"The upcoming release of Ubuntu 10.10 promises a variety of new
features for Ubuntu's desktop and server editions. But it will also
bring significant changes for Ubuntu's lightweight cousin, Xubuntu.
Here's a look at some of the most important updates for the
Xfce-based Ubuntu variant, including several that will increase its
independence from standard Ubuntu.
"Admittedly, until I downloaded the Xubuntu alpha 3 release, it
had been a while since I tried the distribution. I used to run it
on some lower-end machines, but I gave it up a couple years ago
because the performance improvement over Gnome-based Ubuntu was not
drastic enough to justify the features missing in Xfce, at least
"For a truly lightweight system, something like Lubuntu seemed
more appropriate than Xubuntu. After all, at its core, Xubuntu has
traditionally retained a high level of dependence on Gnome, making
it hard to distinguish in many respects from standard Ubuntu."
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