Instructions for adding KDE Plasma to Mint

Is there a link available for adding KDE Plasma to Linux Mint?


Open up a terminal and issue this command to install KDE

sudo apt install kde-full for the full version and all its dependencies


sudo apt install kde-standard for a lighter footprint and fewer apps

Once it is installed, log out and you should see an icon in the lower right side where you can then choose which desktop you want to use.

Here is an web page with the full details for more information. (Linux Mint is derived from Ubuntu)

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