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    Question Is Xfce over Lubuntu faster than Xubuntu?

    I had to switch from Xubuntu to Lubuntu because Xubuntu ran very slowly on my computer, but I found Lxde to be somewhat less user friendly than Xfce.

    So would installing Xfce over Lubuntu consume as much system resources as Xubuntu did?

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    Re: Is Xfce over Lubuntu faster than Xubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by bonheur1 View Post
    I had to switch from Xubuntu to Lubuntu because Xubuntu ran very slowly on my computer, but I found Lxde to be somewhat less user friendly than Xfce.

    So would installing Xfce over Lubuntu consume as much system resources as Xubuntu did?
    No, it would be slimmer to use LXDE/Lubuntu/Openbox verses Xfce or Xubuntu.

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    Re: Is Xfce over Lubuntu faster than Xubuntu?

    Xubuntu does load some extra things that plain XFCE doesn't, so simply installing xfce4 package may result in a snappier system, however, the improvement should be pretty small. You can give it a try.

    In my experience, OpenBox is the snappier WM, so anything LXDE or OpenBox based would be snappier than XFCE.

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    Re: Is Xfce over Lubuntu faster than Xubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3Miro View Post
    Xubuntu does load some extra things that plain XFCE doesn't, so simply installing xfce4 package may result in a snappier system, however, the improvement should be pretty small. You can give it a try.

    In my experience, OpenBox is the snappier WM, so anything LXDE or OpenBox based would be snappier than XFCE.
    The fastest I know that is still Ubuntu 11.10 is Madbox 11.10 and is Pure Openbox with Adeskbar.

    http://download.tuxfamily.org/madbox/madbox-11.10/

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    Re: Is Xfce over Lubuntu faster than Xubuntu?

    So I have to stick with, either, plain OpenBox or Lxde?

    Running Lubuntu instead of Xubuntu is like night and day on my computer.

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    Re: Is Xfce over Lubuntu faster than Xubuntu?

    Maybe provide your system specs and/or consider some kind of upgrading-like more ram?
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    Re: Is Xfce over Lubuntu faster than Xubuntu?

    you may also want to remember that whenever you add a windows manager it also puts more items in your menu. you will find that it may also have a negative improvement and rather cluttered
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    Re: Is Xfce over Lubuntu faster than Xubuntu?

    never heard of this one MADBOX?

    Quote Originally Posted by oldtimer7777 View Post
    The fastest I know that is still Ubuntu 11.10 is Madbox 11.10 and is Pure Openbox with Adeskbar.

    http://download.tuxfamily.org/madbox/madbox-11.10/
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    Re: Is Xfce over Lubuntu faster than Xubuntu?

    xfce4-core is "lighter" than xubuntu-desktop, give it a try.

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    Re: Is Xfce over Lubuntu faster than Xubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by bluexrider View Post
    never heard of this one MADBOX?
    Never heard of Adeskbar? It is where they probably got the idea for Unity deskbar. lol

    Same developer, just his personal custom version of Ubuntu 11.10 with adeskbar preconfigured. Very minimal.

    Much faster than anything else I have tried when it comes to custom 11.10 distos out there..

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