This design would be for ultra-low spec systems. Examples include theoretical touch-screen digital media players running a form of Ubuntu. This sub-ubuntu would have a different selection of apps because of the way the system works. The X Lite (i am uncertain if it would be X Lite or Gnome Lite) would have Gnome running. In order to preserve system resources, each app would have both a full mode and a lite mode. When the lite mode is activated, the window draws a minimal representation of its contents (one that is blurred, like a reduction in polygons within 3d games with objects that are at a distance). When in full mode they would draw themselves entirely. When the user clicked on a window, it would zoom to fill most of the screen. When they clicked outside of the window it would zoom back to show the whole desktop. While a window is zoomed it would draw in full mode. If the window is not zoomed it would draw in lite mode. Existing apps, could be run in theory... but they would use tons more resources by drawing in full mode the whole time. Existing apps could be transitioned into the new system relatively easy though. If this was done it would create a system which could rival that done by Apple for the iPod Touch. Also, Category
X Lite run on old hardware would enable the user to run a more modern setup, without the performance hit.
This Ubuntu Lite (obviously running X Lite) would have its own repo of software compatible with the X Lite standard.
In particular this would be for an Ubuntu Digital Media Player (that could be made by Canonical and made on a per-order basis). It would be great to have a DMP by Canonical running something like X Lite. X Lite would mean you have full desktop capacity with little to negligible resources. Please vote up on this, if you vote down... at least tell me why. Imagine a Digital Media Player that doesn't require Windows or Mac (or Wine)! This DMP if done correctly would be cause for many people to look into Ubuntu. the iPod certainly helped Apple (as advertisement).