Xubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet - Fabulous

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Mrkvonic, May 22, 2015.

  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    I'm so excited, I just can't fight it. So yes, here's a long, enthusiastic review of Xubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet 64-bit edition, tested in a multi-boot Windows 8/10 & Linux setup on a Lenovo G50-70 laptop with UEFI, Secure Boot and GPT, covering live session, install and day-to-day use, including look & feel, network connectivity - Wireless, Bluetooth, Samba, partitioning & slideshow, package management, software updates, default and applications, webcam, multimedia - Flash, MP3, HD video, resource usage, performance, responsiveness, suspend & resume, stability, hardware compatibility with one outstanding bug with the Realtek Wireless card, smartphone support - Android, iPhone, Windows Phone, Ubuntu Phone, new Samba printing, customization, and more. A perfect 10? Looks like it.

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/xubuntu-vivid.html


    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  2. wat0114

    wat0114 Registered Member

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    No surprise that an xfce desktop works so well out of the box.
     
  3. Joxx

    Joxx Registered Member

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    This comment comes a bit late but I totally agree with the review.
    My first contact with Xfce came through Manjaro some weeks ago and it wasn't a good experience, very buggy (the Distro, not the DE).
    Then I tried Mint (Xfce) and it was an altogether different story, a positive one.
    And since the last few days it was Xubuntu and what a smooth piece it is; so stable, so snappy and yet so configurable and pleasant to the eye.
     
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