KDE Plasma 5.1 Is Available For Ubuntu 14.10 And Ubuntu 14.04, Via PPAs

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 Plasma 5 has been released a while ago, being created in Qt5 and KDE Frameworks 5.

KDE Plasma 5 comes with many important apps ported in Qt5, the new Kicker Menu, a new default theme called Breeze and new wallpapers, new monochrome icons, support for hardware acceleration via OpenGL and OpenGL ES, an updated KDM (KDE display manager) and an enhanced lockscreen, among other changes implemented.

Recently, the first maintenance release of KDE 5 (KDE 5.1) has been recently released, coming with three new widgets: Icons-only Task Manager, Notes and System Load Viewer, support for multiple time zones has been added to the panel’s clock, the notifications have received visual improvements and a lot of bug-fixes have bee implemented.

Due to the fact that KDE 5.1 is not stable yet, install it at your own risk.

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In this article I will show you how to install KDE Plasma 5.1 on Kubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Kubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn and Linux Mint 17 Qiana KDE .

KDE Plasma 5.1 is available for Ubuntu 14.04 and Linux Mint 17 KDE via the Neon PPA and for Kubuntu 14.10 via the Kubuntu Next PPA, so installing it is easy.

Follow the instructions for your system and architecture exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install KDE Plasma 5.1 on Ubuntu 14.04 and Linux Mint 17 KDE:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:neon/kf5
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install project-neon5-session project-neon5-utils project-neon5-konsole project-neon5-breeze project-neon5-plasma-workspace-wallpapers

Optional, to remove the changes, do:

$ sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
$ sudo ppa-purge ppa:neon/kf5

How to install KDE Plasma 5 .1 on Ubuntu 14.10:

$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/next
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
$ sudo apt-get install kubuntu-plasma5-desktop plasma-workspace-wallpapers

Optional, to remove the changes, do:

$ sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
$ sudo ppa-purge ppa:kubuntu-ppa/next

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