Linux News Today: Netrunner Rolling 2015.11 Switches to KDE Plasma 5.4.2, Looks Gorgeous – Gallery
Clemens Toennies informs us today about the immediate availability of the new Netrunner Rolling 2015.11 computer operating system, build around the latest KDE technologies.
Prominent new features of Netrunner Rolling 2015.11 include the KDE Plasma 5.4.2 desktop environment, KDE Applications 15.08.2, KDE Frameworks 5.15.0, Mozilla Firefox 42.0 with built-in Plasma support, as well as Pidgin IM client and Gmusicbrowser music player, both of which also integrate tightly with KDE Plasma 5.
Also new in Netrunner Rolling 2015.11 is the latest Calamares 1.4.2 distribution independent graphical installer, which brings support for using the user password as the root one, as well as support for modifying disk partitions on the fly, so you can use if for installing any other GNU/Linux operating system.
Powered by Linux kernel 4.2.5, the rolling-release distribution comes with the latest LibreOffice 5 office suite, VirtualBox 5 virtualization software, Kontact 5 address book software, Mozilla Thunderbird 38.3 email and news client, VLC Media Player 2.2.1 video player, and Kamoso 3 webcam viewer, as a replacement for GNOME’s Cheese app.
“The Netrunner Team is happy to announce the release of Netrunner Rolling 2015.11 – 64-bit version. (Note that the 32bit version currently remains at 2015.09),” says Clemens Toennies on behalf of the Netrunner Rolling Team. “Rolling 2015.11 also comes with a full new set of wallpapers covering a range of different colors and styles.”
Available only for 64-bit systems
Switching between different themes is now much easier in Netrunner Rolling. Being a rolling-release GNU/Linux distribution, Netrunner Rolling 2015.11 is only an installation medium for new users who want to install the open source operating system on their computers, as well as for existing users who want to reinstall the OS.
Therefore, existing Netrunner Rolling users don’t need to download anything to keep their installation up to date, just make sure you have the latest updates installed. The rest of the world can download the Netrunner Rolling 2015.11 Live ISO image right now from Softpedia, where it is avaiable only for 64-bit systems.