Linux News Today: Neptune OS 4.5 Provides a Unique KDE Plasma 5 Experience

Neptune is a Linux operating system fully based upon Debian 7.0 (‘Wheezy’), has been updated once more by its developers.

The fifth major update for Neptune 4.5 has been released and is now ready for download. It’s using the KDE desktop, and this is one things that sets it apart. The new branch was launched back in 2014 and it was powered by the old KDE SC 4.13.2. That was the most advanced version at that time, but things have changed tremendously.

For Neptune 4.5 the developers are using a modified Plasma 5.x desktop, but they are also providing people with the means to use the most advanced Plasma 5.5.3. The distribution has a unique look and its makers never wanted to have a vanilla distro that just integrates some packages and various other small changes.

What’s new in Neptune 4.5

One of goals of Neptune is to offer the best KDE experience possible, so if you want something fresh and different from what all the others are doing, this OS certainly fits the bill.

“This version comes with some core updates to the system including LTS Kernel 3.18.25, Systemd 227, libc6 2.19, Mesa 10.5.9, Alsa 1.0.27 and more. For the first time we also offer a testing version of our Plasma 5 version based on Plasma 5.5.3 as seperate ISO download. The usual software Updates like Chromium updated to version 46 and Icedove to 38.5 are also included. We replaced TrueCrypt with VeraCrypt which is compatible with TrueCrypt Containers,” developers wrote in the official announcement.

A complete list of changes and updates can be found in the official announcement. You can download Neptune 4.5 right now from Softpedia.

Neptune in action

Neptune in action

Via Softpedia