Ubuntu MATE was the last operating system to become an official Ubuntu flavor. This news made many users happy, since we could once again enjoy the GNOME 2 graphical environment, which was used in Ubuntu until the arrival of Unity, in a distribution with official support by Canonical. The next operating system that could become part of the Ubuntu family is Budgie remix, although it is most likely that, if it is fulfilled, it will end up changing its name to Ubuntu Budgie.
According to Budgie-Remix developer David Mohammed, Canonical says they wouldn't hesitate to offer support if there was a community taking care of the packages. Mohammed has been in contact with Martin Wimpress, who is in charge of Ubuntu MATE and told him to work bravely to be prepared Ubuntu Budgie for the release of the 16.10 version which, as you all know, will be released in October 2016.
Budgie Remix or Ubuntu Budgie, the next flavor of Ubuntu
On April 21, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) will be released and that same day Budgie Remix 16.04 will be able to be tested in the official version. If you are one of those who do not like to wait or want to try it on a Live USB, you can download your ISO image and install beta 2 of the operating system. After the official release of the first version of Budgie Remix, Ubuntu developers will focus on the next version, a 16.10 coming in October, probably after the announcement of the new official flavor.
It is a pity that they did not arrive in time to be part of the next release Long Term Support, which would mean that it would have update and patch support for five years. In my opinion, any Ubuntu graphical environment will have a hard time rearing its head in the coming months, especially the new ones, since there are not few of us who want to try Unity 8. The luck that other environments will have is that Unity 8 it will not arrive in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. In any case, the arrival of a new flavor to choose from is a good thing.