Re: Other Ubuntu desktop enviroments?
I'm itching to try LXDE and looking forward to Lubuntu. In the meantime, I'm thinking about loading a copy of U-Lite on an old laptop I rebuilt for my mom. I put Xubuntu on it last year and it runs ok, but I think it needs something even lighter. These days, Xubuntu demands almost as much in the way of resources as the default Ubuntu with Gnome. Has anyone spent much hands-on time with LXDE or U-Lite?
Another fun, light Ubuntu-based distro is CrunchBang. I've been running it in VirtualBox for a few days now and I'm loving it. It's very easy on resources, pretty simple to customize, and you can still make it look interesting. It uses the OpenBox window manager and the Tint2 panel to create something of a desktop environment. There's a little learning curve involved and most changes are done manually through config files or in some cases simple GUIs, but there is something to be said for its simplicity.
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