Most of us using Ubuntu Budgie, use it either on the Desktop or the Laptop. Linux laptop experience can be a lot of different when compared to desktop, so we would love to hear your voice. However, I also believe that the number of laptop user is also big, so we would love to know, what laptop are you using, the model, and how the Ubuntu Budgie is working for your.
I actually have two of the T560s. One is Intel graphics with a touchscreen, the other is the dual Intel/Nvidia graphics. I have no complaints, everything works well out of the box… wifi, bluetooth, suspend, etc… Almost hate to upgrade it, because I am so happy with it. (Only minor complaint is there is no CAPS LOCK light, so I rely on the panel applet)
Thinkpad T450s 16G, SSD, with a docking station,
2021 Dell XPS 15, 8G, SSD, and
Thinkpad T510, 8G and SSD.
Run UB 22.04 on all systems.
The Dell runs very well but does have an occasional Wifi network disconnect problem – long story.
The Thinkpad 450s, that replaced my desktop, has an occasional problem with screen size changes – laptop LCD vs 24" monitor.
Also thanks to the generosity of the UB community, my main (development) laptop is a HP ENVY x360 Convertible with a -never seen more gorgeous- 4k monitor. Using it by default on 200% scaling, but during testing new stuff on several available scales & in combination with external monitor.
Over several releases, it has had a few compatibility issues that had to be worked around, like non-working brightness & sound keys, not being able to wake up from suspend (both working on later releases), especially when using NVIDIA performance mode.
Battery life is acceptable for me when using Intel graphics (~ 4-5 hrs).
Mostly running on the current or next release, fresh install at least twice a year, then testing stuff “backwards” on other boxes with older releases.
This is my secondary work computer, with my primary being a MacBook Pro. All of our other developers use ubuntu and I wanted something that was much easier to use. When my machine was replaced last week, I initially used Zorin, but then discovered Budgie and reinstalled it and it’s changed my feeling about linux desktop GUI. I work on RedHat servers all day, but just command line.
With Budgie and kinto.sh remapping the keyboard to work like a MacBook, I’m loving working on Linux again.