Art Alexion on 16 Oct 2011 15:39:03 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] ubuntu 11.10? Try Xubuntu 11.10

On Oct 16, 2011 3:01 PM, "Rich Freeman" <> wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 16, 2011 at 2:52 PM, Andrew Craig <> wrote:
> > So with the
> > recent upgrade I once again installed xubuntu desktop.  It has been upgraded
> > as well to 11.10 and I have to say, it is real sweet.  Looks great, runs
> > great, and at least for me, more configurable and definitely has a nice
> > clean look.

I think it's ironic that Canonical made gnome less configurable with unity than xfce.

> I've been running xfce for a while now (not on ubuntu), ever since
> KDE3.5 started falling apart.  Since then I've upgraded my desktop to
> something that should have no trouble with compiz/plasma/etc but I
> can't bring myself to switch back.  I just keep thinking to myself -
> what is it exactly that I'd be able to do with all the eye candy that
> I can't do right now?  So, I run as-is, and as a result I end up with
> a server that might barely swap out 100MB if I leave it running for a
> month without a reboot...

Do you mean since kde4 started falling apart? I always found kde3.5 to be really stable.

You should try kde again if you liked it before. Finally, with kde4.7, it's stable and nice again.

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