LXDE is a new project aimed to provide a new desktop environment which is lightweight and fast. It’s not designed to be powerful and bloated, but to be usable and slim enough, and keep the resource usage low. Different from other desktop environments, LXDE doesn’t tightly integrate every component. Instead, LXDE makes all components independent, and each of them can be used independently with few dependencies.
Some of the features of LXDE include
Lightweight and runs with reasonable memory usage
Fast and runs well even on older machines
Good-looking, gtk+ 2 internationalized user interface
Simple and Easy-to-use user interface
Desktop independent meaning every component can be used without LXDE
Standards compliant and follows the specs on freedesktop.org
LXDE can be esaliy installed using the 1-click feature in openSUSE.
To install LXDE in
NOTE: To use 1-click install feature in openSUSE 10.2 click here
This will automatically download the LXDE YaST metapackage (.ymp) for your openSUSE and open with YaST package manager. Click next on the screen showing the repositories that will be added to your system and click Next in the next window to confirm the installation of LXDE package and finally “Accept” in the summary page. This will add the repositories required and download and install the required packages and dependencies. Click Finish in the final summary window.
Now, to enable LXDE Desktop Environment, logout from your desktop and choose “LXDE” from the session type and login again. This should now launch your lovely beautiful and yet light-weight Desktop Environment, LXDE.
To launch any of the list of LXDE commands, press ALT+F2 and type “lx” this should show all possible LXDE related commands
The following are some screenshots when LXDE is in action.