Fedora 26 LXQT, the new spin that will arrive this 2017

Fedora LXDE

Recently we have learned from a mailing list a new flavor or spin of Fedora that will arrive this year. The new official or spin flavor will use the LXQT desktop as the main desktop. The first official version of this new flavor or spin will be Fedora 26, a version that will reach us in approximately mid-2017.

The surprising thing is that Fedora 26 will have two identical spins, one will be Fedora LXQT and one will be LXDE, two almost identical desktops that seem to remain within the list of versions that Fedora currently has.

The person in charge of making this announcement has been Jan Kurik, one of the developers of the Fedora project who has affirmed the existence of this new flavor without confirming the elimination of the LXDE spin, which is still curious for many users.

LXQT is an increasingly stable and mature desktop but just as light

LXQT is a desk that is available in the official Fedora repositories since version 22, but it has never been taken into account until now due to its instability. This desktop is currently a mature project that has managed to successfully adapt the QT libraries in the LXDE environment. That is why the Fedora team has decided to incorporate this desktop as an official spin.

Fedora 26 development will begin next month, at least according to the official calendar, launching a development version that includes the news of Fedora 26 in the latest version of this lightweight desktop that will be available.

Little by little LXQT is becoming the lightweight option of many distributions, but it is true that all of them replace LXDE with the new LXQT. However, I believe that Fedora is the first of the Gnu / Linux distributions that not only adapts LXQT but maintains LXDE, at least for the moment ...


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  1.   RADEL said

    Greetings to all users, Internet users of the world of linux and especially of Fedora Linux, I am using the Fedora 25 LXDE 64 Bit Distro on a PC with the following characteristics:

    Processor Properties:

    Manufacturer Intel
    Version Intel (R) Pentium (R) 4 CPU
    External clock 200 MHz
    Maximum clock 4000 MHz
    Current Clock 3000 MHz
    Central Processor Type
    Voltage 3.3 V
    Status On
    Socket 478 update
    Socket 775 socket identification

    Motherboard Properties:

    Gigabyte GA-8S661FXM-775 rev 1.0 motherboard name

    Main bus properties:

    Intel GTL + bus type
    64 bit bus width
    Real Clock 200 MHz (QDR)
    800 MHz effective clock
    Bandwidth 6400 MB / s

    Memory bus properties:

    DDR SDRAM bus type
    64 bit bus width
    DRAM Ratio: FSB 1: 1
    Real Clock 200 MHz (DDR)
    400 MHz effective clock
    Bandwidth 3200 MB / s

    Chipset bus properties:

    Bus type SiS MuTIOL
    16 bit bus width

    RAM: 2GB

    Video Card: Nvidia EVGA Geforce 6200 512MB AGP

    SOURCE: DELTA ELECTRONICS INC.
    MODEL: DPS-180KB-7C REV (): 0.0
    INPUT: 100-125V~/6A,200-240V~/3A 50Hz-60Hz
    LENOVO P / N: 41N3110 FRU N °: 41N3111
    EC N °: J83592
    S / N: AWLD 0623053174
    OUTPUT; + 12V / 14A, -12V /0.3A
    MAX POWER: + 5V / 12A, + 5VSB /2.0A
    THE COMBINE POWER ON + 3.3V & + 5v
    TOTAL: 65W MAX + 3.3V & 5V 65W

    I would like to know according to the mentioned details of the PC, the Fedora 26 LXQT 64 Bit Operating System is compatible and functional.

    The bar or Panel of the Fedora 26 LXQT is editable to place it at the top of the screen.

    What are the minimum machine, hardware or PC system requirements to install Fedora 26 LXQT 64 Bit.

    Thank you in advance for your kind help, attention and prompt response.