Pop!_OS Customization | Installing KDE Plasma and LightDM

Pop!_OS Customization | Installing KDE Plasma and LightDM

Reviewing how to install the most customizable Linux desktop environment on the best Debian based distribution Pop!_OS. This will also work with any other Debian based system such as Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Zorin, and more!

You could also use a distribution based on KDE such as Manjaro KDE, KDE NEON, Kubuntu, OpenSUSE, KaOS, Netrunner, Chakra, or Arch with KDE plasma.

sudo apt update
sudo apt full-upgrade


sudo apt install kde-plasma-desktop


sudo apt install kde-standard
sudo apt-get install lightdm

AFTER FURTHER RESEARCH I WOULD NOT RECOMMENDED REMOVING GNOME. Having both desktop environments installed is fine.

“Based on what I’ve found so far actually removing gnome (pop-desktop packages) could have a negative effect on updating the system. Also doing this to get the max system performance will result in the Pop! Shop to be removed. Having both installed on Pop!_OS seems to be the best move. If you’re looking for limited resource utilization I’d recommend going with a distribution built around the KDE Plasma environment. With this said running with both environments installed isn’t all the resources heavy.”

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