[ubuntu-uk] Lubuntu

Rob Beard rob at esdelle.co.uk
Thu Feb 10 16:47:44 UTC 2011


gazz <pmgazz at gmx.co.uk> wrote:

By the way, thanks to whomever suggested Lubuntu for my eeePC. I've finally had to bite down on the fact that it can't run Ubuntu Netbook sensibly with a 4GB USB HD even stripping out locales and other clutter and constantly cleaning up apt like a madwoman. Xubuntu's too big as well. I tried Puppy but whilst it's a really good little distro for non-techie's to do web/email/office, it's a bit of a shag learning a slack-based distro so you can get it to do *anything* else - and you end up having to compile everything onto it cos the package handler isn't really functional yet - then the compiler breaks if you install it to HD! DSL is grumpyl. I was contemplating slapping XFCE on Debian or something but obviously that isn't going to work for the non-techie users. I'm really looking for something with oob functinality for non-tech users that can revive the clapped out PCs used by lots of smaller charities (besides something low-hassle for the eeePC). Lubuntu does the job, your basic
web/email/office stuff oob, and I can get stuff I need like sshfs and nfs clients etc working on the cli in 10 mins. Chromium gets on my nerves but I thought I'd try Midori which seems OK. Pity the swiftfox/swiftweasel projects seem a bit lacking in energy - need the functionality of FF but it just hogs ridiculous amounts of HD :( Anyway, Lubuntu's the first 'lite' Ubuntu flavour that really does the job oob yet is a grown-up OS which I could feel confident giving to non-techie charity orgs too. Paula -- ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-uk https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UKTeam/ 


I might have another look at Lubuntu, I've been looking into a basic lightweight distro for two P3 laptops for a local Surestart centre for the kids to use things like Tuxpaint, GCompris, etc on and I too have found XFCE a bit resource hungry, and I didn't fancy messing around with Debian.

Rob
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