Xubuntu is an Ubuntu based distribution that uses the XFCE desktop. If you like Ubuntu but are tired of dealing with the Unity Desktop then perhaps this is the distribution for you. With all the same features of Ubuntu’s core and the features of the XFCE desktop combined in a way that leaves quite a small footprint giving you a nice and snappy fast operating system. This is one of my favorite distributions and may become the center of the majority of my tutorials.
1.) Download ISO.
First you should decide what architecture that the target machine has, things like 32b or 64b and so on. You can visit the Xubuntu Information page to see a list of the minimum requirements needed by the distribution along with links to more information and the download page.
2.) Create Boot Media.
Depending on the age of your target machine you may have a few options on what kind of boot media you create from the ISO image that you have downloaded. A bootable CD/DVD is the most common method used when installing Linux, however you may be able to create a bootable USB thumb drive that will help speed up the install a bit.
4.) Preparing to Install.
Here you have a few options to install updates while you are installing your new system as well as some rather handy third-party software. (optional) Select them both and click on Continue.
5.) Installation Type.
Again you have a few options for how you install the operating system on your hard drive, if you have another distribution already installed on your machine you would also have the option to install along side any additional operating systems as well. For this walk threw we will be using the entire disk for the installation.