Install KDE Plasma 5.0 on Ubuntu 14.04

KDE proudly announces the immediate availability of Plasma 5.0, providing a visually updated core desktop experience that is easy to use and familiar to the user. Plasma 5.0 introduces a new major version of KDE’s workspace offering. The new Breeze artwork concept introduces cleaner visuals and improved readability. Central work-flows have been streamlined, while well-known overarching interaction patterns are left intact.



Plasma 5.0 improves support for high-DPI displays and ships a converged shell, able to switch between user experiences for different target devices. Changes under the hood include the migration to a new, fully hardware-accelerated graphics stack centered around an OpenGL(ES) scenegraph. Plasma is built using Qt 5 and Frameworks 5

Plasma 5.0 Visual Feature Guide

Summary of major changes in this new version include

  • An updated and modernized, cleaner visual and interactive user experience
  • Smoother graphics performance thanks to an updated graphics stack
  • The “converged Plasma shell” that loads up the desktop in Plasma 5.0 can be extended with other user experiences
  • Modernized launchers
  • Workflow improvements in the notification area
  • Better support for high-density (high-DPI) displays

Click here for full details of changes

Install Project Neon version of KDE Plasma 5.0

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:neon/kf5

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install project-neon5-session project-neon5-utils project-neon5-konsole

Uninstall KDE Plasma 5.0

sudo apt-get autoremove

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge

sudo ppa-purge ppa:neon/kf5

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

sudo gedit /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf


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