Why does Xubuntu desktop look like GNOME?

Pekka Kujansuu pekuja at gmail.com
Mon May 1 11:54:25 UTC 2006

On Mon, 2006-05-01 at 14:41 +0300, Jani Monoses wrote:

> 1) to be as light as possible given that gtk2, Xorg and the default
> ubuntu base are not especially light
> 2) to be as simple to use as possible
> neither of these two have anything to do with what it's called or
> whatever else it resembles :) 

Ok, I have nothing against those goals, but the branding of Xubuntu is
confusing. The 'X' is quite obviously a reference to XFCE, and the logo
features the XFCE mouse. The impression people are going to get is "this
is Ubuntu but with an XFCE desktop, just like Kubuntu is Ubuntu with a
KDE desktop" yet Xubuntu aims to be something different, and it just
happens so that XFCE is used to make Xubuntu happen.

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