How To Install KDE On Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal)

In this post I will show you how to install KDE on Ubuntu 12.10 using the apt-get command. You will also get a chance to decide between lightdm and kdm during installation. You have a few different options below on which KDE desktop you would like to run. I attached a screen shot for people that haven’t used KDE before.

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This is just how the default kde-standard desktop will look on Ubuntu 12.10 when you login for the first time. It will also have some effects activated for you for example the outer edges of the program your working in will glow blue and when you move a window around it will turn transparent.

Installing KDE On Ubuntu 12.10

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You have a few different options for installing KDE on Ubuntu including standard version and a full version, they are both free and the main difference is how much is included in the pack. While standard KDE will run just fine it won’t have the software with that the Full KDE would have bundled with it. You can install one of the regular KDE desktops by pressing CTRL+ALT+T and running the following commands.

sudo apt-get install kde-standard
sudo apt-get install kde-full

Installing Kubuntu Desktop On Ubuntu 12.10

If you would rather install the Kubuntu desktop (Also KDE) on Ubuntu then you can do this by opening a terminal with CTRL+ALT+T and running one of the following commands. You can install Kubuntu desktop without additional software by using the --no-install-recommends argument or install the Full desktop by leaving it out.

sudo apt-get install no-install-recommends kubuntu-desktop

After you finish installing the desktop of your choice you will need to logout and change your session from Ubuntu or Ubuntu 2D to KDE/Kubuntu. I hope this post helped you out, please like or share this post to help the blog out thanks!


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