Install The Newly Released Open-Source Budgie Desktop 10.2.8

The open-source Budgie desktop environment just shipped its latest version, 10.2.8, which ships in the latest release of the Solus project’s Linux distro, Solus 1.2.1. This updated desktop will be packaged for various Linux distros within the upcoming weeks.

Budgie 10.2.8 introduces a handful of new and/or improved panel applets which includes a new Places Indicator to allow for “quick access to a User’s Documents, Downloads, Music, etc. [and] the ability to open, mount, and unmount removable media and network shares”. The desktop also comes along with Intelligent Input Bus (IBUS) support.

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The volume applet now has a popover specifically designed to help users without a mouse with scroll wheel adjust volumes more easily.

With regards to volume, the On-Screen Displays (OSD) for Brightness and Sound in Budgie have had their size increased – which means that they get to benefit from higher resolution iconography.

Among various applet and task-list improvements, including the ability to rearrange apps pinned to the panel by click-dragging on them, a similar interaction model to that found on desktop docks apps like Plank.

Feel free to check out a full commit log for this release of Budgie on GitHub, where you can also freely download Budgie source code to compile yourself.

If the system you run is Ubuntu 16.10 then you can install an older Budgie release straight from the Ubuntu archives without using a PPA.

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