We have released Lubuntu 16.04! The Lubuntu team is proud to announce another great release. Please download it here:
New Features in Lubuntu 16.04 LTS
Lubuntu is a good operating system for many old computers, but not for all of them. Some computers have too little horsepower or memory. A rule of thumb is that the computer should not pre-date 2000. The desktop images for lubuntu 16.04 requires a DVD / USB device to write it to, the alternate images are for those with have non-standard setups or Low RAM.
For advanced internet services like Google+, YouTube, Google Docs and Facebook, your computer needs about 1 GB of RAM.
For local programs like LibreOffice and simple browsing habits, your computer needs about 512 MB of RAM. See minimal for systems below that RAM.
The minimum specification for CPU is Pentium 4 or Pentium M or AMD K8.
Older processors are too slow and AMD K7 has problems with flash video.
Graphics chip / card
Nvidia, AMD/ATI/Radeon and Intel work out of the box, or the system can be tweaked to work fairly easily. You can get help at the Ubuntu Forums. With such graphics, or if you don't know, try the current Lubuntu version.
Ubuntu Release notes
For bugs affecting all flavors, please refer to the Ubuntu release notes.
This is our list of known bugs affecting applications that Lubuntu uses but relies on others to maintain.
Abiword language selector text cut off in abiword (1484785).
gnumeric menu ->help ->about gnumeric -> license button, does not work. (1516454).
Software properties gtk implies my cpu is unknown and not working. (1444682).
These are maintained by the Lubuntu team.
run dialog called from one desktop opens on the desktop with preferences dialog, regardless of which desktop is current (1445818).
changing multiple desktop names only results in the first being changed. (1522625).
Lubuntu Desktop Installer
ALL DESKTOP IMAGES NOW REQUIRE A DVD OR USB.
Lubuntu Alternate Installer
All Alternate images now require a DVD or USB. As a workaround, use the server or netboot images.
PowerPC is only supported on Lubuntu LTS releases.
Do check with the PowerPCFAQ for known issues that are PPC specific.