Today the availability of KDE Plasma 5.8.5 LTS in the official repositories of Kubuntu, "Plasma 5.8.5 brings bug fixes and translations since December, thanks to the work of the plasma team and the KDE translation team»Were the words that accompanied the announcement.
Now, many of us are not users of Kubuntu but if we would like to try KDE Plasma 5.8.5 LTS, which is a desktop environment that «experts»They consider has had many advances. No problem, let's learn to how to install KDE Plasma 5.8.5 LTS on Ubuntu and Derivatives easily and quickly.
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KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS Features
The Plasma 5.8 desktop environment brings various features that can be timidly summarized as:
- New login and Lock screen
- Improved applets, including music player controls
- Keyboard shortcut improvements.
- Inclusion of the monospace font
- Breeze-grub theme availability
- Theme improvements
We can see in more depth the features of KDE Plasma 5.8 in the following video:
In the same way we recommend a video that elav did on his youtube channel, where he talks about 8 good reasons to use Plasma Desktop
How to install KDE Plasma 5.8.5 LTS on Ubuntu and Derivatives
If you want to upgrade from an older version of KDE Plasma, just run the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa: kubuntu-ppa / backports sudo apt update && sudo apt dist-upgrade
If you are installing it for the first time, in a distribution like Ubuntu or Linux Mint 18, you must run the following commands
sudo add-apt-repository ppa: kubuntu-ppa / backports sudo apt update && sudo apt install kubuntu-desktop sudo apt dist-upgrade
This is a fairly simple way to install or upgrade to KDE Plasma 5.8.5 LTS, which we will be talking about in more depth later, because I'm really enjoying testing it, nothing like the KDE that existed when I last tried it.