LXLE, a lightweight distribution with the best of Ubuntu


Although it is becoming easier to have a powerful computer, it is true that still many places in the world and many users cannot update their equipment as easily as large companies want. This is where Gnu / Linux has gained the trust of many users. There are many distributions rated as light, But only one is hitting hard among lovers of lightweight distributions, it's called LXLE.

LXLE is a distribution that is based on Ubuntu 14.04.4, the latest version of Ubuntu LTS, that is, a stable and robust version. But this distribution has several custom settings that make it possible to run on computers with few resources without any problem.

These configurations go through changing the heavier software of the distribution for light software such as the browser, the famous Mozilla Firefox has been replaced by Seamonkey. The desktop has also changed and uses Lxde instead of Unity. libreoffice is present but unlike other installations, in LXLE has been optimized so that the famous suite runs smoothly on any computer. In the latest version of LXLE, called Paradigm, all the software has been updated and many bugs have been corrected to give more stability to this distribution. The design and appearance are also elements that have been taken care of together with the chosen software, as well the new look recreates the old Ubuntu look, with the top bar and the trash can icon.

LXLE uses the best possible optimization of the software in Ubuntu

As we can see in the LXLE wiki, the minimum equipment to make LXLE work is to have a Pentium 3 or equivalent and at least 512 mb of ram and 8 gb of internal storage on our hard drive. Although having this configuration our LXLE will be a bit fair, so it is recommended to have at least a Pentium 4 and 1 Gb of ram memory, specifications more than possible in equipment that is at least 10 years old. On the main web of LXLE we can find more information about the distribution and in this link we can download the installation image to do any LXLE installation.

I personally believe that LXLE is a great light distribution and it is perfect for those users who want to have Ubuntu but whose computer does not reach or does not have enough power to install the original version of Ubuntu. What's more is more optimized than Lubuntu itself, so the operation is really more than acceptable, now, another option would be the installation of Ubuntu Server and the manual installation of all the packages, something more expensive Do not you think?

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  2.   fracisco48 said

    Excellent, we are going to test it, to give use to my old and beloved pentium 4.

  3.   Asdrubal R. Velasquez Lagrave said

    It is very badly assembled, it has failed me 2 out of three times when trying to install it. The screensavers that come installed are embarrassing to others, they made me remember the era of Windows 3.0.

    When you do the first update && upgrade, errors appear everywhere, even revocation of Debian permissions and security certificates.

    By the way something strange has happened to me, starting from the first update threw me notices of a "Virtual Box" client running, I couldn't read the message much, it disappeared after startup

    It has too many applications to say that it is something light and is not in accordance with what it has with what it offers.

    The other strange thing that it did to me is that when I installed it next to another version of GNU / Linux, in this case Linux Mint 17, in the same HD, the grub did not see the LXLE, only with Super Boot I could add LXLE to boot since not even Grub customizer understood it.

    Not suitable for "production"

    PROS: Cute wallpapers

    I will definitely not use it, uninstalling in 3..2… 1

  4.   Manual said

    It has been very good for me, I used Lubuntu before, but LXLE is much better, I have not had a single problem in the two years that I have been using it, and apart from being fast it is a very well cared for aesthetically. The only buts that I have found is that I do not know why it is not installed the first time, I have installed it on two computers and in one it required two attempts and in another three. I highly recommend it for teams with few resources.

  5.   Juan Vivar said

    I have a problem with this OS, I cannot play videos or audio, everything sounds mixed and stays stuck, could you tell me where I could download the drivers or similar, my notebook is very old, it is a dell inspiron mini 10