How to Install KDE Plasma 5 Desktop on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid GNU/Linux Easy Guide

February 19, 2015 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Switch to KDE 5 Desktop

The Linux Tutorial Shows You How to Install the KDE/Kubuntu Plasma 5 Desktop for Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet i386/amd64 GNU+Linux.

The KDE Community is an international technology team dedicated to creating a free and user-friendly computing experience, offering an advanced graphical desktop, a wide variety of applications for communication, work, education and entertainment and a platform to easily build new applications upon.

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Major Changes in New Plasma 5 include:

  • An updated and modernized, cleaner visual and interactive user experience: The new Breeze theme is a high-contrast, flat theme for the workspace.
  • Smoother graphics performance thanks to an updated graphics stack: Plasma’s user interfaces are rendered on top of an OpenGL or OpenGL ES scenegraph, offloading many of the computational-intensive rendering tasks.
  1. Open a Command Line Terminal Window
    Ctrl+Alt+t on Desktop
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    KDE 5 Installation on Ubuntu 15.04 Vervet - Open Terminal
  2. Installing KDE/Kubuntu Desktop

    sudo su -c "apt-get install kubuntu-desktop"

    When prompted hit “Tab” and Confirm “lightdm” as Display Manager
    KDE 5 Installation on Ubuntu 15.04 Vervet - Terminal Display manager choice

  3. Log-Out & Log-In into KDE Plasma 5

    Hit the Ubuntu Icon on Login Screen and Switch to “Plasma”
     - Login Switch Desktop

  4. Welcome to Your Barely New KDE/Kubuntu Plasma 5 Desktop! :)

Installing Kubuntu Plasma 5 Desktop on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid - Kubuntu Plasma 5 Desktop

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