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November 13, 2011

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Lubuntu: A Lightweight version of Ubuntu, More Lighter Than Xubuntu

Latest versions of Ubuntu are quite heavy and can’t run smoothly on old or slow PC’s. For this you need to find an alternative operating system.

Ubuntu already has a lighter version called Xubuntu but I personally didn’t find it so useful for older PC’s, like Pentium 3.

So if you want a really light version of Ubuntu that is even lighter than Xubuntu then you should go with Lubuntu.

Lubuntu uses half of the ram as Xubuntu. Xubuntu is based on XFCE desktop environment and Lubuntu is based on LXDE desktop environment.

Phoronix.com benchmarked that LXDE is lighter than XFCE, Gnome & KDE. This makes Lubuntu more efficient on older PC’s.

Lubuntu is a modification of Ubuntu operating system. Its minimum requirement is Pentium 2 with 128 MB of RAM. Only :)

Here are few screenshots of Lubuntu:

Light Version of Ubuntu

Lighter Version of Xubuntu LubuntuLubuntu lightweight Ubuntu

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Visit Lubuntu site here.

Conclusion:

If you have a PC which can’t run Ubuntu properly than give a try to Xubuntu. If Xubuntu fails than you should give a try to Lubuntu, this will surely give you a better experience.

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