Whose LXDE Is It Anyway?
Sep 23, 2010, 09:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"I'm not here to answer the question of what LXDE is.
Wikipedia has a very well-written article explaining what LXDE is.
I'm also not here to hate on LXDE's functions and capabilities; it
is a very nice and capable DE that's great for low-resource
environments and environments where speed (and not overwhelming
aesthetics) is paramount. What's been bugging me for a long time is
that I've felt that LXDE doesn't really have its own identity.
"Take WattOS. Its website says that it's a desktop made of
Openbox and LXDE. Yet, Wikipedia says that Openbox is but a
component (the window manager, in this case) of LXDE, and here the
WattOS website elevates Openbox's status from a subset of LXDE to
the equal of LXDE. What is LXDE now? Is it just the collection of
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