I just installed LXLE on a 12 year old XP computer. Even Puppy was relative slow, as everything I have tried used 100% of my cpu, even though I upgraded the memory from 256 to 1 gig. LXLE lets me use Clementine with only about 30% of my memory used, which is great. The old machine is running better than the first day with XP. 1.6 GHz single core processor, 1 gig memory and 30 gig hard drive.
A wonderful distro - easy to load into memory, easy to install - with so many programs already preinstalled. AND - hold your breath - all of them working !! Even Gnome Commander as a file manager is included, the only distro where such an excellent and important tool is standard. Top marks for that !!
Just installed LXLE 12.04.1 and it's not just for old PC's. It makes newer ones fly with style and stability. From the slick greybird theme to the abundance of preinstalled software to the configurability options, installing LXLE is a smart move for all Linux users, experienced, new and in between. No need to reinstall every 6 months, this respin is an LTS and did I mention it's fast and beautiful and reliable? Thanks very much!
Distro-hopper for a couple of years now..forever searching for that 'cut-above the rest' distro. LXLE is right up there in terms of its load/execution speed. A good set of default programs..with others at your fingertips ~Andrew Ross