One of the reasons for releasing Xubuntu as a derivative by itself rather than letting people install ubuntu and the grab xfce from the repository<br>is that it allows install on a somewhat smaller disk, does not require you to have a network connection and generally takes less hassle to install.
<br>If the users will only be people who would have used ubuntu + xfce from the repos anyway (which I seriously doubt) so be it, at least we have made it<br>easier for them. Everyone is free to choose what too use, and my view is that diversity is good as long as it does not lead to too much duplication of efforts
<br>on developers part and confusion on users' . If I were to use a feather-like even lighter distro I'd sure prefer it be ubuntu based as well.<br><br>Jani<br><br>