Ubuntu Saucy Salamander

I’ve been running with Ubuntu on my desktop for a long time, even after upgrading it to 4GB RAM (it’s a really old PC). Nonetheless, Lubuntu (which is Ubuntu with LXDE) prompted me to upgrade from Raring to Saucy. I did, and as with all Ubuntu upgrades, it took absolutely ages to complete. But after a reboot, I noticed the login screen is now identical to the LXDE login screen of my Fedora box (which is also using LXDE). This is good and bad — good in that it gives users a consistent login experience regardless of distribution, but bad in the sense that the identity of Ubuntu has been slightly lost.


2 responses

  1. why don’t you try xubuntu? I don’t like ubuntu because gnome/unity stuff make any system (desktop/laptop) slow. Lxde is ok, but i prefer xfce myself. Either fresh install xubuntu again, or you can run
    # apt-get install xfce4 xfce4-goodies thunar-archive-plugin
    to install xfce. I heard many people like Cinnamon from linux mint but i have never tried it though.

    • I tried all of Ubuntu’s main variants, Lubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, and Mint. I settled on Lubuntu because it was the only one my desktop would handle moderately well (it is still a very old box), and I also hated the Unity interface.

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