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Installing LXDE Desktop Environment in Ubuntu

The “Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment” claims to be an  extremely fast-performing and energy-saving desktop environment. It comes with  a beautiful interface , multilanguage support, standard keyboard shortcuts and additional features like tabbed file browsing. LXDE uses less CPU and less RAM comparatively. It is especially designed for cloud computers with low hardware specifications, such as, netbooks, mobile devices  or older computers. LXDE can be installed with distributions like Ubuntu or Debian.  More details can be sought from the LXDE’s official site http://lxde.org/.


Ubuntu 9.04 and higher versions have LXDE in the stable repositories by default.
1. Download and Install LXDE
Download and install by typing out the following command in the Linux terminal

sudo aptitude install lxde

2. Logout

Now logout from the system
System -> Logout

3. Change Session to LXDE

4. Login

After logging in you can see the following beautiful desktop environment.

Now the installation is complete. Have a happy voyage on LXDE


Logout Window in LXDE

Sonam PIc Viewer LXDE

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  1. Nikhil Kuruvilla
    December 4, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    Its the first time am hearing about LXDE. Any way I am going to try it. Thanks pal =)

  2. December 4, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    Me too pal.. Actly I had retweeted someone’s tweet about LXDE & seeing the tweet 2day one of my friend asked ‘How is LXDE?’ . That is when I googled about LXDE. BTW, it seems that it doesnt support AIR apps including tweetdeck.

  1. December 4, 2009 at 10:39 pm
  2. December 5, 2009 at 2:13 am

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