Every day there are more development teams or people looking for a distribution for their old or obsolete equipment. Mother distributions like Debian or Ubuntu They allow us to make a distribution or rather a custom installation that adapts to our needs, but this does not prevent us from having a distribution adapted to all types of old equipment. LXLE It is a distribution that meets the previous requirement, it is an ideal distribution for all old equipment worth its salt, especially for those that do not have more than 512mb of ram.
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Where does LXLE come from?
LXLE it's based on Lubuntu, the popular Ubuntu flavor for machines with few resources, but LXLE has been given one more twist, it is what they call a respin o a remastered distribution for a specific group or a specific need as is the case.
the basis of LXLE es Lubuntu 12.04, a very robust and solid LTS version, perhaps the first that Lubuntu has ever seen. But it has been remastered, compiled and polished to work perfectly on older computers, a process very similar or similar to what distributions like Dax OS o Barn / Pussycat, the latter in the debianite case.
What does LXLE offer me that Lubuntu doesn't?
LXLE exploits the objectives of LXDEAmong them is the similarity for the user with Windows XP, which makes the transition from one operating system to another less traumatic. In the case of LXLE, it has not only enhanced this similarity but has also created a series of profiles that will mold LXLE to Windows XP, Vista, 7 Starter / Basic. The startup process LXLE It has been changed and improved, lasting only 1 min. or less, depending all on the resources available to the computer. Support for PPA repositories has also been improved and new programs have been added that, although we can always do it manually, it doesn't hurt to have it installed by default, as is the case with GIMP, Linphone, Ubuntu One or Synaptic.
And the support?
LXLE It does not break with the support provided by the Lubuntu team, although it also has its own, so if the problem we have is solvable, we will surely have the solution. Still, the LXLE project is open to donations, as we must not forget that there are elements such as web hosting or trial equipment that is not free.
Personally, I have not tried this distribution since my team does not have limited resources, although it needs more and more for the work I give it. But LXLE doesn't look bad and every time it's sounding bad, which says a lot about them.
Source - LXLE Official Website