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Up Close and Personal with LXDE

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"To be sure, LXDE is nowhere near as responsive as Fluxbox, OpenBox or many of the other ultra-light managers, but it is also far more responsive than the other “tweener” window manager, XFCE In a real sense, LXDE is what XFCE aspires to be.

"As with many things Linux, there is a healthy dose of good along with bad. There aren’t very many distros that use LXDE as the default interface (WattOS and Lubuntu come to mind, but neither is quite ready for prime time.) I ended up using a different distro (Linux Mint, im my particular case) and installing LXDE via apt-get. Unfortunately, putting a window manager other than the default in place means you have that much more setup to do in order to enable basic functionality."

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