How to install Budgie Desktop in Ubuntu 17.04

Get Solus OS desktop environment on Ubuntu

The Budgie Desktop is a intuitive and modern desktop, designed to use less system resources and you will see a heavy integration with the GNOME stack. Solus OS uses Budgie as its default desktop environment. The Budgie main menu uses a category based filtering and features type-as-you-search approach for a quick and easy launching of programs.

Budgie Main Menu
Budgie Main Menu

Budgie’s all-in-one center is called Raven which is located on the extreme right of the desktop. It has several built in applets, a notification center, and a settings view to control all elements of the Budgie Desktop.

Raven Panel
Raven Panel

Install Budgie Desktop on Ubuntu 17.04

Budgie desktop can be easily installed on Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus by using Backports PPA repository source. Here are the complete set of instructions.

STEP 1: Launch ‘Terminal’.

STEP 2: Copy and paste the following in the Terminal and hit enter. This command will add the backports PPA repository sources to your Ubuntu 17.04 installation.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntubudgie/backports

Pay attention to the Terminal and hit enter when prompted.

STEP 3: Next let’s update the PC.

sudo apt-get update

STEP 4: Finally, copy and paste the following command to complete Budgie installation.

sudo apt-get install budgie-desktop budgie-indicator-applet

You will have to logout . Enjoy your brand new Budgie desktop!

How to Uninstall Budgie

You can uninstall Budgie deskop and revert to Ubuntu’s default Unity desktop anytime by simply running the following command in the terminal.

sudo apt remove budgie-desktop budgie-indicator-applet && sudo apt autoremove
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