Less than 10 minutes into the live session, I could spot five or six big, cardinal differences between these two distros. Let’s see what Xubuntu Yak can do. It is fast, good looking, with adequate smartphone and multimedia support, even in the live session, solid results on the network side save for the Realtek card, neat performance, and solid hardware support. Looks and behaves just fine. It would seem that Xubuntu is recovering gently. By default, the live desktop shows all internal disk drives as individual icons, which is distracting and ugly. It remains Public Enemy No.
|License:||For Personal Use Only|
|iPhone 5, 5S resolutions||640×1136|
|iPhone 6, 6S resolutions||750×1334|
|iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus resolutions||1080×1920|
|Android Mobiles HD resolutions||360×640, 540×960, 720×1280|
|Android Mobiles Full HD resolutions||1080×1920|
|Mobiles HD resolutions||480×800, 768×1280|
|Mobiles QHD, iPhone X resolutions||1440×2560|
|HD resolutions||1280×720, 1366×768, 1600×900, 1920×1080, 2560×1440, Original|
I feel as if a weight has dropped off my chest. Not bad, very similar to Ubuntu However, unlike Ubuntu We’re talking two distros, with the same DNA, almost identical under the hood, tested maybe a week apart, and with such drastic differences in the results.
Very little to complain about, I must say. I grabbed one of the provided wallpapers, which is an improvement over the default stock in previous releases, installed the Faenza icons, setup the Numix theme, and then added VLC, GIMP, Steam, and Skype to my arsenal.
It actually died four times in about ykkety minutes. Screen dimming on inactivity worked as expected. And now, we finally have a normal graphical package manager, and it works beautifully, majestically. Practical, if slightly boring. So I removed xubunth and installed Ubuntu Software Center instead. It’s faster, more elegant, more relevant, more accurate.
Which makes the Yakkety Yak experiment all the more intriguing. You may also like: All the Fn buttons were properly initialized, and Wireless was working after waking from sleep, which is another difference compared to the autumn release of Ubuntu.
Xubuntu “Yakkety Yak” Released | Sean M. Davis
Samba sharing support was flawless – unlike Ubuntu – and yes, you need to authenticate, because security people have laid a pile ya,kety pointless enterprise turd on home users after a little bit of commercial world scale.
Why pop this thing up ever? Well there you go. After that, things went downhill.
Index of /ubuntu-cd/xubuntu//release
Yes, it is very difficult to create successful distros when they are based on stupidity. No problems connecting to the Wireless.
Bluetooth worked – kind of. But if we put this crap aside, yakktey in all, Xubuntu Yak displayed some fairly decent traits.
xubuntu-desktop 2.206 (arm64 binary) in ubuntu yakkety
No such thing happened on Ubuntu. So much better and faster than Ubuntu. Smooth playback, and you even get media art in Parole, which also xubunru up nicely in the system area, plus notifications, plus volume control menu. Because Ubuntu did NOT behave well. Giving a high score to Xubuntu That was bad, until I tweaked yakety modprobe. This one with the Xfce mask.
But it is not so. I’ve had enough with this stupidity. Let’s see what Xubuntu Yak can do. However, Yakkety Xfce does manage a dose of normalcy and quality in the sea of dross.
At least we do not have a regression here.