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    LXDE Alternatives

    LXDE is described as 'The "Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment" is an extremely fast-performing and energy-saving desktop environment' and is a very popular Desktop Environment in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to LXDE for a variety of platforms, including Linux, BSD, Windows, Mac and postmarketOS. The best alternative is KDE Plasma, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like LXDE are GNOME (Free, Open Source), Xfce (Free, Open Source), Cinnamon (Free, Open Source) and MATE (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jan 22, 2022

    1. Plasma is a cross-device work environment by the KDE Community where trust is put on the user's capacity to best define their own workflow and preferences.
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      KDE Plasma vs LXDE opinions
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      The main goal of LXDE is to be light, fast and energy efficient, thing that KDE wasn't ever.
      Negative comment almost 5 years ago

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    2. GNOME 3 has been designed from the ground up to help you have the best possible computing experience. Learn about what it has to offer. Simple and easy to use
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      The main goal of LXDE is to be light, fast and energy efficient, thing that GNOME wasn't ever.
      Negative comment almost 5 years ago

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    3. Xfce (pronounced as four individual letters) is a free software desktop environment for Unix and other Unix-like platforms, such as Linux, Solaris and BSD. It aims to be fast and lightweight, while still being visually appealing and easy to use.
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      OKTAYMERCAN Good alternative for LXDE.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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    4. Cinnamon is a Linux desktop which provides advanced innovative features and a traditional user experience. The desktop layout is similar to GNOME 2. The underlying technology is forked from GNOME Shell.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • FreeBSD
      • OpenIndiana
      • GhostBSD
      Many users of GNOME 2 dislike GNOME 3. MATE is a fork of the good old GNOME 2. It provides an intuitive and attractive desktop environment using traditional metaphors for Linux and other Unix-like operating systems.
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    5. Cairo is a desktop environment for Windows. Its goal is to develop a desktop experience that increases productivity and advances current technology standards.
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    6. Budgie Desktop is a feature-rich, modern desktop.
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      Budgie vs LXDE opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      The main goal of LXDE is to be light, fast and energy efficient, thing that Budgie wasn't ever.
      Negative comment almost 5 years ago

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    7. LXQt is the Qt port and the upcoming version of LXDE, the Lightweight Desktop Environment. It is the product of the merge between the LXDE-Qt and the .
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      OKTAYMERCAN Good alternative lightweight desktop envoirement. But not a LXDE. LXDE better than all.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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    8. Enlightenment is not just a window manager for Linux/X11 and others, but also a whole suite of libraries to help you create beautiful user interfaces with much less work than doing it the old fashioned way and fighting with traditional toolkits, not to mention a traditional...
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    9. IceWM is a Window Manager for X Window System. It is fast and memory-efficient, and it provides many different looks including Windows'95, OS/2 Warp 3,4, Motif.
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