How to Install Budgie Desktop a Lightweight Desktop Environment on Ubuntu

By | January 19, 2015

Budgie Desktop is a simple desktop environment for Evolve OS an Independent Linux distribution built from scratch. Budgie focuses on it’s simplicity and elegance, Designed with the modern user in mind. Also the fact of Budgie is that it is not a forked project, but a project that written from scratch.

A huge advantage for the Budgie desktop is because its open source so code, and bug reports or otherwise from other contributor are very welcome and also the plus from this project compatible for other Linux distributions, so you can try this Budgie desktop from your favorite Linux distribution.

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Budgie Desktop Screenshot from Official Website

At this time Budgie is under a heavily development, the latest version when i wrote this article is 0.8, it comes with some improvements on the panel and the menu. If you interested to improve and develop the Budgie desktop you can check on its github pages.

Install Budgie desktop from PPA

If you want to install with an Open source style you can grab the source and compile it on your own, but you need to know a bit of terminal know-how before installing it.

But if you feel lazy to compile it, you should thanks to the developer because the developer provide the PPA for Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 14.10 or other distro that based on it, so you can install it the easy way.

So to install Budgie desktop you need to open your terminal, with a terminal window open type or copy paste the following commands, enter your root password if prompted :

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:evolve-os/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install budgie-desktop

Now after installation you can select Budgie from the session selector.

If you find any bugs or something that not run in appropriate way, its because like I said earlier, Budgie is still on development and its not finished also not officially supported for Ubuntu.

That’s all for my quick post this time, I hope this post How to Install Budgie Desktop a Lightweight Desktop Environment on Ubuntu, can help you to install new desktop environments for your Ubuntu. Suggestion and Comments are always welcome !, thank you !

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