How to Install Budgie Desktop (10.8 Updated) in Ubuntu 22.04

Last updated: January 30, 2024 — 1 Comment

This simple tutorial shows how to install the Budgie Desktop (10.8 so far) 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 v10.9.

For those who want to get the latest features, but don’t want to upgrade the whole system. The developers team maintains an Ubuntu PPA contains the most recent desktop packages  for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS.

NOTE: The PPA so far contains Budgie desktop 10.8! According to the PPA description, it will include the latest 10.9 release.

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/backports-budgie

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/backports-budgie

Finally, restart your computer and enjoy!


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One response to How to Install Budgie Desktop (10.8 Updated) in Ubuntu 22.04

  1. Thank you, this was very helpful

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