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First KaOS Linux ISO for 2016 Ships with KDE Plasma 5.5.3, KDE Applications 15.12

KaOS 2016.01 is not just a simple updated installation media, as it brings with some of the latest GNU/Linux technologies that have been released since November 2015’s update of the distribution, KaOS 2015.11, such as the KDE Plasma 5.5.3 desktop environment, KDE Applications 15.12 software suite, as well as KDE Frameworks 5.18.0.

Under the hood, the January 2016 release of KaOS ships with Linux kernel 4.3.3, Glibc 2.22-based toolchain, LLVM/Clang 3.7.1, Mesa 3D Graphics Library 11.1.0, the Ruby 2.3.0 stack, Python 3.5, as well as an updated GRUB bootloader, which incorporates the latest security patches.