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.
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 install–no-install-recommends xubuntu-desktop
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