Lubuntu vs. Xubuntu

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Lubuntu ( luu-BUUN-too) is a lightweight Linux distribution based on Ubuntu and uses the LXQt desktop environment in place of Ubuntu's GNOME desktop. Lubuntu was originally touted as being , but now aims to be .Lubuntu originally used the LXDE desktop, but moved to the LXQt desktop with the release of Lubuntu 18.10 in October 2018, due to the slow development of LXDE, losing support for GTK 2 as well as the more active and stable LXQt development without Gnome dependencies.The name Lubuntu is a portmanteau of LXQt and Ubuntu.

‘lighter, less resource hungry and more energy-efficient’; ‘a functional yet modular distribution focused on getting out of the way and letting users use their computer’;


Xubuntu () is a Canonical Ltd.–recognized, community-maintained derivative of the Ubuntu operating system. The name Xubuntu is a portmanteau of Xfce and Ubuntu, as it uses the Xfce desktop environment, instead of Ubuntu's GNOME desktop.Xubuntu seeks to provide using Xfce components.

‘a light, stable and configurable desktop environment with conservative workflows’;

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