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Xubuntu 11.04
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1 30606 04-30-2011
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No recommendations None indicated 3.0

Description: "Xubuntu 11.04, code-named the 'Natty Narwhal', is the latest and greatest version of Xubuntu." What's new? "Xubuntu wallpaper has been updated for this release. The wallpaper is designed to integrate well with the new graybird theme. The installation slideshow has been updated, and really displays the best of Xubuntu. The Elementary Xubuntu icon theme has been updated. Xubuntu is using the Droid font by default, since it is a lightweight, good visibility font. The newly released Xfce 4.8 is included. The menus in Xfce 4.8 are now editable with any menu editor that meets the standards."
Keywords: Ubuntu-based Natty-Narwhal Xfce

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Old 04-30-2011, 12:15 PM   #1
Registered: Jul 2006
Distribution: CentOS, Xubuntu
Posts: 5,199

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Would you recommend the product? no | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 3

Pros: Easy installer
Cons: No video, slow repository

The installer is easy to use, and gives you the opportunity to install media codecs. The problem here is the speed: after 45 minutes, it was still downloading software and threatening to take another hour! At that point I lost patience and rebooted, to find myself with a working installation. The only missing items were the media codecs; who knows what it had been downloading. It took another 30 minutes to install the codecs, after which it played mp4 and flv files, but silently and invisibly!

The other software all worked, but there was not much of it. That might be appropriate if this is supposed to be a lightweight distro, but it takes as much memory as Mandriva running KDE. If you want a lightweight distro with Xfce, get Crunchbang.

The installation disk can also be run as a live CD, but this would only be useful as a demo: it's too slow for everyday use.


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