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#1 polarpimp

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 06:14 PM

wats the diff?

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 06:36 PM

i didn't know for sure but it has to do with desktop environment. Gnome or KDE
read this for basic info to start.
http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-the-differ...nd-edubuntu.htm

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 11:38 PM

Xubuntu runs on systems with less than 256 ram. On my old laptop with 232 ram I couldn't get Ubuntu to work but Xubuntu ran fine.

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 12:42 AM

Ubuntu - "Baseline" variant. It uses the GNOME desktop and applications and has modest system requirements.

Kubuntu - Same as Ubuntu, but uses the KDE desktop and applications.

Xubuntu - Lightweight version of Ubuntu which uses the Xfce desktop and applications. It's recommended for people with older computers, or those who want to get the most out of their system.

Edubuntu - Same as Ubuntu, but it's tailored for educational purposes. It comes with tons of educational software.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu#Variants
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Posted 22 July 2009 - 12:50 AM

I had the same problem and was adviced to try Wubi

This is a windows installer for all Ubuntu variants. It doesnt make a partition, but reserves as much space as it needs/you want to give it on your windows partition/drive. You just have a big Ubuntu folder on your drive. You can uninstall it from add/remove programs.

In my opinion it is an excellent way to try all different versions. I tried Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Xubuntu and finally decided to stick with Kubuntu.

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#6 1002 Richard S

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 01:26 AM

I tried all of the above with Wubi, but have settled on Mint using Mint4Win (their version of Wubi). Mint picked up my (Dell ) wireless whereas Ubuntu did not.
I'm very impressed!

Edited by 1002 Richard S, 22 July 2009 - 01:26 AM.


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Posted 22 July 2009 - 07:05 AM

am trying ubuntu 9.04 on a old desktop
386mb of sd ram
pentium 3 933mhz

runs really nice with all desktop visual effects on :thumbsup:

Edited by starcraftmaster, 22 July 2009 - 07:07 AM.


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Posted 22 July 2009 - 09:44 AM

I have tried a lot of distros but found Linux Mint to be the better.
Every thing worked for me out of the box :thumbsup:
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