Maui 2.1 is a refreshed installation medium for those who want to install the Ubuntu-based distribution on their personal computers, including various updated packages, but it mainly focuses on fixing various issues reported by users with the Calamares installer since Maui 2.
Therefore, if you plan on installing the Maui 2 Linux operating system, we recommend that you download the Maui 2.1 Live ISO image instead of the Maui 2 one released at the end of October 2016. Existing users don’t need to download anything, just make sure that your Maui 2 “Blue Tang” installation is up to date.
As you might know already, Maui 2 is a part-rolling distro based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), which means that it will receive updates for five years, until 2021, or until the next major Ubuntu LTS version, namely Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, hits the streets in April 2018.
Maui 2 ships with the latest KDE technologies, including KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS, KDE Applications 16.08.2, KDE Frameworks 5.27.0, and Qt 5.7.0. It’s powered by the long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel, and includes popular apps like Mozilla Firefox web browser and Mozilla Thunderbird email and news client.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht