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Install KDE Plasma Desktop in Ubuntu 11.10

KDE is preferred desktop by large Linux user base and Canonical acknowledge importance of KDE therefore they have separate edition named as KUbuntu. KDE applications are based upon Qt Framework and many open-source applications make use of Qt Framework which works natively in KDE.

If you don’t like Unity Interface and installed GNOME-Shell and didn’t liked it either and don’t want to download KUbuntu separately then this tutorial is for you. KDE is present in Ubuntu repositories and can be easily installed. You should try KDE desktop if you are disappointed by Unity and GNOME-Shell. KDE is featured filled desktop with very beautiful look and feel. It allows you to make a desktop according to your needs by installing widgets according to your interests and customizing themes of your KDE desktop. For deployment and administration KDE performs well with the help of KDE authorization framework.

Click the following button to install KDE Plasma Desktop on your existing Ubuntu 11.10 installation.

KDE Plasma Desktop

When installation is complete restart your computer and login by selecting KDE as your session in LightDM.


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  • Anonymous

    KDE мне больше по душе, чем непонятная “Юнити”

  • Amir_babfish

    once I install this, will my GNOME remain untouched?
    Is it possible to have them simultaneously on same ubuntu?

    • http://it-diary.com/ Rizwan Asif

      yes you can keep both by this method. you can select kde or gnome from lightdm

  • TEJA


  • Paint – Splat

    KDE is the best in looks and speed BUT it can be complicated to do simple things with it like shutting down with KDE, etc….