More or less ago I decided to change the desktop of my Ubuntu. per problems with Unity, I had to switch to Xfce, the desktop I had before switching to Budgie Desktop. The truth is that it was born as a quarrel with another co-worker and in the end I was pleasantly surprised, coming to be a month using it as the default and main desktop in my Ubuntu.
It’s been months Budgie Desktop came to Ubuntu through external repositories and although they are not maintained directly by the creators of the desktop, the truth is that the version is fully stable and functional, very functional for users looking for something productive.
Budgie Desktop incorporates productive features from other desktops
Once we load the desktop, the user comes across a top panel with a logo, a digital clock in the center of that panel, and several applets on the right side of the panel. These applets are interesting because in addition to having the power button, it has a control center similar to that built into the latest versions of Apple which in addition to offering the latest notifications, has the shutdown dialog and a useful calendar that can be synced with any other calendar like Google Calendar.
The default color gamut is nice and won’t make you nervous at all, plus if you use landscape wallpaper, the atmosphere is relaxing and ideal for certain jobs in front of the computer. But what has caught my attention the most is the top menu of Budgie Desktop. This menu not only divides the applications into universal categories but in one of the parts it indicates the most used applications and at the top is a very functional application and document finder, More functional than other menus like the Cinnamon menu or even the Windows 10 menu.
As with other desktops, I added a dock that served as shortcuts to common applications such as the web browser or terminal. In this case I opted for Plank, a dock that works perfectly with Budgie Desktop and would qualify as a great addition to the Solus desktop.
Although on Budgie Desktop I found everything I needed and did not encounter any problems that forced me to change desktops or leave applications, the truth is that I see that there are still some problems such as screen resolution. I recently had to split my computer usage between two monitors (a 21-inch monitor and a 32-inch TV). When changing monitor, the resolution is maintained and the desktop does not offer much possibility to readjust the resolution, Something that other desktops do correct. Come on it’s a small thing, something that will surely change with future updates.
Budgie Desktop has surprised me for being a robust, reliable, productivity-oriented desktop. An ideal desk for people looking for something simple, functional and suitable for work. Virtues that other desktops like Xfce have, but this one is less well known. If you’re really looking for something stable, Budgie Desktop is your desktop, which may be why it’s become such a popular desktop in recent months and has even been chosen to form a future new flavor. If you haven’t tried it already, I recommend you follow this tutorial and if you’ve tried it already What do you think of this desk? Sharing opinions, what did you like most? What are you missing from this desktop?