Tue. Jun 2nd, 2020

Ubuntu Budgie 18.10 released: new features, fixes and optimizations

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Ubuntu Budgie is a proud official member of the Ubuntu family. We combine the simplicity and elegance of the Budgie interface to produce a traditional desktop orientated distro with a modern paradigm. Budgie is a desktop environment focused on having a clean and yet powerful desktop without unnecessary bloat.

Ubuntu Budgie



Yet Flexible
Using Ubuntu Budgie provides you with the freedom to run a complete, full-featured operating system, pre-configured with most, if not all, of the applications you will need for your daily computing – or to change anything about the way it looks, the way it works, or the applications it runs to suit your taste.

Built-In Security

You are in good hands

Ubuntu Budgie is designed with security in mind. Unlike operating systems that update only once a month, Ubuntu Budgie receives updates continuously. The updates include security patches for Ubuntu Budgie and all of its components. Security updates for all of its installed applications are also provided on the same schedule. This ensures that you have the latest protection for all of your computer’s software, as soon as it’s available!

Powerful Applications

Software for every need

While Budgie Desktop provides the essential user interface to control and use a computer, Ubuntu Budgie adds a collection of additional applications to turn your computer into a truly powerful workstation: from productivity to entertainment!


Powered by Steam

In the last couple of years Linux has become a first class gaming platform thanks to the arrival of the Steam Platform on Linux. At the time of writing Steam has more than 2000 high quality indie and AAA titles ready for Ubuntu Budgie. While Steam is a major step forward for gaming on Linux, there are also many high quality and enjoyable Open Source games titles available for Ubuntu Budgie. It doesn’t matter if you like flight simulators, motor racing, first person shooters, jump and run or card games, you’ll find something to keep you entertained.

Easy Migrations

You’ll feel quite at home

Connect your accounts, sync your calendars and download your favorite apps. Ubuntu Budgie is your very own Operating System!

Community Based

Hey you, welcome! How may we help you?

We are based on Ubuntu and share the same massive community. Ask for help, discover new apps and meet new friends!
Changelog v18.10
  • showcasing the latest budgie-desktop developments,
  • reworking some of our most used applets to be more efficient, faster
  • adding new productivity applets
  • integrating all of this together with the major GNOME developments of GTK+3.24 and Mutter 3.30
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