Members of the Arch, Antergos and (especially) Manjaro communities will probably be happy to learn that I’m over here now. Xubuntu.
I was at a point where I thought to experiment and I reformatted with Sabayon Linux. What I learned is that Gentoo based distributions take forever to compile and use simple software downloads.
Alas, after a few days I thought to go back to the safety net of Antergos OS. At the time, I didn’t know, Cnchi, the Antergos installer, was broken. To have broken software on a rolling distribution of Linux is normal. To have that happen to the installer was unfortunate to me.
I had no computer! This wasn’t a VM box install. This was the real deal. I needed something to use until Cnchi repaired itself.
Even though some people in the Manjaro forum have been very “good riddance” to me when I suggested an April Fools prank they did was not funny, I reinstalled Manjaro.
It turns out my ISP was having problems at the time. I didn’t know. No fault to Manjaro. I could not update the system once it was installed.
My wife suggested, “Go back to Ubuntu.”
Well, not exactly. I hate Unity and even though Unity is out the door it’s still here for now. I did, however, have a DVD install of Xubuntu, the Xfce version of Ubuntu.
That’s where I am.
It’s not a rolling distribution, but it is solid and I don’t have to reinstall because I can keep the system up to date, apparently, with the click of a mouse.
I loved Arch/Antergos/Manjaro and the now discontinued Apricity. I still belong to their forums. I am now back with Ubuntu.
Everything works. Codecs, YouTube, Netflix, all functional out of the box. That helps a lot!

3 thoughts on “Xubuntu”

  1. [ Smiles ] For your sake, I hope that you are using an up-to-date version of Xubuntu (like 16.04 LTS and above) because you will want to be protected via security updates and patches.

    1. Wow. Okay. No novice guy. You just changed my life. How do I know what version of Xubuntu I am inside? (Thank you incredibly)

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