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How to use Xubuntu in Ubuntu

📅 2015-Nov-04 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 🏷️ xfce, xubuntu ⬩ 📚 Archive

XFCE is a great desktop environment that is fully supported and available with Ubuntu. Compared to Unity, it is lighter, its desktop and window UI layout is more traditional and is far most customizable.

If you are finding Unity to be slow and want to try something lighter, try Xubuntu! This is XFCE plus customizations to make it familiar to Unity users and a whole bunch of light applications that typically accompany XFCE.

$ sudo apt install xubuntu-desktop

Though it does not ask for it, make sure to restart after this finishes. This way you get a correctly initialized Xubuntu login manager.

Tried with: XFCE 4.10 and Ubuntu 14.04