Ubuntu without pre-installed software?

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Tue Sep 18 20:18:29 UTC 2012

On 18 September 2012 20:37, Johnny Rosenberg <gurus.knugum at gmail.com> wrote:
> Yes, I think so too. Going to try the netinstall next time I install
> Ubuntu. Probably pretty soon, as I'm going to replace Xubuntu (which I
> don't like at all) on my Eee-PC.

Fair enough.

Lubuntu is pretty good, for what it's worth, and small and fast.
Crunchbang, as recommended by our simian friend earlier, is even
smaller and faster and more minimal, but you don't get luxuries like
desktop icons, automatic mounting of drives and so on. Works well,

But if you want to roll you own, go for it! It's fun.

What window manager were you thinking of?

I have been occasionally working on a WindowMaker remix - both Ubuntu
and Debian worked quite well at this. Once I have that working, I plan
to try to build a GNUstep desktop on top of that.

Personally, if I were going that route because I did not want the
preconfigured software selections around desktops such as Unity
(Ubuntu), GNOME 3 (Gnobuntu), KDE (Kubuntu), Xfce (Xubuntu) or LXDE
(Lubuntu), I would go with Debian. It is pretty easy to install these
days, comes with pretty much everything Ubuntu does, and it's easier
to roll-your-own config. This is a normal, expected thing with Debian;
it isn't so much so with Ubuntu except on the server.

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