Ubuntu Budgie 20.10 arrives with many new features on your desktop, applets, themes and welcome screen

Ubuntu Budgie

Although the Canonical family has 8 components, I believe that few or none of them will introduce as many new features today as their smaller brother. Is about Ubuntu Budgie 20.10, and I think the only one that will come even slightly closer to it in terms of changes will be Ubuntu Studio, since the editors version of Canonical's system will make the leap to Plasma from the XFCE it has been using for a long time.

But let's get to the important thing in this article, which is the release of Ubuntu Budgie 20.10 Groovy Gorilla and its most outstanding news. The release note, available for a few days, is a bit impressive because of how extensive it is. Therefore, we cannot add them all in a post like this, but we can add a summary that you can read after the cut.

What's new in Ubuntu Budgie 20.10

  • Linux 5.8.
  • GNOME Applications 3.38.
  • Libre Office 7.
  • GRUB 2 from ISO works on Legacy and UEFI.
  • Supported for 9 months, until July 2021.
  • Budgie Desktop:
    • Ubuntu Budgie 20.10 ships with a git version of budgie-desktop v10.5.1 that includes everything up to the 20.10 freeze date.
    • Patch created to allow to choose which screenshot application will be invoked when pressing Print, Ctrl Print, Alt Print - dconf-editor is used to change the application.
    • Changing the wallpaper now respects the animation flag, so if we rotate animations, the changing wallpapers happen instantly.
    • Fixed occasional crash when removing applets from a panel.
    • Upstream has resolved systray icons breaking on login, resumes from suspend, resolved Spotify cover not showing in raven, Chrome browser based notifications now showing their icons, allowed to create new instances of windows via a middle click of the icon task list applet and has completely redesigned the systray. This solves many problems, including icons that seem to overlap each other.
    • In raven the default week numbers are displayed for the calendar.
    • Added patch to hide the "Default" theme in budgie-desktop-settings which is the Debian specific name for "Adwaita".
  • Improvements in applets and mini-apps.
  • Welcome screen improvements.
  • All packages are available for arm64, so it can be used on a Raspberry Pi.
  • Complete list of news from this link in english or from this other translated.

Now available for download

El launch is ALMOST official, which means that it can be downloaded from the Canonical server and soon we will be able to do it from the project website, which we can access from this link. Existing users can upgrade to the new version from the same operating system. To perform a zero installation, it is best to follow our tutorial on how to install the operating system from a pendrive, as we explained in this article or in this other.

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