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  1. #11
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    Re: Xubuntu vs Lubuntu

    I last tried linux in 2004 but the support was not what I needed. I now find the support much better.

    I'm happy with Lubuntu which I installed a couple of months ago after a trial of Windows7 slowed down my system. I installed from a USB stick on old Toshiba Laptop Tecra A5 1.73 GHz Intel Pentium M, 760 GB RAM 60 GB hard drive, 1,280x768 native resolution.

    HOWEVER, I've added my own packages. Not with Synaptic (which I couldn't make work reliably) but with the terminal. I should say that I love Synaptic as a way of searching for software and info about software which I then install with the terminal.

    After a bit of mucking around I've settled on:
    leafpad (brilliant little text editor for HUGE text files)
    gnumeric for spreadsheet
    libreoffice-writer (closer to Microsoft word functionality and much better than abiword)
    ibus-pinyin for chinese (though it needed tweaking)

    The file manager (PCManFM 0.9.9) is awful and slow (sorry guys). So I've just installed gnome-commander after trying Nautilus and it being slow (I have a massive number of files).

    Sylpheed was awful too. So I installed thunderbird (but despite lots of effort I haven't been able to retrieve all my emails which Slypheed backed up)

    NOW my problem is to make a backup image of my system onto a USB stick. I haven't got around to figuring out how to do that.

  2. #12
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    Re: Xubuntu vs Lubuntu

    +1 for Lubuntu with your specs.

  3. #13
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    Re: Xubuntu vs Lubuntu

    I'd have to +1 Xubuntu..(specifically Xubuntu 11.10 both 32 & 64 bit flavors) coming from someone who runs a lot of linux distros from macpup/opensuse/bodhi/ubuntu/mint to all sorts of alternative window managers, xmonad/fluxbox/icewm/kde/gnome/ etc... Xubuntu is a very nice environment.. xfce4 and xfwm4 have come a LONG way and are worth taking a second look at.. virtual environment, HDD-install, live cd,, whatever you prefer..

    definitely stable feeling and light on resources... yes..yes.. other window mangers etc are lighter... just saying... the vanilla xubuntu experience is pretty nice.

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    Re: Xubuntu vs Lubuntu

    My hand-me-down computer has identical specs (512 RAM, Celeron processor) and runs Xubuntu just fine. I get the little extras that matter to me (the wonderful Xfce panel with "goodies" like a weather applet and such) without the big drain on resources.

    I have experienced no discernible difference in speed between Lubu and Xubu on this computer so far.

    Your mileage may vary, of course, but it's neat that even though my machine is 8 years old now, I don't have to give up the little things in the desktop interface that I like.

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    Re: Xubuntu vs Lubuntu

    Xubuntu 12.04 LTS is the best linux distro at the moment.
    Last edited by Marzata; May 10th, 2012 at 09:06 AM.

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    Re: Xubuntu vs Lubuntu

    I tend to agree with Marzata. Xubutu is what Ubuntu 10.04 was. Sure you can still have gnome 2 but, if you want to install and go, Xubuntu has it all! The only thing I miss is Rythembox and a right click format for USB drives (Use gparted instead). and I just don't want to install the required packages for I fear it will weight things down!

    Xubuntu got me back into Ubuntu!

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    Re: Xubuntu vs Lubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by Marzata View Post
    Xubuntu 12.04 LTS is the best linux distro at the moment.
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    Re: Xubuntu vs Lubuntu

    You can have them both. Just install Xubuntu (12.04) and after that install LXDE.

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    Re: Xubuntu vs Lubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by codingman View Post
    Opinion!
    One shared by me and a huge host of others!

  10. #20
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    Re: Xubuntu vs Lubuntu

    I've tried both Xubuntu and Lubuntu and I would have to say Lubuntu works best on older slower machines...

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