Ubuntu – How to install Ubuntu Budgie over Ubuntu 16.04 (that already has Unity)


I have Ubuntu 16.04, and I would like to upgrade it to the new Ubuntu 18 Budgie

In order to do that, should I first upgrade Ubuntu to 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver and then install the Budgie Desktop?

Is that the same as installing Ubuntu Budgie from scratch?

How can I do that when I already have Ubuntu 16.04 with Unity? How may I uninstall unity and use Budgie instead?

Thanks for your help!

Best Answer

  • Your steps will look like:

    1. Upgrade to 18.04 LTS
    2. Install Ubuntu Budgie Desktop package with

      sudo apt-get install ubuntu-budgie-desktop

    Then you can decide to remove or save Unity session from the system. The difference from clean installation of Budgie is that you will have 3 sessions in the system - Unity, GNOME and Budgie. Removing Unity-related packages is not too easy task.