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Linode renews Kubuntu VPS sponsorship

On August 28, 2020, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

The Kubuntu Council and Community would like to thank Linode for once again renewing their sponsorship of Kubuntu by providing us with another year’s usage of a VPS instance. This is, and will continue to be, an invaluable resource, helping us make Kubuntu releases easier and better. Specifically, the VPS…

Kubuntu 19.10 Eoan Ermine reaches end of life

On July 17, 2020, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

Kubuntu 19.10 Eoan Ermine was released on October 17th, 2019 with 9 months support. As of July 17th, 2020, 19.10 reaches ‘end of life’. No more package updates will be accepted to 19.10, and it will be archived to old-releases.ubuntu.com in the coming weeks. The official end of life announcement…

Plasma 5.19 testing in Groovy Gorilla

On June 30, 2020, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With No Comments

Are you running the development release of Kubuntu Groovy Gorilla 20.10, or wanting to try the daily live ISO? Plasma 5.19 has now landed in 20.10 and is available for testing. You can read about the new features and improvements in Plasma 5.19 in the official KDE release announcement. Kubuntu…

Kubuntu 20.04 LTS has been released, featuring Plasma 5.18 LTS

On April 23, 2020, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

The Kubuntu Team is happy to announce that Kubuntu 20.04 LTS has been released, featuring the beautiful KDE Plasma 5.18 LTS: simple by default, powerful when needed. Codenamed “Focal Fossa”, Kubuntu 20.04 continues our tradition of giving you Friendly Computing by integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into…

Plasma 5.18.1 for Kubuntu 19.10 available in Backports PPA

On February 19, 2020, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

We are pleased to announce that Plasma 5.18.1, is now available in our backports PPA for Kubuntu 19.10. This is the 1st bugfix release of the 5.18 LTS Plasma series. The release announcement detailing the new features and improvements in Plasma 5.18 LTS can be found here. To upgrade: Add…

Plasma 5.18 LTS Beta (5.17.90) Available for Testing

On January 17, 2020, Posted by , In News, By , , With No Comments

Are you using Kubuntu 19.10 Eoan Ermine, our current Stable release? Or are you already running our development builds of the upcoming 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa? We currently have Plasma 5.17.90 (Plasma 5.18 Beta)  available in our Beta PPA for Kubuntu 19.10. The 5.18 beta is also available in the main…

Kubuntu Eoan Ermine (19.10) Beta Released

On September 27, 2019, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

The beta of Eoan Ermine (to become 19.10) has now been released, and is available for download at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/19.10/beta/ This milestone features images for Kubuntu and other Ubuntu flavours. Pre-releases of the Eoan Ermine are not encouraged for: * Anyone needing a stable system* Anyone who is not comfortable running…

Plasma 5.16.90 (Plasma 5.17 Beta) Available for Testing

On September 20, 2019, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

Are you using Kubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo, our current Stable release? Or are you already running our development builds of the upcoming 19.10 Eoan Ermine? We currently have Plasma 5.16.90 (Plasma 5.17 Beta)  available in our Beta PPA for Kubuntu 19.04 and 19.10. This is a Beta Plasma release, so testers…

Fixes for recent KDE desktop vulnerability

On August 9, 2019, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With No Comments

As you may have been made aware on some news articles, blogs, and social media posts, a vulnerability to the KDE Plasma desktop was recently disclosed publicly. This occurred without KDE developers/security team or distributions being informed of the discovered vulnerability, or being given any advance notice of the disclosure….

Kubuntu 18.10 reaches end of life

On July 19, 2019, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With No Comments

Kubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish was released on October 18th 2018 with 9 months support. As of 18th July 2019, 18.10 reaches ‘end of life’. No more package updates will be accepted to 18.10, and it will be archived to old-releases.ubuntu.com in the coming weeks. The official end of life announcement…