I already have a couple of years in this world of free distributions and applications, of sudos and apt-gets, and I have decided to share a little of my experiences with the distribution that for me is my favorite (partly because I can never install another like god commands): Xubuntu, in this case in its version 14.04.
It never ceases to amaze me the fact (perhaps because it is new to me) that there can be so many distributions and so many facilities when it comes to wanting to customize, improve or experiment with what you can do with your PC, so many that sometimes one is left with the easiest or the least complicated (which I think is my case).
Before I even knew there was life beyond Windows, I messed up a Laptop due to the frustration it caused me back then Windows Vista. Now a few years later I can't stop thinking about how well that laptop would have worked with any distro available at that time, and how well it would continue to work to date.
Something that I really like about Linux is the possibility of giving new life to devices that would otherwise end up in the trash or forgotten in a warehouse, and as is the case with the new version of Xubuntu, also make our PC's handle and feel like new every time.
Xubuntu 14.04 it is becoming more and more visually attractive and in my opinion it is one of the most attractive distributions for newcomers in the world Linux; And it was the one that finally convinced me due to the great customization possibilities it has, without sacrificing performance.
As a novice blogger that I am, and having no productive needs other than the basic ones: surf the net, download videos, files, music, etc., from time to time edit a video, record a podcast, Xubuntu 14.04 is what I need, a fairly complete, lightweight and customizable distro.
Although with some small glitches with docky, the menu Whisker It is a small step in the right direction, although I would like to see themes or more facilities to customize it, at the moment I write these lines my system with Firefox y Audacius running, it is using 33% of my 4GB memory and only 12% of my 6-core processor, I don't know if this is a lot or a little, but I never have a problem performing the activities of a novice blogger .
What more can one ask of an operating system? in my case no more than the above, well maybe more compatibility with HD screens, because when connecting my laptop to the television in order to watch a movie some compatibility details arise, nothing serious and nothing that can avoid enjoying the movie.
Installations of distros based on Ubuntu have always been easier for me and Xubuntu 14.04 It is no exception, since I don't have the cable to connect my laptop directly to the router, I have not been able to install other distros, so following the "don't get too complicated" philosophy, I stayed here and I liked it.
If I have to describe this distro I can only say: Lightweight, Customizable, Easy to install and With everything you need for the common user, just arrived from Windows can lift the collar of his shirt and proudly say "I wear Linux«.