Few days ago, the KDE team had announced the release of KDE 4.4. We, at Techie-Buzz had taken you on a screenshot tour of KDE 4.4. Now, if that has piqued your interest to explore KDE 4.4, let’s have a look on how you can install KDE 4.4 on some popular Linux distributions.
Installing KDE 4.4 in openSUSE
openSUSE’s 1-click install and openSUSE build system makes it one of the easiest methods of installing KDE 4.4 ( or for that matter, any software). Head over to KDE 4 page of openSUSE wiki, and select the 1-click install link on the version of openSUSE that you have. For those extra lazy ones out there ( I’m one of those ;) ) here are the links:
Installing KDE 4.4 in Ubuntu/Kubuntu
To install KDE 4.4 in Kubuntu, first add the PPA by opening the Terminal and typing
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa
If you’re using Ubuntu, add the backports PPA
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports
Next, update the repositories to reflect the newly added PPA by typing
sudo apt-get update
Finally, if you’re using Kubuntu, perform the update to KDE 4.4 by typing
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
If you’re using Ubuntu, then install the kubuntu-desktop package to install KDE 4.4
sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop
Installing KDE 4.4 in ArchLinux
ArchLinux users can install/update to KDE 4.4 using pacman – the awesome package manager.
pacman -Sy kde
Upgrading to KDE 4.4:
Installing KDE 4.4 in Fedora 12
Fedora users will have to add repo file provided by KDE Packaging project to proceed with the installation. Download the repo file, save it in /etc/yum.repos.d directory.
Next, launch KPackageKit, head over to settings and enable kde and kde-testing repository. Once this is done, launch the terminal, switch over to root by typing
Then, proceed with update by typing
yum groupupdate kde-desktop
Enjoy your KDE 4.4 install!