How to install/remove different KDE Desktop Environments in Kali Linux

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How to install/remove different KDE Desktop Environments in Kali Linux

K Desktop Environment (KDE) was founded in 1996 by Matthias Ettrich, who was then a student at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen. At the time, he was troubled by certain aspects of the Unix desktop. Among his concerns was that none of the applications looked, felt, or worked alike. He proposed the creation of not merely a set of applications but a desktop environment in which users could expect things to look, feel, and work consistently. He also wanted to make this desktop easy to use; one of his complaints about desktop applications of the time was that his girlfriend could not use them. His initial Usenet post spurred a lot of interest, and the KDE project was born.

The name KDE was intended as a wordplay on the existing Common Desktop Environment, available for Unix systems. CDE was an X11-based user environment jointly developed by HP, IBM, and Sun through the X/Open consortium, with an interface and productivity tools based on the Motif graphical widget toolkit. It was supposed to be an intuitively easy-to-use desktop computer environment. The K was originally suggested to stand for “Kool”, but it was quickly decided that the K should stand for nothing in particular. The KDE initialism is therefore expanded to “K Desktop Environment”.

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How to install KDE Plasma Desktop Environment in Kali Linux:

apt-get install kali-defaults kali-root-login desktop-base kde-plasma-desktop

How to install Netbook KDE Plasma Desktop Environment in Kali Linux:

apt-get install kali-defaults kali-root-login desktop-base kde-plasma-netbook

How to install Standard Debian selected packages and frameworks in Kali Linux:

apt-get install kali-defaults kali-root-login desktop-base kde-standard

How to install KDE Full Install in Kali Linux:

apt-get install kali-defaults kali-root-login desktop-base kde-full

How to remove KDE on Kali Linux:

apt-get remove kde-plasma-desktop kde-plasma-netbook kde-standard

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