Kubuntu 14.10 flavor released

Kubuntu 14.10 is available for upgrade or install. It comes in two flavours, the stable Plasma 4 running the desktop we know from previous releases, and a tech preview of the next generation Plasma 5 for early adopters. Plasma 4 is the recommended stable offering and what you get from the default download, but is now in maintenance mode. It runs the software you are familiar with and will be getting updates and bugfixes but not new features from now on.

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Plasma 5 is the next generation of KDE Software is still a work in progress. You can test it and install it from the Kubuntu Plasma 5 image but beware it will remove your stable software. Testers are welcomes but for now no support is offered. If there are problems you may need to reinstall to revert back to Plasma 4.

[button href=”http://www.kubuntu.org/getkubuntu” style=”flat” size=”medium” color=”#1e73be” hovercolor=”#0066bf” icon=”download”]Download a Plasma 5 Disk Image (Tech Preview)[/button]

[button href=”http://www.kubuntu.org/getkubuntu” style=”flat” size=”medium” color=”#1e73be” hovercolor=”#0066bf” icon=”download”]Download a Plasma 4 Disk Image (Stable) (Tech Preview)[/button]

Install Plasma 5 on Kubuntu 14.10

You can install Plasma 5 on a 14.10 install – it will remove your stable software. Ensure you have no unsaved work then in a console run following commands

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

sudo apt update

sudo apt install kubuntu-plasma5-desktop

sudo apt full-upgrade

sudo reboot
 
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