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Linux Mint 8 LXDE CE Review: LXDE Done Right

Mar 18, 2010, 12:03 (1 Talkback[s])

"Trent and I were both looking forward to the release of the Linux Mint LXDE Community Edition for various reasons. Luckily for us, Kendall (maintainer of the Linux Mint Fluxbox CE) pointed us to the .iso for RC1, which is what we’re using as the basis for this review. Since we both have feedback on this CE, we’re trying a Trent Says/Joe Says model. Enjoy!

"Joe Says

"Ever since I got up close and personal with LXDE a few months ago, I’ve had my eye out for a distro that had a solid instance of LXDE as its default desktop environment. LXDE is getting more press and more attention, but the number of distros that rely on LXDE is still pretty small. When Kendall announced that he was going to make an LXDE Community Edition, I got very excited since Mint is generally my preferred distro. I had also dabbled a bit with his work on the Fluxbox CE and was generally impressed with that, so my expectations were high.

"I should mention right off the bat that my test laptop is not ideal for running live CDs or modern distros (which, in a way, actually makes it good, because bloat and inefficiency have nowhere to hide.) Pretty much immediately upon getting the LiveCD booted, I was running the installer. Installation was smooth, and after a little while I was able to take a good look at what was hopefully a solid LXDE implementation."

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