[PD] OT: another linux system question

João Pais jmmmpais at googlemail.com
Sun May 26 19:13:55 CEST 2013

sorry, this went out too fast: is there a difference betewen using  
xubuntu, and using ubuntu with xfce installed afterwards?

> yes, ubuntu with some lighter desktop, mainly xfce, was one of my ideas
>> On Fri, May 24, 2013 at 5:20 PM, João Pais <jmmmpais at googlemail.com>  
>> wrote:
>>> for now the most annoying are glibc6 below v15 (and I can't install
>>> leapmotion's sdk), and I can't control the cpu performance settings.  
>>> surely
>>> there are other details, but can't remember them now.
>> If you like Ubuntu for it's repositories but need a lighter DE, why
>> not try Xubuntu? I run version 12.04 on a 1 GHz core2duo laptop. Xfce
>> desktop itself occupies ~140 MB of memory. It is slightly less
>> luxurious than Gnome2. Some things require extra effort from the user,
>> like dual monitor setup. Other things are not available by default but
>> can be installed, like manual CPU scaling. Overall, Xfce 'feels' the
>> same as Gnome2: functional and reliable.
>> Katja

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