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Re: Why would anyone use Lubuntu over Linux Lite?
« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2019, 06:01:52 AM »
 

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Peppermint kinda reminds me of ChromeOS, basically it's a web browser and everything including the most-used apps are in the cloud instead of on the HDD.  But it was plenty fast on a really old Celeron desktop with 512 RAM when I tried it (maybe 2 years ago now).
 


Re: Why would anyone use Lubuntu over Linux Lite?
« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2019, 06:18:35 AM »
 

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Hmm.

Why would anyone use Lubuntu over Linux Lite?

Doesn't care for Linux Lite.
Resource usage is my guess.
Wants a simple user interface.

I've used Lubuntu 14.04 and Lubuntu 16.04 and Lubuntu 18.04 and have zero complaints with any of them and actually prefer the simple boring user interface.
I use Peppermint 10 and prefer it over other Linux Distros because it doesn't install a lot of software and gives the user the option to install the software the user prefers. I install / update and use Linux OOTB and install very little software because my computer needs are minimal. I use old computers with dual core processors and 4.0 GB of memory usually others discarded computers.
Linux is Linux and one Linux Distro is no better than another Linux Distro imo as the Linux Distros I've installed and use all work well.
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Re: Why would anyone use Lubuntu over Linux Lite?
« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2019, 07:55:15 AM »
 

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Lubuntu and LXLE were very good and lightweight when I was playing with them.  Super simple and fast.  I didn't notice any difference in speed between Lubuntu and the very minimal Crunchbang Linux (now Bunsen Labs), which had no desktop environment at all, only a window manager.

Granted they don't have all the cool tools for newbies (and technophobes like me) and the interface had fewer cool features than Linux Lite, I don't think "distro bashing" has any proper place in any Linux forum.  In most, it's absolutely forbidden.  Linux Lite owes it's existence to other distros (Debian, Ubuntu) and FOSS projects big and small.  They all deserve our respect and gratitude.

And I would say, if I were a Lubuntu fan:

Not happy with Lubuntu?  You are entitled to a full refund of the purchase price!

A completely free operating system and people just complain about it publicly, which hurts us all, rather than quietly moving on.  A weblog like mine is one thing, where opinions can be expressed and reviews shared, good, bad, and indifferent.  But bashing another distro on one distro's forums is in poor taste IMO.  If I were a Mod, I'd have closed this thread.
 

Re: Why would anyone use Lubuntu over Linux Lite?
« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2019, 08:02:05 AM »
 

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Certainly the diversity of Linux distributions does serve a purpose and each particular distribution does take part in testing out what simply works best for the Linux movement enthusiasts, as well as how far certain configurations can be taken, while still maintaining usability.

EDIT:

For the question of "why", simply because one chooses to, such as one chooses to go Linux over other systems, at least assuming of majority population on this forum.
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Re: Why would anyone use Lubuntu over Linux Lite?
« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2019, 09:30:47 AM »
 

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Like someone said in these forums it's all about choice. Finding the end-all Distro is impossible because parameters change.
You would't buy and big off-road truck when you need an small car for city use. Like most Linux distros for different tasks, it would "work" but the experience could be unpleasant.
On the reverse, using the small car off-road, could get you stuck... like a new Linux user on a not-so-user-friendly Distro.
The fun thing that is not applicable in this analogy though, is that all the cars/trucks are all the same price! Free ;)

In a way, I found OP's question valid in the same manner you could ask "Why would anyone use Jeep over Land Rover?" or any other "brand".
The first having 6 cup holders instead of 8 for the later could be a deal breaker for someone, somewhere.
Funny and true story, one of my boss didn't buy a brand of electric SUV just because it didn't have Apple car play in it. 1st world problems...
PS : I don't really care about cars other than for analogies btw ;) LoL

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Re: Why would anyone use Lubuntu over Linux Lite?
« Reply #20 on: December 30, 2019, 08:02:47 PM »
 

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Re: Why would anyone use Lubuntu over Linux Lite?
« Reply #21 on: January 01, 2020, 03:28:33 AM »
 

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SCREAMING AGAIN! (Caps lock Off please)

Well, technically I would put the LXDE / LXQt desktop interfaces as the culprits here.
Lighter, but still quite "niche" audience.

Subject related... A request, with the XFCE/KDE talks, I would like to know what the "DE" popularity chart look like. Is there a respected one somewhere on the interweeb? You can also flame me and redirect my request to another thread. ;)
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Re: Why would anyone use Lubuntu over Linux Lite?
« Reply #22 on: January 13, 2020, 12:55:02 PM »
 

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From someone who uses Lubuntu,
1- support
2- everything just works from the iso. Unlike other Linux versions, that certain configurations aren't supported, any 5-10 year old hardware until today is directly supported by the OS.
If you have really old hardware, you should try 14.04 or 16.04, which have backwards compatibility with much older hardware.
3- compatibility. Lubuntu 18.04 just works for multi GPU systems needing fan or power control over the GPUs. More modern versions don't.

If you like the search option in the start bar, I'd recommend you to try out Lubuntu 19.04/19.10
They're in essence the same as Mint in functions.

As far as Lubuntu's CPU support, they quote a 1.4Ghz CPU, but I once did a test, and it works fine with a single core 1Ghz CPU. Once you go below this, you may run into boot errors, due to the timer expired on boot file loads. (Meaning certain files won't fully load at boot,causing errors when operating the OS).
A dual core cpu of 1Ghz works just fine.

Also, Lubuntu moved from lxdm to sddm since 18.10, and should support it in their LTS (20.04).
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Re: Why would anyone use Lubuntu over Linux Lite?
« Reply #23 on: January 14, 2020, 10:17:18 AM »
 

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Concerning your point 2...
Thats one of the reason I started using Linux Lite ;).

I use 3.x on older hardware, 4.x on newer.
If neither of these work, that's my cue for changing to newer hardware ;-)

Search is good, but have the program description "in your face" was what sold me to XFCE+Whiskers.
I played around with other "lighter" distros and put XFCE on them.. my personnal best was last summer, 132MB RAM upon booting.
Haven't tried on a Pentium 3 yet :-D

Also, I would take a 2x1000MHz CPU versus a 1x2000MHz anyday! lol

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Re: Why would anyone use Lubuntu over Linux Lite?
« Reply #24 on: January 25, 2020, 06:32:18 AM »
 

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I'm not surprised Firefox crashes on only 512MB RAM on LL - it is a very resource-hungry browser - Chromium (popular amongst Linux users) will use about half the RAM of Firefox, and Midori even less memory. Qupzilla is an extremely lightweight alternative (not sure though if it uses HTML5). You could try Slimjet (very fast), though I don't use it as I don't like closed-source software. Try at least some of these out & you might solve the browser-crashing problem on LL ...

I checked both Chromium & Firefox usage on my laptop running Linux Lite 4.8 & the difference was like around 10MB. Does Chromium use half the memory in your system?
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Re: Why would anyone use Lubuntu over Linux Lite?
« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2021, 12:37:26 PM »
 

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Hello,
Sorry to update this quite old topic !

I tried Lubuntu on an old HP with AMD Atlon 64 X2 4200 processor and 6 GB or RAM with a 120 GB SSD.
Lubuntu is easy to install, more or less as LL.
But using Lubuntu is a nightmare    !
Small list  of problems I got :
- File manager doesn't permit to access other drive easily
- Local language is not installed for all pieces of software       (LibreOffice, Gimp, etc... stay in english and must be customized to get local language
- OpenVPN is not installed and you will get a real headache and spend some hours  to get it working, it tooks only 2 minutes with LL !
- not easy to create a new item in the dashboard  at the bottom of the screen
- I installed "Numlockx" but was unable to got displayed message telling me the satus of 'caps lock' or "numlock"
- 2 packages managers instead of synaptic
- software updates are longer compared to LL
- .....



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Re: Why would anyone use Lubuntu over Linux Lite?
« Reply #26 on: January 13, 2021, 09:27:33 AM »
 

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Maybe KDE will be the way of the future... (just to make thread start flaming... Trolololo! ;) )
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