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Lubuntu 12.04
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1 24850 05-03-2012
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No recommendations None indicated 5.0

Description: "Lubuntu 12.04 'Precise Pangolin' is finally here. Features: based on the lightweight LXDE desktop environment; PCManFM 0.9.10, a fast and lightweight file manager using GIO/GVFS; Openbox, the fast and extensible, default windows-manager of LXDE; LightDM, using the simple GTK+ greeter; Chromium, the open-source variant of Google Chrome; based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Improvements since Lubuntu 11.10: a new software center, optimized to be lightweight, for easy installation and removal of applications from your system; new theme; Blueman is now used for managing Bluetooth devices."
Keywords: Ubuntu-based LXDE PCManFM Blueman

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Old 05-03-2012, 06:40 PM   #1
Registered: Jul 2006
Distribution: CentOS, Xubuntu
Posts: 5,125

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Would you recommend the product? no | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 5

Pros: Good software
Cons: except for videos and the installer

As was the case with Xubuntu 12.04, the installer on the live CD was broken. Running from the boot led to a “system program problem detected” message followed by a crash, while running from live session gave another crash, this time with no report. The alternative (non-live, text-mode) installation disk worked perfectly. The installed system will work in 192MB.

The software included Chromium, Pidgin, Sylpheed mail, Mtpaint, Abiword, Gnumeric, and Audacious audio player, all of which were completely bug-free. Unfortunately, the same could not be said of Gnome-mplayer which wouldn’t play anything. In view of the problems I’d had with videos in Xubuntu, I didn't bother to try any other players.

If you use the alternative installer and don’t want to watch videos, this would be fine; otherwise, try Mint, Salix, or ZorinOS Light for LXDE.


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