The Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment: A return to basics

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Dec 4, 2007 11:27 PM EST
Linux.com; By Bruce Byfield
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The Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment (LXDE) resembles a classic Unix project -- it's partly constructed out of pre-existing programs, its emphasis is on speed, and its configuration requires taking time in a text editor. Even the relatively low quality of fonts on the desktop makes it feel like a vintage program. The result is a desktop environment that is short on innovation, but performs well on low-end machines, and blazingly fast on recent ones.

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