Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th May 2014 22:24 UTC
Window Managers

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 Razor-qt projects: A lightweight, modular, blazing-fast and user-friendly desktop environment.

LXQt 0.7.0 brings you a fast and stable desktop environment, already usable in production desktop machines. It will not get in your way. It will not hang or slow down your system. It is focused on being a Classic Desktop with a modern Look & Feel. Already available on most mainstream distributions and with partial FreeBSD support.

This is exactly what I've been wanting in this department: a straightforward, no-nonsense Qt desktop environment that doesn't shove touch nonsense in my face and, doesn't try to impose upon me a very specific way of working, and doesn't try to be everything to all people at all times.

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I like it
by protomank on Fri 9th May 2014 21:25 UTC
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I was a KDE user since the 0.9 version, then version 4.0 came and... well I honestly tried, I tried very hard to like it, but I can't!! I just can't! It is a great pile of bloatware that have little use with all that stupid plasmoids talk, they simply shot their own foot with 4.X series.

Then, I started using lxde that is really nice and simple, but as a developer and user I like Qt millions times better than Gtk (grid nightmare for devs). Then I installed this lxqt, and man, it is even faster than the old gtk on my Ubuntu box! It simply works and don't get into your way of using the apps. I recommend you all test it to have a glimpse of a true slim DE.

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