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[News] LXDE Helps Old Computers Become Modern Again

  • Subject: [News] LXDE Helps Old Computers Become Modern Again
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2010 21:22:50 +0000
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LXDE - the cure for what ails our older PCs

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| Itâs been a while since Ubuntu could be called 
| a leaner alternative to Windows. While itâs 
| safe to say that it runs a bit better on older 
| machines than Windows Vista, its 
| transformation into a truly full-featured 
| operating system capable of replacing Windows 
| in most situations has rendered it more 
| bloated than other less mainstream 
| alternatives.
| However, one of the nicer features of Linux 
| (at least for the end user) is the ability to 
| choose the windowing environment with which we 
| interact with the underlying OS. Essentially, 
| we can choose from any number of graphical 
| user interfaces that suit a particular 
| situation. By default, Ubuntu desktop editions 
| come with the Gnome interface which works 
| quite well, but is far more responsible for 
| the apparent bloat than the actual Ubuntu 
| operating system itself. KDE and Xfce are two 
| other âdesktop environmentsâ and can be 
| installed as the native Ubuntu GUIs that make 
| up the so-called Kubuntu and Xubuntu official 
| variants. Xubuntu is generally considered to 
| be lighter in terms of memory and CPU 
| utilization than either the Gnome- or KDE-
| based versions of Ubuntu, but they donât hold 
| a candle to LXDE.



Up Close and Personal with LXDE

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| If youâre in an environment in which Gnome or
| KDE are simply too slow and a solution like
| fluxbox requires too much of a learning curve
| (or is simply too foreign-looking), LXDE
| offers a good blend of responsiveness and
| interface familiarity such that a neophyte can
| dive right in.


LXDE: LXDM and Trash support

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| Some cool news for any LXDE users.
| The first one, LXDE developers finally started to develop their own Display Manager,
| that means that soon weâll need no more the very heavy GDM or the no more developed


Lubuntu, Ubuntu with LXDE

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| The just released test version of Lubuntu is a 340MB Live CD image and is
| based on the in-development upcoming version of Ubuntu 9.10, Karmic Koala.
| The small size of the ISO image is not just down to the use of LXDE though;
| the distribution is also missing applications, such as office software.

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