Linux: You reap what you tweak.
XFCE is what made me finally jump from KDE last year. The Xubuntu team does a very nice job implementing it.
Ran it live..Looks very nice indeed.
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My first time ever to experiment with Linux came last week when I installed Xubuntu on my old Dell Mini 10v netbook. I rigged it to dual boot with Windows XP on the other partition. And I have to say that I'm extremely impressed.
From XP to Xubuntu, my startup time was sliced from 46 seconds to 30 seconds. Similarly, Xubuntu chopped down my shutdown time from 27 seconds to a mere 6 seconds! Amazing! I've never seen anything like it. Ironically, all the Ad-Aware, Noton Anti-virus, and autoscanning then went on with the XP side ended up choking up my system. I couldn't decide whether it was medicine or poison. Xubuntu has breathed new life into my netbook, which has a modest Intel Atom processor and 1GB RAM.
I'm amazed that all my hardware works perfectly. Wireless works. Wired ethernet works. USBs work. I'm really impressed how the Ubuntu Store extends functionality. It is a godsend. Exploring the widget-like programs is really satisfying and fun.
It's recently become my favorite.
"All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward."
This is soooo much better than just "Ubuntu with Xfce tied on." It's smartly put together, very very fast, infinitely configurable, and has wisely chosen default applications and settings that make it super easy and super fast.
Of course there are a few changes I make to mine right away, swapping a few applications for others (Seamonkey in place of Firefox and Thunderbird, that sort of thing) and I add my favorite themes and such, but wow, omygoodness, Xubuntu is the fastest and best put together Xfce distro I have ever used (Crunchbang, Phoenix, Vector, Debian, Linux Mint Xfce, SalixOS - I've tried a few) but no more distro hopping for this kid!
With Xubuntu is Christmas every day. Still can't believe how fast, configurable and responsive it is.
What I love about it the most is that it doesn't get in the way of improving and extending. I've supercharged it with Cairo-Dock, Recoll, Synapse and even Compiz on my high-end laptop. Still runs like a champ.
husband@wife$ make sandwich
husband@wife$ sudo make sandwich
Yea I'm indeed enjoying it. I'm going to do a wipe on my hard drive and install Xubuntu. But need to back up files from windoze and xubuntu.