Tag Archives: LXDE

LXDE with Ubuntu on Desktoplinux.com and Deviceguru.com

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)

LXDE presentation at ICOS 2008 in Ilan, Taiwan

Fred Chien, core developer of LXDE, and me had a presentation of LXDE at ICOS 2008 in Ilan Taiwan.

今年的會議議程,將從『政府』、『教育』、『商業』、『社群』及『非營利組織』等五 大族群,邀請政府官員、民意代表、企業代表、學術研究人士,社群計畫發展人員、 非營利組織應用發展代表等,共同參與各項發表會、座談會。希望藉由這個研討會 的舉辦,提供一個網路之外的交流機會,透過各方英雄好漢的分享經驗及心得交 換,也期望能為未來相關領域的發展及合作提供一些助力。 本研討會之議程委員皆在自由軟體相關單位、產業界、學術界或相關社群享有 盛名,具有高度成就。本大會將著重於:

  1. 「自由軟體/開放源碼」與政府相關政策;
  2. 「自由軟體/開放源碼」與教育的關係;
  3. 「自由軟體/開放源碼」於國際社會發展脈動及合作;
  4. 「自由軟體/開放源碼」之商業應用模式;
  5. 「自由軟體/開放源碼」之非營利組織應用模式;
  6. 「自由軟體/開放源碼」社群的現況及發展。

本次會議預計將會吸引來自各地的學者、專家、研究生及相關社群人士與會。 希望能提昇國內產官學研等單位人士對自由軟體、自由軟體社群、自由軟體共同開 發平台之瞭解。並建立自由軟體有助於增進數位學習、縮減數位落差之形象。建立 產官學社群交流之機制並提昇各界對國家自由軟體政策推動之認識。(Aug, 30, 2008, http://www.slat.org/icos2008/)