Mark Shuttleworth Says He Would Support an Ubuntu with Budgie Flavor

Some of you might ask what Budgie is, and you would be right to do so. This is a new (relative to the age of the others) desktop environment that’s available by default in the Solus operating system. This is a Linux distro built from scratch, and the same developers are also making the desktop environment as well.

One the reasons why Ubuntu seems to have such a big hold on the Linux community has to do with the fact that there are a ton of official flavors that integrate various desktop environments, giving a little something for everyone. Some of the flavors are more famous than others, like Xubuntu, Kubuntu, or Ubuntu MATE, but there are a few that just provide different functionality.

Budgie for Ubuntu

There is nothing to stop developers from integrating Budgie in Ubuntu, and in fact, it’s available right now, through a PPA. As you can imagine, it would be a much better experience for users if Budgie were implemented by default in an Ubuntu flavor.

Without being prompted or asked by anyone, Mark Shuttleworth, the found of Canonical, made a really interesting statement on Google+, which means that he probably follows the project.

“Happy to support an application to make this an official *buntu flavour, if there is a community around the packaging,” said Mark.

Becoming an official Ubuntu flavor can’t happen overnight, and there needs to be a sufficiently big community to warrant building another Linux distribution. For now, Budgie is present in Solus and Manjaro, but it’s becoming more apparent that it’s easy to adopt it.



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