Slackware 15.0 will ship Plasma 5

There has been a long and tedious debate among slackers over whether the distribution should stick with KDE4 or move to Plasma 5. According to Slackware’s KDE maintainer Eric Hameleers, a decision has been made and Slackware 15.0 will ship Plasma 5.

alienbob confirms Plasma 5

I do believe the majority of slackers will support the decision as KDE4 is discontinued and it hardly makes sense to ship it with future Slackware releases. Besides, Plasma 5 is hands down the superior desktop environment.

Anyhow, as Plasma 5 has yet to reach Slackware -current I do expect the next release to be far down the road, but rest assured it will be worth the wait. Don’t take my word for it though, check out the latest Slackware Live Edition with Plasma 5 available from

Slackware Live Edition
Slackware Live Edition with Plasma 5

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