Greybird, The Default Xubuntu Theme Gets A Complete Makeover For Xubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal

Greybird, the default Xubuntu theme, has got a complete makeover for Xubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, thanks to the great work of Satya and Simon from the Shimmer project.The theme doesn’t use the Unico GTK3 engine anymore and the GTK3 port has been completely rewritten. Greybird includes:GTK2 themeGTK3 themeXfwm4 themes (normal and compact)xfce-notifyd themeEmerald themeMetacity themeMutter […]

How To Install Dropbox In Xubuntu And Get Thunar Integration (Xfce)

The Ubuntu deb package available for download via the official Dropbox website requires Nautilus. But if you’re using Xubuntu (Xfce), you’ll probably want to use Dropbox with Thunar, the default file manager, instead of Nautilus.So here’s how to install Dropbox in Xubuntu/Xfce without Nautilus and get some basic Thunar integration (you won’t get file emblems, […]

Xubuntu 12.04 with Xfce 4.8 – one giant leap and a mighty attractive desktop

First impressions may be fleeting, but I like what I see so far in Xubuntu 12.04.

Xubuntu 12.04 LTS Review

Xubuntu is the only lightweight based Ubuntu version that is getting long term support from Canonical. It features the XFCE 4.8 desktop and also comes with the Ubuntu Software Centre

Xubuntu 12.04 Beta 1 Screenshot Tour

Canonical informed users on March 1st that the first Beta release of the upcoming Xubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) operating system is available for download.

Video Review: Xubuntu 11.10 – Elegant, Simple XFCE

Short video on Ubuntu‘s little brother/sister Xubuntu 11.10 with it’s XFCE Desktop Manager. Fast and Simple is what I feel Xubuntu 11.10 is. Fast to load and simple to use. Runs well on a VM if thats all you have. Enjoy and download it free tod…

Xubuntu, Kubuntu, Edubuntu Go LTS With 12.04

The Ubuntu Technical Board has approved the proposals that now qualify the Kubuntu, Xubuntu, and Edubuntu derivatives of Ubuntu to be Long-Term Support (LTS) certified for 12.04. Ubuntu has pushed out Long-Term Support releases every two years that are supported for five years (five years for servers, but previously for desktops it was three years, […]

Xubuntu 11.10. It Came To Stay

I repeatedly tell on my blog that my laptop has quadro-boot landscape. It became so when I first installed Linux on my hard drive (really installed, not frugal installation that I had for SLAX and Puppy). Latest quadro-boot configuration included Mageia 1 KDE, Debian Squeeze, Fedora 16 KDE and inevitable Windows XP. It included. Then […]

Xubuntu 11.10: Unbelievable Easyness of Humanity

Humanity can take several shapes and forms. Everybody understands it differently. Same for Ubuntu, which is “humanity” in some African languages. Somebody only understands it with Unity interface. Somebody cannot live without KDE, and they are fans of Kubuntu type of “humanity”. Somebody prefer light and easy types of it, and their choice is Xubuntu. […]

Xubuntu 11.10 and my Netbook

October saw the release of the latest version of the Ubuntu family and that includes Xubuntu, the Xfce edition. I’ve just installed Xubuntu 11.10 on my netbook and the experience was rather good. The netbook in question is an eMachines (Acer) model eM350. The specs are: 1.6GHz Atom processor, 1GB of memory and a 160GB […]

Xubuntu 11.10 released

There are a few times when, through hard work and diligence, we get things right. The developers and contributors of Xubuntu 11.10 “Oneiric Ocelot” believe they have it right. They are proud to announce the release of Xubuntu 11.10, “Oneiric Ocelot”. Through the outstanding efforts of all involved, this sleek and smooth release offered for […]

Xubuntu Review: It Packs a Punch! (With Screenshots)

Xubuntu 11.04 is a fast, stable operating system for older systems or systems that could use the performance boost. It is beautifully well put together and easy to use.     As you can see in the screenshot above, the layout consists of a pretty aquamarine background with a dock, application menu, task bar, and […]

Xubuntu 11.10 alpha 2 released

Another great milestone reached: Xubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot Alpha 2 released The second alpha release of Xubuntu 11.10 “Oneiric Ocelot” has arrived. The developers are working hard to make Xubuntu 11.10 one of the best Linux distributions yet. They are striving to ensure that everything will work for all users, and instead of many changes, […]

Ubuntu/Xubuntu/Kubuntu/Lubuntu Power Tests

With the extensive Linux power consumption tests that I’ve been carrying out to solve some nasty Linux kernel power regressions and find other areas for optimization, one of the requests that has come in frequently is to compare the power consumption of the KDE, GNOME, Unity, Xfce, and LXDE desktops. After the article earlier this […]

Xubuntu 11.04 To Get A New Default Theme Called Greybird [Screenshots]

Starting with version 11.04 alpha 2 (to be released on February 3rd), Xubuntu will use a new theme called “Greybird” as the default theme. The GTK theme is inspired by Elementary but there are quite a few differences between Greybird and El…

Quick Look: Xubuntu 10.10

Last week I reviewed Kubuntu 10.10 and Ubuntu 10.10 over on Desktop Linux Reviews. This week I wanted to look at Xubuntu 10.10. I decided to do a quick look rather than a full-blown DLR review because less has changed in Xubuntu than in the other two distro releases. If you aren’t familiar with Xubuntu, […]

Xubuntu 10.10 RC 1 Mini Review

Introduction I downloaded Xubuntu 10.10 RC 1 just after it was announced, and I saved the ISO image on my external USB disk drive. Shortly thereafter I ran the image from Virtualbox OSE and I was very pleased with it. I figured that I would wait a little closer to release time, then install this […]

Xubuntu Winning Artwork

AND THE WINNER IS … I want to thank all the artists that submitted artwork for Xubuntu Maverick Meerkat, soon to become Xubuntu 10.10. We certainly got some great images from you. The artwork was selected by vote of the Xubuntu Team after some discussion. The actual wallpaper is now in Maverick Meerkat. All of […]

Xubuntu 10.10: Becoming More Unique

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. […]

Goodbye Ubuntu, it’s been fun — as part of my withdrawal, I’m running Xubuntu … for now anyway

Come and get me, fanboys. I’m a complainer and a whiner (and a joker, a smoker and a midnight toker), but not without reason. (OK, I’m neither smoker nor toker, but it just sounds so right.) Ubuntu, it’s been a nice ride, and I fully support what your doing in terms of spreading the full-custom […]