Porteus LXDE 3.0.1

A custom edition of the Porteus Linux operating system that features the LXDE desktop environment
Porteus LXDE is an open source Linux operating system, a community-driven remix of the Slax distribution. It is based on Slackware Linux and built around the LXDE (Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment) project.

Porteus is known for featuring its own Software Center application that allows novices to install, updated and remove packages from the system, a unique dependency-resolving package manager, support for multiple languages, and an ultra fast boot process.

This edition is distributed as two Live CD hybrid ISO images that can run on both 64-bit and 32-bit instruction set architectures. After download, one can burn the ISO image to a blank CD disc or write it into a USB flash drive (recommended for persistence sessions).

The boot menu of the Live CD is exactly the same as on other Porteus editions, allowing users to copy the live session to RAM (requires at least 1GB of system memory), boot the live environment in text mode, initialize a PXE server, boot the currently installed OS, or access the PLoP boot manager.

Similar to other Porteus flavors, the LXDE edition is also persistent by default. This means that users can modify and save configuration files or downloaded documents, but only if they boot from a USB flash drive.

As mentioned, the lightweight LXDE desktop environment is in charge of this edition. It provides users with a single taskbar located on the bottom of the screen, from where they can launch applications, switch between virtual workspaces or interact with opened apps and the system tray area.

Default applications include the PCManFM file manager, GNOME MPlayer video player, Pidgin multi-protocol instant messenger, Geany IDE, Audacious audio player, Transmission torrent downloader, uGet download manager, and Mozilla Firefox web browser.

Summing up, Porteus LXDE proved to be an extremely fast Linux distribution that includes a collection of hand picked applications for common tasks, perfect for a low-end personal computer or laptop.

Reviewed by on March 12th, 2014

last updated on:
August 6th, 2014, 6:00 GMT
developed by:
The Porteus Team
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
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Porteus LXDE - The default desktop environment of the Porteus LXDE Linux operating system
What's New in This Release:
  • kernel:
  • upgraded to latest LTS: linux-3.14.15
  • kernel config: added ecryptfs, ipv6 iptables and aloop kernel modules
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Porteus LXDE is an open source edition of the Porteus Linux operating system, built on top of the lightweight LXDE des...

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