About XubuntuJuly 9, 2006 at 10:57 pm | Posted in xubuntu | Leave a comment
Xubuntu is a complete GNU/Linux based system with an Ubuntu base. It’s lighter, and more efficient than Ubuntu with GNOME or KDE, since it uses the Xfce Desktop environment, which makes it ideal for old or low-end machines, as well as thin-client networks.
Xubuntu is shipped with top quality packages from the Ubuntu archives. Xubuntu will use, as far as possible, GTK2 applications, ensuring maximum efficiency. If you wish, you can install any KDE or GNOME application on your Xubuntu desktop system, as it shares the Ubuntu main and universe package selection.
The Xubuntu community makes use of the Ubuntu Wiki, a collaborative environment where the community can edit all pages as needed. Important wiki pages are listed to your right.
The Xubuntu Manifesto
The team behind Xubuntu makes the following public commitment to its users:
Xubuntu will always be free of charge, and there is no extra fee for the “enterprise edition”, we make our very best work available to everyone on the same Free terms.
Xubuntu includes the very best in translations and accessibility infrastructure that the Free Software community has to offer, to make Xubuntu usable by as many people as possible.
Xubuntu is released regularly and predictably; a new release is made every six months. You can use the current stable release or the current development release. Each release is supported with security updates for at least 18 months.
Xubuntu is entirely committed to the principles of free and open source software development; we encourage people to use free and open source software, improve it and pass it on.