KDE Neon 5.8 Lands With The Plasma 5.8 LTS Desktop

The Plasma 5.8 LTS desktop was released by KDE earlier this week in celebration of KDE Project’s 20 years of reign.

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Following this release, a new KDE version, KDE neon 5.8, has been released. In case you are wondering what KDE is, it is a swiftly evolving Ubuntu-based distro developed by the developer of both Kubuntu and KDE, Jonathan Riddell.

The release announcement reads that “the KDE neon builders have been firing away this afternoon and Plasma 5.8 LTS is now available in the User Edition archive”.

That’s right, the new KDE neon 5.8 User Edition comes with the latest Plasma 5.8 LTS desktop. And if KDE is what you’re running then all you need to do is update it to get the KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS packages.

You can try out KDE neon from scratch after getting the ISO images here. You can also read the release announcement for more information on this latest release.

Checkout some screenshots of KDE neon 5.8. below:

KDE neon 5.8 login screen

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KDE neon 5.8 default wallpaper

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System settings in KDE neon 5.8

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Widgets in KDE neon 5.8

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Dolphin file manager

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What do you think about the updated OS? Leave your feedback in the comments section below.

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