[xubuntu-users] Xubuntu - my favourite

James Freer jessejazza3.uk at gmail.com
Thu Sep 12 22:05:21 UTC 2013

On Thu, Sep 12, 2013 at 3:13 PM, Neil Winchurst <neilwin at drofle.co.uk> wrote:
> On 12/09/13 15:03, Anthony Papillion wrote:
>> I've been all over the Linux landscape and, I have to say, I keep coming
>> back to Xubuntu. Originally, I chose it because I was running an older
>> laptop that didn't have much power. Xubuntu ran smoothly when its
>> heavier cousins didn't. Now, I have much better hardware but, I figure,
>> why put the heavier desktops on them just for the glitz? Xubuntu lets me
>> do everything I want to do simply and with all the power I need. Plus, I
>> know I'm squeezing every single bit of power out of my machine.
>> I have no reason to go to anything but Xubuntu. I develop software,
>> chat, watch movies, compose music, edit videos, everything and I've
>> never run into a problem. Why would I ever go anywhere else? :-)
>> Regards,
>> Anthony
> I have always used fairly new and reasonably powerful computers, so that
> wasn't the reason I first tried xfce. But when I did I liked it. Looking
> around, as I said before, I found that xfce, when it was available, was
> normally not the main desktop manager for the distro, but it was 'also
> available'. Apart from everything else about Xubuntu, I like the fact that
> xfce is the only DM. Just the one thing to concentrate on.
> And I also am not interested in all the glitz and bling that some of the
> heavier distros provide. Can't see the point myself. So I now use a new
> laptop which is quite powerful and Xubuntu goes like the clappers. As you
> said, why go anywhere else?
> Neil

Like others have said - I also use xubuntu because I like its minimal
approach and I add what I want to it (rather than doing what I used to
do with Ubuntu back in 2009 - remove some and add others).

I also did a survey of other xfce distros and also find that it is by
far the most stable and pleasant to use. I also looked at the rolling
release ones and I don't follow the rolling release model thoughts

I was unfairly criticised when I mentioned it a while back in a
discussion about improvement. I had mentioned that I think an
improvement would be to have one annual point release as 6 month
releases do demand quite a lot of work for developers. But rolling
release seems very much a backward step for stability.

But as far as the current situation goes - Distrowatch Page hit
ranking Xubuntu is #27. So how can we promote Xubuntu to the place it


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