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[News] Comparison of Desktop Environments: GNOME, KDE, Xfce, and LXDE

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GNOME, KDE, and Xfce: Which Desktop is Right for You?

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| These are not the only desktops available for GNU/Linux. Many regard LXDE, 
| another lightweight desktop, as an up and coming choice, although it lacks 
| some of the polish of Xfce. Others prefer one of the time-honored window 
| managers, or simple graphical environments, such as IceWM or FVWM, or the 
| tiled window managers like ratpoison. Without straining, you should be able 
| to find several dozen alternatives, most of them catering to a specific need 
| or design philosophy.      
| But, mostly, GNOME, KDE, and Xfce are the deskops that people are likely to 
| see most often. Each is a useful place to start, and, if it doesn't suit you, 
| one of the others can be installed in minutes. Graphical environments can be 
| confusing in GNU/Linux, but one thing is sure -- you'll never lack 
| alternatives.     


LXDE 0.4.2 Review and Screenshot Tour

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| I am a big fan of light desktop environments. Well, most people looking for a 
| lighter alternative normally settle for a lightweight window manager, such as 
| Fluxbox or AwesomeWM.  



LXDE: Resource-Friendly Desktop Environment for X

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| We're all pretty much versed in the worlds of GNOME, KDE, and to a lesser
| degree, Xfce, and while there are lots of alternatives, none of the smaller
| ones really seem to gain much traction beyond their fans. An exception is
| LXDE, a small and resource efficient desktop environment.
| The Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment, or LXDE as it's more commonly known,
| really takes its "lightweightness" seriously. They claim that LXDE's minimum
| hardware specifications are only slightly higher than that of Windows 98,
| consuming only 45MB of memory after boot. Any Pentium II processor should be
| capable enough of running LXDE, and thanks to it being ported to ARM an
| [...]
| It seems like LXDE has the possibility of becoming the desktop environment of
| choice for resource-constrained machines. I have several Pentium II machines
| that would perform pretty good with LXDE as their desktops, and I must say, t
| has become a tempting idea.


Debian and LXDE

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| In any case, the combination Debian (testing) + LXDE is lightning fast. I
| haven’t timed anything yet, but it feels even faster than my Arch install,
| even using ext3. Okay, at the moment it doesn’t boot into X yet, I have to
| start it manually. Wireless hasn’t been configured yet, sound doesn’t work
| yet, and I have to install most of the applications I need…but man, it’s
| fast.


Taking LXDE For a Test Drive

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| I found LXDE to a pretty nice desktop environment. It’s certainly fast, comes
| with a reasonable amount of good quality tools, and a nice appearance.
| There’s room for improvement, however, particularly when it comes to
| configuration. I would count it as a good option for recent Windows converts,
| particularly those with older hardware that might have trouble running a
| beefier desktop such as Gnome or KDE. Has it pulled me away from my beloved
| Window Maker? I don’t think so, but it’s progressing nicely and I’d love to
| see what the developers come up with down the road.


Sidux Linux with LXDE - First Impressions

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| I am still new to Sidux and LXDE but I will give it a throrough test.  I use
| my Thinkpad for much of my work when I travel Saigon by motorbike.


Trying out LXDE

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| This is my first time to try out LXDE. I am curious about it and there are
| certain things that I am glad are in LXDE. For one thing, Alt+F2 also pops up
| a run dialog box so I could type the name of the application I want to run.
| There are even suggestions as to what I could run when I typed the first how
| many letters of the application’s name.

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