As indicated in the recent Xubuntu 12.04 LTS review, the dock as mentioned seemed to have been missing a little something. Granted that we’re trying to keep a lightweight environment here and adding a bit of pizazz might take up a bit more resources but I feel this might be worthwhile. Read more
Xubuntu 12.04 is the only lighter weight distribution that is getting Long Term Support (LTS) from Canonical. Support for Xubuntu LTS will be for 3 years compared to the life-cycle of 18 months and shorter than the 5 years given to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
Xubuntu uses the XFCE 4.8 desktop which is less resource hungry than Unity or KDE and comes in two flavors, 32 bit and 64 bit. It is also an installable Live distribution and is based on Linux kernel 3.2 series. Read more
Fuduntu is somewhat of a unique distribution, it has the feeling of Ubuntu but it is really a fork from Fedora. It is a distribution that releases quarterly updates with incremental changes which its goal is to keep on providing a better user experience.
The goal of Fuduntu is to provide a fully functional and yet less resource hungry distribution geared towards laptops and netbooks. With that said, it does not mean one cannot use it on a desktop as their main distribution. It uses the latest GNOME 2 desktop environment (2.32) and Linux kernel 3.2.15. Read more