In last post we talked about most beautiful Linux OS coming in 2015. One of them is Evolve OS which comes with its flagship and beautiful Budgie desktop environment. If you want to experience it, you can easily install Budgie on Ubuntu 14.04.
Budgie desktop environment is written from scratch and is designed with focus on elegance and modern usage. Budgie is available for all major Linux distributions for users to try and experience this new desktop environment. Before you go on installing Budgie in Ubuntu, Linux Mint or other Linux distributions, I must warn you that Budgie is still under development and hence you may not have the same smooth experience which you would expect in a stable desktop environment.
Install Budgie desktop in Ubuntu 14.04 and Linux Mint 17
There is an official PPA from Evolve OS team for Ubuntu and other Ubuntu based Linux distributions. Open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and use the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:evolve-os/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install budgie-desktop
Once installed, log out and from the login screen, select Budgie:
Here is a screenshot of how Budgie look like in my Ubuntu 14.04.
Did you notice the command box? Since Budgie is still under development, you won’t find log out or shut down button in the bottom panel. You can run the commands in terminal or in command box. Use Alt+F2 and use pkill budgie to log out the session.
Remove Budgie from Ubuntu and Linux Mint
As I said earlier, it is still in beta phase, so chances are that you might want to get rid of it after a quick test drive. Whatever may be your reason, you can use the following command to remove Budgie desktop:
sudo apt-get remove budgie-desktop
I hope this quick post helps you with installing Budgie in Ubuntu. In addition, you can try other desktop environments such as Cinnamon, GNOME and Mate to make your Linux look different. After all there are plenty of customization options, why not use them.