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Xubuntu is described as 'elegant and easy-to-use operating system. Xubuntu comes with Xfce, which stable, light and configurable desktop environment. It is based on Ubuntu Debian Linux' and is a very popular operating system in the os & utilities category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Xubuntu for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Self-Hosted solutions, Windows, Mac and Electrum. The best alternative is Ubuntu, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Xubuntu are Linux Mint, Manjaro Linux, elementary OS and Tails.

Xubuntu alternatives are mainly Operating Systems but may also be Linux Distros. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Xubuntu.
This page was last updated Jun 27, 2022
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Xubuntu is an elegant and easy-to-use operating system. Xubuntu comes with Xfce, which is a stable, light...

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  1. Ubuntu 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, presentation, document and spreadsheet software, instant messaging and much more.

  2. Linux Mint is one of the most popular desktop Linux distributions and used by millions of people. The purpose of Linux Mint is to produce a modern, elegant and comfortable operating system which is both powerful and easy to use. Latest: Uma (20.2).



  3. Manjaro is a user-friendly Linux distribution based on the independently developed Arch operating system.

    Manjaro Linux vs Xubuntu opinions
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    Manjaro Linux has got the point where it's more user friendly than Xubuntu, in my opinion. Particularly in the XFCE (official) and MATE (community) builds, the pamac/pacman package manager is utterly great to use and draws software not just from Manjaro repositories but from Arch's AUR, which has something like 60k+ software apps. Despite being based on Arch, Manjaro is very user-friendly and the community support is fantastic.

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  4. elementary OS is a free, fast and aesthetically pleasing operating system based on Ubuntu .

  5. The Amnesic Incognito Live System (Tails) is a Debian 9 based live CD/USB with the goal of providing complete Internet anonymity for the user.

    Tails vs Xubuntu opinions
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    JohnFastman

    Xubuntu is Ubuntu with the XFCE deskop. Ubuntu (and therefore Xubuntu) are both based on Debian. Tails is also based on Debian. But Tails is intended more for accessing the internet anonymously than regular desktop computing. Typically, you run it from a USB stick on untrusted computers. It comes with the old KDE desktop.

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  6. macOS is a Unix-based operating system, developed and marketed by Apple Inc. It is designed to run on Macintosh computers, having been pre-installed on all Macs since 2002.

    macOS vs Xubuntu opinions
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    The user who search an alternative to Xubuntu, does not want to install privative and heavy systems (=resource consumers) such as Windows or MacOS (although Mac have shell based on Linux BSD : Leopard).

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  7. Kubuntu is an official "flavor" of Ubuntu that uses the KDE Plasma desktop environment. This gives it a completely different look and feel.

    Kubuntu vs Xubuntu opinions
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    JohnFastman

    Kubuntu and Xubuntu are both Ubuntu underneath. They differ from each other (and from Ubuntu) only by the default desktop that they come with (and some apps that are part of those). Kubuntu comes with KDE's Plasma 5, which is more modern, Xubuntu comes with XFCE, which is faster on old/slow computers. If you want KDE's Plasma, then go for KDE Neon instead of Kubuntu: it gets faster updates.

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  8. ReactOS™ is an Open Source effort to develop a quality operating system that is compatible with applications and drivers written for the Microsoft® Windows™ NT family of operating systems (NT4, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, Seven).

  9. Zorin OS is a multi-functional operating system designed specifically for Windows users who want to have easy and smooth access to Linux. It is based on Ubuntu which is the most popular Linux operating system in the world.

  10. Lubuntu is a fast and lightweight operating system with a clean and easy-to-use user interface. It is a Linux system, that uses the minimal desktop LXDE/LXQT.

    Lubuntu vs Xubuntu opinions
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    JohnFastman

    Lubuntu and Xubuntu are both Ubuntu under the hood. The difference is they come with different desktop environments (LXDE and XFCE, respectively). LXDE is even lighter on system resources than XFCE so should work better on REALLY old/slow computers. But that's it.

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