[Download lubuntu (Intel x86) desktop CD]   [Download Torrent]

[Download lubuntu 64-bit (AMD64) desktop CD]   [Download Torrent]

PCs with the Windows 8 logo or UEFI firmware, choose the 64-bit download. Visit the help pages for more info about which download is best for you. The section discusses both the standard installs and those required for computers with low memory (RAM), old chipsets (i586) and low disk-space (netbooks). 

Lubuntu - lightweight UbuntuLubuntu is a fast-performing and energy-saving system using LXDE as its desktop environment. It is shipped with Firefox, Transmission Torrent Client. With Pidgin, you can chat with your friends. Listen to music, watch movies and save your data to CDLubuntu comes with Abiword and Gnumeric, lightweight office alternativesUseful graphic applications and PDF tools are includedLots of accessories complete the light distribution

Lubuntu - lightweight Ubuntu

Lubuntu is a fast-performing and energy-saving system using LXDE as its desktop environment.

It is shipped with Firefox and the Transmission Torrent Client. With Pidgin, you can chat with friends.

Listen to music, watch movies and save your data to CD

Lubuntu comes with Abiword and Gnumeric, lightweight office alternatives

Useful graphic applications and PDF tools are included

Lots of accessories complete the light distribution

lubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark released

lubuntu has been released!

What is Lubuntu?

Lubuntu is an Ubuntu flavor using LXDE. The project’s goal is to provide a lightweight yet functional distribution. Lubuntu specifically targets older machines with lower resources, but also runs great on newer hardware. Along with a simple but usable graphical user interface, Lubuntu comes with a wide variety of applications chosen for their small footprint so you can browse, email, chat, play, and be productive.

Where can I download it?

On the Ubuntu cdimage server, we have images for the following architectures:

  • amd64 (commonly referred to as 64-bit)
  • i386 (commonly referred to as 32-bit)

The release notes are here if you wish to read them. We have left out some notes that are common to all flavors, so read the Ubuntu release notes if you wish.

What’s improved since 17.04?

  • We now ship with Linux Kernel 4.13.
  • General bug fix release as we prepare to switch to LXQt.
  • LXDE components have been updated with bug fixes.
  • The artwork has received an update.
  • The latest release of Audacious, 3.9, is included by default.
  • Hardinfo has been updated to the latest upstream snapshot.

System Requirements

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 be more than 10 years old (although some older computers are known to work as well).

  • Memory (RAM): for advanced internet services like Google+, YouTube, Google Drive, and Facebook, your computer needs at least 1 GB of RAM. For local programs like LibreOffice and simple browsing habits, your computer needs at least 512 MB of RAM.
  • Processor (CPU): the minimum specification for CPU is Pentium 4 or Pentium M or AMD K8. Older processors are too slow and the AMD K7 has problems with Flash video.

How do I get support?

We recommend that you email the lubuntu-users mailing list. Send an email to lubuntu-users AT lists DOT ubuntu DOT com.

If you prefer IRC, our support channel is #lubuntu on freenode IRC. If you don’t have an IRC client, click the link in the earlier sentence, type in a nickname, press start, state your question and press Enter to speak. If your question is not answered right away, stick around, and if you don’t get an answer, email the lubuntu-users list.

How do I contribute?

We always need more help! If you would like to contribute, head over to our Getting Involved page. If you have any questions about contributing, please join #lubuntu-devel on freenode or email the lubuntu-devel mailing list at lubuntu-devel AT lists DOT ubuntu DOT com.

Known Issues

For known issues, please see the release notes.

lubuntu blog

lubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark released , Post date: 10/20/2017
lubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus released , Post date: 04/14/2017
lubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak released , Post date: 10/14/2016
Lubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus released , Post date: 04/21/2016