Developers bring minimalist version of Xubuntu




The developers behind the Linux distribution Xubuntu have released a bare version of the operating system. That version is called Xubuntu Core and only features the Xfce desktop environment. More applications, such as an office and a media player missing.

Xubuntu Core distribution is therefore quite slimmed down version of the Xubuntu distribution. “We just ship Xfce and the look and feel of Xubuntu. There are no office suites, media players and so forth,” write the developers in a blog post. Which offer a relatively small distro to; The iso file is about 600MB.

Xubuntu Core, despite the name nothing away from a minimalist version of its big brother, Ubuntu. Ubuntu Core release is designed for smart devices and works with what Canonical ‘snappy apps’ calls . These are read-line images of applications that are easy to update. According to the Xubuntu developers to do their Core nothing here.

The choice of a slimmed-down version of Xubuntu is in line with a distinctive choice that made the development earlier. For example, the latest Xubuntu release no longer contains the packages for AbiWord word processor and Gnumeric spreadsheet application, while image editor GIMP lapsed. AbiWord and Gnumeric would be too buggy. GIMP took in the sight of the devs too much space in the installation image.

Xubuntu is one of the alternative to the popular tastes of Ubuntu. The distro distinguishes itself with ‘light’ software that can run on less powerful hardware. So Xubuntu comes with Xfce, a desktop environment that a new release after three years had . An interesting innovation include the improvement of the alt-tab combination, wrote in a review Tweakers.

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