First, since this was built by cloning Newt OS 2.4.5, it includes the Gnome desktop in addition to LXDE. I originally was going to try to remove Gnome, but decided to leave it for sake of time. Frustratingly, the default DE is still Gnome, but it is easy to choose which desktop to use by simply clicking the gear icon on the login screen and selecting the desired desktop.
Second, this release includes several theme choices for the LXDE desktop! They include two versions of Numix (one is a green style, the other red) as well as a theme called Mistral. Also included are the default LXDE themes like Clearlooks, Adwaita, etc. Of course, if you wish to get a different theme, you can find them online. LXDE uses the Openbox window manager, so all you have to do is download an openbox theme, and extract it to /home/Newt/.themes/
Overall, this release is very similar to version 2.5.5 in appearance, but under the hood it is better supported, and better updated. On the other hand, it is an experimental version, and though it is stable, it has tons of room for improvement. That said, please leave your thoughts in the comments here or on the download page at SUSE studio. I am open to any ideas for improvement.
That's it for this release. Please download it here or try it out in testdrive, and leave your thoughts in the comments. Thanks!