LXDE-64. Reprise

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LXDE-64. Reprise

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Yes, it's been asked before in various places, but let's do it one more time. Will there be a 64bit version - ever? Would there be any advantage?

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LXDE is meant as a light-weight Linux that is able to run on quite old computers. Those computers usually do not support 64-bit.
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Yup, got that Al, but there are loads of single core boards coming onto the junk heaps now, eg 754 & 939. Of course, they'll run 32-bit, too, but just asking....

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LXDE is maintained by Kendall Weaver, who also creates, peppermint OS.

as stated by AlbertIP, LXDE aims to support old pc. If Kendall was interested in making a 64bit he would have released one for peppermint too. Besides the speed gain between LXDE 64 and 32bit may be very slim as LXDE eats way too little resources than xfce.

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Check this: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 38#p382296

I think that if XFCE has one the LXDE should also have one because the choice between both on modern computers is not based on performance but on personal preference.

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And socket 754 & 939 computers are often powerful enough to run Gnome or XFCE. Only ones with only 440 MB of RAM can't run a Gnome live CD, and if you know how to do, it isn't very hard to give the computer some extra RAM. (I don't think there are socket 754/939 PC's with 384 MB RAM and 512 is enough for Gnome)
As said, the difference in performance is little with such a light DE. I did not even feel a loss of performance between Gnome 64 and 32 on my Intel Core 2 Duo, except when running 3D apps.
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You can always use Debian 6 LXDE 64 bits... or install the LXDE DE from the Mint XFCE 64 bits.

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Yes, and look at who built it.
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jeffreyC wrote:Yes, and look at who built it.
are very own Kendall Tristan the maintainer of mint ldxe and peppermint

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