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Old 09-15-2010, 02:11 AM   #1
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Which person on this forum use lxde as primary desktop manager?

I have tried this desktop manager some time ago, for me look very promising for the good balance between the use of few resource and is feautures, but i have had some problems, so in the end i used it only for few times and for test.
Now is ready?
Sooner or later i must update one partition where i have ubuntu 8.04, give that on that pc i have few ram and i haven't any intention of add futher ram on it, i was thinking to use:
lxde as desktop manager
and as backup:
icewm as window manager

I'm very happy using icewm but sometimes i like have something more nice without consume too much resource.
Xfce isn't a real alternative despite use a little less resource respect gnome and also i don't like it.
Old 09-15-2010, 04:49 AM   #2
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I have used LXDE ever since KDE4 moved into Debian sid. Tried kde4 for maybe 30 minutes, then I installed lxde and purged kde.
Old 09-15-2010, 05:35 AM   #3
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I am using LXDE because of its speed, the xfce DE takes a much time (nearly 35 seconds) to get me logged in as compared to LXDE which only takes (1 second).

I am still clueless whether the logo of Xfce is a rabbit, a dog or a mouse. The shape is confusing

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Old 09-15-2010, 06:39 AM   #4
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Have used LXDE a time, its very fast and stable, never had problems with it. Switched to Openbox to make some sort of my own DE with assembling parts from XFCE and LXDE. I would recommend to switch from Ubuntu 8.04 to Debian Squeeze, this way you will have low resource usage and newer LXDE then in Ubuntu 8.04 repositories.
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I'm using LXDE now, was using KDE 3.5.10 then tried KDE4.x (way to heavy) and went to LXDE. I don't see any reason to go back to KDE as LXDE is so much faster for me.
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Old 12-14-2010, 12:16 PM   #7
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I'm using LXDE in a Knoppix 6.2.1 2Gb SanDisk USB setup.
Boots from power-on to browser on-line with wi-fi in 112 sec.

I find this USB approach to be a cheap, easy and safe way
to dual-boot Linux on my Dell 1545 Inspiron,
which otherwise runs Windows 7.



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