Everytime I boot up Xubuntu, I get the question, XFCE session or Xubuntu session, what are the actual differences?

  • I think OP's question relates to finding the Xfce session choice within a vanilla Xubuntu installation. – user25656 May 17 '13 at 10:33
  • vasa, no I know where it is, the differences with the options. – Bailey Rowland May 17 '13 at 11:32
  • Possible duplicate? askubuntu.com/questions/91380/… – fossfreedom May 17 '13 at 14:17
  • foss, it isn't. – Bailey Rowland May 18 '13 at 2:36

XFCE sessions offers a vanilla default XFCE layout (wallpaper, theme etc.) and Xubuntu session a personalized one. Menu are also slightly different. A suggestion : try both of them!

XFCE session:


Xubuntu session:


  • I never had that... – Bailey Rowland May 17 '13 at 11:33
  • @BaileyRowland What you mean? – Radu Rădeanu May 17 '13 at 11:34
  • I just logged off from Kubuntu session and into KCFE session, It looks just like Kubuntu session. NO changes in anything i can see. – Bailey Rowland May 17 '13 at 11:37
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    Why are you now talking about Kubuntu and KCFE (whatever that is) ??? – user25656 May 17 '13 at 11:45
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    OMG oops! xubuntu! Confused me. – Bailey Rowland May 18 '13 at 2:35

Xfce is available on other distros outside of Ubuntu. There are no major "apparent" differences aside from branding options. However using Xubuntu implies the ubuntu core files and packages are standard. You could run Xubuntu with different file managers etc but essentially then you are really just modifying XFCE.

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