Are there enough official Ubuntu flavors already? Budgie-Remix thinks not, an operating system version developed by Canonical that aims to become an official taste, at which point it would change its name to Ubuntu Budgie. Budgie-Remix uses the Budgie graphical environment, an environment created by Solus Project, and has already released the first version Release Candidate (RC). The problem is that it will not give you time to become an official flavor of Ubuntu for version 16.04, which would allow it to be a Long Term Support which would offer patch and update support for 3-5 years.
If all goes as expected David Mohammed and his team, Ubuntu Budgie will be a reality in October, when the versions 16.10 of Ubuntu and all its official flavors. Mohammed is now preparing Budgie-Remix 16.04 (Xenial Xerus), a version that can already be tried and is available from THIS LINK. As always, we should warn you that it is not a final version, so if you decide to install it you are likely to experience problems.
Ubuntu Budgie is just around the corner
Our Release Candidate for Budgie Remix has been released. We’re ready for the 16.04 release – it looks good so far. It has been a dream to work for this distro. We would never have imagined there would be thousands of testers by now.
Since beta 2, the developers have updated the presentation of the graphical installer Ubiquity, have reviewed the options of the installer, focused on applet of the clock on the panel, removed Budgie-xdfdashboard by default, added the dock Plank default and have set GNOME Calendar as the default. On the other hand, the notification pop-up has been made visible to the end user, the Plymouth home screen correctly displays the distribution name and users can choose the Vertex theme from the notification center / Raven customization.
I have to admit that I like the UI of this new proposal, but I am anti-GNOME 3, so I think I will never install this default version on any computer. And you?