Ubuntu Unity is fine now
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I'm one of the Xubuntu exiles who left after Unity came out about 6 years ago, I'm calling everyone back to Unity now.
It's responsive and smooth as fuck, and I'm using a laptop from 2010 with a 512mb Nvidia and 8gb RAM.
The base memory usage at startup is 600mb~ (checked using screenfetch).
There's no reason to hamper yourself with decades-old crap like Xfce anymore, the fonts, the windowing, the speed, the transitions are all decent and you don't need even need a brand-new machine to run this.
Sorry if I'm shilling like fuck but I don't get the reason to keep outdated crap like Xubuntu around any more, not unless you still use a Pentium 3.
/flt/ - Friendly GNU/Linux Thread
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Welcome to /flt/, we are always open to users of all levels, including absolute beginners.
There are four ways to try GNU/Linux, you can:
0) Install a GNU/Linux OS on a VM (Virtual Machine/VirtualBox) for "safety purposes"
1) Use the Live ISO directly without installing anything, that way, you can get a "full GNU/Linux experience".
2) Dual-boot GNU/Linux with Windows/Mac (recommended if you want to learn more about GNU/Linux)
3) Go balls deep and overwrite everything with GNU/Linux
Before asking, please search for answers to your questions in resources.
Please be civil, notice the "Friendly" in every Friendly GNU/Linux Thread.
Understand that much of your software from Windows will be unavailable, although maybe WINE can make up for it.
man <insert command here>
Your friendly neighborhood search engine (searx.me, ixquick, whatever)
https://wiki.archlinux.org/ (Most of the configurations and troubleshoots will literally work on various distros, including Debian)