How To Install XFCE On Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal)

In this tutorial I am going to show you how to install XFCE or the Xubuntu desktop on Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal using the apt-get command. XFCE is a very lightweight desktop environment that will allow even your older and slower computers to run Ubuntu. I have attached a screenshot below for those who have never seen XFCE before.

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How To Install XFCE On Ubuntu 12.10

You can install the standard XFCE desktop on Ubuntu by opening a terminal using CTRL+ALT+T and then running the command found below:

sudo apt-get install xfce4

Optionally, you can install extras for XFCE4 by running this command aswell:

sudo apt-get install xfce4-goodies

How To Install Xubuntu Desktop On Ubuntu 12.10

To install Xubuntu desktop on Ubuntu you just need to run the following command, adding --no-install-recommends will only install the Xubuntu desktop without some of the additional software that might of came with it.

sudo apt-get installno-install-recommends xubuntu-desktop

I hope this helped you get XFCE4 running on your Ubuntu box, please don’t forget to share/like/tweet this post to help the blog out! Thanks!

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