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Kubuntu Artful Aardvark (17.10) Alpha 1

On June 28, 2017, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

Artful Aardvark (17.10) Alpha 1 images are now available for testing so we can release the alpha on Thursday. The Kubuntu team will be releasing 17.10 in October. This is the first spin in preparation for the Alpha 1 pre-release. Kubuntu Alpha pre-releases are NOT recommended for: Regular users who…

Latest round of backports PPA updates include Plasma 5.10.2 for Zesty 17.04

On June 17, 2017, Posted by , In News, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Kubuntu 17.04 – Zesty Zapus The latest 5.10.2 bugfix update for the Plasma 5.10 desktop is now available in our backports PPA for Zesty Zapus 17.04. Included with the update is KDE Frameworks 5.35 Kdevelop has also been updated to the latest version 5.1.1 Our backports for Xenial Xerus 16.04…

Plasma 5.10.1 now in Zesty backports

On June 7, 2017, Posted by , In News, By , , With No Comments

The first bugfix update of the Plasma 5.10 series is now available for users of Kubuntu Zesty Zapus 17.04 to install via our backports PPA. See the Plasma 5.10.1 and 5.10.0 announcements and the release video below for more about the new features available, and bugfixes applied. To update, use…

17.10 Wallpaper Contest deadline for submissions soon

On May 30, 2017, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With No Comments

The 17.10 Wallpaper contest will close on June 8, 2017. Submit your work soon! https://www.flickr.com/groups/kubuntu-cws-1710/ to see the entries so far.

Plasma bugfix releases, Frameworks, & selected app updates now available in backports PPA for Zesty and Xenial

On May 13, 2017, Posted by , In News, By , , With No Comments

Plasma Desktop 5.9.5 for Zesty 17.04, 5.8.6 for Xenial 16.04,  KDE Frameworks 5.33 and some selected application updates are now available via the Kubuntu backports PPA. The updates include: Kubuntu 17.04 – Zesty Zapus. Plasma 5.9.5 bugfix release KDE Frameworks 5.33 Digikam 5.5.5 Krita 3.1.3 Konversation 1.7.2 Krusader 2.6 Yakuake…

17.10 Wallpaper Contest! Call for artists

On May 3, 2017, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

For the Artful cycle, we’re trying something new for Kubuntu: a wallpaper contest! Any user can enter their own piece of artwork; you do not have to be a K/ubuntu member. Kubuntu members will be voting on the wallpaper entries. The top ten wallpapers will be on the Artful ISO….

KDE PIM update now available for Zesty Zapus 17.04

On April 30, 2017, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

As explained in our call for testing post,  we missed by a whisker getting updated PIM 16.12.3 (kontact, kmail, akregator, kgpg etc..) into Zesty for release day, and we believe it is important that our users have access to this significant update. Therefore packages for PIM 16.12.3 release are now…

KDE PIM update for Zesty available for testers

On April 21, 2017, Posted by , In News,Testing, By ,, , With No Comments

Since we missed by a whisker getting updated PIM (kontact, kmail, akregator, kgpg etc..) into Zesty for release day, and we believe it is important that our users have access to this significant update, packages are now available for testers in the Kubuntu backports landing ppa. While we believe these…

Kubuntu 17.04 Released!

Codenamed “Zesty Zapus”, Kubuntu 17.04 continues our proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. The team has been hard at work through this cycle, introducing new features and fixing bugs. Under the hood, there have been updates to many core…

Kubuntu 17.04 Release Candidate – call for testers

On April 9, 2017, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

Today the Kubuntu team is happy to announce that Kubuntu Zesty Zapus (17.04) RC is released . With this release candidate, you can see and test what we are preparing for 17.04, which we will be releasing April 13, 2017. NOTE: This is a release candidate. Kubuntu pre-releases are NOT recommended…