How To Install KDE 4.13 RC On Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander And Linux Mint 16 Petra

Edit: Due to the fact that this article is old, the installation instructions may not work anymore. In order to successfully install the latest version of KDE Plasma, please access the KDE tag and open the latest article (the one on top).

The latest installation instructions for KDE Plasma

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, KDE 4.13 RC has been recently released, coming only with bug-fixes, due to the fact that it has reached the feature freeze state.

how to install KDE 4.13 RC on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander and Linux Mint 16 Petra.

As a reminder, KDE 4.13 Stable will be used on Kubuntu 14.04, as default.

In this article I will show you how to install KDE 4.13 RC on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander and Linux Mint 16 Petra.

You can either add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and upgrade the system:

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

Or add the PPA, update the repo index and install the kde-standard and kubuntu-desktop packages:

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

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