You Can Now Run Ubuntu 18.10 with LXDE Desktop on Your Raspberry Pi 3 Computer

RaspEX developer Arne Exton released a new version of his RaspEX Linux operating system for Raspberry Pi devices based on the recently released Ubuntu 18.10 operating system.

What's special about this new RaspEX version is that while it's based on Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish), it uses the older LXDE (Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment) desktop instead of the new LXQt variant, which probably consumes more CPU and RAM on the tiny Raspberry Pi single-board computers.

RaspEX LXDE Build 181022 is powered by the Linux 4.14.76 LTS kernel built for the ARMv8 architecture, which means that it supports the original Raspberry Pi 3 Model B single-board computer, as well as the latest Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ variant. However, you can also use a 32-bit kernel, Linux 4.14.74 LTS.

"I’ve made an extra version of RaspEX LXDE. RaspEX Build 181022 uses a 64-bit kernel – 4.14.76-v8+," writes Arne Exton. "You can very easily switch back to the original 32-bit kernel (4.14.74-v7+) ... (read more)

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