Surely many Ubuntu users will want to experiment with the recently released KDE 4.10 desktop. KDE 4.10 can be installed on Ubuntu 12.10, 12.04 and even Linux Mint with the instructions we have provided. Follow these few simple steps and you can enjoy all the latest features offered by KDE 4.10.
Installation is not very difficult, it takes only a few commands as I will point out. There is a vast list of exciting new features that users won't want to miss.
The first step is to add the KDE repository to your sources list. The Kubuntu Backports repository contains the latest version of KDE. Add the required repository with the command below.
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports
Users should also update their sources list so the recent changes become available. That's right, more tedious commands.
Update your sources list with the next command.
$ sudo apt-get update
After that you can upgrade your packages, replacing old packages with newer versions that are available.
$ sudo apt-get upgrade
Lastly you can begin installing the KDE Plasma 4.10 desktop from the Kubuntu repository.
This following command will install this desktop on your system. You can then logout and select KDE as your session, and log back in.
$ sudo apt-get install kde-standard
If you are excited about the new features, we have you covered. The introduction of QT Quick brings many significant changes, with more to come in the future.
KWin now automatically detects when you are using a virtual machine, and customizes your settings accordingly. This should give virtual machine users improved performance.
A new air theme was added for this release, though it is far from exciting. It is really nothing we haven't seen before. Be sure to check out all the other changes offered by KDE 4.10, there is still lot's more to see.
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