How to Install Budgie Desktop 10.2.7 on Ubuntu 16.04 or 16.10

This tutorial is going to show you how to install Budgie desktop environment on Ubuntu 16.04 and 16.10. Budgie is the default desktop environment of an independent Linux distribution called Solus. The latest stable version, budgie 10.2.7, was released on Sept 10, 2016.

Some notable changes includes:

  • The budgie panel applets can only be interacted with left-click now.
  • A keyboard layout indicator is added to the panel.
  • A dedicated Raven sidebar control is available.
  • Added a user indicator to the panel.
  • On screen displays
  • Media player access
  • Notification styling
  • Window manager improvements

Install Budgie Desktop 10.2.7 on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10 via PPA

The fossfreedom/budgie-desktop PPA is now deprecated and won’t be updated. But we can install budgie desktop from a new PPA.

Fire up a terminal window (CTRL+ALT+T) and run the following command to add the new PPA, update local package index and install Budgie desktop.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:budgie-remix/ppa

sudo apt update

sudo apt install budgie-desktop

budgie desktop ppa

Once it’s installed, log out and select Budgie desktop from the Ubuntu login screen.

budgie desktop ubuntu


budgie desktop ubuntu 16.04 ubuntu 16.10

You can also install other software from this PPA, like:

sudo apt install arc-firefox-theme arc-theme budgie-plank budgie-wallpapers faba-icon-theme moka-icon-theme

How to Uninstall Budgie desktop from Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

If for any reason you want to remove Budgie, use the following command:

sudo apt remove budgie-desktop

To remove the PPA, run the below command:

sudo apt install ppa-purge

sudo ppa-purge ppa:budgie-remix/ppa

That’s it! Hope this tutorial helped you install Budgie desktop on Ubuntu 16.04 and 16.10. As always, if you found this post useful, subscribe to our free newsletter or follow us on Google+, Twitter or like our Facebook page. Thanks for visiting!

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