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Re: Questions about Neon vs Ubuntu

On lunes, 25 de junio de 2018 23:41:36 (CEST) Joe Leon wrote:

Hi Joe,

Glad to hear you are interested in Neon.

> I was looking through your site because I'm in the market for a new laptop.
> I want plain ole Ubuntu 18.04 on my comp. What's the deal with Neon?

Neon is a version of Linux just like Ubuntu. Both are operating systems for 
your computer and are very much compatible one with the other.

> Do you
> offer comps with Ubuntu?

Not us, no. We create the operating system, the software that runs on your 
computer. There are manufacturers that provide computers with Neon pre-loaded 
and configured for their hardware, however.

One such manufacturer is Slimbook:


> How well will your comps run with Ubuntu?

As I say, we don't manufacture computers. We only develop the software it 
runs. To answer you question with regard to others, if a computer runs Neon 
okay, it chances are it will run Ubuntu without a hitch and vice versa, as 
Neon is based on Ubuntu.

> I'm
> assuming they integrate well because Neon is based on Ubuntu but might be
> wrong. Why did you guys choose Neon over Ubuntu?

With Linux you can have different desktops. That is the graphical environment 
you interact with when you use your applications. Windows, for example, is the 
graphical desktop Microsoft produces.

Ubuntu uses a graphical desktop called Gnome. This environment is produced by 
a community of Free Software developers - the GNOME community.

We are another community of Free Software developers (KDE) and we produce a 
desktop called "Plasma". It is stable, flexible, beautiful and powerful. Neon 
comes with the very latest version of our Plasma desktop and updates it all 
the time so you can always enjoy the latest and most advanced applications.

That is why we push Neon. It implements our desktop and keeps it up to date.

If you would like to read more about Neon and what to do with it, take a look 


I hope this has been helpful. If you have any more questions, do not hesitate 
to ask.

Kindest regards

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