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JuK – KDE music player and a music manager

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JuK (pronounced “jook”) is a jukebox and music manager for the KDE desktop similar to jukebox software on other platforms such as iTunes. It’s free and open source software.


We tested Juk under Kubuntu 24.04 LTS and Manjaro.

With the Manjaro distribution, installation is very simple as there’s a package in the Official Repositories. For Kubuntu, we tested JuK using the Flatpak and the package in its repositories.


In Kubuntu, we installed the music player with the command:

$ sudo apt install juk

Next page: Page 2 – In Operation and Summary

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Page 1 – Introduction and Installation
Page 2 – In Operation and Summary

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