How to install Budgie Desktop in Ubuntu 17.04

Get Solus OS desktop environment on Ubuntu

The Budgie Desktop is an intuitive and modern desktop, designed to use fewer 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 category-based filtering and features a type-as-you-search approach for quick and easy launching programs.

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 settings to control all elements of the Budgie Desktop.

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 the Budgie installation.

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

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

How to Uninstall Budgie

You can uninstall the Budgie desktop 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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  1. I’m getting the following error:
    “E: The repository ‘ artful Release’ does not have a Release file.
    N: Updating from such a repository can’t be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default.
    N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.

    sudo apt update –allow-unauthenticated
    doesn’t help

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