(Last Updated On: February 8, 2019)

KDE Plasma has proven to be the most customizable Linux Desktop Environment in existence. The KDE Community have developed a ton of high-quality applications that fit user’s Desktop needs. The top common Desktop Applications  that come with KDE Plasma include:

  • Dolphin File Manager
  • Kate text editor
  • Konqueror web browser
  • Kget download manager
  • KMail email client
  • Krita creative sketching and painting tool
  • KDE Connect
  • Okular document viewer
  • KMyMoney personal finance tool
  • Kdenlive video editing application
  • Amarok music management application
  • Digikam photo management application

Install KDE Plasma Desktop Environment on your Fedora 29 / Fedora 28 to start enjoying these applications.

Step 1: Install KDE Plasma on Fedora 29 / Fedora 28

KDE Plasma installation on Fedora 29 / Fedora 28 is a straightforward process and doesn’t require experienced Linux user. Run the following commands on your Desktop as a user with sudo privileges.

sudo dnf -y group install "KDE Plasma Workspaces"

This installation has a huge list of dependencies that need to be installed. Be patient as this could take a while.

Step 2: Switch to KDE Plasma on Fedora 29 / Fedora 28

Now that you have installed KDE Plasma on Fedora 29 / Fedora 28, switch to it to start customization by appending the following line to your ~/.xinitrc file.

echo "exec /usr/bin/startkde" >> ~/.xinitrc

If you would like to switch to KDE Plasma environment without logging out of your session, run the command:

$ startx

Step 3: Change Desktop Environment on Fedora 29 / Fedora 28 at Login

If you logout or reboot your system, you should be able to choose a different Desktop Environment installed on your Fedora 29 / Fedora 28. Click the “settings” icon next to the “Sign In” button.

Select the Desktop Environment you want to Login to, provide user password and click on “Sign In”.

See our guide on installing KDE Plasma themes for your Desktop.

Top best KDE Plasma themes and icons

For Cinnamon Desktop Environment –> How to install Cinnamon Desktop Environment on Fedora

To use Deepin Desktop Environment, check: Install Deepin Desktop Environment on Fedora