Jonathan Carter jonathan at ubuntu.com
Tue Apr 25 17:28:17 UTC 2006

Hi Andy

On Tue, 2006-04-25 at 09:42 +0200, Andy Rabagliati wrote:
> Thanks Jonathan. My main interest in Xubuntu is for Thin Client labs.

To a large extent, same here! (but that you already know ;) )

You'll be happy to know that Jani is working on getting the Ubuntu LTSP
on the Xubuntu CD as well, so that there'll be a Xubuntu LTSP
installation option on the CD.

> It says :-
>     © 2006 Canonical. Canonical, Xubuntu, Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Edubuntu are
>     registered trademarks of Canonical Ltd.
> Just checking - is Xubuntu trademarked ?

Jani- do you know if it is? Either way, I'll follow up with silbs.

> Regarding the reasons for Xubuntu's existence - what is the attitude to
> Gnome / KDE apps ?
> 1. Brakes on - only if we have to use it ?
> 2. Embrace ?
> 3. Stats on memory usage ?
> Once a single Gnome app is in use, is the slippery slope already slipped ?
> Do we then not care if another Gnome app is started, because all the
> libraries are already resident ?

It's of course, completely up to the user how they want to waste their
memory. If they want to install a KDE or GNOME app from universe, why
not? The Xubuntu policy though is to include only GTK2 applications as
far as possible. I don't think Xubuntu currently has any GNOME or KDE
apps shipped with it.

> Is there a table that lists, by application area, what app is used by
> Xubuntu / Kubuntu / Ubuntu / Edubuntu ?

That sounds like a fantastic idea. I'm surprised it hasn't come up yet.

> Will xubuntu-desktop make it onto the single CD release ?

Single Ubuntu release? No, that CD is too full. Xubuntu is getting it's
own iso though. Not sure if that answers your question though :)


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