Xubuntu community project's aim is to provide a nice Ubuntu desktop experience (even on older hardware) by using Xfce4 as the desktop environment and GTK 2 applications wherever possible.
Xubuntu is a community developed, Linux-based operating system that is perfect for laptops, desktops and servers. It contains all the applications you need - a web browser, document and spreadsheet editing software, instant messaging and much more.
Xubuntu is a full-featured operating system with which you can get started right away - no need to install additional software for most day-to-day tasks.
Here are some key features of "Xubuntu":
· It's easy to customize Xubuntu to match your personal tastes. It takes but a few clicks to change the theme, amount and location of panels, font, and more. Install panel plugins and more applications for additional functionality using the application installer. Finding new software is a breeze and installation is just a click away. Once applications are installed, updates can be downloaded and installed automatically.
· A new version of Xubuntu is released every six months, every fourth of which is a Long Term Support release, meaning that you are eligible to security updates for three years as opposed to the not-too-shabby-either eighteen months that you get with the normal releases.
· A vibrant community exists behind the Xubuntu project, making sure that there are always plenty of real people available who are all eager to help.
· Xubuntu comes with the award-winning, extensible Firefox web browser, the light-weight yet feature-rich Abiword for all your word-processing needs, and Gnumeric for the creation and manipulation of spreadsheets. Both Gnumeric and Abiword are compatible with their respective popular file formats.