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Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment, A.K.A. LXDE

July 11th, 2009 by

Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment“, is an extremely faster, performing and energy saving desktop environment. It comes with a beautiful interface, multi-language support, standard keyboard short cuts and additional features like tabbed file browsing. LXDE uses less CPU and less RAM the other DE. It is especially designed for cloud computers with low hardware specifications like netbooks, mobile devices (e.g. MIDs) or older computers. It provides a fast desktop experience connecting easily with applications in the cloud. LXDE supports a wealth of programs. The source code of LXDE is licensed partly under the terms of the General Public License and partly under the LGPL.

Nice presentation eh? Well, is just a copy/paste of the original one on LXDE.org website, but it’s good enough to explain the project, here some cool pictures:

If you want to see more  :  http://en.opensuse.org/LXDE

The installation is very easy, all the informations you need are on wiki page, but for lazy people with SUSE 11.1 click here

Now Talk about developing and packaging, i’m working alone, but i need and would like some help, most of all to fix gcc serious warning. If you want to help me than, just follow instructions here: http://en.opensuse.org/Build_Service/Collaboration and rember that hte project is home:anubisg1:LXDE. Oh by the way, if some X11 project maintainer are reading that.. what about to move that on something like X11:LXDE ???


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  1. Ciao Andrea, thank you for your post about LXDE and joining up with us. I saw you name on the wiki already (http://wiki.lxde.org/en/Category:Packaging). Would be great to create a team maintaining LXDE in OpenSuse. I met some folks in Singapore, who are interested to join up. Will be at FrOSCon (www.froscon.de)? Would be great to meet up there.