Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Xubuntu 8.10 - Review

Filed under
Ubuntu

Why Xubuntu?
Well, in keeping with my need for speed and my love of the Xfce desktop, my next partition filler is Xubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex.

What do I need day to day?
I like speed and stability. To be honest I find Gnome and Kde do not live up to my perception of speed, so I choose Xfce and Fluxbox. Maybe too minimal for some people, but i am happy with the command-line, can hack the config files to suit my needs, and have spent a few years shaping my general distro setup. I only have apps and features which complete my daily tasks.

Does Xubuntu offer what I need?
Basically yes. And that is a surprised yes. Why? because I always found Ubuntu to be less than what it's fanbois profess, I would say "meh!" to the latest hype that came with Ubuntu's latest 6-monthly-offering, and continue tweaking Dreamlinux and Arch.

What about Xubuntu 8.10 specifically?
To be honest, I am blown away with its progress. The changes in the look, feel, and performance are quite considerable. Now I am not anti-Ubuntu, just anti-hype, so for me to say that Xubuntu is good, surprised even myself.

More Here




More in Tux Machines

Today in Techrights

Gorgeous Live Voyager 16.04 Linux OS Comes Hot on the Heels of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

The team of developers behind the Live Voyager desktop-oriented operating system have announced today, May 1, 2016, the release and immediate availability for download of Voyager 16.04 LTS. Read more

BlackArch Linux Now Provides over 1,400 Penetration Testing Tools, New ISO Lands

The BlackArch Linux devs have been preparing this for months, but now it is finally here, the new ISO image of the Arch Linux-based operating system designed for hackers and security professionals. Read more

If I needed to leave Android, I'd use Sailfish OS

Sailfish OS may be unknown to most people, but if Android was to disappear tomorrow, this would be the direction I'd head. Sailfish OS is an open source mobile operating system that offers speed and simplicity like no other. And, in my opinion, is the best alternative to Android. Read more