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Re: Ask yourself...


Also Tim, out of your list of what you expect, "lightweight" is not one of
them which is what most of lubuntu is about. Being able to effectively run
on low resource systems....not be able to video edit while streaming movies
and video chatting and editing your homework all at once (although it can
from my experience). You can do all that but at the sacrifice of some
resources ie: RAM! If lubuntu was to fit your categories of expectations
than they wouldnt be able to install and run on 1GB or less! If you havent
already please read the lubuntu wiki to better understand the purpose here:

On Tue, Mar 8, 2011 at 11:10 AM, Me <leapoffuk@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> The problem with the 'do everything for everybody' approach is ending up
> like xubuntu ie take a lightweight de and add all the bloat from ubuntu to
> end up with something that is just as heavy.
> Surely if people want the simple do everything out of the box approach they
> can just use ubuntu.
> On Fri, 25 Feb 2011 14:10:12 -0000, Tim Bernhard <ohiomoto@xxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
> What should Lubuntu do?
>> I realize that being lightweight is a major focus for Lubuntu and I agree
>> 100%.  But keep in mind that the average user will have expectations for
>> their OS and that not everyone will use it only on older hardware (Lubuntu
>> is too nice not to use it on modern hardware!)
>> My main point is that Lubuntu should be for "everyone" and not just us
>> "tweakers and geekers".  I want to be able to install it on anyone's
>> computer and not have to worry about what it won't do for them.
>> So my question is what dose the average user expect their OS to do "out of
>> the box"?  Pretend you are putting it on someone's  machine.  Maybe your
>> mother, or the neighbor who has never used anything other than Windows.
>> What will they expect?
>> Here's my list:
>> - be efficient (most overlooked by most OS)
>> - handle music, video and Internet
>> - find anything on my local network
>> - download and open files properly
>> - let me use it with external monitors/TV as a basic media player (HDMI
>> out)
>> - have basic office apps (even though I don't use them)
>> - allow basic personalization (LXDE's lack of menu editor is a bummer, but
>> I
>> don't fault anyone for that.)
>> Lubuntu has come pretty close to meeting my expectations.  I've had to
>> tweak
>> a little bit and I might still be missing a few things here and there, but
>> overall, I love it.  The one area it blows everything else away is with
>> it's
>> efficiency.  It seems like that's the most overlooked item in all the
>> other
>> Ubuntu variants I've used.
>> Tim
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