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: a9533c7a0ec43f1be5303a6ab8dedf43

Current Version

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, 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.

Known Issues

  • If you want to use a GPT partition table on a BIOS system, make sure to use manual partitioning, set it up with 8 MB of unformatted space as the start of your partition layout and set the bios_grub flag to it
  • 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.