Based only on LTS (Long Term Support) releases of Lubuntu
The project is always derived from LTS versions of the Lubuntu Linux operating system, distributed as a Live DVD ISO image for 64-bit ardware platforms. They can be burned onto DVD discs or USB flash drives of 2GB or higher capacity.
It provides users with a standard boot menu from where they can easily start the live environment with default options or in safe graphics mode by forcing the VESA framebuffer, test the computer's RAM for errors, boot an existing OS from the first disk, as well as to install the distribution without testing it (not recommended).
Astonishing LXDE desktop environment with top-notch apps
The cleanliness of the LXDE desktop environment is really astonishing in LXLE, which provides users with a traditional graphical session comprised of a single panel located on the bottom part of the screen, from where they can easily and quickly access installed apps and interact with running programs.
Default applications include the ClamTK anti-virus, Deja Dup backup utility, Parcellite clipboard manager, GIMP image editor, LibreOffice office suite, Shotwell image viewer and organizer, Mirage image viewer, Claws Mail email client, FileZilla file transfer client, and Linphone VoIP client.
In addition, the Transmission torrent downloader, uGet download manager, XChat IRC client, Wicd network manager, Pidgin multi-protocl instant messenger, Arista transcoder, Audacity audio editor, Guayadeque music player, guvcview webcam viewer, and OpenShot video editor are also included.
Summing up, LXLE is a very stable operating system based only on LTS versions of the Lubuntu distribution. It features a great collection of applications and a lightweight, yet astonishing desktop environment powerd by LXDE.
Reviewed by Marius Nestor on October 23rd, 2014
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- Panel and menu layout adjustments were made to encourage checking for updates in addition to the automatically installed security updates.
- Gnome 2 (G2) Paradigm has been corrected, in the last release an oversight of the bottom panel was not transparent by default, now fixed.
- Bash has been updated with all the latest security adjustments available.
- Desktop Pager has been updated to allow movement of programs between active desktops and show icons of open windows.
Application descriptionLXLE is an open source and remastered LTS release of the Lubuntu 12.04 Linux operating system, specially crafted for g...