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Noticeable Changes:

  • Global Menus have returned.
  • Improvements have been made to the look and feel of the Plasma Desktop and its applications.
  • Task Manager tooltips have been redesigned to provide more information while being significantly more compact.
  • The Quick Launch applet now supports jump list actions, bringing it to feature parity with the other launchers in Plasma.
  • Due to popular demand KDE team implemented switching between windows in Task Manager using Meta + number shortcuts for heavy multi-tasking.
  • The global Look and Feel desktop themes now support changing the window decoration as well.
  • A new configuration module for network connections has been added to System Settings, using QML.
  • Checkout complete changelog here.

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You can checkout announcement list here for latest KDE plasma release.

To upgrade to latest KDE Plasma 5.x desktop in Kubuntu 16.10 Yakkety/16.04 Xenial open Terminal and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

To install latest KDE Plasma 5.x desktop in Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety/16.04 Xenial/Linux Mint 18 open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:
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