Rob Tongue robtongue at gmail.com
Wed Sep 26 02:51:02 UTC 2012

On 09/25/2012 10:30 PM, Eddie G. O'Connor Jr. wrote:
> On 09/25/2012 05:04 PM, ubuntu-users-request at lists.ubuntu.com wrote:
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> Well I myself have tried most of the desktops, 
> KDE.......LXDE........XFCE........Openbox.......Fluxbox......Enlightenment...and 
> of course Gnome (my favorite!....especially the latest version!) I can 
> say that what I appreciate even MORE is the fact that NO two users are 
> the same....and that's the biggest "draw" to Linux for a lot of 
> people. My brother is JUST starting to get interested enough in Linux 
> that he's asking about installing it.....if his 2003 laptop will be up 
> to the task etc. Anyone care to advise as to what he should install? I 
> personally don't think it can handle Unity and Ubuntu.....what's the 
> lightest distro out there?....
For a new user with an older laptop... XFCE would be ideal, with LXDE 
being a tad lighter, but I am partial to XFCE for ease of use.
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