Ubuntu Budgie 17.04 beta 1 is ready for testing

The Ubuntu Budgie team has released Ubuntu Budgie 17.04 Zesty Zapus beta 1, first beta release of upcoming Ubuntu based GNU/Linux distribution featuring elegant and efficient budgie desktop developed by Solus project. This is first beta release since official status of Ubuntu Budgie and the release 17.04 will be first official release of the project.

Being a development release, Ubuntu Budgie team warns regular users and people looking for a stable system from using this release. There is a good amount of possibility for this release to break as it includes a lot of development  and testing packages. This release is meant for people who are interested in hunting bugs and rough edges of the distribution.

Courtesy : Ubuntu Budgie project
Some of the significant highlights of Ubuntu Budgie 17.04 beta 1 can be summarized as follows:
  • latest budgie-desktop stable release v10.2.9.
  • Latest GTK+3.24 applications (in beta) together with GTK+3.24 window manager
  • latest budgie-welcome app with our browser ballot screen
  • AppIndicator support is now default
  • Terminix is the default terminal
  • Many new GNOME based applications are included by default compared to previous budgie-remix releases
  • 17.04 Community Contest Winning Wallpapers
  • This Zesty Zapus snapshot includes the v4.9 kernel
Ubuntu Budgie team has published a release notes in Ubuntu Wiki pages and for more details on Ubuntu Budgie itself, you can visit projects official website

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