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LXLE Improves on LXDE and Lubuntu
Randy Fry over at Alternative Computing has an interesting take on the virtue of LXLE, an LXDE spin. LXLE is basically a juiced up version of Lubuntu. Randy wasn't quite satisfied with LXLE, so he juiced it up even more.

I am running the LXLE spin of Lubuntu. LXLE is an Ubutu based Distribution running LXDE. But the developer has tuned it up. It runs the compton composite manager, It has areo type window control from the keyboard. Fehlstart for launching applications from the keyboard, a random wallpaper changer with some really nice wallpaper. And a few other added applications and tweaks.

This LXDE is already juiced up! And yet all these additions, still keep this desktop on the lower end of resource usage. It sets at around 350-400 MB of memory usage on my machine at idle. But for me, something is still missing.

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Randy's modifications aside, LXLE is an interesting spin. Here's a brief list of its features:

    • Light on resources; Heavy on functions.
    • Always based on Ubuntu/Lubuntu LTS.
    • Uses an optimized LXDE user interface.
    • A very familar desktop layout paradigm.
    • Prudent full featured Apps preinstalled.
    • The latest versions of all major software.
    • Added PPA's extends available software.
    • Updated Openbox, PCmanfm, OpenJDK
    • Fast Forecast, Aero Snap, Quick Launch
    • Random Wallpaper, Panel Trash access
    • Theme consistency throughout system.
    • 50 gorgeous wallpapers preinstalled.
    • Numerous other tweaks/additions.
    • Stable and rock solid performance.
    • 32 and 64 bit OS versions available.
    • Boots & is online in less than 1 minute.

You can download LXLE (Lubuntu Extra Life Extension) from Sourceforge.

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