Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 Bionic Beaver screenshots

Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 Bionic Beaver is the first long term supported release of Ubuntu Budgie, an official community flavor of Ubuntu featuring Budgie Desktop developed and maintained by Solus project. The Ubuntu Budgie team is putting a lot of effort into making their first most LTS release. It is not just shipping a preinstalled budgie desktop on Ubuntu base. Instead, it is a continuous effort to provide an elegant, user-friendly experience with a custom-made Gtk+ and Icon themes.

Let's have a quick walk through various screens of Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 Bionic Beaver.

Disclaimer: These screenshots are captured from the daily build of Ubuntu Budgie 18.04. The look and feel in the final release may vary slightly.
Distribution Name Ubuntu Budgie
Version 18.04 LTS (daily build - 14th March 2018)
Code name Bionic Beaver
Release Date 14th March 2018
Desktop Environment Budgie Desktop


First impression of Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 LTS Desktop. There is no much difference comparing to the previous release, except the transparent panel on top, Date & Time Conky on Desktop and additional applet icons on the panel.

The Budgie Welcome App - An app developed by Ubuntu Budgie team that introduces the operating system to the users and help them to perform various customizations like layout change, theme change, applet installation ..etc. This app is expected to launch in the first run of the operating system. Unfortunately, I could n't find it on live image and had to install it explicitly from repositories. 

System configuration details are shown in Budgie Welcome

Budgie Applet installation using Budgie Welcome App

Look & feel change in Budgie Welcome

About Ubuntu Budgie. What? It is saying Ubuntu 18.04 instead of Ubuntu Budgie. Well, it is a known issue and it exists in different areas.

Budgie Application Menu

Nautilus file manager

Tilix Terminal Emulator. The screenfetch utility is used for the illustration purpose. Again, if you observe, you can see there is a glitch same as system details.

Multitasking Overview in Ubuntu Budgie 18.04

The Chromium web browser

GNOME MPV

Rhythmbox Music Player

LibreOffice 6.0.x is included on Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 LTS. There is a discussion going on inclusion on LibreOffice, whether include it as snap or as .deb. It is included as snap, users can enjoy updates from the LibreOffice project. If it is Debian, it will be always restricted by update policy of Ubuntu.

GNOME Weather App

GNOME Calendar App

GNOME Photos

gedit text editor

GNOME Software

The GNOME Control Center. Now, it comes with sidebar layout and ability to remember previously launched configuration tab.

Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 comes with a plenty of beautiful wallpapers. The wallpapers included in the final release may vary slightly.

Raven - Applet cum Notification widget in Budgie Desktop. Earlier, all the desktop related configurations were placed in this widget. Later, it was migrated to a standalone configuration app.

Budgie Desktop App - A place to configure all budgie desktop related settings.

Budgie Panel settings.

System resource usage monitor

Places applet

User indicator menu showing different options to shutdown the system.

Shutdown confirmation.

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