How to install the latest version of KDE in Ubuntu

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The KDE GUI is a different approach to our desktop from what we are offered by Gnome Shell, Unity, XFCE, etc.

One of the things that distinguishes the various Linux distributions is that you can to install in 10 minutes any desktop environment you want without losing the existing graphical user interface of your operating system. Personally right now I have 4 desktops (Unity, Gnome Shell, KDE, Awesom) without them affecting one another. It is also known that as Linux users, we want to tamper with our operating system and bring it to our feet.
Many people like to try the advice given below by themselves but often reach a point where they can no longer do anything. So even if we believe that the following guide is easy to follow you should consider hiring a freelancing linux expert.
How to transform your KDE into Unity

We had previously shown how to install KDE in Ubuntu, and the process is the same with the only difference that here we will always have the latest version and not the one that is given to us by the original distribution.

If you would like to try the latest version of KDE then you should be using the official repositories of KDE.
Installing the repository

All you need to do is to add to your available repositories the following repository:

ppa: kubuntu-ppa/backports

The above repository always has the latest stable versions of KDE and upgrades whenever announced to new versions of KDE. So while you have the repository on your system you will always have the latest version of KDE.

How to add new repositories

Installing KDE

Well you’ve added the repository and the only thing left is to open the Ubuntu Software Center and search the word “Kubuntu”. Or click the button and you automatically open the Ubuntu Software Center and then you just press “Install”

Installing KDE

Once the installation finishes you need to Logout and in the login screen you click the “gear” above your name and then select the “KDE workspace”

That’s it!
Uninstalling KDE

In the login screen, select a graphic environment other than KDE and connect. Then all you need to do is to click the button below and choose “Uninstall”

Uninstalling KDE

If you want to remove and the KDE repository just do these steps:

Open the admin Updates (Update Manager)
Click “Settings”
In the “Other Software” tab we find 2 repositories starting with “http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-ppa”, we select and remove them by pressing the button “Remove”.

remove ppa

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