The Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment (LXDE) is a lightweight, extremely fast and energy efficient desktop environment based on GTK. It uses Openbox as its window manager.
Use of the tag
Use this tag when asking about the LXDE desktop environment, how to run applications in LXDE, general configuration and behavior changes etc.
As a general rule, if your question is a about a specific LXDE tool, you should also tag with the tool's name.
Because LXDE is lightweight It needs less CPU and performs extremely well with limited memory. As a result it runs well on older computers, and it does not require 3D acceleration. It also uses less energy than other desktop environments.
It includes an internationalized and polished user interface with a traditional layout.
Easy to use
It provides a traditional simple user interface similar to Windows XP.
It is easy to customize the look and feel of LXDE.
It follows standards as specified by freedesktop.org.
┃ │ Required │ Recommended ┃
┃ Processor │ 450 MHz │ 1 GHz ┃
┃ Memory │ 128 MB │ 512 MB ┃
┃ Hard drive capacity │ 4.1 GB │ 10 GB ┃
┃ Video card │ VGA @ 640×480 │ VGA @ 1024×768 ┃