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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 2017.04 ISO

MD5SUM KaOS 2017.04: 947c82e90bfd7d9f4e26a295b428a553

MD5SUM KaOS Wayland 2017.04: 4de88aea40041a2cf4bbb4e4b8df5906

Current Version

The April version ships with Plasma 5 as the default desktop, it includes non-free nvidia drivers, KDE Applications 17.04RC, linux kernel 4.10.9 (linux-next is in the repo’s, following the 4.10 series), glibc 2.25, systemd 233, kmod 24, xorg-server 1.19.3, Qt 5.8.0, mesa 17.0.3, calligra 3.0.1, Cantata and the latest versions of qupzilla, octopi, kde-telepathy, seafile, gcc 5.4.1. For those wondering about gtk apps, firefox 52.0.2, chrome 59, thunderbird 52.0, ardour 5.8.0 are among the available in their latest version.

Known Issues

  • 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
  • Kaptan will crash on using a different wallpaper selection. Please use the right click on desktop menu to select a different wallpaper.

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.

Authenticity check

Besides checking the integrity of the downloaded ISO, it is adviced to also check the authenticity through the signature of the ISO. For this download the KaOS Signing Key, linked left under GPG Verification. Add this key to your keyring:

gpg --import KaOS.asc

Next download the ISO GPG Signature to the same directory as where you downloaded the ISO and verify with (adjust for correct year and date):

gpg --verify KaOS-2017.04-x86_64.iso.sig