Good operating system.
Good operating system.
Uhh, thanks but I'm quite happy with PCLinuxOS.
Haven't tried this OS yet, but I've heard goods things.
@the-it7, Ubuntu is good for reasonably powered systems. Xubuntu is brilliant for old heaps of rubbish that you need to resurrect. I ran Xubuntu on my IBM ThinkPad 390 a while ago, let's just say Ubuntu would still be booting.
na i perfer ubuntu.
Ah, I had forgotten about Xubuntu. Thanks for the reminder SU. XFCE is useful dammit!
XFCE is is great now days.. still fast as hell.
The lighter way to enjoy Ubuntu.
Hey, I'm running it now!
The XFCE4 desktop version of Ubuntu. Light and fast when compared to most other *buntus.
Xubuntu is awesome. It is amazing what it can run on. I have 7.1 on a laptop w/ a 300mhz processor and 160MB or ram. Even some really small distros won't run on it but Xubuntu is fine and full featured.
Nice distro. I've used it with an old and slow hardware and it was perfect. It's a bit uncomfortable because it lacks some useful stuff, but it good enough for performance sake.
ok, it's just an operating system. but I like it. It means I can actually use my computer to easily do stuff.
This isn't exclusively for lower end computers. I have a decently specced machine (Core duo, 4GB RAM, etc) and actually like XFCE better than KDE or Gnome, and all I can say is: WOW. I loaded up Xubuntu 64 (I'm moving to quad core and 8GB of RAM shortly as I have some simulations that require gobs of RAM) and it handles like a dream. They've unkinked many of the "gotchas" in the 64 bit version like automatically handling the 32-bit Flash plugin. In short, I haven't been this happy since I got a 68030 accelerator for my Amiga 2000.
Works really well for even ancient computers, like a Celeron 466 mhz computer I have from 1999.
An X Front-end for a Linux operating system is always a plus. The code can be recompiled to your exact specifications or if you prefer you can use the default setup.
I've been using Xubuntu for a few days and really like it. I installed the packages over my existing Ubuntu install, and find it runs faster and seems even more stable. It's not quite as easy to use or "well polished" as Ubuntu (for example, many of the autoselected screensavers in the random rotation weren't even installed by default), but for my purposes, it's great. All the software and browser plugins, history and bookmarks were automagically included in the right places. It's a keeper!
From the site: "Xubuntu is a complete GNU/Linux based operating system with an Ubuntu base. It is lighter on system requirements and tends to be more efficient than Ubuntu with GNOME or KDE, since it uses the Xfce Desktop environment, which makes it ideal for old or low-end machines, thin-client networks, or for those who would like to get more performance out of their hardware."