Xubuntu is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu and the lightweight XFCE desktop environment. Use this tag only for questions that are Xubuntu specific (installation, hardware compatibility, etc.).
Xubuntu is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu and the lightweight XFCE desktop environment.
The Xfce desktop environment is intended to use fewer system resources than the default Ubuntu Unity desktop. As recently as September 2010 the Xubuntu developers claimed that the minimum RAM Xubuntu could be run on was 128 MB, with 256 MB of RAM strongly recommended at that time.