KDE neon - Weak lighting

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Mrkvonic, Sep 9, 2016.

  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    And here we have a long, thorough review of KDE neon, a distribution based on Kubuntu 16.04 and featuring the latest Plasma desktop environment build, tested on a laptop with UEFI, Secure Boot, 16 partitions, and a multi-boot setup with Windows 10 and Linux, covering live session, installation and post-install use, including look & feel, networking - Wireless, Samba sharing and printing, multimedia support - HD video and MP3, smartphone support - iPhone, Ubuntu Phone and Windows Phone, partitioning, package management & updates, applications, resource usage, performance, battery life, stability, hardware support, suspend & resume, customization, numerous bugs and glitches, various problems, and more. Have fun!

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/kde-neon.html


    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  2. NormanF

    NormanF Registered Member

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    Mrk,

    Neon is the testbed of KDE. Its rather spartan. I highly recommend if you really want to give Neon a good whirl, install Maui OS -
    its the successor to Netrunner and is based on Neon and is more of a beginner-oriented distro - has everything installed,
    except for games.

    I absolutely hate default KDE icons - they just don't look good and I grabbed the Moka icon theme package. Now the icons
    look spiffed up.

    Since its Ubuntu LTS-based, its going to take awhile before it settles in, bug fixes and all. We'll have to see what Plasma looks
    like in the future.
     
  3. SuperSapien

    SuperSapien Registered Member

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    I really enjoyed Netrunner but I never heard of Maui OS thanks for mentioning it NormanF I'll give it a try.:)
     
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