[CALUG] ubuntu Unity alternatives.

Ron Swift rswift at swiftstaffing.com
Thu Jan 1 13:24:29 EST 2015

I agree with the other suggestions regarding Linux Mint and Xubuntu. 
Another option is Lubuntu which is another light weight version of Ubuntu that uses LXDE desktop environment that performs well on older machines.
Moreover, although Ubuntu default Unity desktop is different from gnome or KDE and it may not install on older hardware, it grows on you after using it for some time. You can find anything on your system along with much debated online commercial products by using the dash search feature at the top of the left menu panel (the Windows key on some keyboards also activate it). The online search feature can be disabled.

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Ron Swift

> On Jan 1, 2015, at 11:26 AM, Wendel Dean Renner <WendelDRenner at comcast.net> wrote:
> I updated ubuntu 9.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS because I could no longer
> get packages for 9.04.
> Pershaps someone could give me an overview of who or what is driving
> Ubuntu?     I find the Unity desktop completely foreign and confusing.
> I could not even figure out how to get a terminal window up.
> You have to hit control-alt-T.   How is anyone suppose to know that?
> I understand it is designed for netbooks and touch based devices.
> I need something for a desktop computer.
> I have considered going back to an earlier desktop such as
> GNOME or KDE. Is there any reason why that would not be a good
> idea?
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