Saturday, April 28, 2012

Xubuntu Rocks !!

I decided to post on the happening things in the Open Source world. Now the most important thing that happened this week was the release of the 12.04 version of Ubuntu based OS(variants) for this year. Also this release is a LTS version, which means that it will be supported for a long time. Though doesn't matter kind of since I always upgrade when new versions are released each 6 months.

Now I have stuck with Ubuntu for a long time. Have been using Ubuntu since 2008. I must say it was the best OS even back then. Looking at today the Ubuntu environment is undergoing a revolution nowadays. The GUI , functionality and the system are trying to meet the need for a wide range of people and a Wide range of Devices. But in that mist I felt a bit lost and faced somewhat problem with Ubuntu.

Now there's where the Awesome different flavors of Ubuntu come to the rescue. Since a single OS can keep up with the different need of Technology and people, we have different Ubuntu flavors which offer different experience. To just list out this are the few popular Ubuntu variants :

  1. Edubuntu, a GNOME-based subproject and add-on for Ubuntu, designed for school environments and home users.
  2. Kubuntu, a desktop distribution using the KDE Plasma Workspaces desktop environment.
  3. Lubuntu, a lightweight distribution using the LXDE desktop environment.
  4. Mythbuntu, designed for creating a home theater PC with MythTV and uses the Xfce desktop environment.
  5. Ubuntu Studio, a distribution made for professional video and audio editing, comes with higher-end free editing software and is a DVD .iso image unlike the Live CD the other Ubuntu distributions use.
  6. Xubuntu, a distribution based on the Xfce desktop environment, designed to  run more efficiently on low-specification computers.

Now today I Decided to migrate to Xubuntu because of the problems and discomfort I have been facing with Unity. 

This is the somewhat fresh Install of Xubuntu in my Netbook. 



Now Xubuntu is quite Beautifully designed. It has awesome customization possible with just some simple click and drag. Also the Best part is the performance feature . Xubuntu performance is awesome compared to Ubuntu. The boot time is breathtakingly fast.  The battery is also on par with performance very good. 

Now i did some customization for my own comfort as you can see below. 


Kind of looks like a hybrid between Windows and Linux doesn't it ...

Hope you will enjoy using Xubuntu and various other flavors of Ubuntu. Using Ubuntu is a great experience I tell you and just like we all like different flavors of Ice Cream, We all have different taste for OS also.

PS : You can try all Ubuntu free of cost and without installing first by using a live CD/USB.