I have upgraded all my systems to KDE 4.3.1 very successfully, and it is gorgeous. While still slower than LXDE (this will likely always be the case), it is much better than the 4.2 that shipped with Jaunty. I have also upgraded to OpenOffice 3.1.1, the latest stable Wine, and I have updated Xorg as well – all from the PPA (Personal Packages Archive) site. Here is how, and from where:
- KDE4: Kubuntu Backports, import key =
- Xorg: X Updates, import key =
- Wine: Wine Backports, import key =
- OpenOffice: OpenOffice Backports, import key =
To use these, click on each link, then:
- Select your sources.list version and copy the two deb lines to your
- Import the key with this command –
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 12345678(replace
12345678with the appropriate import key listed above)
- Update with
sudo apt-get update
- Upgrade with
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Hope this helps, but YMMV. This is only a “howto if you want”, not a “recommendation that you do”. If things blow up, well, that’s the risk you take. I find it encouraging, however, that across four different Kubuntu 9.04 systems, I have not had any problems from these upgrades, and found that many fixes and improvements had taken place.
Ultimately, this article is really to help me for future upgrades. But if you get something good from here, that’s cool too.