Why there isn't a Linux Mint - LXDE Edition installer ?

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hpr
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Why there isn't a Linux Mint - LXDE Edition installer ?

Post by hpr » Fri Oct 16, 2015 12:47 am

Hi,

I would like to know why there isn't an installer with the LXDE desktop ?

Thank you.

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Re: Why there isn't a Linux Mint - LXDE Edition installer ?

Post by xenopeek » Fri Oct 16, 2015 2:26 am

Because it wasn't very popular: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 3&t=100787. The Linux Mint developers have limited time and have to choose what to work on. They work on what is important to majority of Linux Mint users (Cinnamon, KDE, MATE, and Xfce).

Note that you can easily install LXDE yourself. The best base to do that on is Xfce, as Xfce is easiest to uninstall after installing LXDE.
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Re: Why there isn't a Linux Mint - LXDE Edition installer ?

Post by Bolle1961 » Fri Oct 16, 2015 5:40 am

Or you can download the unofficial Linux Mint Lxde
http://sourceforge.net/projects/ulmlxde/

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Re: Why there isn't a Linux Mint - LXDE Edition installer ?

Post by nostromo » Sat Oct 17, 2015 12:10 pm

xenopeek wrote: Note that you can easily install LXDE yourself. The best base to do that on is Xfce, as Xfce is easiest to uninstall after installing LXDE.
If your looking at system requirements on older PC's and Laptops,Are you really gaining that much using LXDE over Xfce?

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