I saw the announcement of a new KaOS release (at Distrowatch), so I decided to give it a try. What I liked, from the announcement, was that it came with Plasma 5.295, which is a release candidate for Plasma 5.3. That’s newer than what is in opensuse Tumbleweed, so I wanted to try it out.
Downloading was straightforward enough. I snagged the download link, and then used “wget”. Download took around 30 minutes for a 1.5G iso file. Sourceforge was a bit slow, but I had other things to do during the download, so not a problem.
I also checked the md5 hash, which showed I had a good download (I hope). The md5 file was on the KaOS site rather than on sourceforge. That’s good. That makes it harder for a hacker to break into a site, add malware, then change the md5 file to match.