Slow Computer? How to Change from Ubuntu to Xubuntu Operating System

Ubuntu vs. Xubuntu

If you have installed Ubuntu on your computer neglecting its relatively high system requirements, you may find that your computer is either pretty slow or not working properly.

Fortunately for you, there is an easy solution to this problem, and you don't have to give up on Ubuntu, this great piece of free, community-powered operating system, either.

What you need is a different version of Ububtu, called Xubuntu. Xubuntu is basically a light-weight, Xfce desktop Ubuntu Linux, designed to run on slow systems. This doesn't mean it's an older version of Ubuntu. It has its six-month updates and releases just like its big brother. The difference is, Xubuntu was designed for people who prefer practicality over fancy looks.

Xubuntu, Linux for Human Beings
Xubuntu, Linux for Human Beings

What is Xubuntu?

Xubuntu offers all the applications you'll ever need, web browsing, email applications and word processing, to web server software and programming tools.

You can download, use and share Xubuntu with family, friends, school mates or business partners free of charge and without any licensing fees. Perfect for both laptops and desktops with a new desktop and server release issued every six months to keep you up to date with the latest and greatest.

Xubuntu is designed with security in mind. You need very little to no malware protection. You don't have to run weekly virus and spyware scans, but the best thing is that you can be free of worry in this regard.

If you are considering Ubuntu Linux for the first time and are wondering if you are computer-savvy enough to try something other than Windows or Mac, I can assure you you are. Ubuntu and Xubuntu are safer and much less bothersome than Windows in every respect. And they are just as friendly. 

Minimum System Requirements for Xubuntu

192 MB RAM to run the Live CD or to install, or 64 MB RAM to use the Alternate Install CD.
128+ MB RAM to run Xubuntu with 256 MB RAM recommended.
2.0 GB of free hard disc space to install Xubuntu. 

Minimum System Requirements for Ubuntu

  • 1.0 GHz processor,
  • 512 MB RAM to install and run,
  • 5.0 GB of free hard disc space

How to convert from Ubuntu to Xubuntu

If you have already installed Ubuntu and your computer is considerably slower than you'd prefer, it is easy to switch from Ubuntu to Xubuntu, which is basically a light-weight Xfce version of Ubuntu, but with the same functionality.

I might add, it is just as easy to migrate from Kubuntu (KDE desktop version of Ubuntu) or Edubuntu (Ubuntu for educational purposes) to Xubuntu. It is basically the same process. It's done by removing all Gnome and KDE packages by following the methods below. Note, there is no data loss involved in the process, so you don't have to make backups. Only if you insist.

For Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick) paste the appropriate command into the terminal, press enter and wait. Note, for older versions don't use these codes! Email me with the details and I'll give you the appropriate code.

You'll be prompted to answer yes or no questions throughout the process regarding disc space usage. Nothing complicated. I put the codes at the very end of the hub, because they are very long. Just read on through the article and you'll find the appropriate code in the end.

Xubuntu Desktop
Xubuntu Desktop
Add/Remove Applications Manager: check the box and press install
Add/Remove Applications Manager: check the box and press install

The Aftermath: what to expect when you're done

When you're done do a re-boot and you'll be presented with the new Xubuntu login screen. Log in using your usual nickname and password.

The desktop is very similar to what you are used to, a few things are in different places, but they are easy to locate.

Everything is working, but some of your installed applications have been removed. Open Office, K3B, Krusader, Kpdf are a few that may be missing. Go to Applications menu -> System -> Add/remove to open the application manager and simply reinstall what you need the usual way.

You won't be able to access root using 'nautilus' any more. The new command is 'thuner,' other than that, everything is the same.

You might want to download / install the available updates that you'll find in the upper right corner. Also, you might want to reconfigure the desktop to fit your needs and taste by right clicking and choosing Desktop Settings.

If you followed along with this tutorial on how to change from Ubuntu to Xubuntu, you should have you new operating system up and running. Much faster and smoother than before.

New to Ubuntu Linux?

If you are not familiar with Ubuntu Linux, but want to give it a try, here is the link to the download page of Ubuntu Linux and Xubuntu Linux. Download and installation should be pretty easy, just follow the instructions provided on the pages.

You don't have to sacrifice your Windows installation. Instead, learn how to create a dual-boot system. Info on the linked download pages.

Finally, below are all the codes you need.

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nicomp 5 years ago from Ohio, USA

Very interesting. I use Linux and I've not heard of Xubuntu. Thank you!


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota

Thanks for the great information. I appreciate it:)


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Haunty 5 years ago from Hungary Author

Hi nicomp and Minnetonka Twin! Thanks for your comments. :)


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dwar 5 years ago

Nice tips! I run Ubuntu on a dual boot laptop and a lighter version should be fine for me. I'll be changing my set up to Xubuntu today.


Alpha 5 years ago

Just the kind of post I was looking for, but I'd like to go from Ubuntu 10.04 to Xubuntu 10.04.

Could you please post the commands for that?

Many thanks!


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Haunty 5 years ago from Hungary Author

Alpha, to go from Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid) to Xubuntu 10.04 use this command:

sudo apt-get remove adium-theme-ubuntu alacarte app-install-data-partner binfmt-support binutils bluez-gstreamer branding-ubuntu brltty brltty-x11 capplets-data checkbox checkbox-gtk cli-common compiz compiz-core compiz-fusion-plugins-main compiz-gnome compiz-plugins compizconfig-backend-gconf computer-janitor computer-janitor-gtk couchdb-bin dcraw desktopcouch empathy empathy-common eog erlang-base erlang-crypto erlang-inets erlang-mnesia erlang-public-key erlang-runtime-tools erlang-ssl erlang-syntax-tools erlang-xmerl evolution evolution-common evolution-couchdb evolution-data-server evolution-data-server-common evolution-exchange evolution-indicator evolution-plugins evolution-webcal example-content f-spot gbrainy gcc gcc-4.4 gconf-defaults-service gconf-editor gdm-guest-session gedit gedit-common gnome-about gnome-applets gnome-applets-data gnome-bluetooth gnome-control-center gnome-disk-utility gnome-media gnome-media-common gnome-nettool gnome-panel gnome-panel-data gnome-power-manager gnome-screensaver gnome-session gnome-session-canberra gnome-terminal gnome-terminal-data gnome-themes-selected gnome-themes-ubuntu gnome-user-share gnome-utils gstreamer0.10-gnonlin gstreamer0.10-plugins-base-apps gstreamer0.10-tools gvfs-fuse gwibber gwibber-service humanity-icon-theme ibus ibus-gtk ibus-m17n ibus-table indicator-applet indicator-applet-session indicator-me indicator-messages indicator-session indicator-sound libanthy0 libart2.0-cil libc-dev-bin libc6-dev libcamel1.2-14 libcanberra-pulse libcompizconfig0 libcouchdb-glib-1.0-2 libcryptui0 libdecoration0 libdesktopcouch-glib-1.0-2 libebackend1.2-0 libebook1.2-9 libecal1.2-7 libedata-book1.2-2 libedata-cal1.2-6 libedataserver1.2-11 libedataserverui1.2-8 libegroupwise1.2-13 libexchange-storage1.2-3 libexempi3 libflickrnet2.2-cil libgail-gnome-module libgconf2.0-cil libgd2-xpm libgdata-google1.2-1 libgdata1.2-1 libgdict-1.0-6 libgdiplus libgdu-gtk0 libgif4 libglade2.0-cil libglib2.0-cil libglitz-glx1 libglitz1 libgmime2.4-cil libgnome-keyring1.0-cil libgnome-media0 libgnome-pilot2 libgnome-vfs2.0-cil libgnome-window-settings1 libgnome2.24-cil libgnomepanel2.24-cil libgoocanvas-common libgoocanvas3 libgpgme11 libgpod-common libgpod4 libgraphite3 libgtk2.0-cil libgtkhtml-editor-common libgtkhtml-editor0 libgtkhtml3.14-19 libgtksourceview2.0-0 libgtksourceview2.0-common libgweather-common libgweather1 libhyphen0 libibus1 libical0 libido-0.1-0 liblaunchpad-integration1.0-cil liblpint-bonobo0 libm17n-0 libmetacity-private0 libmono-addins-gui0.2-cil libmono-addins0.2-cil libmono-cairo2.0-cil libmono-corlib2.0-cil libmono-data-tds2.0-cil libmono-i18n-west2.0-cil libmono-posix2.0-cil libmono-security2.0-cil libmono-sharpzip2.84-cil libmono-sqlite2.0-cil libmono-system-data2.0-cil libmono-system-runtime2.0-cil libmono-system-web2.0-cil libmono-system2.0-cil libmono2.0-cil libmtp8 libmusicbrainz4c2a libndesk-dbus-glib1.0-cil libndesk-dbus1.0-cil libneon27-gnutls libnunit2.4-cil libotf0 libpisock9 libpisync1 libprotobuf5 libprotoc5 libpst4 libpth20 libraptor1 librasqal2 librdf0 libsctp1 libsdl1.2debian-pulseaudio libsqlite0 libstlport4.6ldbl libtelepathy-farsight0 libubuntuone-1.0-1 libupower-glib1 libwmf0.2-7-gtk light-themes linux-headers-2.6.32-21 linux-headers-2.6.32-21-generic linux-headers-generic linux-libc-dev lksctp-tools m17n-contrib m17n-db manpages-dev media-player-info metacity metacity-common mono-2.0-gac mono-gac mono-runtime mousetweaks nautilus nautilus-data nautilus-sendto nautilus-sendto-empathy nautilus-share obexd-client openoffice.org-base-core openoffice.org-calc openoffice.org-common openoffice.org-core openoffice.org-draw openoffice.org-emailmerge openoffice.org-gnome openoffice.org-gtk openoffice.org-help-en-us openoffice.org-impress openoffice.org-math openoffice.org-style-galaxy openoffice.org-style-human openoffice.org-writer pitivi pkg-config plymouth-theme-ubuntu-logo protobuf-compiler pulseaudio-module-bluetooth pulseaudio-module-gconf python-avahi python-configglue python-couchdb python-crypto python-desktopcouch python-desktopcouch-records python-egenix-mxdatetime python-egenix-mxtools python-farsight python-fstab python-gnomekeyring python-gtksourceview2 python-gtkspell python-ibus python-indicate python-mako python-openssl python-pam python-papyon python-protobuf python-pycurl python-pygoocanvas python-pyinotify python-serial python-telepathy python-twisted-bin python-twisted-core python-twisted-names python-twisted-web python-ubuntuone python-ubuntuone-client python-ubuntuone-storageprotocol python-uno python-wnck rdesktop rhythmbox rhythmbox-plugin-cdrecorder rhythmbox-plugins rhythmbox-ubuntuone-music-store screen-resolution-extra seahorse ssh-askpass-gnome telepathy-butterfly telepathy-gabble telepathy-haze telepathy-idle telepathy-mission-control-5 telepathy-salut tomboy tsclient ubuntu-artwork ubuntu-desktop ubuntu-docs ubuntu-mono ubuntu-sounds ubuntu-system-service ubuntu-wallpapers ubuntuone-client ubuntuone-client-gnome uno-libs3 upower ure vino whois xdg-user-dirs-gtk xfonts-mathml && sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop


Alpha 5 years ago

Thanks for the prompt reply Haunty - I'm much obliged!


Nik 5 years ago

Hi, thanks for the post. Really useful. I wanted to go from Ubuntu 10.04 to the latest Xubuntu stable version. Do I still use the code above? Or is the code different?

The reason for switching is that my toshiba laptop gets really hot with Ubuntu. (these Satellite models are known for this problem, but I recall when using Windows, the problem was not so severe.) Do you think switching to Xubuntu would be any help?

cheers


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Haunty 5 years ago from Hungary Author

Yes, you can use the code. It will uninstall a lot of less-used applications too, so if you find that you are missing something you need, just use the Add/Remove... feature to reinstall it or find a light-weight substitute.

Yes, I think switching will help you.


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Dave Powell 5 years ago from Winchester, MA

This is great Haunty... Many Thanks for it! I just brought a dead Presario 2500 notebook back to usable life using the full Ubuntu 10.04 version to save on project costs (with its bundled Open Office Suite and FireFox browser). (And I've linked your article into the hub I wrote about it.) I think that my notebook may be just old enough to benefit from switching to Xubuntu. I see from your hub that I might lose Open Office and FireFox if I do... but thanks for the advice about what to do if that happens. Ubuntu and Xubuntu are wonderful things!

Thanks again, Haunty!

Dave Powell

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    From Ubuntu To Xubuntu

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gnome-media-common gnome-nettool gnome-orca gnome-panel gnome-panel-data gnome-power-manager gnome-screensaver gnome-screenshot gnome-search-tool gnome-session gnome-session-canberra gnome-session-common gnome-system-log gnome-system-monitor gnome-terminal gnome-terminal-data gnome-themes-selected gnome-themes-ubuntu gnome-utils gnome-utils-common gstreamer0.10-gnonlin gwibber gwibber-service indicator-applet indicator-applet-session indicator-me indicator-messages indicator-session indicator-sound libappindicator0.1-cil libart2.0-cil libbrasero-media1 libcamel1.2-14 libcanberra-pulse libcompizconfig0 libcouchdb-glib-1.0-2 libcryptui0 libcurl3 libdconf0 libdecoration0 libdesktopcouch-glib-1.0-2 libdmapsharing2 libebackend1.2-0 libebook1.2-9 libecal1.2-7 libedata-book1.2-2 libedata-cal1.2-7 libedataserver1.2-13 libedataserverui1.2-8 libegroupwise1.2-13 libevolution libexempi3 libexiv2-6 libfolks-telepathy0 libfolks0 libgail-common libgail-gnome-module libgconf2.0-cil libgdata-common 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libndesk-dbus-glib1.0-cil libndesk-dbus1.0-cil libneon27-gnutls libprotobuf6 libprotoc6 libpth20 libraptor1 librasqal2 librdf0 libsctp1 libsdl1.2debian libsdl1.2debian-pulseaudio libstlport4.6ldbl libsyncdaemon-1.0-1 libtelepathy-farsight0 libtelepathy-logger1 libtotem-plparser17 libubuntuone-1.0-1 libvala-0.10-0 libwmf0.2-7-gtk light-themes lksctp-tools media-player-info metacity metacity-common mono-2.0-gac mono-csharp-shell mono-gac mono-gmcs mono-runtime mousetweaks nautilus nautilus-data nautilus-sendto nautilus-sendto-empathy nautilus-share obexd-client openoffice.org-base-core openoffice.org-calc openoffice.org-common openoffice.org-core openoffice.org-draw openoffice.org-emailmerge openoffice.org-gnome openoffice.org-gtk openoffice.org-help-en-us openoffice.org-impress openoffice.org-math openoffice.org-style-galaxy openoffice.org-style-human openoffice.org-writer pitivi plymouth-theme-ubuntu-logo protobuf-compiler pulseaudio-module-bluetooth pulseaudio-module-gconf python-argparse python-avahi python-brlapi python-configglue python-couchdb python-crypto python-desktopcouch-records python-egenix-mxdatetime python-egenix-mxtools python-farsight python-gnomeapplet python-gtksourceview2 python-gtkspell python-indicate python-libproxy python-louis python-mako python-markupsafe python-papyon python-protobuf python-pyatspi python-pycurl python-pygoocanvas python-pyinotify python-rdflib python-speechd python-telepathy python-twisted-names python-ubuntuone python-ubuntuone-client python-ubuntuone-storageprotocol python-uno python-wnck rdesktop rhythmbox rhythmbox-plugin-cdrecorder rhythmbox-plugins rhythmbox-ubuntuone-music-store screen-resolution-extra seahorse shotwell ssh-askpass-gnome telepathy-butterfly telepathy-gabble telepathy-haze telepathy-idle telepathy-logger telepathy-mission-control-5 telepathy-salut tomboy totem totem-common totem-mozilla totem-plugins tsclient ubuntu-artwork ubuntu-desktop ubuntu-docs ubuntu-mono ubuntu-sounds ubuntu-system-service ubuntu-wallpapers ubuntuone-client ubuntuone-client-gnome uno-libs3 ure vino whois wodim xfonts-mathml && sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop

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    sudo apt-get remove adium-theme-ubuntu alacarte at-spi atomix atomix-data avogadro-data baobab binfmt-support blinken blt bluez-gstreamer bogofilter bogofilter-bdb bogofilter-common branding-ubuntu brasero brasero-cdrkit brasero-common breathe-icon-theme capplets-data checkbox checkbox-gtk cli-common compiz compiz-core compiz-fusion-plugins-main compiz-gnome compiz-plugins compizconfig-backend-gconf computer-janitor computer-janitor-gtk couchdb-bin desktop-profiles desktopcouch dia-common dia-gnome dia-libs docbook-xsl docbook-xsl-doc-html dvd+rw-tools edubuntu-artwork edubuntu-desktop edubuntu-docs edubuntu-menueditor empathy empathy-common eog erlang-base erlang-crypto erlang-inets erlang-mnesia erlang-public-key erlang-runtime-tools erlang-ssl erlang-syntax-tools erlang-xmerl evolution evolution-common evolution-couchdb evolution-data-server evolution-data-server-common evolution-exchange evolution-indicator evolution-plugins evolution-webcal example-content exiv2 gbrainy gcompris gcompris-data gcompris-sound-en gconf-defaults-service gconf-editor gdm-guest-session gedit gedit-common gnome-about gnome-applets gnome-applets-data gnome-bluetooth gnome-control-center gnome-dictionary gnome-disk-utility gnome-icon-theme-gartoon gnome-mag gnome-media gnome-media-common gnome-nettool gnome-orca gnome-panel gnome-panel-data gnome-power-manager gnome-screensaver gnome-screenshot gnome-search-tool gnome-session gnome-session-canberra gnome-session-common gnome-system-log gnome-system-monitor gnome-terminal gnome-terminal-data gnome-themes-selected gnome-themes-ubuntu gnome-utils gnome-utils-common gobby gsfonts-x11 gstreamer0.10-gnonlin gwibber gwibber-service human-icon-theme human-theme icoutils indicator-applet indicator-applet-session indicator-me indicator-messages indicator-session indicator-sound inkscape italc-client kalgebra kalzium kalzium-data kanagram kbruch kdebase-runtime kdebase-runtime-data kdeedu-kvtml-data kdelibs-bin kdelibs5-data kdelibs5-plugins kdoctools khangman khelpcenter4 kig kmplot kolourpaint4 krosspython kstars kstars-data ktouch ktuberling kturtle kubuntu-debug-installer kwordquiz libappindicator0.1-cil libart2.0-cil libattica0 libaudio2 libavogadro1 libblas3gf libboost-python1.42.0 libbrasero-media1 libcamel1.2-14 libcanberra-pulse libcfitsio3 libcln6 libclucene0ldbl libcompizconfig0 libcouchdb-glib-1.0-2 libcryptui0 libcurl3 libdbusmenu-qt2 libdconf0 libdecoration0 libdesktopcouch-glib-1.0-2 libdirectfb-1.2-9 libdmapsharing2 libebackend1.2-0 libebook1.2-9 libecal1.2-7 libedata-book1.2-2 libedata-cal1.2-7 libedataserver1.2-13 libedataserverui1.2-8 libegroupwise1.2-13 libevolution libexempi3 libexiv2-6 libfli1 libfolks-telepathy0 libfolks0 libgail-common libgail-gnome-module libgconf2.0-cil libgdata-common libgdata-google1.2-1 libgdata1.2-1 libgdata7 libgdict-1.0-6 libgdu-gtk0 libgee2 libgexiv2-0 libgfortran3 libgif4 libglade2.0-cil libgladeui-1-9 libglew1.5 libglib2.0-cil libglib2.0-data libgmime-2.4-2 libgmime2.4-cil libgnet2.0-0 libgnome-mag2 libgnome-media0 libgnome-vfs2.0-cil libgnome-window-settings1 libgnome2.24-cil libgnomepanel2.24-cil libgoocanvas-common libgoocanvas3 libgpgme11 libgpod-common libgpod4 libgps19 libgraphite3 libgsl0ldbl libgtk2.0-cil libgtkhtml-editor-common libgtkhtml-editor0 libgtkhtml3.14-19 libgtksourceview2.0-0 libgtksourceview2.0-common libgweather-common libgweather1 libgwibber0 libhyphen0 libical0 libido-0.1-0 libindi0 libiodbc2 libitalc libkatepartinterfaces4 libkde3support4 libkdecore5 libkdeedu4 libkdegames5 libkdesu5 libkdeui5 libkdewebkit5 libkdnssd4 libkfile4 libkhtml5 libkio5 libkjsapi4 libkjsembed4 libkmediaplayer4 libknewstuff3-4 libknotifyconfig4 libkntlm4 libkparts4 libkpty4 libkrosscore4 libkrossui4 libktexteditor4 libkunitconversion4 libkutils4 liblapack3gf liblaunchpad-integration1.0-cil liblircclient0 liblouis-data liblouis2 libmagick++3 libmarblewidget10 libmetacity-private0 libmikmod2 libmission-control-plugins0 libmodplug1 libmono-addins-gui0.2-cil libmono-addins0.2-cil libmono-cairo2.0-cil libmono-corlib2.0-cil libmono-i18n-west2.0-cil libmono-management2.0-cil libmono-posix2.0-cil libmono-security2.0-cil libmono-sharpzip2.84-cil libmono-system2.0-cil libmpcdec6 libmtp8 libmusicbrainz4c2a libmysqlclient16 libndesk-dbus-glib1.0-cil libndesk-dbus1.0-cil libneon27-gnutls libnepomuk4 libnepomukquery4a libnet6-1.3-0 libnova-0.12-2 libobby-0.4-1 libopenbabel3 libphonon4 libplasma3 libpolkit-qt-1-0 libprotobuf6 libprotoc6 libpth20 libqalculate5 libqapt-runtime libqapt1 libqca2 libqimageblitz4 libqt3-mt libqt4-dbus libqt4-designer libqt4-help libqt4-network libqt4-opengl libqt4-qt3support libqt4-script libqt4-scripttools libqt4-sql libqt4-sql-mysql libqt4-svg libqt4-test libqt4-xml libqt4-xmlpatterns libqtcore4 libqtgui4 libqtwebkit4 libraptor1 librasqal2 librdf0 libreadline5 libsctp1 libsdl-image1.2 libsdl-mixer1.2 libsdl-net1.2 libsdl-pango1 libsdl-ttf2.0-0 libsdl1.2debian libsdl1.2debian-pulseaudio libsmpeg0 libsolid4 libsoprano4 libsqlite0 libssh-4 libstlport4.6ldbl libstreamanalyzer0 libstreams0 libsyncdaemon-1.0-1 libtelepathy-farsight0 libtelepathy-logger1 libthreadweaver4 libtotem-plparser17 libts-0.0-0 libubuntuone-1.0-1 libvala-0.10-0 libvirtodbc0 libwmf-bin libwmf0.2-7-gtk libxcb-shape0 libxcb-xv0 libxine1 libxine1-bin libxine1-console libxine1-misc-plugins libxine1-x libxml++2.6-2 liferea liferea-data light-themes lksctp-tools marble marble-data marble-plugins media-player-info metacity metacity-common mono-2.0-gac mono-csharp-shell mono-gac mono-gmcs mono-runtime mousetweaks mysql-common nanny nautilus nautilus-data nautilus-sendto nautilus-sendto-empathy nautilus-share obexd-client odbcinst odbcinst1debian2 openoffice.org-base-core openoffice.org-calc openoffice.org-common openoffice.org-core openoffice.org-draw openoffice.org-emailmerge openoffice.org-gnome openoffice.org-gtk openoffice.org-help-en-us openoffice.org-impress openoffice.org-math openoffice.org-style-galaxy openoffice.org-style-human openoffice.org-writer oxygen-icon-theme parley parley-data perlmagick pessulus phonon phonon-backend-xine pitivi plasma-scriptengine-javascript plymouth-theme-ubuntu-logo protobuf-compiler pulseaudio-module-bluetooth pulseaudio-module-gconf python-argparse python-avahi python-avogadro python-brlapi python-bugbuddy python-configglue python-couchdb python-crypto python-desktopcouch-records python-egenix-mxdatetime python-egenix-mxtools python-farsight python-gnomeapplet python-gtksourceview2 python-gtkspell python-gtop python-hachoir-regex python-indicate python-ldap python-libproxy python-louis python-lxml python-mako python-markupsafe python-numpy python-papyon python-protobuf python-pyatspi python-pycurl python-pygoocanvas python-pyinotify python-pysqlite2 python-qt4 python-rdflib python-renderpm python-reportlab python-reportlab-accel python-sip python-speechd python-sqlite python-telepathy python-tk python-twisted-names python-ubuntuone python-ubuntuone-client python-ubuntuone-storageprotocol python-uniconvertor python-uno python-wnck qapt-batch qcad qcad-data qcad-doc qt3-assistant qt3-doc rdesktop rhythmbox rhythmbox-plugin-cdrecorder rhythmbox-plugins rhythmbox-ubuntuone-music-store ri-li ri-li-data sabayon screen-resolution-extra scribus seahorse shared-desktop-ontologies shotwell soprano-daemon ssh-askpass-gnome step tcl8.5 telepathy-butterfly telepathy-gabble telepathy-haze telepathy-idle telepathy-logger telepathy-mission-control-5 telepathy-salut tk8.5 tomboy totem totem-common totem-mozilla totem-plugins tsclient tsconf ttf-bengali-fonts ttf-dejavu ttf-dejavu-extra ttf-devanagari-fonts ttf-dustin ttf-gujarati-fonts ttf-kannada-fonts ttf-oriya-fonts ttf-sil-andika ttf-sil-doulos ttf-sjfonts ttf-tamil-fonts ttf-telugu-fonts tuxmath tuxpaint tuxpaint-data tuxpaint-plugins-default tuxpaint-stamps-default tuxtype tuxtype-data ubuntu-artwork ubuntu-desktop ubuntu-docs ubuntu-edu-preschool ubuntu-edu-primary ubuntu-edu-secondary ubuntu-edu-tertiary ubuntu-mono ubuntu-sounds ubuntu-system-service ubuntu-wallpapers ubuntuone-client ubuntuone-client-gnome uno-libs3 ure vino virtuoso-minimal virtuoso-opensource-6.1-bin virtuoso-opensource-6.1-common vym whois wodim xaos xfonts-mathml xplanet xplanet-images xserver-xephyr && sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop

    From Lubuntu to Xubuntu

    sudo apt-get remove ace-of-penguins aqualung arj cheese cheese-common chromium-browser chromium-browser-inspector chromium-browser-l10n chromium-codecs-ffmpeg esound-clients esound-common galculator giblib1 gnome-bluetooth gnome-disk-utility gnome-mplayer gnome-power-manager gpicview hardinfo leafpad libaudio2 libaudiofile0 libavcodec52 libavformat52 libavutil50 libcddb2 libcompfaceg1 libdca0 libdirectfb-1.2-9 libdiscid0 libdvdnav4 libdvdread4 libenca0 libesd0 libfm-gtk0 libfm0 libgdu-gtk0 libgif4 libgpgme11 libgringotts2 libgsm1 libical0 libid3tag0 libifp4 libimlib2 liblircclient0 liblrdf0 liblzo2-2 libmad0 libmcrypt4 libmenu-cache1 libmhash2 libmodplug1 libmp3lame0 libmpcdec6 libmusicbrainz3-6 libneon27-gnutls libobparser21 libobrender21 liboggz2 libonig2 libopenal1 libpisock9 libpostproc51 libpth20 libraptor1 librpm1 librpmbuild1 librpmio1 libschroedinger-1.0-0 libsdl1.2debian libsdl1.2debian-alsa libsvga1 libswscale0 libtar libts-0.0-0 libuniconf4.6 libva1 libvdpau1 libvpx0 libwvstreams4.6-base libwvstreams4.6-extras libx264-98 libxvidcore4 lubuntu-artwork lubuntu-core lubuntu-default-settings lubuntu-desktop lubuntu-icon-theme lxappearance lxde-common lxde-core lxdm lxinput lxlauncher lxmenu-data lxpanel lxpanel-indicator-applet-plugin lxrandr lxsession lxsession-edit lxshortcut lxtask lxterminal mplayer mtpaint ntp obconf obexd-client openbox openbox-themes osmo p7zip-full pcmanfm plymouth-theme-lubuntu-logo powernowd rpm rpm-common rpm2cpio scrot sylpheed sylpheed-i18n transmission transmission-cli tsconf wvdial xarchiver xpad && sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop

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