"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!
"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."