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William Park

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Ubuntu Budgie
« on: March 26, 2017, 12:20:10 am »
Here is another distro for you guys to try out:  Ubuntu Budgie.

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Re: Ubuntu Budgie
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2017, 07:31:44 am »
I think it's still considered to be in beta; at least the official Ubuntu version (17.04). i like some of the features of the Budgie desktop, so I installed it on my vanilla Ubuntu 16.10 version a few months ago. I used the version in the repositories. Unfortunately, I got some interference with the Unity desktop, so I uninstalled it.
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Re: Ubuntu Budgie
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2017, 07:48:34 am »
I used Budgie in SolusOS. I believe that team designed Budgie as a new desktop environment. I found it interesting to use. Of course, the benefit to using Ubuntu Budgie will be that you have a lot more packages for it from Ubuntu. SolusOS is a new distro built from scratch so has a more limited library of apps. MUO has a shootout between Budgie-Remix and SolusOS but it's from last year:

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/battle-budgie-desktops-budgie-remix-vs-solusos/
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Re: Ubuntu Budgie
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2017, 10:36:24 am »
That article is a bit out of date, but the comparison is very useful. The big picture I took away is that Solus is much faster than Ubuntu Budgie, and that's a big deal on older software. But on the other side is the big difference in package availability. Although Solus provides most of what the average user needs, I have some math-stat oddities I use that wouldn't install on Solus when I last tried it. I understand that the Solus dev team will package up some requested apps, but I never asked them to because I was only trying Solus as a distrohopper.
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