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Kubuntu vs Xubuntu vs Ubuntu?

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I'm a linux noob and very confused lol, im running Ubuntu 10.4 on a spare rig and I'm liking it and want to play aruond with other offerings, what is the different between K and X vs Ubuntu? What else can I try? Is Fedora any good?
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kubuntu I think is for slow systems.

Ubuntu is what you want to Stay on for now. It's The most user Friendly.
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thx

what about fedora or mint? worth trying?
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Tried Fedora 14 and was less than impressed. was like using a stripped down version on Ubuntu. imo
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post #5 of 19
Mint 10 is better than Ubuntu from what I've experienced so far.
post #6 of 19
for a first-time linux run, i'd use Xubuntu if your hardware is a little older, and Ubuntu or Kubuntu depending on your personal UI preference.

I tried Xubuntu, and then my install went the way of a home server... it's still running great, even though i never use the GUI anymore wink.gif
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Kubuntu is a variant of Ubuntu, running the KDE desktop environment instead of Gnome; Xubuntu uses the XFCE environment.

KDE is the arguably the most eye-pleasing, but is slightly more demanding. XFCE, on the other hand, is simpler and much lighter on system resources; Gnome sits about half way inbetween the two.

For user-freindliness, I'd strongly recommend Mint, or one Mint 9's variants such as the LXDE version.
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I was running ubuntu 10.04 on my spare rig, just installed linux mint 10 and i like it much better than ubuntu. Honestly there all pretty much the same though. Linux dvd version is nice because it comes with java pre installed and what not if your a noob to linux.
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post #9 of 19
Ubuntu uses Gnome as the Desktop Environment.
Kubuntu uses KDE as the Desktop Environment.
Xubuntu uses XFCE as the Desktop Environment.
Lubuntu uses LXDE as the Desktop Environment.

Gnome and KDE are the most resource intense DEs, while XFCE is about the middle ground, and LXDE is fairly lightweight.

You can easily install the Desktop Environment of your choice and log into that without having to re-install Ubuntu or anything.
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You can easily install the Desktop Environment of your choice and log into that without having to re-install Ubuntu or anything.

If he does this he should start with Ubuntu as the base so that he doesn't need to go hunting down all the fancy Ubuntu software that doesn't come with the others if he ends up preferring GNOME (unless he wants a more vanilla GNOME).
    
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