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LXLE

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LXLE is based on Lubuntu which is an Ubuntu OS using the LXDE desktop environment. It is designed to be a drop-in and go OS, primarily for aging computers.

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LXLE review by Jorge G.
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"Best option for old (or weak) hardware"

What do you like best?

Without any doubt, this is the faster linux distribution. Is is perfect to use on old machines or if you want extreme speed on newer machines. I've tried both Lubuntu and LXLE, because both distros uses LXDE and are designed to be used on old machines. After some specific performance tests, I've found that LXLE was better for my specific use case.

What do you dislike?

The price to speed is the quality of the graphic interface. It is extremely simple, if you care about window effects or beauty on your graphical interface, this is not for you.

I found that the distro size is too big, Last time I've downloaded it, it had more than 1.2GB. I think that the LXLE team could improve it by removing unnecessary apps. Another option would be offer a clear distro, without any app.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you care about window effects or beauty on your graphical interface, this is not for you. However, if you don't care about graphics but care about performance, this is the perfect distro for you.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've helped to create a computer lab on my old school. The school is public, and all of the computers were donated. Some computers were very old, so after a little research, I found LXLE and opted to use it. Definitely, it was the right choice. As I said, the result was better, even than Lubuntu.

Just to be clear in my review, I don't use LXLE on my personal machine. I've used it on the computer lab project I've said (because of that, I don't have a screenshot here).

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LXLE review by Stanislav B.
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"There is my favorite distributive over and over again"

What do you like best?

You can distribute your changes in Linux to help others and it’s free! You do not have to pay for it.

What do you dislike?

Drivers don’t really exist, there will be work arounds but users have reported problems when trying to use certain hardwares or old hardwares. But I love this distro

Recommendations to others considering the product

Useful out of the box, Samba too, a nice surprise.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Very nice distro with light feel, and powerful applications. Just had to add a few of my favorite apps: Guake, Synapse, Pinta, Thunderbird, Bluefish Editor, DeadBeef, and Rhythmbox, Otherwise, everything was included and working beautifully together. In fact, I like it so much that I've already donated to the project!

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LXLE review by User in Consumer Goods
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"Very easy and user friendly!"

What do you like best?

It's quick to use. And a user can teach themselves easily.

What do you dislike?

I found that some of my hardware at work was unable to use this program.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Quick use to make time for more work.

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