You may soon be able to buy Linux laptops and PCs pre-loaded with Ubuntu Budgie.
That’s if hints dropped on the Linux distribution’s social media pages are to be believed.
Ubuntu Budgie has had a pretty knock-out couple of years, going from unofficial remix to an official Ubuntu flavour.
Now, it seems that success is set to continue with some sort of hardware deal, possibly with a UK-based seller of Linux hardware.
Possible Ubuntu Budgie Hardware Deal
The laptop shot is of their £799 Bellona laptop, while the PC image shows the £599 Neptune all-in-one.
Nimbusoft already offer Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Ubuntu MATE install options on their devices. Seeing Ubuntu Budgie added to that list isn’t exactly a major leap.
Despite being (apparently) based in the UK Nimbusoft is not a company I’ve personally heard of. They’ve never reached out to us through our press channels, and I can’t recall ever seeing our readers mention or recommend them, either.
Furthermore, the company claims to working on its own Linux distribution called ‘Eloquent OS’, based on Plasma 5. A custom app store is in the mix too.
Admittedly we’d prefer to prop this rumour up with something more substantive than a few social media posts — so for now consider this post pure speculation. It’s us thinking out loud.
With that in mind I’d caution against idly throwing money in anyone’s direction for Ubuntu Budgie products until something more definite is announced or unveiled.
We’ll keep this one filed under Rumour Mill for now — but if we see anything else, we’ll let you know!