KDE 4.8 Has been Released with New Features and Ready to Install on Kubuntu via Official Kubuntu Backports PPA

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KDE 4.8 Has been Released with New Features and Ready to Install on Kubuntu via Official Kubuntu Backports PPA KDE 4.8 Has been Released with New Features and Ready to Install on Kubuntu via Official Kubuntu Backports PPA

KDE 4.8 has been released on January 25, with many changes and major updates to KDE Plasma Workspaces, KDE Applications, and the KDE Platform. KDE 4.8 is faster and more stable, and offers new features like Qt Quick-based Plasma widgets and the KDE Telepathy real-time communication and collaboration framework

“The other big Plasma enhancement is a redesigned power management function. A revised User Interface (UI) offers 3 presets, and under the hood, adaptive technology adapts to the user’s current activity. For example, power settings can be set to never dim or never turn off the screen in a Photos or Video Activity” Says the project.

KDE 4.8 brings better performance, more stability and many new features to the plasma workspaces and KDE applications. Here it is the new features and improved performance KDE 4.8 and associated packages :

  • Introduction of ‘KSecretService’ – a new framework for sharing passwords and data between applications securely
  • Faster file loading in Dolphin
  • Easier image scrolling in Gwenview
  • SixAlt+Tab (‘Window Switcher’) layouts to choose from
  • Redesigned power management settings
  • A more stable KMail

Watch video demo KDE 4.8, this video published by devSantyago

More information about Release KDE 4.8 can be found @ KDE Announcement & Release KDE 4.8

Install/Update KDE 4.8 in Kubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot via Official Kubuntu Backports PPA

The latest KDE 4.8 is already available in the Official Kubuntu Backports PPA, for Kubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot. Add the PPA and install/update to KDE 4.8 using the commands below:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade 

Install KDE 4.8 in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot via Official Kubuntu Backports PPA

To Install KDE 4.8 in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot Use the same PPA “Official Kubuntu Backports”, then install KDE 4.8 using the commands below:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install kde-standard

Official Kubuntu Backports PPA also works on any distribution based on Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot such as Linux Mint 12 Lisa..

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