Install Plasma 5.6.4 on Kubuntu 16.04 LTS


We all know that KDE Plasma is one of the desktop environments most acclaimed of all and it goes without saying why. Each Plasma update brings with it many new features, in addition to all the errors that are being corrected, which makes the distros that use KDE one of the most graphically stable that we can find in the whole range of GNU / Linux distros.

And it is that today, the new version KDE Plasma 5.6.4 is now available to be installed in our Kubuntu 16.04 LTS, so in Ubunlog we want to show you how we can install it. We tell you.

The version currently available is 5.6.4, which is the fourth release since the last stable release of Plasma 5.6 in March. The new 5.6.4 update is not extremely important, but it is necessary to correct some errors of the previous versions.

If you are not very familiar with the update 5.6.x, This release has welcomed many new features; introducing a Updated Plasma theme and improving the behavior of the Task Manager. Anyway, if you want to discover in detail all the news, you can take a look at the official launch.

Installing Plasma 5.6.4

As you may well know, Kubuntu 16.04 LTS comes with KDE Plasma 5.5.5 by default. So after this update, in addition to all the details mentioned above, we will now have a cleaner interface and many more new features worth updating.

To install Plasma 5.6.4 officially, we have to use the Kubuntu repositories (Backports). For this, it is enough that we execute the following in the terminal:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa: kubuntu-ppa / backports

sudo apt update

sudo apt full-upgrade -y

And finally, the final step to see the changes is Reiniciar the system. Easy right? It is clear that Plasma is advancing in big update after update and is becoming one of the most used environments if not the most. We hope you update to see what is new in this new update.

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  1.   Julio Alberto Mejia Molina said

    Hello Miguel, I have done everything as you explain but when restarting it has not changed me to KDE, now, in the system I have the cinnamon and gnome desktops; Will I have to uninstall the 2 desktops? I currently default to cinnamon and the system is 16.04.

  2.   Jose Francisco Barrantes placeholder image said

    I love Kubuntu it is my preferred OS. . . but I installed this version 16.04LTS and the truth is I did not like your desktop very much those rectangular or square icons that the truth is I do not see as aesthetic also they take up a lot of space on the desktop. . . know if you can go back to for example kubuntu 14.04LTS 😉

    1.    g said

      Greetings go to the properties of the system and change the breeze style for oxygen or another that you like and if you want the effect of luminosity in the options add the shadow to 100% and you will have the gradient of kde 4 in the windows

    2.    g said

      As for the icons, you can download icons in tar.gz or zip from this page and then the system preferences go to the icons section and select the tablet and install