Neptune OS 6.0 released based on Debian Buster
The Neptune OS team has announced the release Neptune OS 6.0 Spike. It is a stable release of Debian based GNU/Linux distribution coming with additional customizations. Neptune 6.0 is based on Debian 10.x Buster.
Application Menu in Neptune 6.0
What is new in Neptune 6.0 Spike?
In addition to updated packages and bug fixes from Debian 10.x Buster, Neptune 6 comes a set of improvements.
Neptune 6 includes Linux Kernel 4.19.37, which provides improved hardware support. With this Kernel, Neptune OS 6 users can take advantage of modern hardware features.
Plasma Desktop 5.14.5 is the default desktop environment used in Neptune Spike. This comes with some additional customizations specific to Neptune OS. The Plasma 5.14.5 offers better support for switching between multiple displays. It also enables the display of lock screen when switching users.
The improved Plasma Discover in Neptune 6 facilitate the upgrade of hardware firmware and it features a more polished look and feels.
The updated KWin features improved desktop effects and compositing. It offers a better user experience.
The Neptune 6.0 includes the following updated packages:
- Chrome 76 as the default web browser
- Thunderbird 68.8
- VLC 3.0.7
- Amarok built with KDE Frameworks 5
- LibreOffie 126.96.36.199.
- GIMP 2.10.
- Audacity 2.2.2
- Ardour 5.12
- Kdenlive 18.08.2
Official Neptune 6 release announcement is available in project’s website.
Neptune 6.0 Spike screenshots are showcased below.
01 Loading Neptune 6 Desktop02 Neptune 6 Plasma Desktop03 About Neptune 604 Application Menu05 Dolphin File Manager06 Konsole07 Multitasking Demo08 Chromium Browser09 Konqueror Browser10 VLC Media Player11 Amarok Music Player12 Gwenview Image Viewer13 LibreOffice Impress14 Plasma System Settings Module15 Look and Feel Settings16 KSysGuard17 Resource usage with htop18 Discover - Home19 Discover - Category View20 Muon Package Manager21 Shutdown confirmation