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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Release Date: 10-28-2010
Produced by: Neal Brooks
User Level: Intermediate, Advanced
The “Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment” is an extremely fast-performing and energy-saving desktop environment. Maintained by an international community of developers, it comes with a beautiful interface, multi-language support, standard keyboard short cuts and additional features like tabbed file browsing. LXDE uses less CPU and less RAM than other environments. It is especially designed for cloud computers with low hardware specifications, such as, netbooks, mobile devices (e.g. MIDs) or older computers.
Kernel 188.8.131.52-pclos6.bfs kernel for maximum desktop performance.
Full LXDE Desktop.
Custom LXDE Control Center
Nvidia and ATI fglrx driver support.
Multimedia playback support for many popular formats.
Wireless support for many network devices.
Printer support for many local and networked printer devices.
Addlocale allows you to convert PCLinuxOS into over 60 languages.
GetOpenOffice can install Open Office supporting over 100 languages.
MyLiveCD allows you to take a snapshot of your installation and burn it to a LiveCD/DVD.
PCLinuxOS-liveusb – allows you to install PCLinuxOS on a USB key disk.
Kernel 184.108.40.206-pclos6.bfs kernel. The bfs kernel uses a customized scheduler from Con Kolivas. The magnum 357 bfs patchset is utilized for maximum desktop performance in a multitasking environment. This provides smooth multimedia playback even under heavy loads.
Prelinking - Applications have been prelinked to provide faster start times.
Speedboot - ported from Mandriva makes getting to your desktop faster than ever.
The LXDE desktop theme designed by Neal Brooks features a soothing light blue color scheme from the boot screen to the desktop.
* x86 processor (PCLinuxOS LXDE is a 32-bit OS that works on both 32-bit and 64-bit processors).
* Great for modern and older computers with limited memory
* 384 MB of system memory (RAM)
* 3 GB of disk space for installation
* Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution
* CD-ROM drive or USB port
More information and download links located at:
Please note: You do not need to download and install this release if you have been keeping up with your updates on a 2010.07 LXDE install. This is mainly for those new to PCLinuxOS LXDE so they don't have so many downloads to perform to get updated to current status.