There is an increase in the number of lightweight apps that provide the same basic features as the full apps but typically require less storage space, use less data and are optimized to function on lower-end hardware.
There are Android apps that you use every day that can drain your device’s resources. The following are lighter alternatives to Android apps.
Many Linux distross are made specifically for utilizing the ancient hardware in older machines. Try out these lightweight Linux distros and give your old computer a new life.
Most people love a pretty desktop, but for those who prefer something light, here is a list of all the different lightweight desktop environments for Linux.
Light is a lightweight browser built with speed in mind and is ideal for old machines. It is a Firefox alternative with several non-essential features removed.
If you are looking for a lightweight media player that couples capability with a tiny footprint, here are three choices that you may wish to take a look at.
Linux is good for almost everything. If you are running a small project that doesn’t require a full Linux distro, Tiny Core Linux is one small barebone Linux distro that boots very fast and comes with options for you to customize it to suit your needs.
When it comes to desktop manager for Linux, you are sure pampered with choices. Hate the Gnome desktop? You can change it to KDE, XFCE, WindowMaker, Openbox, LXDE or even Enlightenment. And there is a new kid on the block: Razor-qt. Razor-qt is a lightweight and fast desktop manager based on Qt technologies. It strips […]
Mac’s are great for creating, altering and editing media, be it film, music or graphics and so it’s no surprise that some of the best content creation software is available for OS X – Photoshop, Logic Pro, Final Cut Pro, iWork and more. However, sometimes all this heavy lifting just isn’t needed and if your […]
Like many of you, I occasionally come into possession of an older laptop. Usually, it’s something that used to run Windows XP, sometimes even older. You always hear that Linux is supposed to be so great for resurrecting old hardware, but many modern desktop distributions with all their bells and whistles end up chugging along […]
Here at MakeTechEasier, we’ve covered Linux desktop issues of all kinds, and we’ve examined desktop environments both well known (Gnome and KDE) as well as somewhat obscure (Window Maker, LXDE). For some reasons, we’ve never taken a close look at the very popular XFCE desktop environment. It’s nearly as feature-rich as Gnome, but with a […]
Other than the default Ubuntu that we all know of, there are also the Kubuntu (KDE), Xubuntu (XFCE), Edubuntu, Mythbuntu etc that run different desktop environment and serve different purpose. And yes, there is a new buntu addition to the family. Let’s welcome: Lubuntu. Lubuntu is a Ubuntu variant built using the LXDE desktop, which […]