How to Install KDE Plasma 5 on Linux Mint 17 KDE Edition

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Published on September 16, 2014 by lsteam

This video describes how to install KDE plasma 5 on Linux Mint 17 Qiana Kde Edition.

KDE Plasma 5 is built using Qt 5.2 and KDE Frameworks 5. Plasma 5.0 improves support for HiDPI displays and ships a converged graphical shell, able to switch between the shells for different target devices. Changes under the hood include the migration to a new, fully hardware-accelerated graphics stack centered around an OpenGL- / OpenGL ES-based scene graph (canvas).

On terminal, type the following command to install KDE plasma 5 in Linux Mint 17 Qiana Kde Edition:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:neon/kf5
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install project-neon5-session project-neon5-utils project-neon5-konsole project-neon5-breeze project-neon5-plasma-workspace-wallpapers

Reboot Linux mint 17 kde. On login screen, change session desktop manager to “Project Neon 5

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