How to Install Plasma 5.9.5 in Ubuntu 17.04, 5.8.6 in Ubuntu 16.04

The latest KDE Plasma Desktop 5.9.5 and 5.8.6 LTS were finally made into backports PPA. Plasma 5.9.5 is available for (K)Ubuntu 17.04, and Plasma 5.8.6 LTS is available for (K)Ubuntu 16.04. Plasma 5.9.5 release highlights: Plastik window decoration now supports global menu. Media Controller can now properly handle and seek long tracks (> 30 minutes).… Continue reading How to Install Plasma 5.9.5 in Ubuntu 17.04, 5.8.6 in Ubuntu 16.04

Install KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS in Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10 via PPA

The KDE Plasma desktop 5.8, the first LTS (long-term support) release, was finally made into the Backports PPA, available for Ubuntu 16.04 and Ubuntu 16.10. KDE Plasma 5.8 was firstly released more than two months ago, and now its at version 5.8.4. It features: A new Login and lock screen. Plasma wallpaper plugins can now… Continue reading Install KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS in Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10 via PPA

How to Install KDE Plasma 5.6 in KUbuntu 16.04 via PPA

The Plasma Desktop 5.6 was finally made into Kubuntu Backports PPA, two months after its release date, available for upgrade in KUbuntu 16.04 LTS. While Ubuntu 16.04 comes with Plasma 5.5, you can now upgrade to the latest Plasma 5.6.4 by following the steps blew one by one. 1. Add Kubuntu Backports PPA. If you… Continue reading How to Install KDE Plasma 5.6 in KUbuntu 16.04 via PPA

Install KDE Plasma 5.5 in KUbuntu 15.10 via PPA

KDE Plasma 5.5 has finally been made into the backports PPA for Kubuntu 15.10 Wily after its third bugfix release was announced. Plasma 5.5 was first released in last December, it features updated Breeze theme, new Plasma Applets, OpenGL ES support in Kwin, and Wayland support without depending on X11/Xwayland. How to Upgrade: Kubuntu 15.10… Continue reading Install KDE Plasma 5.5 in KUbuntu 15.10 via PPA

How to Install KDE Plasma 5.4 in (K)Ubuntu 15.04

The KDE Community finally announced the release of Plasma Desktop 5.4.0 yesterday morning. Plasma 5.4 brings much improved high DPI support, a new fullscreen launcher, a new Audio Volume applet, over 1400 new icons, KRunner auto-completion and search history support. With Plasma 5.4 the first technology preview of a Wayland session is released. On systems… Continue reading How to Install KDE Plasma 5.4 in (K)Ubuntu 15.04