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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: 34 (301), 6 months: 35 (280), 3 months: 30 (313), 4 weeks: 29 (386), 1 week: 43 (269)

Average visitor rating: 9.38/10 from 48 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 (1.1.5) 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 (1.1.5)
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 (62.0.3202.94) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (62.0.3202.94)
cups (2.2.6) 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 (2.2.6)
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 (57.0) 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 (57.0)
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 (3.26.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.26.2)
gnucash (2.6.18-1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (2.6.18-1)
gnumeric (1.12.36) -- -- -- -- -- 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 (1.12.36)
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+ (3.22.26) 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+ (3.22.26)
httpd (2.4.29) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 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 (2.4.29)
inkscape (0.92.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (0.92.2)
k3b (17.08.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- k3b (17.08.3)
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 (5.4.3) 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 (5.4.3)
linux (4.14) 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 (4.14)
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 (10.2.10) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.2.10)
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.18.0)
mesa (17.2.5) 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 (17.2.5)
mysql (5.7.20) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mysql (5.7.20)
nautilus (3.26.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (3.26.2)
NVIDIA (387.22) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 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 (387.22)
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 (1.1.0g) 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 (1.1.0g)
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 (7.1.11) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (7.1.11)
plasma-desktop (5.11.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.11.3)
postfix (3.2.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 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 (3.2.4)
postgresql (10.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (10.1)
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 (4.7.2) -- -- -- -- 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 (4.7.2)
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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Version: 16.04
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-11-17
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Good *balance* between Enterprise quality and Open Source (using Linux and useroriented) regarding Ubuntu and between efficiency, clean interface and functionality and user great user interface regarding Xfce. Therefore is Xubuntu best distrution.


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Version: 16.04
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-11-06
Votes: 0


Xubuntu 16.04 64-bit mostly just works on my old desktop, and feels comfortable to use. To just get my stuff done as a user mostly of the standard applications, this is my main distro, and I'm trying a few and a BSD - only Slackware 14.2 64-bit rivals it at the moment for usage time (on a newer machine.)

The difference between Pros and Cons is that Pros seem to be a fundamental property or situation of the distro, where cons seem to be temporary/fixable.

Pros:
Lets me set up and run things more-or-less as I want, then stays out of my way
Runs fast on my 10-year old box (64-bit but single core, 3.5 GB DDR2)
All the many Ubuntu packages available, along with Snaps and Flatpaks if you want (I'm trying out a few)

Cons:
Boot time was under 30s up to 16.04.2, after upgrade to 16.04.3 has become 1.5 min. Not a huge problem for me, but a minor annoyance anyway. Shutdown is still super fast, a few sec.
Sound on multimedia apps has recently stopped working, although working in Firefox: Audacious, Lollypop (Flatpak), Clementine (both regular package and Snap installed), one other... I'll get to fixing them at some point, but also a minor annoyance rather than a huge problem.

Undecided Pro or Con: systemd. Really. As a non-IT user, if the distro (mostly) just works, why should I worry about it? Still, the UNIX ideal of "do one thing well" resonates with me, so I'm also using a non-systemd distro and liking it a lot: that's Slackware KDE, and even though it comes with a ton of extras, I think it still counts.


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Version: 17.10
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-10-23
Votes: 8


My beloved Ubuntu MATE (17.04 and then 17.10) was too heavy on my 10 year old laptop (1.6 GHz; 2 GB RAM), so I gave Xubuntu a try. (I always stick with the LTS on all my other machines, but I really wanted to see and experiment with something that was approaching the next LTS.)

I'm surprised and very delighted how well it works; it is definitely lightweight, using just over 300 MB of RAM compared to almost 1 GB from before. So far it has easily handled everything I've thrown at it, specifically using Firefox with many tabs open.

I haven't looked at Xubuntu for many years because I never liked how it felt or worked. But I'm finding this release to be very different: perhaps XFCE has really matured, and/or the team has developed a really fine release!!!

Installed surprisingly fast from USB flash drive. Set up 4 primary partitions: /boot, /, swap, and /home (encrypted).






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