20 May

LXDE updates

The LXDE desktop environment has received tones of updates. Here’s the list of changes of every component (too many for comenting in this post, :D):

They will be available very soon on Lubuntu, so stay tuned with these enhancements.And have a look to the LXDE blog for more information.

15 Apr

SliTaz 4

The SliTaz team has anounced the fourth version of this tiny Linux. With a new graphical installer this rolling release is a new minimal requierements goal, needing 192 Mb memory and voer 48 mb once installed. It’s projected thinking as a powerful but light server without need of installation. Anyway, it has the kernel 2.6.37 (a bit older, considering Lubuntu and OpenSuSE/LXDE ship with 3.0 ones while being light), Openbox 3.4 (again 0.1 points old fashioned), XOrg 1.9.5 and Alsa 1.0.24 (not PulseAudio).

10 Apr

Snowlinux 2

Lars Torben Kremer has presented the new version of another Debian based LXDE distro, Snowlinux 2 “Ice” LXDE. This release features its own artwork (called Snowlinux-Metal), an improved installer, apturl, OpenJDK 6 Java, amon other system improvements. This Release Candidate is presented in 32bit only and you can download it here for testing.

20 Mar

Zorin OS 6 Lite

Ayrton Zorin strikes again with the new version of Zorin OS 6 Lite, based on Lubuntu 11.10 core and now comes with LXDE environment. This release includes a new and refined Software Center, as well as other known tools like Zorin Look Changer, Zorin Internet Browser Manager, Zorin OS Lite Extra Software and other programs from earlier versions in Zorin OS. You can download here (please, be sure you use the “lite” section, or the heavier desktop version will downloaded otherwise).

09 Mar

Linux Mint 12 LXDE

According to its website, “this is the first release of Linux Mint using Hybrid ISO images.

Traditionally, tools such as ‘Startup Disk Creator’ or ‘UNetbootin’ were needed to install Linux Mint via USB. With hybrid images, you can simply use the “dd” command or a graphical frontend to make a bootable USB stick with no efforts which acts exactly like a liveDVD”.

Linux Mint 12 LXDE is based on Ubuntu 11.10, with kernel 3 and LXDE 0.5.0 customized as the usual greenish theme. You can download Mint here and see the new features here.
28 Feb

WattOS R5

A new release of this minimal concept of Ubuntu using LXDE environment, the release of WattOS R5, based on 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) with the latest updates and featuring a lot of changes from R4:

  • Midori (with Flash support), Transmission and Filezilla
  • Audacious (streaming support included) and SMPlayer
  • Leafpad and KeepassX
  • Pinta, Cheese, Gnumeric and Abiword
  • improvements like ACPI, powertop, psensor, Jupiter and kernel 3.0.0-16

You can download it here. I highly recommend visiting the forum, where you’ll find a lot of information and advices.

17 Jan

Review: Peppermint Two & Leenux

While we’re waiting for the next release of Lubuntu 12.04, the Precise Pangolin, other distros are posting about their goals. One of those is Peppermint OS Two, a Lubuntu based distro oriented to the cloud. So many applications has been removed from the installation process, and gives more Google-ized tasks, like GMail, Google Reader, Docs, etc. making it absolutely necessary to have a good broadband connection to the Internet.

Another one that follows the trendy way of using (L)ubuntu as its core was Leenux, that presents the fifth distro with more editions, Unity, LXDE and the old Ubuntu Netbook interface (from the deceased EasyPeasy). Sorry, no LXDE screenshots yet.

03 Aug

Ultimate Edition Lite 3

It has been released Ultimate Edition Lite, a known distro (already mentioned) based on Lubuntu (LXDE environment). As explained TheeMann:

What is Ultimate Edition Lite? Ultimate Edition Lite was built off Lubuntu, it is intended to be ran on low resource computers such as netbooks. Ultimate Edition Lite contains only the bare minimum, a browser, a music player and a few other tools. The desktop environment is LXDE / Openbox which has a look similar to Windows XP.