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Maui 2 “Blue Tang” Linux Still Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Ships KDE Plasma 5.8.2

Maui 2 also ships with the latest KDE Applications 16.08.2, KDE Frameworks 5.27.0, and Qt 5.7.0 technologies, as well as the Mozilla Firefox 49.0.2 web browser and Mozilla Thunderbird 45.4.0 email and news client, which just landed in the stable Ubuntu repos on October 27, 2016. Talking a repos, Maui 2 comes with new software repositories. That way, Maui users will always receive the latest stable KDE Plasma desktop environment, and guess what? Maui 2 switches to use the Calamares universal installer framework for GNU/Linux distributions as the default graphical installer for new Maui 2 installation. We remind you that Calamares 2.4 offers full-disk encryption support.