Is there any way install budgie desktop environment on Ubuntu and is it safe to install it?
Budgie desktop can be installed with a PPA since a few days. It is still a beta so expect bugs and non-functional features.
You can build budgie desktop from source yourself
sudo apt-get install build-essential gnome-common gobject-introspection libglib2.0-dev libgtk-3-dev libpulse-dev libpulse-mainloop-glib0 libmutter-dev libwnck-3-dev libupower-glib-dev libgnome-menu-3-dev libc6-dev git clone https://github.com/evolve-os/budgie-desktop.git cd budgie-desktop ./autogen.sh make sudo make install
If you are using Ubuntu 14.04, you can try my unofficial budgie desktop PPA
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sukso96100/budgie-desktop sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install budgie-desktop
(Update-2014.11.09)You can now use Budgie Desktop Offcial PPA
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:evolve-os/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install budgie-desktop
15.10 and 16.04
Currently there are no official PPA's or other repositories for the latest version of Budgie (as of writing v10.2.3)
Thus I've created my own PPA. Its for 32bit & 64bit users of Ubuntu versions 15.10 & 16.04
Logout and login to the budgie-desktop
I've bundled this with the moka icon-set and arc-theme since these are the defaults for SolusOS the distro that budgie-desktop has been developed for.
Bug reports go to the project issues page
source for this is my blog