Ubuntu: Would I benefit from switching to Lubuntu or Xubuntu?


I just settled down with my ideal setup, a dual boot of Windows 7 and Ubuntu, but for some reason Ubuntu's running slow for me. I heard that Ubuntu was pretty small and resource light, but should I switch to Lubuntu or Xubuntu? It means a lot because I have all of my shared files on my Linux partition so it would mean moving everything all over again.

Here are my specs from system monitor:

Ubuntu Release 12.10 (quantal) 64-bi5 GNOME 3.6.0

Hardware Memory: 2.9 GiB

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo CPU T5850 @ 2.16GHz x2

Graphics:NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS.

The computer itself is from 2008, I'm really trying to squeeze all I can out of it.

I'll be on this page for the next couple of hours so I'll respond to any replies. Thanks in advance!


You can always just install the Xubuntu/Lubuntu desktops from the command line without affecting your current situation.

Press Ctrl+Alt+T to go to a terminal. Then,

For Xubuntu:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop  

And for Lubuntu:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install lubuntu-desktop  

Now log out and log back in again. You'll be presented with choices to use for the present session.


Alternatively, if you are certain you want to leave plain Ubuntu, and depending on how much hard drive space you have, you could re-partition the Ubuntu installation using gparted into two sections. Use one for each of Lubuntu and Xubuntu. Keep the existing /swap partition as it is. Each partition needs about 5GB minimum, but would be better with 20GB each. Then you can triple boot and give a lengthy test to each version, to see which you end up comfortable with.

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