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How To Install KDE SC 4.7 In Ubuntu/Kubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

By Ricky on July 30th, 2011 

kubuntu-logo Yesterday KDE SC 4.7 was finally released. The new release comes with a lot of new features such as GRUB integration, improved multimedia support etc.

[Check out our post on KDE SC 4.7 and KDE 4.7 RC for more details.]

Users of Ubuntu/Kubuntu 11.04 “Natty Narwhal” will be glad to know that KDE SC 4.7 is now available for upgrade. Unfortunately, it is not available for the earlier versions of Ubuntu/Kubuntu.

So, if you are a Ubuntu/Kubuntu user and want to upgrade to the latest version of KDE SC. Open the Terminal/Konsole and follow these steps:

Execute the command below to add the Kubuntu Backports PPA

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports

After the PPA has been added, update.

$ sudo apt-get update

If you are already using an development version of KDE SC 4.7 (beta or RC), you only need to upgrade.

$ sudo apt-get upgrade

If you are using an earlier version of KDE SC, you need to do a dist-upgrade

$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

If you are using Ubuntu and want to install KDE SC 4.7, install it with the command below.

$ sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop

Logout and login again. KDE SC 4.7 should be ready.


How To Install KDE SC 4.7 In Ubuntu/Kubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal was originally published on on July 30, 2011 - 3:47 am (Indian Standard Time)