• December 6, 2014 - Early December ’14 Status - With a late October post about how to proceed with kf5 and the announcement of a new stable ISO November 6, last month was skipped for one of these "Early Month" posts. Resuming it again this month. - It is a bit of a chaotic situation for packagers regarding KDE, many things are very unclear, so... More →
  • November 6, 2014 - KaOS ISO 2014.11 - KaOS is proud to announce the availability of the November release of a new stable ISO. Since August updates were done to a good 1200 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. - Testing for this ISO took... More →
  • October 30, 2014 - Plasma 5/Frameworks 5 plans & test ISO - There has been a lot of internal talk since May this year, and lately discussions on the forum and on the KaOS G+ channel about when and how to move to Plasma 5/Frameworks 5. Following those discussions, you know KaOS switching to Plasma 5 is getting closer. - From all that was said in those... More →
  • 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 →

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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 2014.11 ISO.

The November version comes with a new installer, non-free nvidia driver, all language packs, KDE 4.14.2, linux kernel 3.16.7 (linux-next is in the repo’s, following the 3.17 series), glibc 2.19, systemd 216, kmod 18, xorg-server 1.16.1, Qt 4.8.6, QtWebkit 2.3.3, mesa 10.3.2, calligra 2.8.6, clementine and the latest versions of qupzilla, octopi, kde-telepathy, dropbox, plasma-mediacenter and Qt 5.3.2.
For those wondering about gtk apps, firefox 33.0.2, chrome 40, thunderbird 31.2.0, 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.