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Moving to Lubuntu

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The restrictions in my netbook made me convert my Ubuntu install into a Lubuntu. For this, you don’t need to manually download Lubuntu and install. All you need is to install Ubuntu first and run the command in this Psychocats page titled ‘Remove Ubuntu’.

And, voila, you get a pure LXDE desktop!lubuntu desktop

It may not look as pleasing as classic Gnome or Unity, but it’s quite usable and has a memory footprint as low as 100MB. PCManFM replaces Nautilus as the file manager. The window manager becomes Openbox.

The main problem I had to deal with was connecting to internet using my USB modem. The solution was to install the script they give inΒ It automatically recognized my Dialog broadband connection. I

There is no Software Center in Lubuntu, only the Synaptic Package Manager. If you want you can search and install software-center from the Synaptic Manager.

Β WARNING: When you install lubuntu-desktop with the above method, most of the apps that come bundled with Ubuntu are uninstalled. eg: LibreOffice is completely removed and AbiWord is installed instead.

Written by thameera

June 1, 2011 at 9:19 am

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  1. Ooooh, I like. πŸ˜€ Saw this article recently ( and was seriously impressed with KDE’s performance (I always thought of KDE 4.x as a resource hog, guess I was wrong) πŸ™‚


    June 2, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    • You don’t know how much of a resource hog your previous setup was till you move to a new setup. πŸ˜€


      June 2, 2011 at 1:14 pm

  2. Eh, nothing is as sweet as Gnome, the classic one.


    June 3, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    • I know. Nothing like gnome. Only that I wanted to experiment a lighter environment. πŸ™‚


      June 3, 2011 at 8:01 pm

  3. […] had used LXDE for a few months about an year back in my netbook. So I thought, why not give it a go again? Without removing the existing gnome […]

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