How to Install KDE Plasma 5.8.6 LTS On Ubuntu 16.04

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KDE released a new Bugfix update to the KDE Plasma version 5.8 LTS and now it is updated to 5.8.6 LTS.

In this tutorial, I will show you how to install the latest version of KDE Plasma 5.8.6 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and 5.9.5 on Ubuntu 17.04 and Fedora 23-25

Installation can be done easily from the official backports PPA and this version 5.8.6 comes with small bugfixes, new translation but important.

What's New in KDE Plasma 5.8.6

  • Avoid a crash on Kwin decoration KCM teardown.
  • Fix right click erroneously opening files.
  • Fix regression in which the Save dialog appears as an Open dialog.
For detailed change-log refer this link

Installation steps

For Ubuntu

Step 1: Add the official backports ppa
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports
Step 2: Update the repos
sudo apt-get update
Step 3: Install the KDE Plasma Desktop

For New installations
sudo apt-get install kbuntu-desktop
For upgrade
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

For Fedora

Before installation make sure your repository is up-to-date
sudo dnf update
sudo dnf install @kde-desktop

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