I'd hoped I wouldn't have to ask. Ubuntu has come a long way since I first tried it, and I've managed to work through most of the real issues.
However, right now I have memory constraints and I'd like to lower the desktop environments usage. I read about using Xterm instead of gnome-terminal to save on memory and swaps. I have to be honest, I understand memory, and swap files but I have no idea what gnome terminal is doing or where/how I would go about changing the config files to make gnome use xterm instead. I thought about switching from gnome to xdm in order to lower memory usage even further, but even THIS simple task seemed complex to me, let alone changing out the window manager.
I'm running Ubuntu 10.10 32-Bit Kernel 2.6.35-32-generic GNOME 2.32.0
Please help. Thanks.