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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xubuntu a distribution?
by yahya on Sat 18th Jul 2009 11:33 UTC
yahya
Member since:
2007-03-29

I always find it funny how X/K/ [younamit]buntu are always talked about as if these were seperate distributions. The are just metapackages. Every ubuntu user can test xubuntu by typing "sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop" in a terminal window. I mean, nobody ever referred to Debian with KDE installed as KDebian or Redhat with GNUstep as Gredhat.

And what makes XFCE on Ubuntu so much different/better from XFCE on any other distribution?

I cannot avoid the impression that the only reason why there is an article on XFCE on Ubuntu and not SuSE, RedHat or Debian is just the brand, nothing else.

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RE: xubuntu a distribution?
by strcpy on Sat 18th Jul 2009 12:12 in reply to "xubuntu a distribution?"
strcpy Member since:
2009-05-20

Additional humor can be found from the fact that certain Linux/Ubuntu advocates dismiss Windows because it has "too many versions". ;)

Edited 2009-07-18 12:13 UTC

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RE[2]: xubuntu a distribution?
by yahya on Sat 18th Jul 2009 13:00 in reply to "RE: xubuntu a distribution?"
yahya Member since:
2007-03-29

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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RE: xubuntu a distribution?
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 18th Jul 2009 13:49 in reply to "xubuntu a distribution?"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

I specifically said why I was talking about Xubuntu and not Fedora or anything else: I prefer Debian.

Also, I specifically talked about a *variant* of Ubuntu, which is *exactly* what Xubuntu is. It has a different desktop environment, different artwork, different set of default applications.

Inn other words, your comment is off in every possible way.

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