What a disappointment I was yesterday. Canonical launched Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak, a version that we already knew would not come with many changes, but that would allow us to officially test Unity 8. It was when I read all the shortcomings that this new graphical environment would have when the downturn came and I looked askance at what currently known as Budgie Remix, a version that should have become an official flavor together with Ubuntu 16.10 and was renamed Ubuntu Budgie, but it has not been the case.
And I have said it many times already: I do not like Unity 7. Its image does not seem right to me, much less its performance. My hopes were pinned on Unity 8, but first because it doesn't work on my PC and second because of how limited it is, I have to look the other way again. Budgie-Remix may be what I've been looking for. Ubuntu MATE it does not work badly, but its image tires, and more if we consider that it is the same one that was used 10 years ago. I love Kubuntu, but I can't stop seeing errors on my laptop due to glitches with the Plasma environment.
Ubuntu Budgie will be a reality in Ubuntu 17.04
The developers have already confirmed that coming to Ubuntu 17.04, although we do not have to give the information as fact. In fact, they wanted Ubuntu Budgie to arrive last April to become an LTS version, but 6 months have passed and they have not reached the next version either. If there are no more delays, the Ubuntu family will grow in April 2017.
- budgie-remix (@budgie_remix) October 13, 2016
For those of us who don't want to wait any longer, the developers of Budgie Remix have already announced that the version 16.10 will arrive this weekend. At the moment Budgie Remix 16.04 can be updated to version 16.10 Release Candidate 1, but I am in favor of doing 0 installations, especially if we consider that we are talking about a version that is improving over the months. Who knows? Maybe the next time I write, I already write since Budgie Remix 16.10.