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  1. Re: Best Version of Ubuntu: LTS or Current?

    I might use Virtual if I had space on the HDD for that. I've run others off Live images to look at them but mine is an old dinorsaur and I just don't want to tax it so much.
  2. Re: Best Version of Ubuntu: LTS or Current?

    Which is "better" depends on the user. I stick to LTS releases because I have only one computer and it absolutely has to work reliably and not be messed up by an update. So LTS is "better" for me....
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    Re: Has Ubuntu lost it's Ubuntu?

    If not Ubuntu, then Lubu, Kubu, Xubu, Edubu... these are community-developed "distrolets" fully endorsed and supported by Canonical. Xubuntu users who care enough to join the mailing lists and help...
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    Re: A message to Canonical

    My message to Canonical: THANK YOU for making an awesome operating system and giving it away for free; for providing support for it; for facilitating it's improvement, adaptation, and implementation...
  5. Re: Differences between Linux distributions

    Many Linux distros are built for "niche" markets. They may not use the same kernel or include the same drivers. Some distros are a good fit for older, modest hardware (Lubuntu, Xubuntu, Crunchbang,...
  6. [ubuntu] Re: How Well Does It Work Out Of The Box?

    You can even opt to add them during installation (Fluendo). It is illegal in some countries to include these proprietary codecs on the CD.
  7. [SOLVED] Re: Can I Safely Rmove or Inactivate Plymouth?

    Wonderful, thank you!! This will be fun! I'll mark it SOLVED and thank both of you very much!

    Oh, side note: Gedebi was not installed by default in my Xubuntu 12.04 like it used to be in Lucid....
  8. [other] Re: OSS to block unwanted websites from PC

    There is also Dansguardian, available in the repositories.
  9. [xubuntu] Re: Unable to change desktop wallpaper after turning to Nautilus

    Wallpapers are stored in usr ->share -> xfce4 -> backdrops. You can move favorite downloaded wallpaper images there (you need root access), and then use the regular right-click -> Desktop Settings...
  10. [xubuntu] Re: How do I put Panels beneath windows?

    In 12.04, right-click anywhere on the desktop, Applications -> Settings -> Settings Manager. Select Panel. You can have as many panels as you want! Top, bottom, either or both sides, all in...
  11. [xubuntu] Re: Absolute Idiot's Guide to Themes?

    Here is one that might help, and here is one with some screen shots and stuff to help you visualize things.
  12. [SOLVED] Re: Trying a new DE, does it effect performance?

    Ubuntu updates everything that needs updating - everything that is installed. But you can choose "only security updates" and "only long-term-support versions" if you're one of those paranoid people...
  13. [SOLVED] Can I Safely Rmove or Inactivate Plymouth?

    I want to try something just for fun. When I boot up my old desktop with Xubuntu 12.04 on it for a friend, I don't want her to know it's Xubuntu (until I'm ready to tell her, "guess what? You're...
  14. [SOLVED] Re: Trying a new DE, does it effect performance?

    My computer is half of that and runs Xubuntu 12.04 LTS faster and prettier than it did WindowsXP when it was brand new! If you want the latest bleeding-edge stuff - and are willing to pay a little...
  15. [SOLVED] Re: Trying a new DE, does it effect performance?

    Xfce as a desktop environment is not much "heavier" or slower than the ultralight LXDE desktop. But Xubuntu may be "heavier" or slower than it's younger sibling because of the installed applications...
  16. [SOLVED] Re: Trying a new DE, does it effect performance?

    Here is the best "layman's language" summary of the subject I've ever read. It's a little old now because it doesn't include some newcomers to the party but it's in plain and simple newbie-friendly...
  17. Re: An open letter to new users from a previous new user. :)

    I started keeping a little "Linux journal" after I saw how much it helped someone else to keep a list of helpful commands and ways of solving common problems. He didn't have to keep Googling and...
  18. Re: Why gNewSense repos are in Ubuntu?

    Hey, quick - someone go ask why Ubuntu repos are in Mint! Just for fun
  19. Re: An open letter to new users from a previous new user. :)

    I found this blog post and thought it fit this thread perfectly: A Linux Hitchhiker
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    [xubuntu] Re: battery plug in

    Use Synaptic to install xfce-goodies. It includes a battery monitor and you can right-click on the panel or notification try and add it.
  21. Re: Where are we now and where are we going to?

    No, not Linux, just certain Linux distributions that are all about experimentation and exploring the outer edges. If you want a Linux that is stable rather than experimental, do what a lot of us do...
  22. Re: Where are we now and where are we going to?

    I don't really think the desktop computer is really on it's way to being totally replaced by mobile devices. For many applications, the mobile stuff will dominate, but people still produce...
  23. [ubuntu] Re: Do a switch from ubuntu to lubuntu/openbox without loosing the advantages?

    A minimal install + Openbox would fly fast! But it is probably not for those without some expertise. I suggest Xubuntu or Lubuntu (Lubuntu uses Openbox as it's window manager, sounds like what you...
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    [xubuntu] Re: Lubuntu

    Xubuntu and Lubuntu are both simple and fast. Unless you have a really old computer (say less than 512 RAM), I recommend Xubuntu. It has more features and is much more easily configurable in my...
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    [ubuntu] Re: 13.04 ubu to xubuntu

    After installing either xfce4 or xubuntu-desktop, remember that you have to choose a session when you log onto your computer. The session will be a choice of stuff like KDE, Kubuntu, Xfce, Xubuntu,...
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