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MX Linux Now Has a KDE Plasma Edition, First Beta Is Available for Testing

MX Linux is known as a very lightweight, stable and fast GNU/Linux distribution. It’s always based on the latest stable Debian GNU/Linux operating system release and uses the lightweight Xfce as default desktop environment. The latest release, MX Linux 19.2 (Patito Feo), arrived earlier this week based on Debian GNU/Linux 10.4 Buster, the Xfce 4.14 desktop environment, Linux 5.6 kernel, and Mesa 20 graphics stack. Probably not many know that MX Linux is derived from MEPIS Linux, which used KDE as default desktop environment. To my surprise, the MX Linux devs announced today that they’re working on a KDE edition, probably at the request of numerous users.