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is LXDE dead?

Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:24 pm
by snowflake
I'm a Distro hopper, & i tend to have multiple DEs (usually 3) to use each for specific tasks, everytime i switch Distro, always used LXDE or Openbox as the light GDE, & i gotta say LXDE always been good to me

I'm really not the "look things up" type, to be honest i didnt even know there was LXDE forum, so while having a discussion with a friend of mine about my new distro switch, he told me: "nobody uses LXDE in 2018"
so, whats up, tell me it isnt dead!

Re: is LXDE dead?

Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:26 pm
by Rex Bouwense
Welcome to the LXDE forums. Of course LXDE is not dead. Lubuntu, a flavor of Ubuntu, appears to be replacing LXDE with LXQT (a merge of LXDE-Qt, an initial Qt flavour of LXDE, and Razor-qt, a project aiming to develop a Qt based desktop environment with similar objectives as the current LXQt). This has been promised by Canonical every year since 2015 and is yet to occur. In addition there are at least 40 plus other distros out there that use LXDE and to my knowledge are continuing to use it. So it looks like LXDE will continue to exist at least for the time being

Re: is LXDE dead?

Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:29 am
by snowflake
thnx for replying, after a quick look into LXQT, im guessing while it looks cooler, its not going to be as light as LXDE, I'm a big fan of "if ain't broke, dont fix it, or erm replace it" so I'll be sticking to LXDE in my main box, guess I also need to make more efforts to stay informed ...
thnx again

Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:44 pm
by Rex Bouwense
It will still be very light but the concept is to "modernize" it I believe. And yes it will not be as light as LXDE.

Re: is LXDE dead?

Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:16 am
by seppalta
Developers do not do much anymore with lxde because it isn't fun for them, which does not mean it is dead or dieing. Lxde, or just an openbox-pcmanfm system (lxde without lxsession), is already essentially perfect for what it is designed to be, namely, a very fast, lightweight, basic (no frills), stable, easily configurable and all-inclusive operating system. It lacks only the cosmetic tools and limited GUI's that come with the fat , complicated systems. You can easily install all the Linux apps that they have, so it is not like Lxde lacks apps, or can't perform programs available with them. You just need to install them if they are not present. Lxde will be around as long as there is a Linux kernel.

For more information about what you can do with an LXDE system, see

Re: is LXDE dead?

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:59 pm
by edward
I have both LXDE and LXQt installed on Fedora 29 now and both are equally fast. I'm pleased with both.

is LXDE dead

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:04 am
by Warnerbep
No not dead at all

The thing is Ed that I for example am still thinking about it. I even copied it to my desktop to look at it more However, I try not to be always the first to post opinions.

Ill give my delayed reactions


Re: is LXDE dead

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:18 pm
by drooly
Warnerbep wrote:The thing is Ed ...

You don't mind if I call you Ed, do you? :D

Re: is LXDE dead?

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:24 pm
by edward
Well, if the comment is directed towards me, no, I don't mind being called Ed. :)

Re: is LXDE dead?

Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:09 am
by MildaBeane
Thnx for answering, after a speedy exhibit up into LXQT, im speculating even as it seems cooler, its under no circumstances once more going to be as mellow as LXDE, i'm a giant aficionado of "if ain't broke, dont fix it, or erm supplant it" so i will be adhering to LXDE in my principal box, surmise I additionally ought to are attempting extra endeavors to stay taught.