Ubuntu Budgie 19.04 Released!

We are pleased to announce the release of the next version of our distro, the fifth as an official flavor of the Ubuntu family.

19.04 is supported for 9 months; our 18.04 LTS is supported for 3 years.

Based on 18.04 & 18.10 experiences, feedback and suggestions that we have received from our users, the new release comes with a lot of new features, fixes and optimizations. This release is a big step towards our 20.04 LTS.

Here is what you can expect with the new release:

  • showcasing the latest budgie-desktop developments – budgie-desktop v10.5 is now officially available,
  • showcasing the latest budgie-applets available
  • replacing nautilus for nemo – retains desktop-icons capability with all the features of nemo such as dual pane etc + integrated catfish search. Lookout for our nemo-extensions in budgie-welcome recommendations.
  • stylish reworking of our desktop together shipping a new theme QogirBudgie which can be chosen together with Pocillo and Arc
  • integrating all of this together with the major GNOME developments of GTK+3.24 and Mutter 3.32

You can read more about what we have been upto via our 19.04 release notes. Upgrade instructions from 18.10 are included. Please have a read these since there are a number of issues that you need to be aware of.

Download links and installation guide are provided. As always – do check the md5sum hash value of the downloaded ISO – this really does help you get on with a flying start for your install.

If you have any questions, remember, our forum is always open and ready to help you.

Thank you all for your continued support – spread the news!

David, Ubuntu Budgie Project Leader.

p.s. and here is a video to wet your appetite!