Re: differences between the different flavors of ubuntu?
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Originally Posted by BigZ1981
Kubuntu: If stability is something you're looking for, kubuntu might not be the best choice. It's a great flavor, one of my two favorites, but it does have occasional issues with applications crashing. It's also not an "officially canonical supported" derivative anymore. Has great eye-candy if you want it, and great productivity features.
Xubuntu: I love Xubuntu, it strikes a great balance between utility, speed, and looks. It runs smoothly as well. It comes with a nice light default application load-out, but you can always add more! It's an official ubuntu dirivative, so it should be consistent for some time to come.
Lubuntu: Uses a very lightweight and simple desktop. It's great for older computers that need the small footprint, or for people who like a really clean, austere look.
Ubuntu Gnome: Has the Gnome3 desktop, which is a full-featured and resource intensive environment. Some people have criticized both Gnome3 and Unity for "hiding" a lot of the operating system from the user.
I'm one of those people who really dislikes Unity. I think it's slow, cumbersome, and obfuscated, so I'm not recommending "standard" Ubuntu to anyone anymore.
Fedora is similar to Ubuntu Gnome. LinuxMint is a lot like the older "classic" ubuntu desktop, which a lot people liked.
ArchLinux and Slackware can take a bit more "linux know-how" than the others mentioned, but they also offer thier own advantages. The 'Buntu family is deffinitely the most new-user friendly of the linux bunch.
-Custom Built Box Ubuntu 12.04 & Windows 7 dual boot: AMD-fx6300 3.5 GHz, Asrock 990FX Extreme4, Radeon HD7870, Ares 1600 Ram, Samsung EVO SSD, Momentus Hybrid HDD.
-Thinkpad T500: KDE-Ubuntu 13.10 & Windows 7 dual boot