October 20, 2016

KDE 5.6 and GNOME 3.20 Enhance Linux Desktops

  • March 24, 2016
  • By Sean Michael Kerner

Both KDE and GNOME have had major milestone releases this week, providing the Linux desktop with a healthy refresh.

KDE 5.6

The new KDE Plasma 5.6 desktop release officially debuted on March 22, providing a number of incremental enhancements. Among them is an updated default theme known as Breeze, which now has a light and dark option.

Another key area of improvement is in the task manager which now provides more insight inti the status of operations.

The KDE community has done a great job of building a video overview of the new look and features of the Plasma 5.6 update:


GNOME 3.20

The new GNOME 3.20 Linux desktop made its official debut a day after KDE 5.6, on March 23. Among the most user-noticeable features is the simple fact that a full operating system upgrade can now be triggered by the GNOME Software app.


Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at LinuxPlanet and InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist

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