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.
Budgie is the flagship desktop of the Evolve OS Linux Distribution, and is an Evolve OS project. Designed with the modern user in mind, it focuses on simplicity and elegance. A huge advantage for the Budgie desktop is that it is not a fork of another project, but rather one written from scratch with integration in mind.
The Budgie Desktop tightly integrates with the GNOME stack, employing underlying technologies to offer an alternative desktop experience. In the spirit of open source, the project is compatible with and available for other Linux distributions.
Also note that Budgie can now emulate the look and feel of the GNOME 2 desktop, optionally, via a setting in the panel preferences. An example of this is shown in a screenshot further down.
IconTasklist: Add pinning support IconTasklist: Use .desktop files for quicklists IconTasklist: Use .desktop files for icon resolution IconTasklist: Support “attention” hint (blue blink) Panel: Support dark theme (used by default) Add Menubar applet Panel: Initial autohide support (manual, not automatic) Panel: Support shadow onall screen edges Panel: Dynamic support for gnome panel theming RunDialog: Complete visual refresh (bootiful) BudgieMenu: Add compact mode, use by default BudgieMenu: Sort items by usage BudgieMenu: Remove old power option Editor: Add all menu options to UI Support from GNOME 3.10 up to 3.16 (unreleased, git) wm: Kill workspace animation (resolve after v8) wm: Better animations for changing of wallpapers
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:evolve-os/ppa sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install budgie-desktop
Budgie released version 0.8 so it is still in development and a beta.
No nnative network management; can be fixed by using Ubuntu's applet.
Budgie is intended for the Evolve OS so even with this PPA it might be buggy.
GNOME themes work better than the native Ubuntu themes.
Ubuntu’s overlay scrollbars are not working.
If you want to read more visit the Evolve OS website.
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
The budgie-remix team maintain a PPA containing the latest budgie-desktop for 16.04 (and 16.10) users.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:budgie-remix/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install budgie-desktop
Logout and login to the budgie-desktop
budgie-desktop needs a compatible theme - at the time of writing we recommend either arc-theme, adapta or paper-gtk themes. moka icon-set and arc-theme are available in the PPA.
Bug reports go to the project issues page
source for this is my blog
v10.2.7 of budgie-desktop is available from the universe repository for 16.10 users.
sudo apt install budgie-desktop
The latest available version of the desktop is available in the budgie-remix PPA (same instructions at 16.04 above)