Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Linux Mint 10 LXDE Released

Filed under
Linux

If you are interested in a very solid Linux Distribution with a lightweight desktop (rather than the typical Gnome or KDE desktops), there was very good news for you yesterday. Linux Mint 10 (Julia) LXDE is now available. When I have previously looked at lightweight desktops it has been Xfce, but that seems to be getting slowly but steadily larger and more complex, and I have heard a lot of good things about LXDE recently, so I decided to give it a whirl.

The Release Announcement is rather terse, but it hits the high points in requirements, features and known problems. The Download page contains links to mirrors all over the world. This release is only available in a 32-bit version. As with all of the Mint ISO images, it can be converted to a bootable USB stick using the Startup Disk Creator utility, found in all recent Linux Mint or Ubuntu distributions.

The basic LXDE desktop doesn't look all that different from the standard Mint Gnome desktop:

rest here




More in Tux Machines

Will New Google Android Live TV Outfox Apple?

Google then rolled out its $35 Chromecast dongle, a streaming device, in mid-2013. Google's new Android TV operating system is expected to make it easier for software developers to move apps from mobile devices to TVs. Read more

Q4OS Is a Windows-Lookalike OS That Now Comes with LXDE and Xfce as Well

Q4OS, a Linux distribution built to offer a similar experience to Windows XP, is now featuring a couple of extra desktop environments that should provide some more options for users who want a different look. Read more

today's howtos

Leftovers: Gaming