Choosing the default applications for a distro is contentious – you can never please everyone. Fortunately with Ubuntu as its base – you can change/add/delete anything with ease.
For those testing an installed version of
tech-preview beta 2 (keep updating!) these are the current default applications budgie-remix probably (emphasis on probably) ship with. Let me know your thoughts.
By default budgie-remix ships with Arc-Theme from Horst3180 – this includes firefox styled with Arc theme . Also available is Horst3180 Vertex Theme which is equally impressive with the budgie-desktop
- Files (Nautilus) is shipping with v3.18 not v3.14 as in base Ubuntu. This is combined with GNOME Sushi – nice piece of software to view the contents of what you have highlighted – just press the Space bar
- GNOME calculator
Gnote – note taking softwareEDIT: GNote has removed system tray capabilities so does not integrate with budgie-desktop
- Main Menu (
AlacarteEDIT: MenuLibre) – allows customisation of the menu
- GNOME Photos
- Gedit Text Editor
- EDITL GNOME Calendar
Installing the package gnome-games has two dozen games to choose from – the chosen four are those that Ubuntu has selected as the default.
- Simple Scan
- EDIT: GThumb image viewer
Chromium WebbrowserEDIT: Now removed
- Firefox Web-browser customised with the Arc Darker firefox theme
- Transmission BitTorrent client
Not decided yet (but leaning toward firefox) on the default browser … ship with both?
- Libreoffice with sifr as the default toolbar style
Sound & Video:
- Rhythmbox customised with Alternative Toolbar and Tray-icon for controlling via the panel
- Video Player (Totem)
- Orca Screen Reader
- Power Statistics
- GNOME Control Centre Settings
- GNOME Software Centre
- Ubuntu Software Updater
- Startup Applications
- Additional Drivers
- GNOME Disks
- GNOME Online Accounts
- Archive Manager (file-roller)
- Evince PDF Document Viewer
- Image Viewer (eog)
- GNOME Screenshot
- GNOME Terminal
EDIT: TLP is included by default – this will enhance the battery life for laptop uses.
EDIT:… and xfdashboard is available as an optional install (sudo apt install budgie-xfdashboard) – press CTRL+TAB – this gives a gnome-shell like dashboard