Xubuntu is a free, open source operating system suitable for both your desktop and laptop. Whether you use it at home, at school, or at work, Xubuntu contains all the applications you will ever need, from word processing and email applications, to web server software and programming tools.
The Xubuntu development team defines the mission of Xubuntu in the following statement:
* The goal of Xubuntu is to produce an easy to use distribution, based on Ubuntu, using Xfce as the graphical desktop, with a focus on integration, usability and performance, with a particular focus on low memory footprint. The integration in Xubuntu is at a configuration level, a toolkit level, and matching the underlying technology beneath the desktop in Ubuntu. Xubuntu will be built and developed as part of the wider Ubuntu community, based around the ideals and values of Ubuntu.
Xfce4 is a lightweight desktop environment. Designed for productivity, it loads and executes applications quickly, while conserving system resources. Xfce4 has been supported in Ubuntu\\\'s universe since Hoary. In 2006, Xubuntu was born as a sibling of Ubuntu, Kubuntu, and Edubuntu.