OT: lightweight DE's

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Tue Apr 14 19:01:29 UTC 2009

On Tue, 2009-04-14 at 18:47 +0300, Nigel Ridley wrote:
> I'm running Jaunty Beta -- up-to-date and KDE 4.2 looks great etc.
> However, running all the 
> latest and greatest on a laptop where one needs to conserve battery
> power from time to time, a 
> bloated DE (desktop environment) such as KDE 4.2 is not really
> desirable. I have Desktop Effects 
> turned off and still Xorg is using more CPU's than it ever did on
> Hardy.
> I know that this is still Beta but I'm beginning to think that it's
> all getting a bit too heavy.
> I recently installed 'gOS 3.1
> gadgets' (http://www.thinkgos.com/gos/index.html) on my boy's 
> [older] box and it runs really sweet. It uses the LXDE
> (http://lxde.sourceforge.net/install.html) 
> DE and I see that it is available for Kubuntu pre Jaunty.
> I might be persuaded to change  but I still really need, and like,
> several KDE apps.
> I have looked at Xubuntu but I don't like the XFCE DE (there are
> problems getting it to change 
> keyboard layouts for other languages).
> Does anyone know if LXDE will run under Jaunty and if there are debs
> available (for Jaunty)? I 
> did try Googling but only came up with debs for Intrepid and prior.

You can install KDE to gOS, but it kinda defeats the purpose of being
small footprint desktop. 

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