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Kubuntu 14.10 Beta 2

Kubuntu 14.10 Beta 2 is available for testing. Try it out now if you want to help debug before our release in October 2014.

Download a Plasma 4 Disk Image (Stable)
Download a Bootable image and put it onto a DVD or USB Drive

Download a Plasma 5 Disk Image (Tech Preview)
Download a Bootable image and put it onto a DVD or USB Drive

Upgrading from 14.04LTS
To upgrade to Kubuntu 14.10 pre-releases from 14.04LTS, run kubuntu-devel-release-upgrade from a command line.
Full instructions to upgrade from 14.04 LTS.

Install Plasma 5 on 14.10
You can install Plasma 5 on a 14.10 install--it will remove your stable software. In a console, do sudo apt-add-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/next && sudo apt update && sudo apt install kubuntu-plasma5-desktop && sudo apt full-upgrade.

Choose Stable Plasma 4 or Tech Preview of Plasma 5

Plasma 4 is our 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 a work in progress. 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.

KDE Applications and Platform 4.14


The KDE Applications and Platform 4.14 includes a bunch of bugfixes.

Plasma 5

This is the first Beta release of our Technical Preview of Plasma 5. It has plenty of known bugs, see below, but also plenty of lovely new features. The Plasma 5.0 release announcement has more information.

Kubuntu Known Problems

Bugs tagged Kubuntu 14.10 bugs list

  • (1334189) syslinux offers no OEM mode on Kubuntu Utopic Alpha 1

  • (1371651) does not boot into graphical interface after installation on VirtualBox

Kubuntu Plasma 5 Known Problems

Kubuntu Plasma 5 bugs list

  • (1362598) No Install icon on desktop

  • (1362599) ubiquity-dm does not allow live desktop on live system

  • (1362746) permissions issue

  • (1362747) No web browser in app menu

  • (1362750) qt and gtk themes not set up by default

  • (1362753) khelpcenter docs misses any themeing

  • (1362754) plasma5 phonon kcm misses icons

  • (1362757) no sddm kcm

  • (1362759) libreoffice not themed


Development of Kubuntu 14.10, the Utopic Unicorn, is ongoing and bugs are fixed every day. Before reporting bugs, please ensure your system is up to date. For verifying installation related bugs, updated disk images are available from Daily bootable images for standard PCs/laptops/netbooks.

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