So yeah Mint KDE is dead for those here who may be here and use it.
Its rather sad but hey the Mint team is very focused on Cinnamon right now.
But if you are a Mint KDE user where do you go?
Here is my collection of good KDE distros to try all with pros and cons.
Manjaro Linux KDE: https://manjaro.org/
Manjaro Linux is based on arch linux but offers a nice out of the box experience and codec support for those who need it.
Pros: nice KDE setup, great community
Cons: arch can mess up due to its rolling nature and breakages can happen
Maui Linux: https://mauilinux.org/
Maui is based on KDE neon but on top of a ubuntu base (currently Ubuntu 16.04) with loads of built in customization.
Pros: another nice KDE setup, Ubuntu base for those who like stability.
Cons: A rather small community, support may be a little slow if you have an issue (though its popularity is growing)
Mageia Linux: http://www.mageia.org/en/
Mageia is a call back to the days of Mandrake/Mandriva linux and offers a nice and easy setup tool to install multimedia codecs and the like.
Pros: Again another nice KDE setup, and is quite stable.
Cons: again small community, plus packages are not as common as on both Arch and ubuntu.
SolydXK is a debian based distro focused on stability and ease of use, it also inherits a lot of linux Mint tools such as mint update.
Pros: Again nice and clean KDE setup, codecs come pre installed. Good community as well.
Cons: No PPA support, and debian stable is very static.
And yes its weird but a lot of my favorite KDE distros all have M's in them.
If you are wondering where Kubuntu is at... well i dont really care for Kubuntu, KDE really gets the short end of the stick in Ubuntu.
Edited by Al1000, 27 October 2017 - 01:24 PM.
typo in title