Kubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn : Released With KDE 4.14 and KDE Plasma 5

Kubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn was released and announced by Kubuntu team, as official ubuntu flavor based on Ubuntu 14.10 that uses the KDE desktop environment bring with new features and updates. it now ready to download and install on your computer.

On this release Kubuntu team announce Kubuntu 14.10 with two varian, the stable KDE 4.14 (Plasma 4) running the desktop we know from ubuntu previous releases, and a tech preview of the next generation KDE Plasma 5 for early adopters.

Kubuntu 14.10 - KDE Plasma 4

Kubuntu 14.10 – KDE Plasma 4

Kubuntu 14.10 - KDE Plasma 5

Kubuntu 14.10 – KDE Plasma 5

According to official announcement, “Plasma 4 is the recommended stable offering and what you get from the default download, but is now in maintenance mode. It runs the software you are familiar with and will be getting updates and bugfixes but not new features from now on “.

“Plasma 5 is the next generation of KDE Software is still a work in progress. You can test it and install it from the Kubuntu Plasma 5 image but beware it will remove your stable software. Testers are welcomes but for now no support is offered. If there are problems you may need to reinstall to revert back to Plasma 4.”

The Kubuntu community also provided PPA for KDE Plasma 5 which you can install it from Kubuntu Next PPA but remember that it will remove your stable software. Read how to install KDE Plasma 5 in Kubuntu 14.10

The Linux kernel integrated in Kubuntu 14.10 utopic unicorn is the 3.16 branch, but Canonical usually has a custom version built from that release. also shipped with the default set of applications such as:

  • Office: LibreOffice Suite (Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Math and Base), Okular document viewer, Sieve Editor, Kaddressbook, Kontact, Korganizer, PIM Setting Exporter
  • Internet: Akregator Feed Reader, BlueDevil, Firefox 33, KDE IM Contacts, Kmail, KRDC, Ktorrent bittorrent client, Quassel IRC, Kmail import wizard
  • Graphics: Gwenview, Ksnapshot, Skanlite
  • Multimedia: Amarok music player, Dragon video player, K3b disk burning, Kmix sound mixer
  • Accessories: Ark Archiving tool, Kate advanced text editor, Kmag screen magnifier, Kmouse tool, Knotes popup notes, KDE parition manager, Konsole, KDE wallet, Startup disk creator

Here’s video overview of Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, this video create by linuxscoop, the original video can found here:

Like another Ubuntu 14.10 flavours (Ubuntu GNOME 14.10, Lubuntu 14.10, Xubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu Kylin 14.10, Ubuntu Studio 14.10, Edubuntu 14.10) kubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn branch will be supported for just nine months.

Download Kubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn

Kubuntu 14.10 Plasma 4 and Kubuntu 14.10 Plasma 5 is available as hybrid Live DVD ISO images and support for multiple hardware platforms, including 64-bit, 32-bit and also available in multiple languages. the both can download from link below:

Kubuntu 14.10 Plasma 4

Kubuntu 14.10 Plasma 5


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