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Budgie 10.8 desktop released with plenty of new features

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Budgie 10.8 was released recently, bringing plenty of enhancements to this interesting desktop environment so here's a little run over what's new.

  • New trash applet - a previously third-party addon is now part of the main Budgie project for users to add to their desktops.
  • Magpie - a new soft-fork of GNOME's Mutter, to enable them to keep up X11 support in a good state. Eventually it will be a full wlroots-based Wayland compositor as they will drop X11 support to go all-in on Wayland.
  • Privilege Escalation Dialog Improvements - when PolicyKit pops up an overlay for you to enter a password, you can expand a little details tab to see what exactly requested it.
  • Battery Status Applet - you can now control system power modes and swap between Balanced, Power Saver and Performance depending on your system's support for it.
  • System Tray Applet - now using the modern Status Notifier specification.
  • Budgie Menu - had some menu category reorganisation to be more clear.
  • Small theme refinements.

The question in mind is: why would you use Budgie? What does it offer that's better than say KDE Plasma, GNOME and others? If you use it, let me know why in the comments.

Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Beyonderforce Sep 4, 2023
Do we have a matching GTK theme with that or is it just the built-in theme for Raven and the taskbar?
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