Xubuntu Pangolin on Asus eeePC
Posted on: 03/12/2013 12:41 PM

Dedoimedo takes a look at Xubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin running on an Asus eeePC netbook, covering installation, reuse of the home directory, look & feel, customization, extra software, great results with programs like LibreOffice 4, responsiveness, multi-tasking, resource usage, battery life, Function keys, fan control, and more.

Xubuntu Pangolin on Asus eeePC

Two and a half years ago, I bought myself a dandy little netbook, and then loaded it with Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx netbook edition, which it ran until about a week ago. With three years of long term support closing to an end, I had to decide which Linux distribution I would use for this machine, given its limited power and somewhat advanced age.

And so I decided - something simple and lightweight. And while I was tempted to try Ubuntu with Unity, Kubuntu Plasma and Cinnamon, I decided to forgo all the performance games and go for a proven solution. So I settled for Xubuntu 12.04, the latest LTS, which has impressed me a lot. And even though Xubuntu Quetzal is even better, it has a shorter life span, too short for my needs. So let's see what gives.

Printed from Linux Compatible (http://www.linuxcompatible.org/news/story/xubuntu_pangolin_on_asus_eeepc.html)