Xubuntu.org Website Review

Eero Tamminen oak at helsinkinet.fi
Tue Jul 19 07:47:06 UTC 2011


On tiistai 19 heinäkuu 2011, Elizabeth Krumbach wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 17, 2011 at 5:57 PM, Phil Whitaker
> >  Get Xubuntu (http://xubuntu.org/getubuntu)
> > Firstly, the link to this page isn't the best - can't it be /getxubuntu
> > instead?

As distro names is already in domain name, why it couldn't simply be /get
or /download?

> > In the Install Xubuntu from Ubuntu section, it states "Next time you
> > login, you can choose Xfce4 from the Session menu on the login
> > screen."  In 11.04 it's "Xfce session", but you should actually choose
> > "Xubuntu session".
> I don't log in very often (I'm always logged in!) so I don't remember,
> when was the change so we can word this correctly? Should we just
> change it to say "Xubuntu session" or was there a time in supported
> history when it was "Xfce session"?

Distribution can have multiple desktop environments installed at
the same time.

If user has also installed e.g. ubuntu studio metapackage, should the other
login alternative on his Xubuntu distribution login screen be for "Ubuntu
Studio distribution" or "Gnome desktop"?

Or if user installs xubuntu metapackage to a Kubuntu distro, should
the alternative be "Xubuntu distribution" or "XFCE desktop"?

The question isn't quite black&white because the desktops aren't
pure upstream desktop environment but have distribution specific
tunings, e.g. Xubuntu flavor of XFCE desktop is made to look like
Ubuntu Gnome 2.x desktop, it doesn't look like pure XFCE.

It depends a bit also on what kind of balance you want between
Xubuntu & XFCE branding and what the majority of users except.

Most descriptive would be something like:
	Xubuntu XFCE desktop session

But it's a bit long. :-)

	- Eero

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