How does lubuntu compare to maxOS? Why is lubuntu a good alternative?
|Requirements||OS X Lion or newer||Lubuntu (Current)|
|Processor||Intel Core 2 Duo or newer||Intel Pentium or AMD K8|
|RAM||2 GB||512 MB (Recommended 1 GB)|
|Hard Drive||7 GB of available disk space||2 GB of hard disk space|
OSX is tied Apple hardware and Apple hardware tends to be expensive.
|Not very expensive
Can work on almost any machine and cheapest commericaly availabe hardware
|File Manager||macOS file manager||Pcmanfm is used
An extremely light and fast manager is used
|File Manager||No native package management
A comparison of package managers available for OSX can be found here.
|lubuntu software centre compatible with widely supported .deb packages|
|Software Openess||Prefered and supportive of closed source proprietary solutions
||Open Source Support and wide variety of apps
|Keyboard layout||Silly modifier keys layout
e.g. The alt key is known as the option key
|A conventional keyboard layout can be used|
|Hardware choices||Limited hardware
Usually, the hardware that can run this can't be upgraded.
Any hardware system made after 2008 can be used with this system
|Support cycle||Suppourt ends usually after 3-4 years of release
||Offers a long term support release
|Window Manager||The default window manager lacks any user customization
||Uses Openbox as the default window manager which is easily customizable
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