What’s New in Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 LTS

Published on September 19, 2018 by

Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 LTS is the latest release of Ubuntu budgie. As part of Ubuntu 18.04 flavor this release ships with latest Budgie desktop 10.4 as default desktop environment. Powered by Linux 4.15 kernel and shipping with the same internals as Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver), the Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 LTS official flavor will be supported for 3 years, until April 2021.

Prominent new features include support for adding OpenVNC connections through the NetworkManager applet, better font handling for Chinese and Korean languages, improved keyboard shortcuts, color emoji support for GNOME Characters and other GNOME apps, as well as window-shuffler capability.

Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 LTS also ships with a new exciting GTK+ theme by default called Pocillo, support for dynamic workspaces, as well as a “minimal installation” option in the graphical installer that lets users install Ubuntu Budgie with only the Chromium web browser and a handful of basic system utilities.

Default Budgie Applets in this release include Quick Note, DropBy, and Showtime. However, users will also be able to install new Budgie Applets like Hot Corners, Window Previews, and Rotation Lock via Budgie Settings, as well as Clockworks, Countdown, Keyboard Autoswitch, Wallpaper Switcher, Window Mover, Workspace Overview, and Weather applet via Budgie Welcome.

Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 LTS available in 64-bit and 32-bit system, You can download it from Ubuntu Budgie Download page. For more information about this release, you can read at Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 LTS Release Notes

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