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Surprise! It’s Xubuntu

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Well, I’m surprised to find myself using an Ubuntu distro again. I’ve been using Linux Mint for almost everything these days, but like everything else in the Ubuntu/Debian family, Mint has been pulled in multiple directions. The next logical step was to try Xubuntu.

There is now a 64-bit version of Xubuntu 11.10 available, so I downloaded that and installed it to a spare hard drive on my main system to test it. Note that I did not set it up on a test box; I used my main system. Partly this is because I “borrowed” the test box’s monitor and desk space for work purposes, but mostly it’s because I’ve done enough experimenting with XFCE to know generally what it’s capable of, and this time I needed to see specifically how it would perform on my actual primary hardware – a quad-core Intel box with 4GB of RAM.

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