Linux Mint LXDE12

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An unofficial edition of Linux Mint built around the LXDE graphical desktop environment

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As its name suggests, Linux Mint LXDE is an unofficial edition of the highly acclaimed Linux Mint operating system built around the LXDE graphical desktop environment. Linux Mint is an open-source operating system derived from the world’s most popular distribution of Linux, Ubuntu.

Only two Linux Mint LXDE versions were released

The LXDE edition of Linux Mint was officially released along with the 11th branch of Linux Mint 11. A second and last release saw the light of day soon after Linux Mint 12 was officially announced.

It is still available for download as a 32-bit Live CD ISO image that supports only applications written for the 32-bit architecture. However, it is usable on both 32-bit (i386) and 64-bit (x86_64) computer platforms.

The live system will start automatically in 10 seconds

The Live CD ISO image has been designed to start the live system automatically in 10 seconds from the moment the user boots it from the BIOS of a computer. Advanced boot options like the ability to perform a memory test, boot an existing OS from the local drive or start the live system in compatibility mode, can be access by pressing any key on your keyboard during the 10-second timeout.

LXDE is elegant, traditional and low on resources on this Linux Mint edition

During our tests, LXDE (Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment) proved to be elegant, traditional and low on resources on this Linux Mint edition. It provides users with a single taskbar located on the bottom edge of the screen, from where they can easily navigate the main menu, quickly launch apps and effortlessly interact with running programs.

A neat distribution of Linux that boasts powerful applications

Summing up, Linux Mint LXDE is a neat distribution of Linux that boasts a lightweight, traditional and familiar design, as well as powerful applications, among which we can mention VLC Media Player, AbiWord, Exaile, Gnumeric, Mozilla Firefox, GIMP, Pidgin, XChat, Transmission, Mozilla Thunderbird, GNOME MPlayer, Xfburn and Synaptic Package Manager.

Linux Mint LXDE was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on July 17th, 2014
Linux Mint LXDE - The desktop environment of Linux Mint LXDE 12 operating system

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