Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 17th Jul 2009 10:17 UTC
Xfce While we regularly discuss Ubuntu, and to a lesser degree Kubuntu, there's also a version of Ubuntu tailor-made for the Xfce desktop environment. As most of you are aware, it's called Xubuntu, and after trying it out for the first time, I have to say that I find that it provides a better and more coherent experience than Ubuntu (let alone Kubuntu).
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RE[2]: xubuntu a distribution?
by yahya on Sat 18th Jul 2009 13:00 UTC in reply to "RE: xubuntu a distribution?"
yahya
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Additional humor can be found from the fact that certain Linux/Ubuntu advocates dismiss Windows because it has "too many versions". ;)


Who says so? Well, in fact what I said was that Ubuntu, Xubuntu etc. just pretend to be different distributions. In fact all those customisations (Server, GNOME, Kubuntu, xubuntu, Ubuntustudio etc) use the same repository, they are just different metapackages and therefore install different selections of packages from that pool. and if you want you can have all of them installed at the same time, just as you can have GNOME, KDE, XFCE, E17, GNUstep and LXDE installed in parallel on Debian. ...

It may be that the different versions of Vista have the same technical base, but here switching between the versions is certainly much harder (and costier).

P.S: Why don't we have LUbuntu yet? I.e. Ubuntu with LXDE installed...

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