The Lxle Desktop

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by ParadigmShift, Nov 15, 2017.

  1. ParadigmShift

    ParadigmShift Registered Member

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    The Lxle Desktop

    Revive that old PC.

    Full featured desktop for an aging PC.

    I've got an older Dell Netbook that uses an Atom N270 processor and requires an x86 O/S.

    Does anyone here have any experience with Lxle?
     
  2. zapjb

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    I do it's awesome.
     
  3. ParadigmShift

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    Thank you for the reply.

    Can you elaborate a little more on what you like about it.
     
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    zapjb Registered Member

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    Are you Linux experienced? What would be your OS uses (all)? Knowing this we wouldn't be wasting time.
     
  5. Daveski17

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    http://lxle.net/

    I used it on my old Belnea x86 notebook that only had 1GB of RAM and it ran well. It originally ran Vista, then I converted it to Ubuntu. I tried LXLE as it runs well on older and less capable hardware. I believe it's based on Ubuntu, so if you've used that you should easily adapt to LXLE. Unfortunately my old notebook eventually died of hardware problems, but I never regretted converting it to Linux.
     
  6. ParadigmShift

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    Thanks for your post Daveski17, I will definitely give this distro a try.
     
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    Agree with @Daveski17. LXLE was phenomenal for me on our old desktop which recently died of hardware issues.
     
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    You're welcome. It really is a nice distro.
     
  9. Daveski17

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    I thought it ran slightly faster than Ubuntu 14.04. I'm amazed how I ran Vista on that old Belnea with 1GB of RAM lol.
     
  10. pandlouk

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    For what use? Internet, youtube, etc.?
    Even lightweight distros for older hardware like LXLE do not run well on cpus with passmark bellow 300... at least distros/versions released after 2015.
    If you find they run slow, either try an older version or give a try to raspberry pi desktop (it runs really well on slow cpus)
    https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspberry-pi-desktop/

    Panagiotis
     
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