What's the difference between Xubuntu and Ubuntu?

Michael Haney thezorch at gmail.com
Tue Nov 4 14:56:25 UTC 2008

On Tue, Nov 4, 2008 at 9:34 AM, Steve Lamb <grey at dmiyu.org> wrote:
> Michael Haney wrote:
>> You forgot to add that XCFE is a lightweight desktop environment for
>> slower machines with less RAM.  XFCE looks and acts like Gnome because
>> its built from Gnome's source code.
>    No, it's not.
>> Believe it or not, but back in the day Gnome looked and functioned
>> more like KDE than it does today.  Gnome today is more like the menu
>> bar in Mac OS X minus the dock.
>    No, it didn't.

Then why do XFCE and Gnome look so much alike?  I was always told it
was a fork of Gnome.  Even those in my Ubuntu Users Group said it was.

And yes Gnome did look like KDE long ago.  It had a menu button with
the  famous Gnome foot print symbol on it and worked like the KDE
application menu does today.  This was over 10 years ago on a copy of
Red Hat and Mandrake I was trying out in the 90's.

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