OT: lightweight DE's

marc gmane at auxbuss.com
Wed Apr 15 12:33:27 UTC 2009

Nigel Ridley said...
> 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.

Just installed this on Jaunty and it works a treat. It even has suspend 
on the "Leave" dialogue :-)

All the KDE apps I tried worked okay.


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