Are there any CentOS distros that run LXDE out of the box? I want to use CentOS for a server I'm throwing together instead of Ubuntu, but I want to be able to run LXDE as the system I'm using has kind of low system specs.
You could use Fedora LXDE Spin, where Fedora is the base of Red Hat, and CentOS is just a rebranding/copy of Red Hat.
The only difference: Fedora has very recent software which sometimes is like beta. But if you use the Fedora release from last year, you can add all the security and bugfixing updates to have a somewhat more stable system.
Only problem: Support for Fedora systems is only one year.