, gcc 4.9.3.
For those wondering about gtk apps, firefox 43.0.4, chrome 49, thunderbird 38.5.1, ardour 4.6.0 are among the available in their latest version.

Known Issues

  • If you want to use a GPT partition table on a BIOS system, make sure to set it up following this Guide, the installer’s partitioner can only handle GPT correctly for UEFI
  • Installing on RAID, LVM, LUKS is currently not possible

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

Though UEFI booting is supported, Secure Boot is not at this time.

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