Monday, October 3, 2016

How to Install Budgie Desktop 10.2.7 on Ubuntu 16.04

    Budgie is the flagship desktop of Solus and is a Solus project. Designed with the modern user in mind, it focuses on simplicity and elegance. Written from scratch with integration in mind, the Budgie desktop tightly integrates with the GNOME stack, employing underlying technologies to offer an alternative desktop experience.

Budgie Desktop 10.2.7 Changelog:
  •     The budgie panel applets can only be interacted with left-click now.
  •     A keyboard layout indicator is added to the panel.
  •     A dedicated Raven sidebar control is available.
  •     Added a user indicator to the panel.
  •     On screen displays
  •     Media player access
  •     Notification styling
  •     Window manager improvements
Installation instructions:

Open up a terminal window (CTRL+ALT+T) and run the following command to add the new PPA, update local package index and install Budgie desktop.

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:budgie-remix/ppa

$ sudo apt update

$ sudo apt install budgie-desktop

 After installed success, log out and select Budgie desktop from the Ubuntu login screen

You can also install other software from this PPA, like:

$ sudo apt install arc-firefox-theme arc-theme budgie-plank budgie-wallpapers faba-icon-theme moka-icon-theme

 Optional, to remove Budgie Desktop and remove the PPA, run the below command:

$ sudo apt remove budgie-desktop

$ sudo apt install ppa-purge

$ sudo ppa-purge ppa:budgie-remix/ppa

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