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LXLE: Yet Another Linux Distro Targeting Old PCs

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Published on 23 May 2014 01:55 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems
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LXLE is yet another Linux distribution that targets old/slow/aging PCs. LXLE 14.04 is now in beta and at its heart is powered by Ubuntu 14.04 with the LXDE desktop environment.

LXLE 14.04 Beta uses Lubuntu 14.04 as its base (the LXDE version of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS) while adding TLP by default for power management, improvements to the LXDE desktop components, and features other reported improvements to make this distribution supposedly better for old and slow PCs.

LXLE 14.04 is also now only 64-bit as for 32-bit support they've found better kernel/driver support with Ubuntu 12.04.

Those interested in more information on LXLE 14.04 Beta can find the details at LXLE.net. Embedded below is a video about LXLE's former 12.04.4 release.


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