[Lubuntu-comms] Munich distributes Linux CDs to get people to ditch Windows XP

Jackson Doak noskcaj at ubuntu.com
Sat Sep 14 19:49:50 UTC 2013

I personally think canonical are doing the wrong thing, especially
since lubuntu would work on macs too. I don't think i've every seen
ubuntu working well on an old PC.

On Sat, Sep 14, 2013 at 9:18 PM, Nio Wiklund <nio.wiklund at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi everybody!
> The original suggestion was to use Lubuntu, which suits very well for
> ageing Windows XP computers and their users. But Canonical staff decided
> to supply Ubuntu instead. I think the reason is that there is no LTS
> version of Lubuntu, and nine months is way too short life-time for the
> München project.
> Unfortunately standard Ubuntu has too big foot-print for many of the
> ageing XP computers. If Precise Gnome Classic Tweaks had been delivered
> (as a tweaked respin), the chance of success would have been much
> greater (it allows switching between a good desktop environment for old
> computers and the modern Unity for newer computers).
> The One Button Installer is made for similar situations, to replace
> Windows XP, but there is an important difference. It is intended for USB
> pendrives, and cannot be mass-distributed as boot CDs. A user should
> download the image file and flash it to a pendrive, which can be used by
> several people in the neighbourhood. Precise Gnome Classic Tweaks as
> well as Lubuntu and several other versions, flavours and respins of
> Ubuntu are available as tarballs (compressed tar files).
> See this thread in the Ubuntu Forums and a direct link to a recent post
> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2157233
> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2157233&page=2&p=12788404#post12788404
> Best regards
> Nio
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