lmbench is a suite of simple, portable ANSI/C microbenchmarks for UNIX/POSIX. In general, it measures two key features: latency and bandwidth. It is intended to give system developers insight into basic costs of key operations. (http://freshmeat.net/projects/lmbench/)
Thomas Kross aka captagon from the LXDE Sid Edition has posted some nice screenshots of LXDE with Compiz and 3D effects. Even though this makes LXDE a bit slower, it is a proof that these effects can work well on low end computers. I hope the LXDE developers find a way to speed up compiz in the future too.
Maces has made a number of videos presenting some of the core components of LXDE. The videos are in English. Additionally he produced a German version for each component. The first video is about the LXDE Filemanager, PCManFM.
Deviceguru and Desktoplinux.com reviewed the new Ubuntulite Edition which is build with LXDE.
The community-run Ubuntulite project aims to extend the useful life of aging, under-resourced hardware, as might be found in schools or nonprofit organizations. Accordingly, instead of using a high end, video-hungry desktop environment, such as GNOME or KDE, this parsimonious OS incorporates the Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment (LXDE), a platform being honed for use on nettops (aka mini notebook PCs) and MIDs (mobile Internet devices). LXDE provides “moderate” performance on systems with Pentium 2 processors clocked as slow as 266MHz and equipped with as little as 192MB of RAM,… (Rick Lehrbaum, http://www.deviceguru.com/2008/08/26/gettin…)
Henry Kignman writes about LXDE:
UbuntuLite’s featured desktop environment is LXDE, a GTK+ 2 based software collection that first emerged in late 2006, when two Taiwanese Linux distributions, B2D and the Ubuntu-based PUD GNU/Linux, adopted an early version. More recently, LXDE was catapulted into the spotlight in the latest “gOS 3 Gadget” release, which traded Enlightenment E17 for LXDE. (Henry Kignman, http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS4275692353.html)