Is Xubuntu dead?

Harold Aling h.aling at
Thu Oct 11 13:32:59 UTC 2007

On Thu, 11 Oct 2007 15:18:56 +0200, Oliver Hoffmann <oliver at>
> Jani Monoses schrieb:
>> Craig Sampson wrote:
>>> I'm wondering about this too.  I can't see what the point of Xubuntu
> might be if its essentially Gnome (and Gnome apps) with the XFCE desktop.
>> Are you using Xubuntu Feisty or Gutsy?
> Hi :)
> I am using Xubuntu Gutsy and I enjoy the added speed I am getting from
> using the XFCE desktop. So for me Xubuntu makes sense, even if a lot of
> the applications are based on Gnome.

Couldn't have said it better!

Almost all Gnome stuff is optional, so I personally remove some apps after
a Xubuntu install, but I'd recon that for a new Xubuntu user, the given set
of applications are OK.

Best would be that the default Gnome-loaded apps get stripped of their
dependencies, but that's subject to the amount of time Xubuntu devs are
willing to devote to that...


> cheers
> Oliver Hoffmann
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