KDE Neon 5.9.518 Jun 2017
A couple months ago I swapped out the SSD in my XPS 13 for a larger one. During that process I decided I wanted to give KDE Neon a spin as my primary distro.
KDE Neon 5.9.5
After putting in some time with it I am quite happy with my choice. KDE was my favorite DE but sometime during KDE4 things started feeling too bloated and weighed down. I’ve kept peeking in on KDE/Plasma since then but was never won over due to the large level of junk most KDE/Plasma based distros contain (I’m looking at you PCLOS!). I had found one Plasma based distro I was liking, LinuxMint KDE. I liked it so much I installed it on my Macbook Air. It wasn’t perfect though and being an afterthought for the LM team, I didn’t want to dive in too far. When I heard about KDE Neon I immediately had to check it out. After running it in a VM I knew I was going to put it on some real hardware but wasn’t sure which machine. The upgrade of the SSD arrived at the perfect time and I installed KDE Neon 5.9.3 right after getting the SSD installed. I have been running it as my primary OS since then and have been nothing but happy with it. Since using this distro I also started using KDE Connect. I never tried this program before but since I’ve started using it I’ve completely stopped using Push Bullet.