KDE has announced the release of the first Plasma desktop LTS (long-term support).
If your last dalliance with a KDE desktop was somewhere south of now it may be time to ‘re-assess’, the team say. “Plasma is simple by default, powerful when needed.“
Plasma 5.8 LTS “marks the point where the developers and designers are happy to recommend Plasma for the widest possible audience be they enterprise or non-techy home users,” project lead Jonathan Riddell says.
New In Plasma 5.8
- New Login & Lock Screen
- Right-to-Left Language Support
- Improved Applets
- Easier to set up and customize global shortcuts
- Google’s Noto font is set as default across the desktop
- New monospace font called Hack is set for CLI aficionados
- Multi-screen support
- llvmpipe compositing in KWin
- KDE window manager
- Revamped version of Plasma Discover (the ‘KDE Software Store’) using the convergent
- mobile-friendly Kirigami UI.
You can find a full list of changes in Plasma 5.8.0 here.
Enjoy Plasma 5.8 In Action
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