Kubuntu 18.04 LTS is ready to download

Kubuntu 18.04 LTS is ready to download

Kubuntu 18.04 is using newer versions of QT, so everybody could feel the new exciting improvements. Krita, Kstars, KDE-Connect, Firefox and LibreOffice and many default softwares are upgraded. The main improvement implements on KDE Plasma. Newer Plasman 5.12 is a LTS and KDE desktop has been developed to make it smoother to use while retaining the familiar setup.

Now New KDE applications is available in the Ubuntu archive
  • latte-dock 0.7.4
  • Falkon 3.0.0 - (was Qupzilla)
  • kio-gdrive - Enables KIO-aware applications (such as Dolphin, Kate or Gwenview) to access and edit Google Drive files on the cloud.
  • peruse - KDE comic reader is available to install

Other notable changes to applications since 16.04 LTS
  • VLC now replaces Dragonplayer as default media player.
  • Muon package manager is now shipped by default as an alternative to Plasma Discover.
  • KTorrent has been updated to the Qt5/KF5 version 5.1.
  • Cantata Qt5 music player is now default and replaces the KDE4 based Amarok. Users should select the 'basic single user setup' in the first run wizard.
  • Telepathy instant messaging client has been dropped from defaults, but it is still available in the archive to install.
  • The installer no longer offers the encrypted home option using ecryptfs-utils. It is recommended to use full-disk encryption instead for this release.
  • Kubuntu switches to a dark Breeze Plasma theme
  • Double-click is now default to open files. To change back to single-click: Systemsettings: Mouse Controls
  • Baloo desktop search and file indexer - default changed to basic indexing only (not file content). Full content indexing can be turned on in Systemsettings: Workspace: Search

BTW, Kubuntu 18.04 will be supported for 3 years.

Download Kubuntu 18.04 (32 bit image is available.)

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