Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” KDE has been in Beta until today, but now the wait is finally over, and you can get the Live ISO images for either 64-bit or 32-bit hardware architectures, and install the operating system on your personal computer. The new version is based on the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) distribution.
That means it will get security and software updates for 5 years, until 2021, and at the same time, that Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” KDE Edition inherits almost all of the core components of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, including the KDE Plasma 5.6 desktop environment, as well as the long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel.
To make this edition of Linux Mint 18 even more user-friendly, the development team had to add SDDM as default login manager, as well as the Kubuntu Backports PPA (Personal Package Archive), so you can get the newest KDE Plasma 5 releases as they’re being pushed upstream.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht