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    Installing a lighter distro

    Currently using ubunto 13.10 and loving it but I'm thinking about possibly switching to a lighter distro the machine I'm running it on is set up to dual boot windows 8.1 / ubunto unfortunately I need to keep windows around .... Looking for suggestions on distros and if I was to do this what would be the proper way to go about changing distro?

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    Re: Installing a lighter distro

    try bodhi im enjoying it fast and looks great

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    Re: Installing a lighter distro

    Xubuntu is light on resources, but if you want something lighter there is Lubuntu.

    http://xubuntu.org
    http://lubuntu.net

    PS: Soon this should go into Ubuntu, Linux & OS Chat I am guessing.
    Last edited by su:bhatta; March 23rd, 2014 at 03:05 AM.
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    Re: Installing a lighter distro

    And as far as the switch how would I go about that?

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    Re: Installing a lighter distro

    Well, there are 2 paths:

    1) Install lubuntu-desktop/ xubuntu-desktop from Software Center. Once it is installed Log-out and when you log in choose the LXDE/XFCE from the Log-in screen, that will give you the LXDE/XFCE desktop.

    2) Download a iso of Xubuntu/Lubuntu from the respective sites mentioned in my earlier post and have a go

    In case you install from Software Center, there will be some application that you will see twice over, Like 'Settings' 'Online Accounts' etc, when you do, you post a fresh thread to sort it out, else like me you can keep them all.
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    Re: Installing a lighter distro

    Thanks

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    Re: Installing a lighter distro

    Try Elementary OS Luna before anything else. It's very good indeed.

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    Re: Installing a lighter distro

    I've tried that and yes I should have started this thread else where .. please feel free to adjust
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    Re: Installing a lighter distro

    MX 14 with LXDE added works beautifull for my laptop
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    Re: Installing a lighter distro

    Quote Originally Posted by scollar1971 View Post
    I've tried that and yes I should have started this thread else where .. please feel free to adjust
    Don't have to worry about that, if the thread is going elsewhere the Moderators will do the needful.
    Just remember threads relating to support are generally posted in this 'Absolute Beginner's Section'

    Did you get the iso's or did you install simply the Desktop Environments from Software Center?

    You can have a look in this page for illustrative example : http://askubuntu.com/questions/44062...l-lxde-lubuntu
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