Ade Malsasa Akbar contact
Senior author, Open Source enthusiast.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 16:25

The latest Budgie Desktop 10.4 is finally available for Ubuntu 17.10, 17.04, and 16.04 LTS. The 17.10 users can install it directly from repo, while 17.04 users can use ubuntubudgie PPA, and 16.04 LTS users can use budgie-remix PPA. Big thanks for David and Ubuntu Budgie Team to package and provide all these binary packages of the latest Budgie!

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Read here if you want the review about Budgie 10.4.

Available on Artful Repo

If you see the page says Budgie Desktop 10.4 is available at artful (17.10) repository at 'universe' room for now. This means Ubuntu 17.10 users can install Budgie 10.4 directly without adding any PPA, while another previous version users can install it with a PPA.

If you want to check whether it's available or not, run the command:
apt-cache policy budgie-desktop
and it should report you 10.4 version available at 'universe' room:

Ubuntu 16.04

Run thee three commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:budgie-remix/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install budgie-desktop

The PPA is budgie-remix

Ubuntu 17.04 (zesty) 

Run these three commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntubudgie/backports
sudo apt update
sudo apt install budgie-desktop
The PPA is ubuntubudgie backports

Ubuntu 17.10 (artful)

Run these commands without adding PPA:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install budgie-desktop
 At Artful Alpha 2, this downloads 600KB of packages.

The Result

To enter Budgie Desktop, restart your Ubuntu, choose "Budgie Desktop" from the gear icon while logging in, then log in. You should notice the desktop is no longer GNOME but Budgie!

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