Xubuntu's goals

Ghostvirus theghostvirus at gmail.com
Tue Feb 5 20:27:26 UTC 2008

On Feb 5, 2008 2:18 PM, Arthur H. Johnson II <arthur.johnson at gmail.com>

> I think the focus should be on making Xubuntu the lightweight
> Ubuntu-like distro, as well as promoting Xfce.  In other words, I feel
> that Xfce is the perfect tool to unite all the low-calorie applications
> together.
> Being user friendly should take a back seat to bringing Ubuntu to
> platforms like old laptops, UMPCs, or making hardware with limited
> resources like new again.<https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/xubuntu-devel>

I agree with this. Many of the apps and utilities that are considered
"lightweight" are aiming to be so, and aren't necessarily aiming at also
being newbie-friendly. More often than not, they assume you know what you're
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