17.04 is the current stable release and follows Ubuntu support cadence - Apr 2017 to Jan 2018.
16.04.3 is community supported - it is supported until upstream ends support (no current plans) and thereafter, as long as budgie-remix users wish to maintain its support.
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64bitIdeal for computers with: More than 3 GB of RAM
64-bit capable Intel and AMD processors
UEFI PCs booting in CSM mode.
Modern Intel-based Apple Macs
MD5 hash 17.04 amd64: 9e43bb510823d26e37e69de41d003810
32bitIdeal for computers with: Less than 2 GB of RAM
Intel and AMD processors.
Ageing PCs with low-RAM resources.
Older Intel-based Apple Macs.
MD5 hash 17.04 i386: 5b98eb6bfd647ff9946ebc3542e5b029
Thank you for choosing Ubuntu Budgie for your new operating system. Ubuntu Budgie is a Ubuntu flavor using desktop environment called Budgie. Budgie is a desktop environment focused on having a clean and yet powerful desktop without unnecessary bloat.
To learn more about Budgie DE visit: Budgie Project Page Before installing, check the minimum specified hardware, so that you can have flawless experience. Here are the minimum specs for running Ubuntu Budgie:
Processor speed: 1.5Ghz
Memory: 2GB of RAM
Hard Disk space: 60GB
1. Rufus - Windows only
2. Universal USB Installer
4. Ubuntu Startup Disk Creator
6. Etcher - Multi-platform - Recommended for new users
Since there is not yet Ubuntu Budgie as an option you must select Diskimage option, and then specify path to where you've downloaded iso. (Usually Downloads folder) Choose your USB drive and click ok. Note: When using Windows, be sure to check if UnetBootin has selected the correct drive letter. Failure to do so may result in loss of data. After you click ok, UnetBootin will start extracting ISO to USB. Congratulation, if everything went right you've made your bootable installation USB drive.
After you're done with making bootable medium, restart your computer and choose to boot from bootable USB drive. To boot from bootable USB drive press F8 and select your USB which will be presented alongside other HDD and CD-DVD drives. Note: Some computers and laptops, depending on the Motherboard have different function key assigned to access bootable menu. Some will show how to access boot options while booting, while others will require you to check each button by doing trial and error until you find the right one. If any of button doesn't have that function, head over to BIOS settings by pressing DEL button while booting, and go to Boot Device settings. Depending on your motherboard and BIOS software, this may be called something different. After you load the live version of Ubuntu Budgie, you can choose to load the operating system for testing and preview by pressing "Try Ubuntu Budgie without installing", or press "Install Ubuntu Budgie" to go straight for installation. If you've chosen first option, you will be still able to install the UB by pressing Install Ubuntu Budgie icon located on desktop.
Step 2After you've setup your location, keyboard, and language settings, up next is drive partitioning. You have few different options. Depending on free space on HDD and how many HDD's you have you can setup 2 system on same HDD or each on separate drive. Linux based systems use GRUB loader to boot. If you install it alongside other OS on same drive Grub will replace default bootloader, adding both newly installed Linux OS and old system on boot list to choose which to boot into. For new users it is recommended to choose install alongside currently installed system. If you want to replace your OS with Ubuntu Budgie you can also choose that option. Something else option is for more advanced users. If you choose it be sure to make following mounting drives. / - which is root space where all software required for OS is stored. /home - partition used for most of the software you install and storing everyday files. /boot partition - where boot files will be stored. /swap - partition used for accessing and using hard disk space as additional memory when using near 99% of your RAM.
/ - 30GB or more
/swap - should be the same as your ram size
/boot - 500MB
/home - rest of your hard disk space.
Note: Make sure you've chosen additional media that contains codes so that you could play your media files right after installation.Sit back and relax, the installation will also download updates if you choose that option which could extend install time by few minutes depending on your Internet connection speed. When done, you can restart into newly installed Ubuntu Budgie.