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The objective of the Lubuntu project is to create a variant of Ubuntu that is lighter, less resource hungry and more energy-efficient by using lightweight applications and LXDE, The Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment, as its default GUI.
Lubuntu is targeted at PC and laptop users running on low-spec hardware that, in most cases, just don't have enough resources for all the bells and whistles of the "full-featured" mainstream distributions.
It has some proprietary software, and uses unionfs for the root and /home filesystems.
The first issue is that Console (the KDE terminal program) can only be accessed from the file manager (via the tools menu or ^t), the machine clearly doesn’t have defaults for someone like me.
In principle it’s a multi-user system that can be fully customised, but in practice it’s configured as a single-user machine.
The depth of the machine combined with the angle at the back makes it impossible for me to get a good one-handed grip from the base, so typing while standing on a moving tram or bus will be extremely difficult (unlike my i Pa Q which I can use at full speed on any form of public transport).That left only the Linux version of the Eee PC 901 (which I couldn’t find on sale) and the Eee PC 701 as my options.