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Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment

LXDE (Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment), is an extremely faster, performing and energy saving desktop environment maintained by an international community of developers. 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. It is especially designed for computers with low hardware specifications like netbooks, mobile internet devices (MIDs) or older computers. LXDE can be installed with distributions like Ubuntu or Debian. Applications running on these systems will run with LXDE. The source code of LXDE is licensed partly under the terms of the General Public License and partly under the LGPL.

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Distributions including LXDE:
  • PUD GNU/Linux – Ubuntu-based installable live cd with LXDE.
  • TinyMe – PCLinuxOS-based tiny distro using some components of LXDE.
  • Slitaz – Extremely small live cd using most of the components of LXDE.
  • Greenie – Ubuntu-based OS with LXDE and GNOME desktop enviroments.
  • Ubuntulite – Member of Ubuntu Derivatives featuring LXDE.
  • Vectorlinux LITE – VectorLinux LITE edition.
  • Myah OS 3.0 Box edition – LXDE flavor of Myah OS.
  • gOS 3.0 – Linux with Google gadgets and LXDE components.
  • Zenwalk 3.0 – Multi-purpose Linux with LXDE components focusing on Internet applications, multimedia and programming tools.
  • Parted Magic 3.1 – A easy-of-use partition tool now based on LXDE.
  • Mandriva – Mandriva netbook version with LXDE.


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