[xubuntu-users] Are there any Xubuntu users here?
drmgiver at gmail.com
Wed May 4 15:48:02 UTC 2011
I'm going with the option that reads "He's trolling". Never wrestle
with a pig. You both get dirty and the pig enjoys it.
On 05/03/2011 11:00 AM, ross smith wrote:
>> I would expect find apps that fit the spirit of the derivative.
> I haven't encountered that phrase before: "the spirit of the
> What would you say is "the spirit" of Ubuntu? Hardly lightweight,
> being a full blown Gnome distribution. Unity is not lightweight
> I never said that ubuntu was lightweight or that they intended their
> distribution to be lightweight.
>> Xubuntu, and Xfce4 are both based around the idea of a
>> lightweight but fully featured desktop.
> It certainly seems so. But certainly not in "the spirit of"
> Ubuntu. Why did they bother to call it Xubuntu and yet leave out
> everything remotely like Ubuntu?
> xubuntu (and all of the other derivatives for that matter) has no
> impetus to follow along with whatever ubuntu is doing. That's the
> whole point of a derivative distribution; to do something different
> with the operating system. What's the point in rolling a different
> distro based on the sources of ubuntu if you're not going to change
>> The apps I would expect to be included with xubuntu are lighter
>> alternatives to those in ubuntu.
> I would certainly expect "lighter alternatives" if Xfce sat on top
> of a CLI based derivative, but I repeat: Why did they bother to
> call it Xubuntu and yet leave out everything remotely like Ubuntu?
> Justin said it best:
> One more time: BECAUSE IT ISN'T UBUNTU!!!
> "If Xfce sat on top of a CLI based derivative"
> Either you really don't know how linux works at all (in which case I'd
> do some reading before ranting on a mailing list...) or you're just
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