How To Install KDE 4.11.1 On Ubuntu 13.04, 12.10, 12.04 and Linux Mint 15, 14, 13

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The latest installation instructions for KDE Plasma

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, KDE 4.11.1 has been released recently, bringing more than 70 bug fixes.

Among others, it brings fixes for color and highlighting for the Kate text editor, squashes some bugs in Kmahjongg and improved the KWin window manager. For more information, see the official site.

how to install KDE 4.11.1 on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia and Linux Mint 13 Maya via PPA

In this article I will show you how to install KDE 4.11.1 on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal and Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, via PPA. This instructions should also work on Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia and Linux Mint 13 Maya, since Linux Mint is 100 % compatible with Ubuntu.

Because it is available in the Kubuntu Backports PPA, installing KDE 4.11 or upgrading the existing KDE version to KDE 4.11 is easy.

How to install KDE 4.11.1 on Ubuntu and Linux Mint:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop

How to update the existing KDE version to KDE 4.11.1, on Ubuntu and Linux Mint:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get upgrade

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