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.

Fully functional out of the box, we include the best available Linux applications that makes you (our community) productive immediately. Backed by the powerful Debian derived Ubuntu repositories, customization is just a ‘point & click’ away from allowing you to tailor the desktop to your way of working. Ubuntu Budgie comes with a collection of apps that enables you to work on everyday tasks and be productive.

Ubuntu Budgie uses the Budgie desktop environment which is based on GNOME however it diverges from their sparse aesthetic in favor of a more traditional desktop experience (you may hear this referred to as a “desktop paradigm”). The Ubuntu Budgie team deserves credit for releasing one of the most attractive desktops available that provides both a visually pleasing and feature-rich experience. They include a well thought out welcome screen that guides users through setting up their new system. It differentiates itself in many ways and is certainly worth considering as your first (or next) Linux experience.