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.