• October 8, 2014 - Early October '14 Status - It probably looked like a quiet four weeks for most. And it is true no major visible changes have occurred, but things were far from quiet. - As with the goal of this distribution, packaging took most of the time. Major groups were updated, resulting in well over 600 packages build. Expect new... More →
  • September 10, 2014 - Early September '14 Status - Two things stand out for the last 4-5 weeks in the development of KaOS. - A move to UEFI capable ISOs has been in the works for about 5 months, but there finally is a working version available. The KaOS-kf5 2014.09.06 test-iso is a first that fully boots in BIOS, EFI and UEFI capable systems, using... More →
  • August 20, 2014 - KaOS ISO 2014.08 - With KDE releasing the new major version KDE 4.14.0, offering primarily improvements and bugfixes, KaOS is happy to be able to present you a new ISO with KDE 4.14.0 the same day it is released. KDE Applications 4.14 is not about lots of "new and improved stuff". As with KaOS, many KDE developers... More →
  • August 11, 2014 - Early August '14 Status - Last 4-5 weeks no visual major changes, weeks were more marked with update, rebuild and prepare. - Preparation is in full swing to be ready for KDE 4.14 later this month, latest RC is build and currently tested on an ISO. KDE 4.13.3 is the latest currently available to all KaOS users. - Lots of... More →
  • 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 →

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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 2014.08 ISO.

The August version comes with a new installer, non-free nvidia driver, all language packs, KDE 4.14.0, linux kernel 3.15.10 (linux-next is in the repo’s, following the 3.16 series), glibc 2.19, systemd 215, kmod 18, xorg-server 1.16.1, Qt 4.8.6, QtWebkit 2.3.3, mesa 10.2.5, calligra 2.8.5, amarok 2.8.0 and the latest versions of qupzilla, octopi, kde-telepathy, dropbox, plasma-mediacenter and Qt 5.3.1.
For those wondering about gtk apps, firefox 31.0, chrome 38, thunderbird 31.1.0, 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.
Note that KaOS ISOs are not ready yet for UEFI boot.

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