Why was LXLE created?
Change is good but changing everything isn't always great. Same is true for aging computers and their operating systems.
Support is sometimes lost too quickly with a 6 month core release cycle. Graphics & Audio cards and chipsets get dropped
along with other miscellaneous functions with programs or drivers that just go missing. We all like having updated software we certainly
don't like down time or loss of features and capabilities.
I believe most aging hardware just needs the right system on it, and lets face it, it helps keep a couple bucks in your pocket if you can
squeeze a few more years out of your current system; without sacrificing, performance, capability, usability and of course aesthetics.
I decided to take a LTS version of Lubuntu, although not official it was close enough. A nice stable seasoned release from
which to build from. I loaded it up with some heavy weight programs to ensure covering all the bases while providing ease of use. I added
and updated the software repositories, and updated all the major programs such as LibreOffice, Gimp, Openshot.
Finally I made sure it was beautiful, complete with a new theme coupled by gorgeous wallpapers and drop shadows provided by Compton. I also included a couple unique features like QuickStart Launcher (alt+z), Random Wallpaper, Fast Forecast, Aero Snap and Conky (gauges). I then decided to create both a 32bit & 64bit version of LXLE. They are identical with a small exception. The 32bit version has compton (shadows) disabled by default, it is easily renabled if desired.
The REAL SHORT OF IT is, this is a glorified remastered version of Lubuntu 12.04, with plans of incremental updates until the next LTS release. Any help or support can be achieved through existing (L)Ubuntu Forums, Websites, Channels, Documentation and I'll help by email if I can.
Downloads and Support
Burn to DVD or use a USB drive with GdiskDump, DD or PenDriveLinux. Boot & Install.
(Do not use Startup disk creator or Unetbootin as there is a persistence bug present.)
No DVD and can't boot from USB? Just use PLoP.
Since LXLE is really a respun Lubuntu, help and support is widespread and readily available.
Perhaps a TIP for setting it up? :) Thanks in advance.
A Simply Amazing TV / Video Toolbar for Linux
- LXLE Specific Configuration: ReadMe, Key Differences, Forums, Bugs, Blog
- Official Documentation: Docs , Wiki, Guides, Printers, Wireless, Setting Clock
- Free Website Help: Ubuntu Forums, OneStop Thread, Ask Ubuntu, LubuntuTips
- Free Live Help: Lubuntu IRC, LXLE IRC, Screencasts
- Free Email Based Help: Lubuntu Mailing List, LXLE Mailing List
- Paid Support: Canonical
(after install you MUST untick send usage statistics)