Re: Does Xubuntu need a bit more love? Chapter 2.
The missus had been using 10.04 Lucid since its launch, but I managed to convince her to upgrade to the new LTS when it became available. Thinking she would prefer Xubuntu, being used to Gnome 2 and all, I stuck it on for her. But she hates it! I was really surprised by this. Having a couple of problems with it (eg. the Firefox window keeps disappearing for some reason, leaving behind only the window bar at the top, and nothing seems to recover it bar closing and relaunching it), and generally she doesn't find it as complete as the older Gnome Ubuntu.
Tried her out with Ubuntu 12.04 Unity and success! She loves it. Took a bit of time explaining the new desktop, but it's a real winner for her.
For me, I can see the appeal of Xubuntu, but I wouldn't use it on my own desktop personally. It's just not for me.
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