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Kubuntu 17.10 Alpha 1 Debuts with VLC Media Player by Default, KDE Plasma 5.10.2

Using the same internals that are present in the latest daily builds of Ubuntu 17.10, such as the Linux 4.10 kernel, systemd 233, X.Org Server 1.19.3, and Mesa 17.1.2, the first Alpha images are built on top of the KDE Plasma 5.10.2 desktop environment, KDE Frameworks 5.35.0, and KDE Applications 16.12.3. Apart from the KDE apps that are included in the KDE Applications 16.12.3 software suite, which looks to be based on the Qt 5.7.1 application framework as the development is still working hard to bring the latest Qt 5.9 packages and KDE Apps 17.04, Kubuntu 17.10 Alpha 1 comes with LibreOffice 5.3 and Mozilla Firefox 50.1.0.