On Mon, Nov 3, 2008 at 11:14 PM, Steve Lamb <email@example.com> wrote:
> Mark wrote:
>> I have a odd question. What is the difference between Xubuntu and
>> Ubuntu? I am running Ubuntu 8.04 and wanted to know if maybe I should
>> change to Xubuntu? Thanks.
> Ubuntu uses GNome as it's desktop environment. XUbuntu uses XFCE as it's
> desktop environment but for some reason can't resist importing 1/2 of GNome
> and messing both up in the process.
You forgot to add that XCFE is a lightweight desktop environment for
slower machines with less RAM. XFCE looks and acts like Gnome because
its built from Gnome's source code.
Believe it or not, but back in the day Gnome looked and functioned
more like KDE than it does today. Gnome today is more like the menu
bar in Mac OS X minus the dock.
Michael "TheZorch" Haney
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