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KDE Linux Desktop Environment 5.17 is Go

The Linux desktop environment behemoth KDE has a new version released and like every release, packs lots of features and bug fixes.

Here are the major changes to the new DE

Changes in Plasma

Faster startup

Notification improvement – DND by default in screen mirroring mode,

Improved widget editing

Desktop background- Get Background of the day

Changes in system Settings

New Night color mode

New interface to control advance features

Thunderbolt device management is baked in

Changes in System Monitor

TRack CPU & GPU in all new interface

Here is the official video to showcase the latest changes.

Release notes are here and grab the latest sources from here.



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