“Ubuntu Budgie” Becomes An Official Flavor | Ubuntu Budgie Remix 16x Overview

Ubuntu Bedgie uses the energy desktop, which might be more familiar with if you know of the service project yes, it’s built primarily for their Linux distro. but it’s not just for that one that exists row as the team working on the budget remix are aiming to approve the budget desktop is built on the economic stack and is designed to be kept out-of-the-way of the user, well that’s the simple objective.

I want everything to be done for me okay we’ll see if at least one of those objectives is achievable so did budget remix is here and shut up no it did not it crashed within a very short time and I can make it crash on demand so this desktop has some catastrophic negatives of it.

It is actually really nice desktop touse the flow is very nice, styling is great and actually really happy with that it provided a welcome screen with and introduction about operating system.

The first release of this distro was 16.04, followed by 16.04.1 and 16.10. In such a short period of time, this distro has managed to gain popularity and grab the official status. Under the new name, 17.04 will be the first Ubuntu Budgie release.

Other applications included by default with Budgie Remix 16.04 include Plank (0.11.1) dock, which is used on the left of the screen with Intellihide and a beautiful theme called Arc by default, along with:
  • Gedit 3.18
  • GNOME Photos 3.18
  • gThumb 3.4.3
  • Rhythmbox 3.3
  • Totem 3.18
  • Eye Of GNOME (Image Viewer) 3.18
  • GNOME Terminal 3.18
  • LibreOffice 5.1.2
  • Firefox 45
  • Transmission 2.84
  • and various utilities like Calculator, Disks, Calendar and so on.


For installing new software and updates, Budgie Remix uses GNOME Software and Software Updater, just like Ubuntu (with Unity):
Under the hood, just like Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Budgie Remix includes GTK+ 3.18.9, Mesa 11.2.0, Xorg server 1.18.3 and the Ubuntu Linux Kernel 4.4.0-21, based on the upstream 4.4.6 Linux Kernel.

Install Ubuntu Budgie Desktop in Ubuntu 15.10 or 16.04 via PPA

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Important update for Ubuntu Budgie 16.04 users.

The PPA below now updates Nautilus to version 3.18 (while Ubuntu 16.04 has version 3.14.x), without any Unity patches and because of this, Nautilus doesn’t come with any Unity integration, so it uses header bars, it doesn’t uses a traditional menu and so on.
If you’re using Unity and you know what you’re doing, you can lock Nautilus so it never upgrades to the version from this PPA. The other option is to not use the PPA below!
If you’ve already added the PPA and upgraded Nautilus, you can use PPA Purge to purge the PPA (see below).
To add the budgie-remix PPA and install the latest Budgie Desktop (version 10.2.4 at the time I’m writing this article) in Ubuntu 15.10 or 16.04, use the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:budgie-remix/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install budgie-desktop

Once installed, log out and select “Ubuntu Budgie Desktop” from the login screen session list:

For best results, fossfreedom has included the Moka icon theme and Arc GTK theme in the PPA, and they should be installed automatically when installing budgie-desktop. After logging in, you can switch the GTK/icon themes by clicking on the Status Indicator applet (battery/sound/power), click the top-right settings icon and select “Arc-Dark” for the “Widget theme” and “Moka” for the “Icon theme”.
Update: there’s a bug that prevents the GNOME appmenu from being displayed in Budgie Desktop 10.2.4. Until this is fixed, you can use the command below to get it working:

gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.xsettings overrides “{‘Gtk/ShellShowsAppMenu’: ,’Gtk/DecorationLayout’: <‘menu:minimize,maximize,close’>}”

Purging the PPA

Since the PPA in this article provides a Nautilus version newer than the one available in the official Ubuntu 16.04 repositories, and without any Unity patches, you might need to purge the PPA at some point.
To purge the budgie-remix PPA (disable it and downgrade any packages installed from that PPA), you can use the following commands:

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
sudo ppa-purge ppa:budgie-remix/ppa

Noor Qureshi

Experienced Founder with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry. Skilled in Network Security and Information Security.

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