MX Linux is renown as a lightweight, stable, and fast GNU/Linux distro, with Xfce desktop and Debian upstream; though in comparison to popular desktop environment like GNOME or KDE, Xfce edition isn't as customizable and visually appealing.
Now, the MX Linux team is working on a new official KDE Plasma desktop environment edition for the first time, while the team has also released the first Beta of MX Linux 19.2 with KDE 5.14.5 for testing.
The upcoming MX-19.2 KDE will allow users to enjoy the Debian-based, systemd independent MX Linux with beautiful and highly customizable Plasma desktop environment. And MX-19.2 KDE comes as a 64-bit only version with Advanced Hardware Support (AHS) enabled; the KDE Beta includes the usual MX tools, snapshot technology and antiX-live-usb-system.
What's new in MX Linux ISO For KDE Plasma Edition
MX-19.2 KDE is a 64-bit only version with Advanced Hardware Support (AHS), which similar to the standard Xfce release, but KDE Beta also includes the antiX-live-usb-system, usual MX tools, and snapshot technology.
Other new applications included are: Firefox 78, GIMP 2.10.12, VLC 3.0.11, Thunderbird 68.9, Clementine 1.3.1,LibreOffice 6.1.5 and many more.
The earlier released MX Linux 19.2 in the ‘Patito Feo’ series is based on Debian Buster 10.4, with Xfce 4.14 desktop environment and some bug fixes and other minor updates.
How to Download the MX Linux ISO For KDE Plasma Edition
The ISO image are available for download here, but if you want to try out MX-19.2 KDE Beta, you should bear in mind that it surely contain bugs. So, you should not install it on you main machine or use this beta edition as a daily driver.
The beta has also some known issues, but which can be configured manually, like the set up for a wireless network connection, where you'll need to edit the connection profile and check “All users may connect to this network” to have it properly setup! If you experience any other bugs, you can report to the MX dev team at bugs.mxlinux.org.