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Preview: Debian 6 “Squeeze” LXDE and Xfce

[ Thanks to Prashanth for this link.
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“Each review done individually would be rather short,
so I’m combining reviews of these two DEs into one post. It
shouldn’t turn out to be too long. The other thing is that I didn’t
test the installation procedure in either because I suspect it’s
the exact same as in GNOME and KDE (and because this current
virtual hard drive is messed up GRUB-wise).

“LXDE seems to be the new hot thing; to cater to users who need
a lightweight distribution either out of necessity (older hardware,
need to allocate as much memory as possible to applications without
giving up a usable DE) or out of preference, pretty much every
major distribution has begun to offer an LXDE edition. It’s
user-friendly but light on resources; it’s well-built yet very
modular. It just seems like the place to be.

“Xfce Main Screen

“On the other hand, Xfce, previously the DE of choice for
lightweight DE enthusiasts, has been the source of these new LXDE
users. What do I mean?”


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