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It's impossible to tell Xubuntu from Ubuntu, because they are the same distribution. Xubuntu and Ubuntu are two different installers which set up different desktop environments, but after the initial installation, the administrator can install additional desktop environments. Users can run XFCE after an initial Ubuntu installation or Unity after an initial ...


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Well, yes, this question gets asked a lot and people will recommend this or that distribution and they all have reasons to suggest a certain choice. What I'd say, though, is that you should probably consider it from another point of view. Ask yourself (or your friend) what exactly you are looking for. If that thing is maximum ease of use then you have a very ...


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Linux Mint is another good choice. It's rank No.1 on http://distrowatch.com/. Personally, it's friendly with Windows users more than Ubuntu.


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Ah, the famous conundrum "which Linux distro to install". The best thing would be to install the same distro the friends of your friend use, so he can get help when he needs. If he knows nobody using Linux around him, the simplest and user-friendlier distro is probably Ubuntu. It has a large user base and good support.


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if you want to use tigervnc edit username/.vnc/xstartup and write the start command after the two unset lines for example: unset SESSION_MANAGER unset DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS exec /usr/bin/mate-session


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If you really need a window manager, then try fluxbox/blackbox. They are "more full" desktop environments, but they don't consume many resources. If you want pure window manager then twm is the most lightweight. xmonad Will work great for this too.


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You aren't required to run a window manager at all. I've setup several such applications that are meant to be the only application ever run and they are meant to run full screen and I've never used a window manager. I always start with a server distro so a desktop and all of it's dependencies aren't loaded automatically. Then installed X and setup custom ...


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The first line needs to be [Desktop Entry], with a capital E. Otherwise the file isn't recognized as a desktop entry. Dolphin is looking for the Type= line in the [Desktop Entry] section — this could use a more explicit error message! You shouldn't put files under /usr (except under /usr/local), that's for your distribution. For your own desktop entry ...


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The other solution1 has some inconveniences: - it requires root access - it's a global change so it affects all users - upgrading sound-theme-freedesktop restores the file For the record, the proper way to do it (and avoid all of the above) is via a custom sound theme that disables2 the default sound file used by gnome-screenshot (the name of the file is ...


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Don't know a solution for shortcuts, but for the indicators: search for files beginning with "indicator" in /etc/xdg/autostart, edit with admin rights and add "Pantheon;" so that the line looks like "OnlyShowIn=Unity;GNOME;Pantheon;" For missing time, the information on https://bugs.launchpad.net/elementaryos/+bug/1356698 could help: probably this is a ...



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