Xubuntu 8.10

Great news, Xubuntu 8.10 was released last week.

Although I’m a big fan of Fedora I wasn’t very happy with the lack of speed while running a few applications, then I’ve decided to try a different Linux distribution.

The first one that I thought it would be a good alternative was Ubuntu, but after reading a couple of threads, I’ve finally decided to get Xubuntu.

Xubuntu is an official derivative of the Ubuntu operating system and it uses the Xfce desktop environment.

My laptop is running Xubuntu since last Friday and it’s very stable, one of the things that made me very happy, considering that I have an ATI Graphics Card (9200 series), was 3D support being enabled out of the box.

I’m also loving Xfce, I thought it would be minimalistic but it has great potential.

Another thing that I really appreciate is the speed of Synaptic while listing/installing new packages.

When I was using Fedora that was one of the turn offs because Pirut was slow and most of the times it didn’t allowed me to see the package installation process because it used to freeze all the time.

If you can’t waste much time in instalation processes and your system is getting old.. this is the right distribution for you!

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  • Philips The Great

    Try GoboLinux!