Hallo frens, me’s not a happy camper right now. Although I have a feeling of accomplishment … eventhough I haven’t accomplished much. Do I sound like a fukn oracle? Yes, I’m even gobsmacked myself. But let’s start with the beginning, which is mostly a logical, proven, accepted and good way to start any story, report, or blogpost.
Y’all remember how I promised your fellow blogreader, and my fellow blogger, Robin to try out Xubuntu today, which I even did, already today. Only the time I expected to experiment and play with Xubuntu on MiniMe was even shorter than the initial half hour I had set aside for it.
Because Xubuntu is shit! Sorry.
But let’s all have a look:
Okay, that’s the final nail in Xubuntu’s coffin. I guess most of us are Second Life residents, and the ability to run a viewer on our computers is a goddamn must for us! So I abandon Xubuntu on the spot.
For the rest, yeah, as always and as I have stated a dozen times already, Xfce is a doable environment. Not as fancy as Mate, Cinnamon or KDE Plasma, but it’s pretty ok for old hardware. We’ve seen Gimp open on the desktop, I don’t expect anything else from other programs. Xubuntu comes with Mozilla’s Firefux browser, which is a sensible decison and works very nicely, as I have downloaded not one but two SL viewers. And, honestly, why shouldn’t it work? Did you expect some fuckery like in Windows or what?
See, even if I wanted to adapt to and run Xfce on MiniMe, which makes sense, I wouldn’t install it on a *buntu base, but on Arch. Manjaro and Namib both are available with Xfce desktops, on Manjaro it’s even the standard desktop! So a *buntu base seems to me like a uncomfortable detour.
Yes! Xfce is a serviceable desktop, not great but nice and lightweight and reasonably equipped. It’s just no joy to operate. And honestly, I’d prefer not to run any Xfce edition at all. And fortunately I don’t have to. MiniMe is a dedicated test machine, and I won’t need it for anything else. MiniMax and even Gaga are totally capable of running Mate and/or Cinnamon and any other “heavy” desktop, so for now I put even the thought of Xfce far back into my long-term memory and … oopsy! Already forgotten … 😮