minimal ubuntu + xfce vs xubuntu
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 6, 2011
I am a minimalist when it comes down to IT and a functionality enthusiast.
Therefore - combined with the fact that i want the most speed out of my new SSD, which also has not much space - i am sure that i want to use xfce as my desktop environment (for my notebook)
Advantages of minimal ubuntu + xfce compared to xubuntu:
-) minimalistic install: from the start on there are only programs running that i want and i can control every library (and etc) that is being installed (therefore: no space is wasted and i have total control over my system)
-) all the advantages of ubuntu: drivers, updates, community, flexibility, support, et cetera
Disadvantages of minimal ubuntu + xfce compared to xubuntu:
-) it seems .... "complicated" is not the term i am looking for.. you could call it "unnecessary work" to decide from scratch about every application....
That's how far i got with my train of thought about this.
I really would like your opinions about this and if you thin
Ubuntu + XFCE vs Windows on an old laptop
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: April 29, 2006
I am a convert to Linux and Ubuntu. I use Slackware boxes at work and Ubuntu on two desktops at home. Great on all fronts.
I also have an old laptop at home (Dell Latitude CP M233ST with 128 RAM). This was untill recently running Windows XP. Although on old machine it did run XP and Office reasonably well.
I an attempt to go Windows free and also because some forums will have you believe that Linux is more efficient on old hardware, I did a basic Ubuntu install on the laptop and added XFCE.
What I have found is that the machine now takes longer to boot and is much slower driving Firefox (the main application for the machine). Openoffice is too slow to be practical.
As a result I am grudgingly starting to think that it would be best to give up the idea of Linux for this machine and reload XP.
Am I wrong? Perhaps another distro?
The one thing I have learned from the experience is the power of the Opera browser where speed over features is important.
LXer: Ubuntu GNOME vs Unity
location: linuxquestions.com - date: May 8, 2015
Published at LXer:
Unity and GNOME. They are fairly similar aren't they? Both heavily utilise keyboard shortcuts and they share similar user interfaces. This article lists the main differences between the main Ubuntu distribution and the Ubuntu GNOME sibling.
Xubuntu 12.10 vs Ubuntu 12.04 Unity for the ordinary users
location: linuxquestions.com - date: November 9, 2012
From the standpoint of usability what should I go with? I am running Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity right now on my Acer Aspire One D255 and it works quite well. It came with Windows and was so slow it was literally unusable (possibly due to adware loaded by Acer). It runs fast with Ubuntu but not real happy with Unity. Would Kubuntu be easier with an easier interface? I know how to use a command line but to be honest I prefer the GUI.
Also, if Ubuntu 12.04 runs nice on my Acer Aspire One D255, would Kubuntu run on it to?
Gnome Shell vs Unity in Ubuntu 12.04 For noobs?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 10, 2012
I'm setting up some Ubuntu computers for some older friends who have never used Ubuntu or any type if Linux in their life. They mostly have Windows Vista, which is very slow and buggy. I was hoping to help them out by giving them Ubuntu (which costs nothing, unlike Micro$oft) and teaching them how to do the basics.
One of my major hurdles is getting these completely non-technical people to use Ubuntu like they were able to use Vista. If they hate it, they're going to probably hate me too!
I just did a test with my Grandma with 12.04 with Unity, and I already struck some issues:
1. Window action buttons(minimise, maximise, close) problems:
Hidden by default. My grandma had no idea that you had to put the mouse over it for it to be unhidden, and as a result, she was confused.They are also on the left side, which is not natural to Windows usersThe buttons also don't increase in size when the font size is increased.
2. Applications are difficult and confusing t
LXer: GNOME3 vs Unity on Ubuntu 11.10: my score is 6 9
location: linuxquestions.com - date: October 27, 2011
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So, Ubuntu 11.10 is here and GNOME2 is gone... Even if you had an option to run GNOME2 in previous release of Ubuntu 11.04, there is no more this option in 11.10. It is only shipped with Unity interface. Does it mean GNOME is fully gone? No, it is still here... But that's not GNOME2. That is GNOME3, updated version which follows (or creates?) new wave of user interfaces. Let's have a look at Ubuntu 11.10 with GNOME3 interface and check whether it is better than Unity.
Ubuntu LTS vs other distro & Unity vs Cinnamon
location: linuxquestions.com - date: July 21, 2013
I have two issues I would like to address. So here goes.
One. LTS vs other. As a new user, which should I get .. LTS or a newer release?. I basically understand that LTS is "long term" and general is with a more stable distro. I did try Ubuntu 12.04 for a while but I didn't like the Unity desktop. And Gnome was ok for a while. I am wondering if I should go to the newest release of Ubuntu.
Two. Cinnamon. I see that, I guess, Cinnamon can be used in Ubuntu. Does Cinnamon replace the Unity desktop environment?
Sorry if my queries are a bit too general.
Thanks ahead of time.
Xubuntu vs Ubuntu+XFCE
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 24, 2008
I found myself loving the XFCE enviroment. I could make it looks great without Compiz effecting my 3d proggys. So im curious to know, whats the advantage of using Xubuntu over Ubuntu+XFCE? Is it just thunar vs nautilus or is there other differences in the way it actually works?
ubuntu 14.04 gnome vs ubuntu 14.04 unity
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: April 19, 2015
I was wondering what is the best desktop environment for ubuntu.
I've read a lot of reviews and watched videos on youtube of the comparison. Most of the reviews/videos says that Unity has a lot of problems and is slower than gnome, but also most videos/reviews are from 2012/2013.
So what's the state in Ubuntu 14.04 does Unity still have a lot problems? and is it still slower than gnome?
LXer: Ubuntu With XFCE vs Xubuntu
location: linuxquestions.com - date: January 11, 2015
Published at LXer:
Ubuntu and Xubuntu are different in many ways. Ubuntu has a modern UI and fully featured applications whereas Xubuntu is lightweight and highly customisable. This article looks at the differences between the two.
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