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  • Can I run Linux on my old PC ?
    Yeah, for sure you can give It a try! Imo you have to use a lite desktop environment like xfce maybe . You can have a pretty good idea of what can be your experience Just running a live distro like Ubuntu xfceUbuntu xfce or Linux Mint xfce, if you are really desperate you can also try a very very lightweight like puppy linux. I Will try One of the First 2 in live mode and if It runs well you can install It on the... Source: 12 months ago
  • Can my computer run linux VM?
    If you still want to try it on a VM, I'd recommend assigning just 1 GB to it, coupled with a lightweight desktop environment, like XFCE (you can use Xubuntu). Source: 12 months ago
  • Should I use Ubuntu 16 in 2023?
    To get a modern lightweight Linux experience you can use a recent version of one the Ubuntu flavours that is optimized for low-resource machines: either Xubuntu (with XFCE) or Lubuntu (with LXQt). Source: about 1 year ago
  • Why does resizing windows in Linux desktop don't feel quite as "snappy" as in other OSes?
    It works just fine for me in Xubuntu (Ubuntu with Xfce Desktop environment : ). Source: about 1 year ago
  • Distro Suggestion
    I run an older spec of the HP Stream. There's no perfect solution, it will be a bit laggy, but I've had good enough performance from the Fedora XFCE Spin and Xubuntu. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Best operating system for mass storage, plex and a minecraft server?
    I'm boring and just use a ubuntu base for everything. Ubuntu-Server if I don't want a GUI. I use Xubuntu if I do want a GUI. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Fail To Download on Old Windows Vista PC
    (btw: since the PC is older I would reccommend Ubuntu Mate or Xubuntu as those come with a lighter Desktop). Source: about 1 year ago
  • I want to run linux on an ancient laptop
    Xubuntu ( ) may run well enough for you. The interface is likely a bit more comfortable than the alternative. Source: about 1 year ago
  • netbook
    i'd say software-wise you should install a really light linux distribution (xubuntu, for example). Hardware wise, depending on your specific model you should be able to upgrade the ram and the disk so I'd say upgrade the ram to its limit and switch the disk out for an ssd. The results I got when I googled the ideapad s100 had some derivations but the average specs aren't all that good so I'm not even sure if... Source: about 1 year ago
  • Another newbie at Linux
    You can always change desktops later to Cinnamon or MATE or XFCE. If you want to try those desktops on your USB drive, you can download Ubuntu MATE or Xubuntu and try them on USB, just like you're currently doing. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Dell Vostro 1700
    I would suggest that you take a look at Xubuntu or ZorinOS Lite. Both are based on Ubuntu and both use the XFCE desktop environment, which is relatively lightweight. Source: about 1 year ago
  • on an old budget laptop, what nonessential things can I delete to make Linux Mint run smoother?
    Xubuntu is another XFCE desktop-driven Ubuntu-based environment that should also feel familiar. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Trying to create my own personal cloud for dummies
    I use xubuntu for a lot of my machines if I ever need a GUI on it. Can set up various different servers & protocols. Source: over 1 year ago
  • What Linux Distro Should I Use For Terrible Laptops?
    My experience has been that Ubuntu's Gnome DE is somewhat less suitable to older computers than Ubuntu "official flavors" with lighter DE's -- Ubuntu Budgie (Budgie DE), Kubuntu (KDE Plasma DE), Ubuntu MATE (MATE DE), and Xubuntu (XFCE DE) -- all of which use somewhat less resources than the Gnome DE. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Recommendations on how to best use Ubuntu 22.04 LTS and Windows-like features
    (1) Although nothing is wrong with Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (it is, after all, the most-used distro on the planet, and is always included in recommended lists for new Linux users), you might want to take a look at two Ubuntu "official flavors" -- Kubuntu 22.04 LTS (Plasma desktop), and Xubuntu 22.04 LTS (XFCE desktop). The reason I suggest this is that I've found, working with friends, that these two desktops, more akin... Source: over 1 year ago
  • Recommended Distro for old notebook?
    Since you are using Ubuntu and familiar with the OS layer, you might take a look at Lubuntu (LXQT) and Xuuntu (XFCE). Source: over 1 year ago
  • Change from Windows
    Consider looking at several of the Ubuntu official flavors -- Kubuntu (Plasma DE), Ubuntu Budgie (Budgie DE), Xubuntu (XFCE), Ubuntu MATE (MATE DE). I wouldn't bother with Lubuntu (LXQT DE) unless you need a lightweight distro, because the LXQT DE is not as mainstream or well-supported as the others. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Planning to migrate from Windows to linux and dont know what distro to use
    Based on recent experience helping a handful of friends move from Windows to Linux, I suggest starting with an official Ubuntu flavor (Ubuntu Budgie, Kubuntu, Xbuntu, Ubuntu Mate) 22.04 LTS release, picking which ever desktop environment appeals to you. Official Ubuntu flavors are the Ubuntu OS layer with standard but different desktop environments. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Windows to Linux Switch
    Personally, I like Xubuntu for anything with a GUI. It's lighter in resources for the GUI than regular Ubuntu. Otherwise, you have access to the same software as Ubuntu or Ubuntu server. Source: over 1 year ago
  • os recommendation
    A laptop with 2GB of ram will be a horrible experience no matter what distro you choose, but I would recommend one with either Xfce, like Xubuntu, or maaaaaybe MATE, like Linux Mint. Source: over 1 year ago
  • How would I go about formatting these?
    I normally have Xubuntu on a flash drive hanging around anyway. Source: over 1 year ago

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Xubuntu is a community-maintained and built with Ubuntu as a base. Instead of Ubuntu’s GNOME desktop environment, Xubuntu uses the Xfce desktop environment. It ‘s goal is a light, stable and configurable desktop environment with conservative workflows.

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