Following the recent release of Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS, the Ubuntu Budgie distribution (or as it is formally known, budgie-remix), is updated to the same version and the budgie-remix 16.04.2. Based on this operating system, Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS (Xenial Xerus), the new version of budgie-remix will have the new Linux kernel 4.8 updated and the set of Table 3D 12.0 graphic libraries straight from Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak).
Budgie-remix 16.04.2 will also include the HWE Kernel and the latest update of the environment Budgie desktop 10.2.9. No more reason seems to be needed to upgrade to this new version of budgie-remix.
The Ubuntu-based distribution, Ubuntu Budgie 16.04.2 LTS, joins other distributions based on the one that have recently been updated to catch up with their base system.
The latest update of budgie-remix 16.04.2 will include a bulk update of all your packages and as a novelty, the indicators of Appindicators enabled by default. These signals are, as you know, graphic references that appear in the system bar with various information about the equipment. Also included is a new welcome window for new users who will find it more accessible than before.
The system now has a new welcome adaptation setting that allows you to select the default web browser that we want to use in our system. If it is supported by Ubuntu you will know that it will be in budgie.
The download of images of the operating system can be done from this same link, where the live images for 32-bit and 64-bit system. Users of the previous version, budgie-remix 16.04.1, will only need to update their system to keep it up to date.
If the update of your kernel is not a priority in the team, you can always establish as a base the Linux kernel 4.4, which has support from Canonical until next 2021.