May be it is too late for me to make some reviews and share with all of you some tips and software that I recommend to install on your computer. Unfortunately there are many functions in Gnome which are not in Xfce that made me spent just a week with Xubuntu.
Xubuntu is quite useful for old computer users that are low-performance and I am confident that they will like the simple, fast and furious operating system.
I installed Ubuntu 9.10 on my laptop, Acer Aspire 4520.
Ubuntu use Ext4 file system to manage and use GRUB2 for boot record. I heared many people complaining about GRUB2 if they enabled dual-boot or triple-boot on their computer. If you have a dual-boot system, I encourage you not to update unless you are using Ubuntu as your primary operating system.
I can note some changes to Ubuntu Karmic:
- Network Manager with a more stable wireless driver. Network Manager is no longer a problem for me. Wireless can be activated and turned off by using the wireless button on the laptop like in Windows.
- There is no conflict if you use wireless USB adapter.
- boot and startup performance are faster.
- The installation process are easierwith a simple slideshow about Ubuntu during the installation process.
- 2GB of data storage for free using Launchpad account and Ubuntu one.
- Pidgin has been replaced by Empathy. But I do not like Empathy much. I removed it and replace it with Pidgin.
- Do not forget to upgrade all your software and repository.
Software that I recommend all of you install to install on Ubuntu Karmic:
How to install.
Open your Terminal.
sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com FE85409EEAB40ECCB65740816AF0E1940624A220
sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
add the following two lines of commands to the bottom of the sources.list file
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/tualatrix/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/tualatrix/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
then save and close gedit.
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak
in your terminal.
In Ubuntu Tweak, there are many repositories that are useful to you. I will explain it later in future posts and on other software too.
Do not forget to install "ubuntu-restricted-extras" to improve your user experience in Ubuntu.
Type in Terminal.
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
That's all for this post.
P/S: I will add more later in future posts.