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Xubuntu 12.04 review - A most pleasant surprise

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Xubuntu is a community-developed Xfce-flavored version of Ubuntu. It is supposed to be elegant, lightweight and easy to use. Reading my previous reviews of Xubuntu Karmic and Natty, you will find my experience to differ from the supposed mission statement. In the best case, Xubuntu was adequate but nothing more. Not quite the replacement for Gnome as some would claim.

Precise Pangolin might just change that. We won't know until we test it. But like its fellows Ubuntu and Kubuntu, version 12.04 is a Long-Term Support (LTS) release, so it'd better be good, otherwise, the reputation stain will haunt it for five long years. Or maybe it won't. Today, all shalt be known. Tested, 64-bit edition on my SSD-ed T61 boxie.

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