This simple tutorial shows how to install the latest Budgie Desktop 10.7.1 in Ubuntu 22.04 LTS.
Ubuntu Budgie is one of the official Ubuntu flavors features the Budgie desktop. While Ubuntu Budgie 22.04 ships with Budgie Desktop 10.6.1, the latest version has reached v10.7.1.
For those who want to get the latest features, but don’t want to upgrade to or install the upcoming Ubuntu 23.04. The developers team maintains an Ubuntu PPA contains the latest desktop packages for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS.
NOTE: The PPA is marked as unstable, though it’s working good in my case. Don’t use it in production machine!
1. First, search for and open “terminal” from application menu. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntubudgie-dev/backports-budgie-unstable
Type user password (no asterisk feedback) when it asks and hit Enter to continue.
2. After adding the PPA, install all available package updates by running command in Ubuntu Budgie 22.04:
sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade
Ubuntu 22.04 and other flavors can also install this desktop environment by running command:
sudo apt install budgie-desktop-environment
How to restore:
To revert back to the original Budgie 10.6.1, open terminal and run command to install ppa-purge tool:
sudo apt install ppa-purge
Then, purge the PPA via the tool which also downgrade all install packages:
sudo ppa-purge ppa:ubuntubudgie-dev/backports-budgie-unstable
Finally, restart your computer and enjoy!