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Re: My story, and a big Thank-you


Hi Daniel,

thank you so much for taking the time to tell your story. It is from people
like you that make the entire team drive froward. You may see it as one
person who's story will not make a difference... Can I assure you that
people like yourself who wish to reply make all the difference in the
world. It is for people like you that the team of Lubuntu realise that it
all is worth while.

Thank you for your kind words, you will have put a smile on many people who
work hard. Certainly mine.



On Tue, Dec 27, 2011 at 4:30 PM, Daniel Ziegler <d.ziegler94@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:

> Hello all,
> I would like to tell my story about my experience with Lubuntu and the
> LXDE Desktop.
> I've been using Ubuntu since around middle 2009, on a variety of
> hardware-Dell P4 towers with 9.04 and 9.10, ThinkPad T23 with 10.04,
> custom Phenom II X4 with 10.10 thru 11.10. I loved using Ubuntu, and
> Linux in general over Windows XP, and was amazed with the free network
> tools that you can obtain. However, I had noticed that GNOME 2.x used
> a lot of system resources, around 380 MB of RAM on average. I didn't
> mind so much then. But after 11.04 introduced the new Unity interface,
> it threw me off and I never really adjusted to it. And GNOME 3 hasn't
> helped performance at all, and removed some features. I tried the KDE
> desktop for a while, but never really got used to it, and it seemed to
> use a lot of RAM also.
> So I became a bit frustrated, trying to find and adjust to a suitable
> new desktop, and finding all ate my limited RAM up quickly. I began to
> look at solutions such as Puppy Linux, but they didn't offer quite the
> same Ubuntu experience, software, and interface organization. Then I
> heard about Lubuntu this holiday season, after Canonical recognized it
> as an official project.
> It looked like my issues were solved, so I quickly downloaded it and
> started to use it. It has turned out to work great for all I need to
> do with a graphical desktop, and all the command line tools work of
> course. Plus the learning curve from GNOME 2.x to LXDE is not very
> steep. It uses about 180 MB of RAM, which is very reasonable. In fact,
> I have been able to install Lubuntu on some older computers that I
> would be unable to run GNOME on.
> This has been a great Christmas gift for me, and I would like to just
> say thank you to all of the LXDE developers, Lubuntu developers, and
> of course PCMan, who started the LXDE desktop. I will be recommending
> Lubuntu to everyone looking for a fast GNU/Linux distro, and look
> forward to using it for a long time!
> Thank you all again,
> Dan
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