Here's something new, an LXDE flavor of Salix. LXDE is even lighter than XFCE and might be a better fit for older systems or underpowered netbooks. The default application selection has been changed for this new edition, the popular openbox window manager is used by LXDE and pcmanfm is used as the file manager. The OpenOffice.org suite has been replaced by the much lighter abiword and gnumeric. Mtpaint is used instead of the Gimp, Whaaw Media Player instead of parole and there are several more smaller applications that are different. Firefox is still included as the default web browser.
As with the standard, XFCE edition, this iso allows installation to be performed in three different modes, core, basic and full. The core mode installation is identical to the one you get from the XFCE edition. Basic will only install a minimal LXDE desktop with only firefox and gslapt installed as extra and full will install everything that is included in the iso.
Although this has not been tested much, I'm confident almost everything works fine.
The application selection is not exactly final, there might be changes until the final version. Please contribute ideas if you think some lighter alternative is available for anything.
This will probably be 32-bit only, I don't think there's much demand for an even lighter desktop than XFCE in a 64-bit capable system. LXDE is available in the 64-bit package repository though, so anyone that wants it can install it using the package manager.
You can download the 13.1beta1 iso image from our sourceforge project page:http://sourceforge.net/projects/salix/f ... o/download
Feel free to test and report any problems or ideas.