Lightweight LeonidasRahul Sundaram announced today the release of a new Fedora 11 remix, especially created for those who want a lightweight desktop environment. The Fedora 11 LXDE Remix Live CD provides optimum integration and compatibility with LXDE (Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment) and is available for 32 bit processor architectures in a 594 MB ISO.
LXDE aims to provide a faster, more efficient desktop experience while maintaining a pleasant and full-featured user interface. Mobile devices, cloud machines, netbooks or old computers can benefit from the low CPU and RAM consumption of LXDE. Some of its highlights are multi-language support, keyboard shortcuts, tabbed browsing (through the PCMan File Manager), ease of use, desktop independence, standard compliance and more. LXDE comes with its own selection of software such as Leafpad for basic text editing tasks, Openbox window manager, LXTerminal, LXMusic - a customized version of XMMS2 audio player, LXRandR for monitor configuration, LXSession Edit or LXPanel, providing quick access to important functions.
Fedora 11 LXDE Remix
Fedora 11 was released just over a week ago and brings a lot of exciting new features and bleeding-edge technologies. From the 20-second boot time or default EXT4 installations to Automatic Fonts & Mime Installer and the Yum Presto plugin, Leonidas has a lot to offer. Moreover, the latest betas of Mozilla's Firefox 3.5 and Thunderbird 3 are available and OpenOffice 3.1.0 is also one click away in the repositories.
To better assess the adoption of this new remix, Rahul Sundaram asks users to submit their hardware information to Fedora: "Post-installation on first boot, you have the option to register your system using Smolt System profiler. Please do so that we know how many active users are using this remix at http://smolts.org/stats."
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