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Linux Lite Xfce vs. Xubuntu
« on: January 23, 2016, 07:30:11 AM »
 

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Beside the usage of the same desktop environment, what is basically the main difference between Linux Lite and Xubuntu? In what way does Linux Lite differ from let's say Mint Xfce, Xubuntu and other Debian/Ubuntu derivatives using Xfce?
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Re: Linux Lite Xfce vs. Xubuntu
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2016, 10:17:34 AM »
 

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For my non-technical response, it has to be the great support of the developer, Jerry, and others on this forum. As you have already seen at http://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/installing-linux-lite/liteos-based-on-ubuntu-means/msg20382/#msg20382 ;D

There is no Xubuntu forum and the Xubuntu users get lost in the Ubuntu forum. With Mint you may have a similar problem because it is only one of the many DE it offers. I let others provide more technical reasons.
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Re: Linux Lite Xfce vs. Xubuntu
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2016, 10:33:23 AM »
 

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I've seen his response, but just adding a bit more than the distro you derive from to have a better support or working system out-of-the-box doesn't create a brand new linux distro.  When i set up Xubuntu with everything working out of the box, change the default theme and icon set to the one Linux Lite is using i have basically the same distro but without any extra repositorirs to turn Xubuntu into Linux Lite.

IMHO, any distro using an existing distro to derive from doesn't add anything new to the Linux world.
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Re: Linux Lite Xfce vs. Xubuntu
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2016, 10:46:58 AM »
 

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« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2016, 11:10:28 AM »
 

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« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2016, 11:38:14 AM »
 

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Perhaps you should drive it around the block a few times and get a feel for what it actually is.  :)
I actually did that with many Ubuntu based distro's and at the end they all feel the same to me. At this point i'm running Mint 17.3 Xfce on my laptop while my daughter is using Mint 17.2 Xfce. But i feel it is lagging a bit and doesn't really run well on it. But basically, it doesn't matter which package does come pre-installed or extra added like Mint or Linux Lite, under the bonnet they all use Ubuntu. So, that's why i am very suspicious when a new distro calls itself the latest/newest/fresh distro outthere.

Beside my above arguments, i don't see any obstacles not using Linux Lite on my daughter's laptop though. So, i'll give it a try.
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Re: Linux Lite Xfce vs. Xubuntu
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2016, 03:42:16 PM »
 

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Specifics aside, it boils down to choice. Some are pro-choice in the linux world, some are not. This is a good thing. I get asked this question everytime I do an interview online. I certainly won't get into an us vs them discussion. It's one better left to the users to point out the differences, why they chose one over the other. This becomes the difference in the end :)
 

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« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2016, 04:09:03 PM »
 

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Ofcourse it's all about choice, but can you call it a choice if you only have a few major desktop environments and dozens of desktop themes based on those few desktop environments and after changing the main theme call it another distro? That's not a choice, that's merely posting your own theme of a major desktop environment. Ofcourse i agree with you, it's all about choices.

So, for now... my daughter is going to test Linux Lite for me :D
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Re: Linux Lite Xfce vs. Xubuntu
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2016, 06:24:21 PM »
 

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Ofcourse it's all about choice, but can you call it a choice if you only have a few major desktop environments and dozens of desktop themes based on those few desktop environments and after changing the main theme call it another distro? That's not a choice, that's merely posting your own theme of a major desktop environment. Ofcourse i agree with you, it's all about choices.

So, for now... my daughter is going to test Linux Lite for me :D

I wonder now, just why you haven't had a go at making up a brand new working OS with exactly what you want in it and letting it "out there" in the OS world? I wonder if you wouldn't use some, if not all, of the "free" code available to you to put together an operating system that is "more than" or "better than" or "totally all complete"?

It is all about choice(s) and this OS is exactly what my little old HP laptop needs after using windoze, then other linux programs till finally migrating from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to Linux Lite. I bought this laptop in 2010 and it is performing well for me, especially now with LL installed.

I hope your daughter will find her experience with LL one of ease and comfort, where she can use her computer enjoyably.

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Re: Linux Lite Xfce vs. Xubuntu
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2016, 09:47:12 AM »
 

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No one Linux distro can be everything to everyone. Those that try to be don't seem to last long.

Since you've been using Mint, you might want to try Pepperrmint. its minimalistic approach will make it easier to make it into something more suitable for you.

Linux Lite is designed to minimize the 'learning curve' for users transitioning from Windows to Linux, while using less CPU/RAM resources than Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Xubuntu to do so. Sure, there are versions of Linux that use even fewer resources than LL - at the price of a considerably higher learning curve. Seems that their level of difficulty is inversely proportional to how fast they are...

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« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2016, 12:31:50 PM »
 

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Some go for the name, some for added extras, some for reliability and some for cost or any those variants... Each to their own needs & wants

I could have persevered with a whole range of Distros(I tried a lot), and eventually got things to my liking.
For me, it was the LL OOB experience, but the "real" clincher was the "Nos#1" support of the forum & Dev's.
For me there would have to be something really, really compelling to now move to something else.

If I wanted "Eye Candy and Glitz"
I would run Windows 10....
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Re: Linux Lite Xfce vs. Xubuntu
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2016, 04:40:21 PM »
 

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Why do people buy an Audi A1, which is based on a VW Polo(Fox) chasis/floor plan or Buy certain Seat's which are based on VW Golf chassis/floor plan.?
Some go for the name, some for added extras, some for reliability and some for cost or any those variants... Each to their own needs & wants

I could have persevered with a whole range of Distros(I tried a lot), and eventually got things to my liking.
For me, it was the LL OOB experience, but the "real" clincher was the "Nos#1" support of the forum & Dev's.
For me there would have to be something really, really compelling to now move to something else.

If I wanted "Eye Candy and Glitz"
I would run Windows 10....
Only joking :)

Funny you should speak of cars ... hubby and I were only making the analogy to them with distros on the weekend.  :)

I agree with you about this forum and its members ... a very helpful and patient bunch indeed!

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Re: Linux Lite Xfce vs. Xubuntu
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2016, 05:07:55 PM »
 

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Hi Nomko,

Like you, I started years ago with Ubuntu and switched to Mint (Xfce version) when Unity came out. Have installed/tested many different distros over the years and understand that there are many similarities between them, especially ones based on same DE's.  It's been a long time since I've used Xubuntu, so not sure what major differences are between it and LL.

I still use Mint Xfce on a number of computers and, as can be expected, LL is similar to it.  LL's got some different default packages installed and less of them overall than provided with standard Mint installation.  There are some internally developed tools that make some operations easier for new linux users who've recently switched from Windows -- eg. Lite Cleaner, Lite Software, Lite Control Center.  There are some customizations done to the Menu structure (again aimed at new users from Windows) and it seems that more generic application names are preferred vs. the real package names (that can be confusing to newcomers).  "Under the hood", I'm not really sure what different tweaks have been done, but it does seem that LL works slightly better on older systems than Mint.  (Not by a wide margin, but a slight noticeable difference on systems with limited specs.)  That's likely because LL specifically targets Windows XP users who typically have it running on older machines.

For experienced Linux users, these things may or may not be of any importance.  So you and I may ignore or change things about LL to suit how we want it to behave.  For newcomers, these little things may be just what is needed to make their transition to Linux easier.  Mint, Xubuntu, and others are also "beginner friendly" -- so it really just boils down to which one happens to "feel" the best for the individual doing the testing. 
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Re: Linux Lite Xfce vs. Xubuntu
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