Screenshot of KDE:

Kubuntu screenshot

KDE is probably the second most well-known DE available after GNOME-Shell and is a Qt-based desktop environment

Key Features

  • Highly customization

    The range of options is just incredible. It can use a traditional task bar, a unity-like dock, any number of panels.

  • Very easily modifiable

    If you were looking for a wallpaper, a widget, ect... If you would go under System Settings and press the "Get more" button, a dialog will pop up and all that you need to do is press the "install" button, that it.

  • Widgets

    They can be used on the desktop or in the panel.

  • Activities

    A way to organize your workspaces based on activities.

System Requirements

┃               │   Required   │    Recommended    ┃
┃    Processor    │   1 GHz (x86)    │ Better than 1 GHz  (x86)┃
┃      Memory      │       512 MB     │          1 GB        ┃
┃    Hard drive capacity    │      4 GB       │             10 GB           ┃
┃    Video card     │ VGA @ 640×480 │      VGA @ 1024×768      ┃
Note: If "Desktop effects" are desired, a supported GPU is required.

How to install

Click this link to install the KDE Install LXDE Desktop Environment, find it in the Ubuntu Software Center, or type sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop in a terminal. There are more instructions here

But it is recommended to install it from the official image (.iso) that can be downloaded at this page.


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