Dolphin research with Xubuntu!

Bruno Diaz b_d_r_i at
Wed Feb 4 18:52:24 UTC 2009

The Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute BDRI is a marine science and education centre committed to conserving the diversity and integrity of marine life to meet the needs of current and future generations. The BDRI has installed Xubuntu operating system in their laboratory computers. We decided to use Xubuntu as it is easier to maintain and in our experience offers better access to support. We use it for running office applications, graphics, educational and research software. Another reason for choosing Ubuntu is the software's easy installation and packaging system, a light way to migrate graduatelly from Windows to Linux. 

For our purposes Xubuntu works pretty well. We are guessing Xubuntu is mostly used as a lightweight Office desktop, runs faster than windows and never goes crazy!!!. Adittionally if we need any windows application to carry out analyses we use Wine as virtual desktop!

Thanks for Xubuntu,

Bruno Diaz Lopez
Research Biologist / Marine Zoologist
Chief Researcher
The Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute BDRI
V.Armando Diaz Nº4 07020 Golfo Aranci (SS) Italy
info at
Tel: + (39) 346 0815414
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