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Why do people do this, it's literally transformed into Kubuntu 20.04 LTS. Clem and the guys don't maintain KDE anymore, so you are getting none of Mint's features. This is only good as an exercise to know how to swap DE's without formatting a hardrive.
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It was by far the most comfortable KDE installation I've ever done ...
In addition, an essential part of Linux is that you do exactly what is not intended. That's why people do it.

By the way: Kubuntu was foolish, Neon was crashing and Debian KDE Buster has been running beautifully for more than half a year - and was also easy to install.
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Hugh Neutron wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:08 am
Why do people do this, it's literally transformed into Kubuntu 20.04 LTS. Clem and the guys don't maintain KDE anymore, so you are getting none of Mint's features. This is only good as an exercise to know how to swap DE's without formatting a hardrive.
An exercise for the bored I guess. It's nice to know it can be done.

BAck in the day, Mint KDE was much more polished than Kubuntu, so it was my go to distro. I've swicthed my main desktop and laptop to neon two years ago but still run Mnt XFCE on the family's hardware. AT least now there is another option.

BTW we are getting Mint features like the software store, the update manager, the kernel manager, and warpinator. Plus KDE's compositor is miles ahead Compton, compiz, Marco muffin puffin and what not.
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mr_raider wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:17 am
Hugh Neutron wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:08 am
Why do people do this, it's literally transformed into Kubuntu 20.04 LTS. Clem and the guys don't maintain KDE anymore, so you are getting none of Mint's features. This is only good as an exercise to know how to swap DE's without formatting a hardrive.
An exercise for the bored I guess. It's nice to know it can be done.

BAck in the day, Mint KDE was much more polished than Kubuntu, so it was my go to distro. I've swicthed my main desktop and laptop to neon two years ago but still run Mnt XFCE on the family's hardware. AT least now there is another option.

BTW we are getting Mint features like the software store, the update manager, the kernel manager, and warpinator. Plus KDE's compositor is miles ahead Compton, compiz, Marco muffin puffin and what not.
I think warpinator has a PPA, i also bet it's .deb can be ripped from Mint's servers and installed on Kubuntu 20.04. There is also third party software to change kernels.
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Hugh Neutron wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:08 am
Why do people do this, it's literally transformed into Kubuntu 20.04 LTS. Clem and the guys don't maintain KDE anymore, so you are getting none of Mint's features. This is only good as an exercise to know how to swap DE's without formatting a hardrive.
I did this because I wanted to see if it is possible also because KDE is my DE of choice. Also this doesn't transform mint 20 into Kubuntu.Mint may not maintain KDE however KDE will still update the DE but the base distro of Mint will still be maintained by the Mint development team. It is mint KDE the same way Mint XFCE is not Xubuntu.

I posted the original post to let people know it is possible and how I did it. There are probably lots of better/easier ways to do what I have done, but I think I posted this the day Mint 20 was released or a couple of days after that. I didn't think there would be as many views or replies on this post as there has been. I'm glad to see that it has helped some people and I'm glad to see it has caused people to think and debate what makes a distro unique. Mint is a fantastic base distro to try new things with.
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Just to clarify, this is a personal experiment I'm conducting. I do NOT recommend this for a novice on a production machine.

The install can break at any time. That's why I'm doing my apt upgrades via command line just be sure
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paulnoise wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:06 am
Hugh Neutron wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:08 am
Why do people do this, it's literally transformed into Kubuntu 20.04 LTS. Clem and the guys don't maintain KDE anymore, so you are getting none of Mint's features. This is only good as an exercise to know how to swap DE's without formatting a hardrive.
I did this because I wanted to see if it is possible also because KDE is my DE of choice. Also this doesn't transform mint 20 into Kubuntu.Mint may not maintain KDE however KDE will still update the DE but the base distro of Mint will still be maintained by the Mint development team. It is mint KDE the same way Mint XFCE is not Xubuntu.

I posted the original post to let people know it is possible and how I did it. There are probably lots of better/easier ways to do what I have done, but I think I posted this the day Mint 20 was released or a couple of days after that. I didn't think there would be as many views or replies on this post as there has been. I'm glad to see that it has helped some people and I'm glad to see it has caused people to think and debate what makes a distro unique. Mint is a fantastic base distro to try new things with.
technically Mint is Ubuntu's LTS with sprinkles. Those "sprinkles" only cover Cinnamon, Mate, and xfce. Because Focal's repo has KDE it will be not getting any sprinkles. KDE is not coming from Mint's main repo but rather Focal's Universe.


You basically are getting the Kubuntu experience.
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I'm just saying, once Mint 18x expires, this section might be removed and the best option for KDE Mint fans is to use Kubuntu. There are ways to remove snap and install Flatpak and Warpinator on Kubuntu. Xapps are GTK and tools like Featherpad , VLC media and Okular and QTpdf are qt alternatives to them.
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Hugh Neutron wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:04 am
I'm just saying, once Mint 18x expires, this section might be removed and the best option for KDE Mint fans is to use Kubuntu. There are ways to remove snap and install Flatpak and Warpinator on Kubuntu. Xapps are GTK and tools like Featherpad , VLC media and Okular and QTpdf are qt alternatives to them.
Most Mint KDE fans moved on to Kubuntu, Neon or other distros (like Netrunner back in the day) long ago. I swicthed my production machines to Neon, and the family PCs to Mint XFCE. Now I just hang around here for the witty conversation.

I agree that if someone came to me today and said they want KDE, my first recommendation would NOT be to pull a franken distro like KDE over XFCE.
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BrianI wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:03 pm
Very interesting!

I must admit I'm in two minds with regards to KDE. Yes, it is flexible, and customisable, but I also find it somewhat overwhelming! But I do fancy a change from Cinnamon, to try to get a bit more speed out of my system...
I thought the same initially when I first tried KDE. But then I gave myself a full half-day to play around it and it blew my mind. I now use Q4OS plasma which boots up at about 600mb and runs like an absolute dream.
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@paulnoise,
here is my transformation from L.M. 20 Xfce ===> Kde/kubuntu plasma 5..many thanks for your help...Personal I have an other L.M. ......17.1 with Kde plasma 4... who are became version plasma 5 in KDE ...In the ex version KDE plasma 4 exist many options not practicably in plasma 5 now... many thanks again..I have do that this morning in 2 hours, I have follow exactly step by step.... hip hip :lol: :lol:
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jibel wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:30 am
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@paulnoise,
here is my transformation from L.M. 20 Xfce ===> Kde/kubuntu plasma 5..many thanks for your help...Personal I have an other L.M. ......17.1 with Kde plasma 4... who are became version plasma 5 in KDE ...In the ex version KDE plasma 4 exist many options not practicably in plasma 5 now... many thanks again..I have do that this morning in 2 hours, I have follow exactly step by step.... hip hip :lol: :lol:
I'm glad it worked for you. :D
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@paulnoise,
Thanks see you soon 8)
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