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Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” KDE Edition Beta Officially Released Based on Ubuntu 16.04

Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” KDE Edition is based on the latest Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) technologies, which means that it’s using the long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel, the KDE Plasma 5.6.5 desktop environment, as well as the KDE Applications 15.12.3 software suite. Additionally, the distro now uses the SDDM login manager and a few popular open source applications. These include the LibreOffice office suite and Mozilla Firefox web browser, and among the KDE apps injected into the ISO image, we can mention Dolphin, Amarok, K3b, Kontact, Konsole, digiKam, Kate, Gwenview, Okular, Skanlite, Dragon Player, KTorrent, Ark, KMail, and Konversation. Popular apps like Steam, Spotify, Dropbox, and Minecraft are also available via Software Manager.