Once upon a time , I pulled up to the end of the brakes on my ancient Atom N260. I thought a bit, and decided to take it to hell all the gnome and Unity, and install xfce.
Looked , thought and decided to demolish then half of xfce too.
And in general a rather big part of the system was purged, burned as after crusade, and other part was tuned manually.
Then I compiled newest kernel with pf patch and calmed down.
Since then, as the year has passed . Stability and speed constantly pleasing I must say) But less and less programs are building for 12.04, and the more tasty ones released under 12.10 , 13.04 , and their ilk . It's time to upgrade my friends.
But to my great regret, Google is full of **** about cutting ubuntu and install xfce-desktop, there is nothing good I could find.
Tried to refer to the documentation useful to study Debian. There I saw a lot of valuable advice, but unfortunately, I didn't find the detailed description of the processes occurring during upgrade or so. I can not even see what I eventually get , or ubuntu packages with xfce, whether installed packages just refresh ...
I just want to get system based on 12.10 or further. Not a bunch of newly installed packages, but only an opportunity to install bunch of new packages.
Good red-eyed brothers (and sisters , sisters in particular), please share the experience, and even better detailed manual. Manual explaining what actually happens at a time of upgrade, and how to make such manipulation in manual mode.
P.S.: Update this version, or to experience the process of updating necessary, other options are NOT CONSIDERED.