XFCE made GNOME clone in Xubuntu… EEEKS! October 30, 2006Posted by NAyK in First Impressions, Linux, Ubuntu, Working on Linux.
The heading and the above thumbnail (click to enlarge) says it all. I mean, look at the desktop image and tell me what’s so different about Xubuntu from Ubuntu (other than the colour)!?
Xubuntu is an Ubuntu based distro based on the XFCE desktop manager. But, instead of the exciting interface that XFCE also represents, I found a GNOME like interface, minimalistic, simple and with no design excitement.
Worse, my internet connection (after installation) was slower than usual (but that could be perhaps due to the connection)… it hasn’t recognised my desktop graphic driver (which distro has!!!???),but it genuinely feels very slow/unresponsive when I open multiple windows. So much for fast!
I’m working on Xubuntu right now… and I’ve figured out the basics… how to get myself connected etc. (latest update: I’m no longer working with Xubuntu. I replaced it with XFLD 0.3, which does a better XFCE job, though that too is imperfect)
It was interesting that Xubuntu allowed me to play mp3s. This was unexpected.
I haven’t tested video, because before long I think I will try out XFLD 0.3