Ubuntu without pre-installed software?

chris chevhq at gmail.com
Tue Sep 18 21:43:15 UTC 2012

On Tue, 2012-09-18 at 21:18 +0100, Liam Proven wrote:
> 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,
> though.
> 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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That said, I believe evolution is still broken in Debian

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