The MX Linux team has released its much-awaited Debian-based GNU/Linux family distribution that features KDE Plasma 5.14.5, which follows after the initial release of the first Beta of MX Linux 19.2 KDE Plasma Desktop Edition.
While MX Linux is a lightweight, stable, and fast GNU/Linux distro, with Xfce desktop and Debian upstream; albeit in comparison to popular desktop environment like GNOME or KDE, Xfce edition isn't as customizable and visually appealing.
But now, with the new MX Linux 19.2 KDE which runs the current Debian buster version that includes the Debian (AHS) 5.6 kernel, antiX-live-usb-system, snapshot technology and the usual MX tools, there is better visual appeal and customization.
What's new in MX Linux 19.2 KDE Release?
MX-19.2 KDE is an Advanced Hardware Support (AHS) enabled 64-bit only version of MX Linux, featuring the KDE/plasma desktop; and apps utilizing Qt library frameworks are given a preference. It is the first officially supported MX/antiX family iso utilizing the KDE/plasma desktop.
Find the other major features of MX-19.2 KDE below:
- GIMP 2.10.12
- Debian (AHS) 5.6 kernel
- MX AHS firmware package
- MESA 20.0.7 (AHS)
- KDE/plasma 5.14.5 (current Debian buster version)
- LibreOffice 6.1.5 (plus security fixes) (debian-backports version available in MX-Packageinstaller->Popular Apps)
- Thunderbird 68.11
- Firefox 79
Additionally, there are VLC 3.0.11 (video player) and Clementine 1.3.1 (Music Manager/Player), and many other new features in the MX repositories.
How to Download and Install MX Linux 19.2 KDE
For those who are part of the early testers using beta version of MX-19.2 KDE, they can upgrade to the final version through the regular update process.
MX Linux 19.2 KDE is available for the first time, so there is no direct path of upgrade from the previous versions or the current MX-19.2. Therefore, it will need a fresh installation from scratch, and the new ISO of MX-19.2 KDE plasma edition is available as direct download, Mirrors and Torrent files.
The installation instructions are available here, if you need some guidance for the installation of MX Linux 19.2 KDE.