The next distro challenge is Netrunner, a KDE Plasma focused distribution. Netrunner and various parts of the KDE Plasma project are sponsored by Blue Systems. The current Netrunner 19.08 “Indigo” release was made available on August 20 of this year.
Netrunner includes many day-to-day applications, is available as a fixed release based on Debian Stable and includes a Core Version for minimal installation on microcomputers like ARM-boards.
NOTE: There had also been a rolling release based on Manjaro however they recently decided to discontinue that release due to Manjaro recently announcing their future plans which BlueSystems is a part of.
Debian Stable vs Testing
If you prefer a more up-to-date system than what Debian Stable provides, you can enable Debian Testing instead. See here for instructions.
As always, please contribute any tips, tricks and experiences you’ve had while testing to this thread.