Friday, July 13, 2018

Some Reasons That Made Me Switch From GNOME to Xubuntu Desktop


Some Reasons That Made Me Switch From GNOME to Xubuntu Desktop

Linux is an operating system that has a variety of desktop environments(DE). We can choose according to your comfort. In this old post on the web, I've written a variety of desktop environments that you can choose to decorate the GUI.

Currently, I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 with Xubuntu-Desktop view. So, I've completely replaced Ubuntu's default look (GNOME) and deleted it. There are several reasons that make me switch to XFCE that I will write in the points below!

1. Adjusting Laptop Specifications

For older computers with minimal specifications, it seems that GNOME is not the right desktop environment to use, because this DE takes a lot of RAM usage even in idle conditions. The solution is to replace a lighter desktop environment and not much use of RAM performance. You can choose KDE, XFCE, LXDE, or windows manager as an alternative. But, in this case, I chose to switch using Xubuntu-desktop using the xfce desktop environment.

2. Feel free to modify the GUI as needed

I once wrote in a post about xfce, and this is one of the advantages of this desktop environment, which is easy to modify. But you have to be careful in changing the look, because it can also setting from xfce will affect the appearance of other desktop environment you use (if you install other DE).

I've had this problem, when installing KDE and XFCE on one system. Views of kde settings that I have changed, also changed the look of xfce. after that case, i just install one desktop environment. So, you have to be careful in the selection of desktop environment. Choose the one that best suits your tastes and needs.


3. Many choices of themes that suit my taste

There are many cool and minimalist themes available at xfce-look.org that you can use to enhance your desktop look.

Until now, I rarely get a complicated problem when using xubuntu-desktop. Why not just install Xubuntu?

Because I already use ubuntu and too lazy to re-install just because of display problems, lol.

This post is purely my opinion, you may agree or not, because everyone has their own opinions. Go Open source!

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