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Getting Budgie

Budgie Desktop and our macrocosm of applications are available across a wide variety of Linux-based operating systems.

Get Budgie Effortlessly

You are able to get Budgie Desktop out-of-the-box, with no extra effort, with the operating systems shown below. These operating systems range in the experience they provide, some will be more curated with additional widgets / extensions for Budgie Desktop, others may be closer to the "stock" / "vanilla" Budgie Desktop experience.

Screenshot of EndeavourOS


EndeavourOS is a terminal-centric distro built on top of Arch Linux. EndeavourOS offers through their unified installer the ability to install Budgie Desktop, with user choice on their desired experience.

Screenshot of Fedora Budgie Spin

Fedora Budgie Spin

Fedora Budgie Spin offers a near-stock Budgie Desktop experience on top of the Fedora open source platform.

Screenshot of Ubuntu Budgie

Ubuntu Budgie

Ubuntu Budgie offers a highly curated Budgie Desktop experience with Ubuntu at its core.

Screenshot of Ultramarine Linux

Ultramarine Linux

Ultramarine Linux is a Fedora-based Linux distribution designed to stay out of your way and be easy to use.

Get Budgie with a bit more work

Arch Linux

🚧Coming Soon
Installation instructions coming soon!

Manjaro Budgie Community Edition

Manjaro Budgie Community Edition offers Budgie Desktop as an out-of-the-box experience on top of Manjaro. Manjaro is based on Arch Linux.
The Budgie Desktop experience offered by this edition is incomplete, setting no default theme or enabling our built-in theme. This results in a partially broken user experience.


Budgie Desktop can be installed through the following mechanisms on openSUSE.
Choose the "Budgie Desktop Environment" pattern under the "Desktop Environments" section when searching for patterns in YaST Software Management


Solus offers a curated Budgie Desktop experience on top of its built-from-scratch operating system.
It is currently cautioned against installation of Solus. It may not work out-of-the-box on modern hardware as no new release has been made since mid-2021. Additionally, Solus infrastructure has not been operational for over two months, resulting in numerous packages remaining out-of-date with security vulnerabilities going unpatched.

None of these operating systems are viewed as being the "reference" platform for Budgie Desktop, rather we want you to be able to pick the OS that fits your needs best, and have Budgie Desktop along with you!