Xubuntu's goals

Vincent imnotb at gmail.com
Wed Feb 6 08:15:51 UTC 2008

On 06/02/2008, Charlie Kravetz <cjk at teamcharliesangels.com> wrote:
> As a user and seldom a tester, I have followed these discussions with
> some amazement. The first time I tried Xubuntu on my old 400Mhz cpu
> machine, I was amazed at the speed at which it loaded and ran
> applications. I loved the colors, clean panels, and most apps.
> I did not find everything easy to use and change, nor did I expect to.
> It seemed to be a great desktop, but more advanced than Ubuntu with
> Gnome was. It ran fast, which meant to me that I would have to work a
> little harder to learn how to manipulate what I wanted to get the
> changes I wanted. That was fine. You get _what you pay for_, right?
> I have since promoted Xubuntu every chance I get, even when some would
> dispute the idea that no version of ubuntu could be run on older
> hardware with small memory and slow cpu´s.

The problem is that that might be true: the Ubuntu base is the bottleneck
and thus our requirements will be higher if the base grows larger. Of
course, Xubuntu is still lighter than Ubuntu, but there is a limit.

That got me in trouble a
> couple of times, but, so what. I know a good OS when I use it. I am
> sorry to see what is now happening. If the current issues result in a
> split just because people have different opinions, that would be a very
> wrong thing! That would mean a lot of effort goes wasted, and a lot of
> processes start over. That also means users like me get left out in the
> cold again. Do we stay at version 6.01 or 7.10?
> Please find a common ground again. I know all of you guys worked
> together at one time. There must be a way to set aside differences and
> strive once again for a common goal.

But what if there just is no common ground? Unfortunately none of the
developers have responded so far so we still do not know what they have in
mind exactly. We can try and pretend there is a common ground by not
speaking out one's preferences, but in the end, this won't work. If the
developers' goals are quite similar then it is possible to find a common
ground, but if they differ greatly then it's better to know than to pretend
there is no difference.

> Thanks if you read this. It is just my .02 cents(US) worth.

I read everything :)

> Charlie Kravetz
> Linux Registered User Number 425914          [http://counter.li.org/]
> Never let anyone steal your DREAM.           [http://keepingdreams.com]

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