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You Can Now Run Ubuntu 18.10 with LXDE Desktop on Your Raspberry Pi 3 Computer

Oct 24, 2018, 23:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marius Nestor)

What's special about this new RaspEX version is that while it's based on Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish), it uses the older LXDE (Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment) desktop instead of the new LXQt variant, which probably consumes more CPU and RAM on the tiny Raspberry Pi single-board computers.

RaspEX LXDE Build 181022 is powered by the Linux 4.14.76 LTS kernel built for the ARMv8 architecture, which means that it supports the original Raspberry Pi 3 Model B single-board computer, as well as the latest Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ variant. However, you can also use a 32-bit kernel, Linux 4.14.74 LTS.

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