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[News] LXDE Gets a Good Word/Assessment for Critics, Users

  • Subject: [News] LXDE Gets a Good Word/Assessment for Critics, Users
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2010 00:35:44 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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An Eye-Opening Experience

,----[ Quote ]
| Most of us who are familiar with Linux are 
| familiar with the advantages of running 
| Linux as a desktop OS. We frequently bemoan 
| the fact that others donât know what we do 
| about the reality of Linux on the desktop, 
| and we seem to be hampered by difficulties 
| in spreading the word outside our own 
| circles. Recently, I was able to get 
| outside the circle of Linux users and 
| perform a live demonstration of Linux (and 
| LXDE) to a group of professionals in a 
| conference setting. Hereâs my story.
| [...]
| One thing about Mint 8 LXDE: it boots fast. 
| And a room full of tech people saw it boot 
| fast. That same room saw the desktop come 
| up in a hurry (full disclosure: I had set 
| SLiM on this laptop to auto-login.) They 
| saw me login to the VPN with no issues. 
| They saw me fire up the client.


Good and Bads of LXDE

,----[ Quote ]
| LXDE panel also has limitations and it 
| takes some time to learn how to adjust to 
| LXDE according to one`s needs. 
| LXDE also lacks a well defined control 
| center as is offered by KDE and GNOME and 
| this is a real big short coming. Many 
| distributions supply custom made tools for 
| LXDE management because of lack of a native 
| LXDE control center. Openbox is used along 
| with LXDE and it helps to overcome many 
| shortcomings of LXDE.



LXDE, the New Lightweight Linux Desktop

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| LXDE (the Lightweight X11 Desktop
| Environment) is new to the Linux desktop
| scene, having been launched in 2006. It aims
| to provide a fully-functional desktop
| environment whilst being as lightweight as
| possible, to both speed up your desktop and
| reduce its environmental impact (by using
| less CPU and RAM). A quick-and-dirty
| benchmark courtesy of the LXDE edition of
| Linux Mint indicates that it measures up
| pretty well on speed and RAM usage. In the
| third of my series on desktop alternatives,
| I took a look at it to see how it shapes up
| from the user's point of view.


Linux Mint 8 âLXDEâ Edition Review

,----[ Quote ]
| This is a great release from the Mint team.
| It's fast, built on the rock solid Linux
| Mint core and pleasing to the eye. There
| are more than enough applications available
| to suit anyone and customization options
| are easy to use and plentiful.
| Pro's:
|     * Very fast thanks to LXDE and Openbox
|     for the desktop.
|     * Excellent selection of software.
|     * Visually attractive with plenty of
|     customization options.
|     * Easy to use for a new user.
| Con's:
|     * We would have preferred to see
|     AbiWord instead of OpenOffice installed
|     by default.

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