Introduction text on website (Was: A word or few about near future)

Allan Button abutton at
Sun Oct 30 20:54:34 UTC 2011

"Xubuntu is a fast and light operating system alternative. Xubuntu can be run on the latest and greatest hardware as well as extending the lifespan of last generation's hardware that would otherwise be destined for the scrap yard."

Or one for the financial department:
"Increase your ROI on hardware purchases by extending their lifetime, without compromising any functionality. Xubuntu has been tested on hardware that is current, and many generations old. Xubuntu has been proven successful in extending hardware refresh cycles by up to 300%"

"Throwing away a computer is like throwing away money. Let Xubuntu save you money! Same functionality no matter what hardware platform you install it on."

Allan Button
Network Operations Team

On 2011-10-30, at 4:13 PM, "Pasi Lallinaho" <pasi at<mailto:pasi at>> wrote:

On 10/30/2011 10:03 PM, Eero Tamminen wrote:

On sunnuntai 30 lokakuu 2011, Pasi Lallinaho wrote:
On 10/30/2011 01:29 PM, Elizabeth Krumbach wrote:
<xubuntu-devel at<mailto:xubuntu-devel at>>   wrote:
"It works well on a bit older hardware too." doesn't really read too
well in English.  I'd suggest either "It works well on older hardware
too." or "It works quite well on older hardware too."
Actually, can we get rid of it entirely?

On the old site we worked to remove references to Xubuntu being
optimized to run on older hardware because there are concerns about
how well it actually does out of the box - too many reviews were being
written with "this is supposed to be light-weight, and it's not"
Does this refer to resource (memory, disk) consumption or
CPU consumption (other than paging/swapping when memory
gets lot)?

slants that weren't painting the distro in a great light. I think it
would be good to focus on how great of a multi-purpose distro it is in
general rather than mentioning older hardware and possibly setting
folks up for disappointment, particularly if their definition of
"older" differs from ours.
that's an option too. I don't necessarily want to say "older hardware",
as many people think that it means any computer ever built.

On the other hand, since Xubuntu has gathered this reputation of being
light (whether it was true or false), it would be nice to not just
change the direction suddenly - at least seemingly.  This is why I'd
like to keep it, and also since we are getting light(er) again, compared
to Ubuntu for example.

Any ideas on how to express that Xubuntu works with say 5-year old PC's
too, but probably not with anything really ancient?
"Works also with few years older hardware"
"Doesn't require 3d acceleration"

Nowadays it being a more traditional desktop can also be
a selling point as there seem to be quite a fwe people who
aren't too fond of the changes in Gnome3 or KDE4.

I'm not sure if we want to use "traditional" (or "conservative") to that
matter, even if that might be correct. I think many people will think
"old" if one uses these words. Any ideas on other wording?

The current drafted introduction can be seen at

Let's not make this an issue too big. Once we've got our latest changes
for the theme and the slideshow plugin in, let's try to go online as
soon as possible, and think of changes to that after releasing.


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