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Old 08-14-2010, 02:55 PM   #1
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Cool Ubuntu or Xubuntu?

Should I get Ubuntu or Xubuntu? What originally appealed to me from Ubuntu was having facebook, email, all of that in one window being managed from the desktop. Then I heard about Xubuntu. Is Xubuntu good with this too? What are the differences? What does it do better or worse?

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Old 08-14-2010, 03:36 PM   #2
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Default Re: Ubuntu or Xubuntu?

Xubuntu is a lighter install of Ubuntu, reading your sys specs in your other thread, you should just go Ubuntu

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Old 08-14-2010, 04:21 PM   #3
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The main difference (perhaps the only major one) is that XUbuntu uses XFCE as its window manager - it's much lighter on resources than Gnome or KDE, hence the fact it makes that distro one geared to older PCs.

Unless you're getting things up and running on older hardware (~decade or older) then XUbuntu is probably the better bet, otherwise there's no need.
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