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 2017.02 ISO
MD5SUM KaOS 2017.02:
The February version ships with Plasma 5 as the default desktop, it includes non-free nvidia drivers, all language packs, KDE Applications 16.12.2, linux kernel 4.9.10 (linux-next is in the repo’s, following the 4.10 series), glibc 2.25, systemd 232, kmod 23, xorg-server 1.19.1, Qt 5.8.0, mesa 13.0.3, calligra 220.127.116.11, Cantata and the latest versions of qupzilla, octopi, kde-telepathy, seafile, gcc 5.4.1. For those wondering about gtk apps, firefox 51.0.1, chrome 58, thunderbird 45.7.1, ardour 5.6.0 are among the available in their latest version.
- 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 or LVM is currently not possible
- Hibernate on LUKS enabled swap partitions needs manual intervention, the installer misses some settings to fully support this
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. See this link for more on Secure Boot.