Ubuntu Budgie 20.04 Review: Smooth, Polished & Plenty of Change
As we promised our readers, we will look at all the important flavours of Ubuntu LTS version 20.04. In this sequel, here’s our take on Ubuntu Budji.
Ubuntu table bus
Ubuntu Budgie is, as the name suggests, the official scent of Ubuntu with Budgie’s office environment. This perfume is a new member of the Ubuntu family. The first launch of Ubuntu Budji took place on 16.04 and was accepted as the official fragrance with the launch on 17.04.
Their goal is to combine the simplicity and elegance of the Budgie interface into a traditional desktop-oriented distribution with a modern paradigm.
Ubuntu 20.04 Verification: What has changed and what hasn’t!
Since the release of version 18.04 LTS in Ubuntu Budgie there has been an incredible number of updates and improvements.
- A new elegant apple menu
- Standard Buji-based Network Manager Applet
- New window mixer makes it possible to tile keyboard applications
- A new tool to move quickly from one office to another
- Support for 4k licences
- GNOME firmware and design are new standard applications.
- Backpacks rebuilt on 20.04.
- Firefox is the default browser.
- Suda file and text search is now the default setting.
- Integration of kidney and leg
- The applet in the system tray has been deleted due to errors.
- By default, audible warnings are disabled.
- Fixed keyboard shortcuts that mysteriously disappear.
- Improving the lock screen layout
- The files (Nautilus) have been replaced by files (Nemo) due to public demand.
- The board dock is now switched at the bottom of the screen, transparent and has bounce animation as standard.
- The Quick Notes and Hot Corners applets have been ported to Wallis to speed up Python.
- Celluloid replaces MPV
- GNOME dependencies updated
Ubuntu Budgie now comes with the latest version of the Budgie desktop environment (10.5.1). improvements:
- New crow department in the Budgie office settings
- Raven grouping of notifications and possibility to deactivate notifications
- The to-do list with symbols has been revised
- Ability to set the number of virtual desktops
Ubuntu Budji comes with a set of Budji-applets and mini-applets. They can be installed via Ubuntu Budgie Welcome.
Ubuntu Budgi Welcome
- WeatherShow – shows the forecast for the next five days and is updated every three hours.
- Wallstreet – a wallpaper creation tool that allows you to move images from one folder to another
- Viewing area – switch for compact working space
- Dropby – use this applet to quickly manage USB flash drives from the panel.
- Kangaroo – Panel Quick Navigation Folders
- garbage apple – garbage management
- Fuzziclock – displays time in a blurry form
- Workspace Stopwatch – tracks the time spent in each workspace.
A full list of changes and updates can be found on the changes blog.
Ubuntu Budji updated the system requirements on April 20:
- 4 GB or more RAM
- 64-bit Intel and AMD processors.
- Starting up the UEFI PC in CSM mode
- Modern Apple Mac computers with Intel processors
As you can see, Budgie’s not exactly an easy option.
The following useful applications are included as standard in Ubuntu Budgie :
- Patience AisleRiot
- Loopfinder tool
- Webcam cheese machine
- Gnome Drawing
- GNOME 2048
- Dwarf Mahjong
- Gnome mines
- Drum machine
- Ubuntu Budji Welcome.
- Evans Document reader
Using Ubuntu Budji Rama
Originally I couldn’t use Ubuntu Budgie in a real environment, so I installed it. It turned out that Ubuntu tried to download Budji through EFI. I contacted the Ubuntu Budgie Forum and found a solution.
After the purple screen saver I had to press ESC and select Legacy. It was then put into operation as usual and installed without any problems. I only met this subject in Ubuntu Budji. I downloaded Ubuntu MATE 20.04 ISO and tried it, but I didn’t have this problem.
Experience with Ubuntu Budji 20.04
Apart from a small installation problem, my stay in Ubuntu Budji was very pleasant. The Budgie desktop has come a long way since Ikey made it, and it has become a very mature version. The goal of Ubuntu Budji is to create a traditional desktop-oriented distribution. He does it with kicks. All the changes they constantly make to their product make it even brighter.
All in all, Ubuntu Budji is a very sweet cast. From the standard theme to the wallpaper, it can be said that a lot of effort has been put into making the visual impression very attractive.
Remember that Ubuntu Budgie is not intended for low specification systems. I use it on my Dell Latitude D630 without open applications, it used about 700 MB RAM.
Part of Ubuntu Budgie that I loved more than I wanted was the activation of the Tilix terminal emulator. With Tilix you can add terminal windows on the right side or at the bottom. It has many functions and he loves to use it. I plan to install it on other Linux systems.
Latest reflections on Ubuntu Budji 20.04
Ubuntu Budji is a welcome addition to the litany of official flavours. The candle is very smooth and polished. He’ll get out of the way and let you work.
If you are tired of your current office environment and want to see something new, check this out. If you are satisfied with the current installation, take a look at the Ubuntu Budji Live DVD. Maybe you just like it.
Ubuntu Budji Oh
Have you ever tried Ubuntu 20.04 Budgie? What was your experience? If not, which version of Ubuntu 20.04 are you currently using?
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