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Lubuntu 9.04 Beta is released...

Postby midas on Thu Sep 10, 2009 3:27 am

Hello all...a new Ubuntu-derative with the relativily new LXDE desktop could become the new standard for older computers. Please read the review on Distrowatch:

http://www.linux-mag.com/cache/7520/1.html

Happy reading and I like to hear your thoughts. Greetz, Midas.
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Re: Lubuntu 9.04 Beta is released...

Postby abushcrafter on Thu Sep 10, 2009 1:55 pm

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Re: Lubuntu 9.04 Beta is released...

Postby DrHu on Thu Sep 10, 2009 4:55 pm

The main points of the article are pertinent
    It seems there’s a new Linux distribution every other second these days. Someone takes openSUSE, changes the wallpaper and we get a new distro. It’s ridiculous.
    ...
    Most of these projects have been initially developed by the community and some later adopted as official derivatives. Do we really need so many different distros? Isn’t it confusing for the end users and a waste of effort duplicating all those install images? I mean, KDE and all those other desktops are (of course) already in the Ubuntu repositories, so couldn’t the Ubuntu installer just ask the user which desktop to install? It could even be a boot time option like Gobuntu has become.
    ...
    If you use Ubuntu on old computers, the yet-to-be-released Lubuntu is the only sensible choice. In the meanwhile, you can get the same experience today by performing a “command-line system” install using the Ubuntu Alternate CD (press F4 at the boot menu) and then installing the “lxde” desktop package afterwards. Go ahead, your old machines will thank you for it.
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Re: Lubuntu 9.04 Beta is released...

Postby midas on Fri Sep 11, 2009 3:19 am

What was important to me in the article or review is the comparison between the memory-footprint between several window-managers (gnome, lxde and xcfe). It seems that lxde is both very compleet and has far the lowest footprint. Specially because it is an Ubuntu-project now...it could be very easy to turn it into a Mint-project too. For all the people who just like to use a mean and lean computersystem without all the visual gimmicks (KDE4 and I keep my fingers crossed for Gnome 3).
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Re: Lubuntu 9.04 Beta is released...

Postby midas on Fri Sep 11, 2009 3:24 am

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