How To Install KDE 4.13.2 On Kubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr And Kubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

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Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, KDE 4.13.2 has been released last week, coming with about 40 bug-fixes and improvements for some applications, including: , Kopete, Dolphin, Konqueror, Kontact, Umbrello UML Modeller and the Desktop search functionality application. For a full list of changes brought by KDE 4.13.2, see the release notes.

While KDE 4.13.2 was available in the KDE Backports PPA only for Kubuntu 14.04, now the needed binaries for Kubuntu 12.04 have been also added to the same PPA.

 

 how to install KDE 4.13.2 on Kubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr and Kubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin.

In this article I will show you how to install KDE 4.13.2 on Kubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr and Kubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin.

Because it is available via the Kubuntu PPA, installing KDE 4.13.2 on Kubuntu 14.04 and Kubuntu 12.04 is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and perform a full system upgrade:

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

If you don’t have a previous version of KDE installed on your Kubuntu 14.04 or Kubuntu 12.04 system, do:

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

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3 comments on “How To Install KDE 4.13.2 On Kubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr And Kubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin
  1. Strulkov says:

    I’m wondering if I should install it instead keep the default, previous version, if so, which are the implications?

    • Geekster says:

      If you are happy with your system and KDE version, you should not install it. Don’t try to fix something that is not broken.

      On the other hand, if you are a bleeding edge technology enthusiast and have some strong knowledge on what you have to do if your system breaks, feel free to perform the upgrade. But due to the fact that this is stable, it should not break your system!

      • Strulkov says:

        I realize that, yes, I want all latest improvements and ‘edge technology’ available right now. I’ve already installed and should say: love KDE, love Linux.

        I’m subscribed to receive all your post.

        Thank you Geekster.

        Cheers.

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