posted on Dec, 21 2009 @ 11:08 PM
I have been playing with linux for a few years, from Red Hat to Debian, and finally to Xubuntu. Using the current version (9.10) and having a
I don't have to reboot.
I don't have to find the money to purchase it.
I can find help all over the place if I need it.
It makes sense.
It's open source: things get fixed or modified quickly.
There is no shortage of programs to do whatever I want.
It does not randomly reboot every time Linux Torvalds wants it to.
It does whatever I want it to.
I meet great people who also use it (and write for it).
I am by no means an expert but I'll try to answer any questions.
Xubuntu is one flavor of Ubuntu. The difference between them is the desktop. Xubuntu uses the XFCE desktop. It's very light so it works better on
older hardware and even faster on newer hardware. Kubuntu uses the KDE desktop. This is the heavy, pretty desktop. If you like Vista, Aero, and eye
candy, this is the one for you. Ubuntu uses the Gnome desktop, which is in the middle, resourcewise. It's a matter of taste, once you're past the
The only problem I've discovered with XFCE is that it is sometimes a lot harder to find things, as most people think everybody runs KDE or GNOME.
Ubuntu is my main OS now. I keep a Windows box around because I have to support it at work.