The Xubuntu Difference
Dec 28, 2008, 00:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Xubuntu is part of the Ubuntu family of Linux distributions,
and is based on Debian, one of the most widely acclaimed,
technologically advanced, and well-supported distributions. Xubuntu
aims to create a distribution that provides an up-to-date and
coherent Linux system for desktop and server computing. Xubuntu
includes a number of carefully selected packages from the Debian
distribution and retains its powerful package management system
which allows easy installation and clean removal of programs.
Unlike most distributions that ship with a large amount of software
that may or may not be of use, Xubuntu's list of packages is
reduced to a number of important applications of high quality.
"By focusing on quality, Xubuntu produces a robust and
feature-rich computing environment that is suitable for use in both
home, commercial, and educational environments. The project takes
the time required to focus on finer details and is able to release
a version featuring the latest and greatest of today's software
once every 6 months. Xubuntu is available in flavours for the i386
(386/486/Pentium(II/III/IV) and Athlon/Duron/Sempron processors),
AMD64 (Athlon64, Opteron, and new 64-bit Intel processors). A
community-supported PowerPC (iBook/Powerbook, G4 and G5)
architecture architecture is also available."