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  • 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: Reddit / 2 days 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: Reddit / 18 days 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: Reddit / 20 days 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: Reddit / about 1 month 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: Reddit / about 1 month 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: Reddit / about 1 month 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: Reddit / about 2 months 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: Reddit / about 2 months 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: Reddit / 3 months 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: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • How would I go about formatting these?
    I normally have Xubuntu on a flash drive hanging around anyway. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • My review of Ubuntu!
    If you prefer KDE or XFCE, maybe try the official derivatives Kubuntu or Xubuntu. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Ubuntu or Linux Mint or Debian for low end pc? (Sorry for a similar post)
    Perhaps try Xubuntu instead, it has fairly low requirements and is pretty feature rich. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • My father asked me to speed up his old computer. What is a light and simple distro he could use?
    Xubuntu or Mint are my suggestions. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • I just got this message im confused about what to do
    Since the computer appears to be quite old I'd recommend Ubuntu Mate or Xubuntu. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • Can i run VM linux(ubuntu) on my laptop?
    You can try Xubuntu as a distro for a VM. If you have the time you can try installing on your VM a regular Ubuntu version, check it out and then install Xubuntu to compared its speed. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • NOOB question: can I turn my Acer C720 in a slightly less laggy/buggy device by installing Linux or Windows?
    I'm on an Acer c720 and it's lovely with Linux. My recommendation is Xubuntu (and since you're very familiar with Windows, change the panel settings to look like Windows to feel more comfortable.). - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • somebody please help me out here
    If you want to try a free operating system, there is a lightweight linux version which I find works quite well with older laptops called Xububtu ( Linux generally takes some time to get used to because everything is a bit different than in Windows, but the learning curve is quite steep and in a few weeks you get the hang of it. - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • I have started to have feeling penguin
    May I recommend Xubuntu, a version of Ubuntu that used XFCE. - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • GalliumOS is dormant - whither shall I go?
    I believe I've found the solution for this situation with the HP Pavilion PC, and it is to install Ubuntu and then install Xubuntu Desktop. The resulting Xubuntu system must have a different touchpad driver from the ISO that I downloaded, because the touchpad works as expected. This was easy to do: sudo apt install xubuntu-desktop. - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • Debian with KDE vs Kubuntu performance
    You likely won't see much of a performance increase. Since the difference between them will just be the kernel and software provided. If you do find KDE to be slow, you could try installing XFCE and using it directly on Kubuntu or use xubuntu, for. - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of Xubuntu

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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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