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.
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.