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DistroWatch.com: Xubuntu

Xubuntu

Last Update: 2017-10-19 13:54 UTC


Xubuntu is a community-developed operating system based on Ubuntu. It comes with Xfce, which is a stable, light and configurable desktop environment.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 33 (302), 6 months: 36 (276), 3 months: 32 (295), 4 weeks: 27 (365), 1 week: 16 (645)

Average visitor rating: 9.36/10 from 45 review(s).


Xubuntu Summary
Distribution Xubuntu
Home Page http://www.xubuntu.org/
Mailing Lists https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/xubuntu-users
User Forums http://ubuntuforums.org/
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation http://docs.xubuntu.org/
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://xubuntu.org/getxubuntu/LinuxTracker.org
Bug Tracker https://bugs.launchpad.net/
Related Websites Xubuntu ItalyWikipedia
Reviews 17.04: Dedoimedo
16.10: DedoimedoEveryday Linux User
16.04: DarkDuckDedoimedo
15.x: DedoimedoDedoimedo
14.x: DedoimedoBlogspotLinux Review (Farsi) • DedoimedoWordpressDistroWatchBlogspot
13.x: Everyday Linux UserDedoimedoBinaryTidesDesktop Linux ReviewsBlogspotMy Linux RigTux TweaksDedoimedo
12.x: DedoimedoDedoimedoBlogspotDedoimedoDarkDuck
11.x: Linux is my lifeDedoimedoLinuxEXPRESS (Czech)
9.x: Dedoimedo
7.x: WordpressLinux DevCenter
6.x: Linux DevCenterLinux DevCenter
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2017-10-19: Distribution Release: Xubuntu 17.10
 • 2017-04-13: Distribution Release: Xubuntu 17.04
 • 2016-10-13: Distribution Release: Xubuntu 16.10
 • 2016-04-21: Distribution Release: Xubuntu 16.04
 • 2016-02-25: Development Release: Xubuntu 16.04 Beta 1
 • 2015-10-22: Distribution Release: Xubuntu 15.10
 • 2015-04-23: Distribution Release: Xubuntu 15.04
 • 2015-02-26: Development Release: Xubuntu 15.04 Beta 1
 • 2014-10-23: Distribution Release: Xubuntu 14.10
 • 2014-04-18: Distribution Release: Xubuntu 14.04
 • 2014-02-27: Development Release: Xubuntu 14.04 Beta 1
 • 2014-01-23: Development Release: Xubuntu 14.04 Alpha 2
 • More Xubuntu releases...

  Headlines:
 •2016-11-01 Xubuntu's new status tracker
 •2016-04-02 Editing Xubuntu's application menu
 • More Xubuntu headlines...

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  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.

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Feature 17.10
artful
17.04
zesty
16.10
yakkety
16.04
xenial
15.10
wily
15.04
vivid
14.10
utopic
14.04
trusty
13.10
saucy
13.04
raring
12.10
quantal
12.04
precise
11.10
oneiric
11.04
natty
10.10
maverick
10.04
lucid
9.10
karmic
9.04
jaunty
8.10
intrepid
8.04
hardy
7.10
gutsy
7.04
feisty
6.10
edgy
6.06
dapper
Feature
Release Date 2017-10-19 2017-04-13 2016-10-13 2016-04-21 2015-10-22 2015-04-23 2014-10-23 2014-04-17 2013-10-17 2013-04-25 2012-10-18 2012-04-26 2011-10-13 2011-04-28 2010-10-10 2010-04-29 2009-10-29 2009-04-23 2008-10-30 2008-04-24 2007-10-18 2007-04-19 2006-10-26 2006-06-01 Release Date
End Of Life 2018-07 2018-01 2017-07 2019-04 2016-07 2016-01 2015-07 2017-04                                 End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 1252-1255 1275-1280   1184-1187                                         Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Text mode Installation
Default Desktop Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce Default Desktop
Package Management DEB (apt) DEB (apt) DEB (apt) DEB (apt) DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB Package Management
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice -- GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice, OO.o GOffice, OO.o GOffice, OO.o OO.o Office Suite
Processor Architecture i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, ppc, x86_64 i386, ppc, x86_64 Processor Architecture
Init Software systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart SysV Init Software
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Journaled File Systems
Multilingual                                                 Multilingual
Asian Language Support                                                 Asian Language Support
Full Package List 17.10 17.04 16.10 16.04 15.10 15.04 14.10 14.04 13.10 13.04 12.10 12.04 11.10 11.04 10.10 10.04 9.10 9.04 8.10 8.04 7.10 7.04 6.10 6.06 Full Package List
Package 17.10
artful
17.04
zesty
16.10
yakkety
16.04
xenial
15.10
wily
15.04
vivid
14.10
utopic
14.04
trusty
13.10
saucy
13.04
raring
12.10
quantal
12.04
precise
11.10
oneiric
11.04
natty
10.10
maverick
10.04
lucid
9.10
karmic
9.04
jaunty
8.10
intrepid
8.04
hardy
7.10
gutsy
7.04
feisty
6.10
edgy
6.06
dapper
Package
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- 3.0.1 3.0.0 3.0.0 3.0.0svn 2.9.2 2.9.2 2.9.2 2.8.6 2.8.6 2.8.6 2.8.2 2.6.8 2.6.6 2.6.4 2.4.6 2.4.6 2.4.6 2.4.5 2.4.2 abiword (3.0.2)
alsa-lib (1.1.4.1) 1.1.3 1.1.3 1.1.2 1.1.0 1.0.29 1.0.28 1.0.28 1.0.27.2 1.0.27.2 1.0.25 1.0.25 1.0.25 1.0.24.1 1.0.24.1 1.0.23 1.0.22 1.0.20 1.0.18 1.0.17a 1.0.15 1.0.14 1.0.13 1.0.11 1.0.10 alsa-lib (1.1.4.1)
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 8.780 8.723 8.660 8.600 8.543 -- -- -- -- -- ati-driver (16.40)
bash (4.4.12) 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.0 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.1 3.1 bash (4.4.12)
bind (9.11.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.11.2)
chromium (62.0.3202.62) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (62.0.3202.62)
cups (2.2.5) 2.2.4 2.2.2 2.2.0 2.1.3 2.1.0 2.0.2 1.7.5 1.7.2 1.7.0rc1 1.6.2 1.6.1 1.5.2 1.5.0 1.4.6 1.4.4 1.4.3 1.4.1 1.3.9 1.3.9 1.3.7 1.3.2 1.2.8 1.2.4 1.2.0 cups (2.2.5)
dhcp (4.3.6) 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.3.3 4.3.3 4.3.1 4.3.1 4.2.4 4.2.4 4.2.4 4.2.4 4.2.4 4.1.ESV-R4 4.1.1-P1 4.1.1-P1 3.1.3 3.1.3 3.1.2 3.1.1 3.1.1 3.0.6 3.0.5 3.0.4 3.0.4 3.0.3 dhcp (4.3.6)
e2fsprogs (1.43.7) 1.43.5 1.43.4 1.43.3 1.42.13 1.42.12 1.42.12 1.42.10 1.42.9 1.42.8 1.42.5 1.42.5 1.42 1.41.14 1.41.14 1.41.12 1.41.11 1.41.9 1.41.4 1.41.3 1.40.8 1.40.2 1.39 1.39 1.38 e2fsprogs (1.43.7)
firefox (56.0.1) 56.0 52.0.1 49.0 45.0.2 41.0.2 37.0 33.0 28.0 24.0 20.0 16.0.1 11.0 7.0.1 4.0 3.6.10 3.6.3 3.5.3 3.0.8 3.0.3 3.0b5 2.0.0.6 2.0.0.3 2.0 1.5.0.3 firefox (56.0.1)
freetype (2.8.1) 2.8 2.6.3 2.6.3 2.6.1 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.4.12 2.4.11 2.4.10 2.4.8 2.4.4 2.4.4 2.4.2 2.3.11 2.3.9 2.3.9 2.3.7 2.3.5 2.3.5 2.2.1 2.2.1 2.1.10 freetype (2.8.1)
gcc (7.2.0) -- 6.3.0 6.1.1 5.3.1 5.2.1 4.9.2 4.9.1 4.8.2 4.8.1 4.7.3 4.7.2 4.6.3 4.6.1 4.5.2 4.4.4 4.4.3 4.4.1 4.3.3 4.3.1 4.2.3 4.1.2 4.1.2 4.1.1 4.0.3 gcc (7.2.0)
gimp (2.8.22) -- -- -- -- -- 2.8.14 2.8.10 2.8.10 2.8.6 2.8.4 -- 2.6.12 2.6.11 2.6.11 2.6.10 2.6.8 2.6.7 2.6.6 2.6.1 2.4.5 2.4.0rc3 2.2.13 2.2.13 2.2.11 gimp (2.8.22)
glibc (2.26) 2.26 2.24 2.24 2.23 2.21 2.21 2.19 2.19 2.17 2.17 2.15 2.15 2.13 2.13 2.12.1 2.11.1 2.10.1 2.9 2.8 2.7 2.6.1 2.5 2.4 2.3.6 glibc (2.26)
gnome-shell (3.26.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.26.1)
gnucash (2.6.18-1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (2.6.18-1)
gnumeric (1.12.35) -- -- -- -- -- 1.12.18 1.12.17 1.12.9 1.12.6 1.12.1 -- 1.10.17 1.10.17 1.10.13 1.10.8 1.10.1 1.9.9 1.8.4 1.8.3 1.8.2 1.7.11 1.7.8 1.7.0 -- gnumeric (1.12.35)
grub (2.02) 2.02beta3 2.02beta3 2.02alpha2 2.02alpha2 2.02alpha2 2.02alpha2 2.02alpha2 2.02beta2 2.00 2.0.0 2.0.0 1.99 1.99 1.99rc1 1.98 1.98 1.97beta4 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 grub (2.02)
gtk+ (3.22.24) 3.22.24 3.22.11 3.20.9 3.18.9 2.24.28 2.24.27 2.24.25 2.24.23 2.24.20 2.24.17 2.24.13 2.24.10 2.24.6 2.24.4 2.22.0 2.20.0 2.18.3 2.16.1 2.14.4 2.12.9 2.12.0 2.10.11 2.10.6 2.8.17 gtk+ (3.22.24)
httpd (2.4.28) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.2.17 -- 2.2.14 2.2.12 2.2.11 2.2.9 2.2.8 2.2.4 2.2.3 2.0.55 2.0.55 httpd (2.4.28)
inkscape (0.92.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (0.92.2)
k3b (17.08.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- k3b (17.08.2)
kmod (24) 24 22 22 22 21 18 18 15 9 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- kmod (24)
libgnome (2.32.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.32.0 2.30.0 2.28.0 2.26.0 2.24.1 2.22.0 2.20.0 -- -- 2.14.1 libgnome (2.32.1)
libreoffice (5.4.2) 5.4.1 5.3.1 5.2.2 5.1.2 5.0.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.3.0 2.2.0 2.0.4 2.0.2 libreoffice (5.4.2)
linux (4.13.9) 4.13 4.10 4.8 4.4 4.2 3.19 3.16 3.13 3.11 3.8 3.5 3.2 3.0 2.6.38 2.6.35 2.6.32 2.6.31 2.6.28 2.6.27 2.6.24 2.6.22 2.6.20 2.6.17.10 2.6.15 linux (4.13.9)
Package 17.10
artful
17.04
zesty
16.10
yakkety
16.04
xenial
15.10
wily
15.04
vivid
14.10
utopic
14.04
trusty
13.10
saucy
13.04
raring
12.10
quantal
12.04
precise
11.10
oneiric
11.04
natty
10.10
maverick
10.04
lucid
9.10
karmic
9.04
jaunty
8.10
intrepid
8.04
hardy
7.10
gutsy
7.04
feisty
6.10
edgy
6.06
dapper
Package
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxde-common (0.99.2)
mariadb (10.2.9) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.2.9)
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.18.0)
mesa (17.2.3) 17.2.2 17.0.3 12.0.3 11.2.0 11.0.2 10.5.2 10.3.0 10.1.0 9.2.1 9.1.1 9.0 8.0.2 7.11 7.10.2 7.9git 7.7.1 7.6.0 7.4 7.2 7.0.3rc2 7.0.1 6.5.2 6.5.1 6.3.2 mesa (17.2.3)
mysql (5.7.20) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mysql (5.7.20)
nautilus (3.26.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (3.26.0)
NVIDIA (384.90) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 260.19.06 195.36.15 185.18.36 180.44 177.80 169.12 100.14.19 1.0-9631 1.0-8774 1.0-8762 NVIDIA (384.90)
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (8u151) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (8u151)
openssh (7.6p1) 7.5p1 7.4p1 7.3p1 7.2p2 6.9p1 6.7p1 6.6p1 6.6p1 6.2p2 6.1p1 6.0p1 5.9p1 5.8p1 5.8p1 5.5p1 5.3p1 5.1p1 5.1p1 5.1p1 4.7p1 4.6p1 4.3p2 4.3p2 4.2p1 openssh (7.6p1)
openssl (1.1.0f) 1.0.2g 1.0.2g 1.0.2g 1.0.2g 1.0.2d 1.0.1f 1.0.1f 1.0.1f 1.0.1e 1.0.1c 1.0.1c 1.0.1 1.0.0e 0.9.8o 0.9.8o 0.9.8k 0.9.8g 0.9.8g 0.9.8g 0.9.8g 0.9.8e 0.9.8c 0.9.8b 0.9.8a openssl (1.1.0f)
perl (5.26.1) 5.26.0 5.24.1 5.22.2 5.22.1 5.20.2 5.20.2 5.20.1 5.18.2 5.14.2 5.14.2 5.14.2 5.14.2 5.12.4 5.10.1 5.10.1 5.10.1 5.10.0 5.10.0 5.10.0 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.7 perl (5.26.1)
php (7.1.10) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (7.1.10)
plasma-desktop (5.11.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.11.1)
postfix (3.2.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.9.1 2.8.5 2.8.2 2.7.1 2.7.0 2.6.5 2.5.5 -- -- 2.4.5 2.3.8 2.3.3 2.2.10 postfix (3.2.3)
postgresql (10.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (10.0)
Python (3.6.3) 2.7.14 2.7.13 2.7.11 2.7.11 2.7.9 2.7.9 2.7.8 2.7.5 2.7.5 2.7.4 2.7.3 2.7.3 2.7.2 2.7.1 2.6.6 2.6.5 2.6.4rc1 2.6.2 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.5.1 2.5.1rc1 2.4.3 2.4.3 Python (3.6.3)
qt (5.9.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- qt (5.9.2)
samba (4.7.0) -- -- -- -- 4.1.17 4.1.13 4.1.11 4.1.6 3.6.18 3.6.9 3.6.6 3.6.3 3.5.11 3.5.8 3.5.4 3.4.7 3.4.0 3.3.2 3.2.3 3.0.28a 3.0.26a 3.0.24 3.0.22 3.0.22 samba (4.7.0)
systemd (235) 234 232 231 229 225 219 208 204 204 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (235)
thunderbird (52.4.0) 52.4.0 45.8.0 45.3.0 38.6.0 38.3.0 31.6.0 31.2.0 24.4.0 24.0 17.0.5 16.0.1 11.0.1 7.0b3 3.1.9 3.1.4 3.0.4 2.0.0.23 2.0.0.21 2.0.0.17 2.0.0.12 2.0.0.6 1.5.0.10 1.5.0.7 1.5.0.2 thunderbird (52.4.0)
vim (8.0) 8.0 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.0 7.0 6.4 vim (8.0)
vlc (2.2.6) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- vlc (2.2.6)
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.12.3 4.12.3 4.12.3 4.12.3 4.12.3 4.12.0 4.11.8 4.11.6 4.10.2 4.10.2 4.10.0 4.8.3 4.8.3 4.8.1 4.6.2 4.6.1 4.6.1 4.6.0 4.4.2 4.4.2 4.4.1 4.4.0 4.3.90.2 4.4.0beta1 xfdesktop (4.12.4)
xorg-server (1.19.5) 1.19.5 1.19.3 1.18.4 1.18.3 1.17.2 1.17.1 1.16.0 1.15.1 1.14.3 1.13.3 1.13.0 1.11.4 1.10.4 1.10.1 1.9.0 1.7.6 1.6.4 1.6.0 1.5.2 1.4.1git 1.3.0.0 1.2.0 1.1.1 1.0.2 xorg-server (1.19.5)

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Date: 2017-10-21
Votes: 9


this is without no doubt the most underrated Linux distro in the Linux world or surely among all the Ubuntu's distros, overwhelmed by all the videos and reviews about all the other distributions showing off their spinning rims I have for a long time not given a chance to Xubuntu or XFCE overall, I finally did few months ago and I am so glad I did so. XFCE is the best desktop environment I have used so far and Xubuntu has for me done the best job among all the distros I have tried.

- it is stable,

- it is lightweight ( even if you have a powerful computer I rather have my desktop using ~300 MB of ram then 1 GB and use that extra to watch a movie, play a game or when I compile a big software I am working on, etc)

- easy to use

- easy to customize ( you can do a lot really) I don't care much about the interface but I tried to see if it was true that xfce can be highly customized and that is true.

- like always with the Ubuntu family products you don't have to struggle and have to use tiers repositories to find the drivers you need everything works out of the box.

- starts and shuts down in no time

- you find everything you need quickly with the whisker menu or the traditional one, no need to browse and navigate 12 minutes to find a setting (like the gnome 3 which is pretty but not convenient to use)

well you get the point try it for more than one day don't be scared by the look a bit more conservative than the other distros, Xubuntu and XFCE have a lot to offer if you let them enough time to show you.


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Version: 16.04
Rating: 8
Date: 2017-10-09
Votes: 0


On hardware compatability: On HP p6506f tower. Everything works, except factory mini-wifi card goes to sleep too soon/too often, even that is documented on forum, so it's fixed by goggling. AMD Cape Verde works well. Samsung/Canon printers works as well, just get driver from distro/manufacturer.

Software: Most things I needed can be found on default distro repository. Some fancier things are available through webupd8, but I don't really need/use them. Login, window manager, desktop environment(XFCE) of xubuntu, is great, no clutter, no gimmicks, "it just works". Dropbox installed and works. Boots all the time no issue.

R/L issues, when under pro longed load/mem/vcard usage and long uptime (i.e. 10+ hrs), I think it has to do with the videocard/PSU though as they are both 5 yrs old.


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Version: 16.04
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-10-02
Votes: 0


It works flawlessly on my HP Stream 14 (rather weak machine). It uses about 400Mb of RAM on startup and has everything you might need ready to work. Great distro in case if you want to have easy to use and fast system right now, not after prolonged tweaking and reading of forums.


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